Myora Cup 2018 – ENTER NOW!
Entries are now open for the 2018 Myora Cup Navigation event. Don’t miss this one, get your entry in now!
Only RQYS boating members can enter the traditional & GPS competitions.
The course starts near the Myora Light near North Stradbroke Island and finished down the bay with an overnight stay at RQYS Canaipa.
Entry form and program of events and Course instructions are available here:
What is a Navigation Event?
A predicted navigation event is an on-water activity available to any RQYS member whose boat is seaworthy and capable of maintaining a constant speed under power throughout Moreton Bay waters. Traditionally a power boat event, however yacht owners are more than welcome to test their navigation skills too. It will help improve your navigational skills and also provide more understanding of your vessel. The event involves traveling over a set course at your nominated speed, meaning tidal and weather conditions have to be reckoned with to maintain this speed and to reach the finish at the correct time. Participants are scored by how close they are to staying on course and on time.
GPS chart plotters are found on nearly every boat these days and are by far the easiest way to navigate around our waterways. This technology has helped make our navigation events very close competitions with only seconds separating the competitors. You can choose to compete in the GPS division or you can turn all that technology off and compete in the Traditional division only using traditional navigation methods of dead reckoning such as a compass, bearing points, stop watch and speed through water.
For more information or to see how it is done, please contact the Powerboat Committee Chairman Mick Atkinson – 0437 543 823.