It's on again! (18/04/18)
The 2018 Eddie Cowell Perpetual Trophpy Regatta is on again!
The Notice of Race has now been released and online entries are being accepted. Numbers for this event are limited so first in best dressed. With entries expected from across Australia, New Zealand & Singapore places will fill fast. Don't delay, get your entry in NOW!
It's all over! (8/08/17)
Another successful year for the Eddie Cowell Perpetual Trophy, the event seems to be getting bigger every year and this event was no different with close to 50 Skippers attending the event.
We had competitors from all major states, our friends from across the ditch New Zealand and some from as far away as Singapore and Malaysia. It's always nice to have an international flavour and talking to some of the Kiwis, there will be more coming over next year, there's also a rumour that the world champ Zvonko Jelacic from Croatia might be attending next year's event too. There is also talk of a name change to the Eddie Cowell International which has a nice ring to it.
The weather was perfect, although at times the wind had dropped out and 1 race had to be abandoned. Apart from the odd race or two, the wind was consistent enough to keep the races coming. There were 3 fleets and over the three days they managed to keep the races flowing with 15 races (x3 fleets).
The top four placegetters all managed to get a couple of wins each. Paul Jones was consistent as always and was hardly out of the top 3 throughout the event. He would go on to successfully defend his title with a comfortable win, Sean Wallis from WA pushed him hard though, as did Greg Torpy. Lisa Blackwood from Tasmania was always up there too sailing Jeff Byerley’s new design Nitro, she finished a creditable 4th.
I had to feel for Allan Walker, he was unlucky at times as he would be in a good positions only to suffer intermittent radio problems during the race, this happened more then once. While in a very nice position, Bill Clancy was unfortunate too as his boat decided to stop and have a friendly chat with an unused bouy halfway up the last leg in A fleet, as the rest of the fleet sailed past him :(
Congratulations goes to winner Paul Jones on 33 points, 2nd Sean Wallis 47 points and closely followed by Greg Torpy on 51 points.
Big thank you goes to our scorer David Black and his lovely team of helpers, Anne Walker, Betty Churcher and Elaine Brown. Thanks to our race organisers, course setters and valuable observers.
Thanks also to Nick Lindsley for his fine photography, Ian lobey for his YouTube clips and Bruce Mathers for his videos and photos.
Hope to see all next year Eddie Cowell
Youtube by Ian Lobley
Youtube by Bruce Mather
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Countdown to the Eddie Cowell Regatta (13/07/17)
In just over three weeks 50+ International One Metre Class sailors will head to the Sunshine Coast for the 2017 Eddie Cowell Perpetual Trophy Regatta hosted by Club Kawana Radio Yachts in conjunction with the Queensland Radio Yachting Association.
The event has grown year on year and will see competitors from across Australia as well as Singapore, Malaysia & New Zealand compete in the three day event from the 4th-6th August. Regatta Chairman, Greg Adams and his team of volunteers from Club Kawana have been working tirelessly preparing what will be one of Australia’s largest radio sailing events.
The long range weather outlook currently shows a mixed bag of conditions over the three days with temperatures expected in the low 20’s, sunny skies and winds southerly 8-13kts on Friday, late thunderstorms and south-east winds 10-15kts on Saturday and the potential for some rain a light north-wester 5-10kts on Sunday – A rigs all weekend – but who trusts a weather forecast anyway!
Paul Jones (NSW) is the defending champion and will be keen to continue his success in Queensland after winning the Central Queensland IOM Championship with his K2 last weekend. It wont be easy for Paul with a number of our top sailors from around Australia ready to grab the trophy including Scott ‘Bomber’ Backhouse (NSW) sailing his Britpop! & Greg Torpy (QLD) who finished 2nd to Jones at the CQ event with his V10. We can’t discount our overseas competitors including Jimmy Teo (SGP) who demonstrated his light wind sailing expertise at our nationals in February as well as Zachary Chan (MAS) and the contingent from NZ.
There's still time to get in on the fun. Entries are being accepted for the event which will include three days of great racing.
Sailing Documents (07/07/17)
Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions are now available. Please be aware of the issue of the Amendment to Notice of Race (1).
Sailing Documents (04/07/17)
Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and other event documents are located in the 'Documents' section of our website (ecregatta.com), this will include any amendments and other competitor notifications. Sailing Instructions will be released by 07 July 2017.
50 Entries Received for Eddie Cowell Regatta (04/07/17)
With 50 entries already received, the 2017 Eddie Cowell Perpetual Trophy Regatta is shaping up to be one of the biggest International One Metre events this year.
Entries have been received from across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore & Malaysia and we look forward to welcoming you all to the Sunshine Coast in around four weeks time.