Date and Details for 2017 RC Laser International Championships

Interest is growing for the 2017 RC Laser International Championships


To be held in the beautiful Gold Coast, one of Australia’s finest and most spectacular destinations, The 2017 RC Laser International Championships has received expressions of interest from people all around the world and this continues to grow on a daily basis.

Todate this includes:

Australia                                      28 people
USA                                                   7 people
Germany                                        3 people
Singapore                                      1 person
United Kingdom                         1 person
Sweden                                           1 person
South Africa                                  1 person
Czech Republic                            1 person
Canada                                            1 person
Unknown countries                   3 people

We are continuing to promote the regatta to international radio yachting clubs and associations, as well as international sailing clubs and associations. Your help to spread the word is greatly appreciated. Please contact Peter ‘O Grady on for more details

Championship Dates

The dates for the championship series have now been set.
Be sure to put this in your diary. 6th – 11th November 2017.
With just over a year until racing starts, it’s time to start researching and booking your flights to the Gold Coast.

Notice of Race and Entry Form

The Notice of Race and Entry Form will be available in September this year.
The Notice of Race will explain the allocation of places.

Pristine White Beaches
Pristine white beaches await visitors to the Gold Coast

10 New Boats For Hire – Free of Charge

The Australian distributor of the RC Laser, Cliff Bromiley, has offered to hire out up to 10 brand new boats free of charge to international competitors. He is asking for a fully refundable deposit of $200 AUD payable by October 2017. This offer excludes sails and radio gear. The offer will be available to international skippers in order of completed entry forms received.


Accommodation is plentiful on the Gold Coast and there will also be some opportunity for visitors to stay with local RC Sailors and their families. Those who are interested in ‘billeting’ should contact Peter O’Grady  on and register your interest early.

The Gold Coast is Australia’s favourite holiday destination due to the climate, the beaches and the many tourist attractions. The 2017 RC Laser Championship of Nations is the only excuse you need for you and your family to either travel to Australia or to Queensland for a holiday. Apart from the sailing, which promises to be a huge event, there are 5 theme parks including native flora and fauna, whale watching, dozens [hundreds?] of eating establishments, shopping centres and of course the weather and beautiful beaches.

The following videos and guides provide information and inspiration to take a holiday on the Gold Coast.
Gold Coast Australia Travel Guide and must see attractions
Gold Coast City video guide
Gold Coast Tourism Movie

Gold Coast Climate in November

The average temperature varies from an overnight 19 C [66 F] to about 27 C [80F] during the day. The mean wind speed in the morning is 10 knots and in the afternoon increases to 13 knots. It is stunning weather at this time of year, and a welcome break from the cold for our Northern Hemisphere friends.

Things to do on the Gold Coast

Because it is such a popular area there are many websites promoting the whole experience of the Gold Coast. Here are a few of many that will provide you with information and a desire to come to the Gold Coast to compete in the Championships and holiday with your family.
Official Australian Tourism Website
Visit the Gold Coast

While distances in Australia are greater than those normally experienced in many other countries there is a chance to go to the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru [Ayers Rock], Sydney and a host of other destinations if you make it a holiday Down Under.

If you have any comments or questions can you please send them to
Peter ‘O Grady on


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