Welcome to the 2020 International Marblehead Class Australian Championship
The 2020 Australian Championship will be hosted by the Victorian Radio Yachting Association with the support of the Yarrawonga Yacht Club over 20-22 February, 2020.
Yarrawonga, located 281 km north-east of Melbourne lies on the border between Victoria and New South Wales at the south-western corner of Lake Mulwala where the lake passes through the Yarrawonga Weir and flows into the Murray River. Mulwala, which is located in New South Wales, spreads along the western shore of the lake. The two towns are linked by a bridge over the mouth of the lake. Being close to a substantial lake, and famed for the fact that it gets more sunshine than Brisbane, the twin towns are now essentially a holiday resort and retirement centre.
Yarrawonga was the name given to a local pastoral station in 1842. The term is probably a Yorta Yorta Aboriginal word meaning either "place where the wonga pigeon rested" or "water running over rocks".
International Marblehead Class
The class is quite often referred to as the "Formula One" of radio sailing. Internationally, the Marblehead is second in numbers only to the IOM class, and has been a high performance racing class for many years. It is a very high tech class using up to 6 rigs per boat, including swing rigs.
World Championships are held in conjunction with the Ten Rater Class every two years. Here in Australia, we have fleets of Marbleheads in all states apart from the ACT, and until recently WA.