The yachts vary in size and different sail areas. The Race Officer is the club's handicapper who works out the handicaps to give all yachts an equal chance in any race. He also controls the races from starting them to calling them off for any reason.
Gary Todd, secretary of the club explains, "We do handicap racing, so that allows boats of various sizes, shapes and builds to race against each other. The handicap system has been built over a number of years to cater for the performance of big boats and small boats and hopefully, we get the right combination."
On my visit, I spoke to Will Charlton, the secretary of the Australian D.F. Radio Sailing Association. (ADFRSA). "This activity that is really good for combating loneliness, plenty of use of the brain concentration with lots of new mates. It's fun! Even for me, being slightly disabled."
If one loses sight of what's happening to one boat they lose speed so easily, let alone dealing with wind shifts. Just coordinating the rudder and sails in or out with the radio controller is responsive."
The Lake is accessible 24/7 with excellent facilities such as toilets, barbeques, picnic tables, shelters, a massive playground and much more. Well worth a visit. Even if just to watch people passionate about their boats.