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Goodwill Cup Navigation Event

A look back at the 56th Goodwill Cup Navigation Super Event!

Navigation Super Event, 56th Goodwill Cup 2017 is set for Saturday 4th November.

Entries are now open for the annual RQYS Vs SYC navigation event, if you intend to compete please enter early by completing the entry form and emailing to at your earliest convenience.

Please find attach:

  • Goodwill Cup 2017 – Entry form and program of events.
  • Course instructions for Navigation event and Sailing Nav event

RQYS needs as many participants as possible, from our recently introduced and new competitors through to our longstanding members who may not have competed in recent times.

In 2016 SYC arrived with a full flotilla of entrants in Traditional and GPS, this year we need to show them that RQYS is out in full force with the aim of returning the Goodwill Cup to its home, RQYS.

In recent times, we have seen upwards of 60 boats enter this long-standing event from RQYS and SYC, now on its 56th year.

Action on and off the water:

Not only on the water will there be vessels vying for the top price, but once ashore at Canaipa the crew entertainment continues throughout the afternoon including:

  • Live music from 1600
  • Commodores drinks from 16.30
  • A Cellar Door wine tasting
  • Large TV showing Tracks of competing boats.
  • RQYS Drone filming of the anchorage, boat raft-ups and onshore activities.
  • Lucky Competitors prize of prawns with 6 pack of Heineken 3

Practice training day Saturday 21st October.

Use this time to refine your skills prior to the big event using a local course around Green & St Helena (Past Commodores Cup Courses)

  • Both Traditional and GPS Navigation
  • Powerboat Committee will score using Tack Tracker
  • Please RSVP to Mick Atkinson by email –

Goodwill Cup Event. On the day, the first vessel will start around 10.45 and with a course length of 21,350.1 metres (11.528nm) slightly shorter than previous years, most competitors should be anchored at Canaipa by 1500 ready for the camaraderie and social activities ashore.

Three divisions:

  • All Traditional vessels will be competing in one division, starting adjacent the Spit on the western side of Peel Island.
  • All GPS vessels will be competing in one division, starting adjacent the eastern side of Bird Island.
  • For the first time, sailing vessels will have a WAGS style pursuit race using a virtual start line, rounding buoy and finish line. Prize for first on handicap, closes to cross the start & finish lines at nominated time.

More prizes than ever before:

  • Traditional Navigation prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th & 5th
  • GPS Navigation prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th
  • Best first leg for Traditional (excluding vessel’s which place in the top five)
  • Sailing Division 1st on Handicap, closest to allocated start & closest to nominated finish time
  • First time encouragement award
  • Best dress team
  • Best dressed boat including code flags etc
  • And more!

Interclub Navigation scoring for the Goodwill Trophy:

The top five boats in each division (Traditional & GPS) from each club, will contribute towards the overall score via a revised method. Vessels will receive their “Score” as in previous years and in addition their “Scoring Order” This will ensure vessels in Traditional and GPS are equally weighted for the combined interclub score.

Simply put, if you place first with the lowest Score you are awarded a 1, if you come seventh you get a 7 as your scoring order. The club with the lowest combined scoring order wins.

Goodwill Cup 2016 results via the revised scoring system would have looked like this:

All Day

03/11/2018 - 04/11/2018

Moreton Bay & RQYS Canaipa

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