Welcome to the 2019 ARYA Australian Championships

Regatta Waters Lake, Oxenford, Queensland ~ February 04-16 2019


Queensland attracts millions of visitors each and every year and with 'perfect weather one day and beautiful the next' matched to superb sailing conditions. You can not miss out on the 2019 Australian Championships.

Spanning across more than 57 kilometres of picturesque coastline and bordered by world-heritage listed rainforest, the Gold Coast is Australia's premier tourist destination – renowned for its surf, sand and sunshine. The sixth largest city in Australia will host the 2019 Australian Radio Yachting Championships for four nationally recognised classes of yacht.

Classes & Event Schedule

Australian Championships for four classes will be sailed over the period of 04-16 February 2019

International A Class

04-05 February 2019

International Ten Rater

06-08 February 2019

International Marblehead Class

09-11 February 2019

International One Metre

13-16 February 2019





Welcome to Regatta Waters Lake, Waterways Lane, Oxenford, Queensland.

It’s difficult to believe but this rather unassuming suburb, which lies just off the Pacific Highway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, is home to some of the best movie-making facilities in Australia. Oxenford, which borders Coomera and the theme park mecca which is Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet’n’Wild, and The Australian Outback Spectacular, can lay claim to Village Roadshow Studios.

More importantly, Regatta Waters Lake in Oxenford has been identified as a world class radio sailing venue while close to the theme parks and Gold Coast to provide an ideal venue for a family holiday.

The following features make this is an ideal location for the 2019 ARYA Australian Championship:

Elevated control areas

Expansive grassed areas

Excellent and reliable sailing conditions

An onsite cafe

Club house facilities

An area for the public to watch the sport in action

Looking for some accommodation, here is a short list of accommodation in the area. Click here for details


Southport Yacht Club
Watersports Centre

Regatta Waters Lake, Waterways Lane, Oxenford, Queensland


The prevailing wind in February is from the eastern half of the compass with a reliable sea breeze. However, the lake will provide for a windward leeward course with ample length in most wind directions.

All Control Areas are elevated, grassed and in good order. The area is non tidal with generally clean water and no through tidal flow.

The man-made Regatta Waters Lake is adjacent to the Coomera River and:

is slightly tidal salt water with no noticeable flow

is 1,300m long and over 450m across at it's widest

is deep all round with clean water

open to wind from most directions

has the full perimeter of the lake available for Control Areas


Approaching by Road from Brisbane: on Gold Coast Highway (Pacific Motorway M1), take Exit 57. At the lights, turn right and cross over the M1 in a western direction, at the lights make a right turn onto the Old Pacific Highway/Service Rd, travel past the Oxenford Hotel, turn left into Watersport Lane.

Approaching by Road from the Gold Coast: on the Gold Coast Highway (Pacific Motorway M1), take Exit 57, exit to the left to make a right turn onto the Old Pacific Highway/Service Rd, then turn left into Watersport Lane.

There may be a build-up of traffic for the Off Ramps from the MI Motorway at peak traffic travel times.

Public transport options – train/ bus:
BUS: Route 725 - Dreamworld 725 (Surfside Buslines)
CLOSEST RAILWAY STATION: Helensvale or Coomera


If you require further information please email secretary@qrya.com.au

Notice of Race

Amendment to Notice of Race (1) - 20 January 2019

Sailing Instructions


Live results will be available throughout the event

Get in touch

Got a query? Need some more information? No worries, we'd be happy to hear from you so send us a message and we'll get back to you as quick as we can.

Simply send us an email: secretary@qrya.com.au