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Located in Brisbane’s South-Eastern Bayside suburb of Manly, the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron is home to one of Queensland’s oldest and most prestigious recreational sailing and cruising clubs.  Formed in 1885, the Squadron has a long history of supporting and encouraging sailing as a sport that continues on today.

Sailors at all levels come to RQYS to enjoy sailing on Moreton Bay, from beginners in Optimists or Sabots, juniors in a variety of dinghies, to our elite sailors competing with distinction in class championships at International and Olympic events. The Squadron itself hosts regular Club Championship races for our members along with State, National and International regattas.

Our Vessel Register currently includes 450+ yachts and an equal number of power craft of various sizes, shapes and designs. The Power Cruising Group enjoys friendly navigation racing events, competing in Squadron member’s vessels and against other clubs in Queensland and interstate.

It’s not all racing though, with families enjoying the delights of relaxing on their yachts while sailing around the islands with the Sailing Cruising Group, taking advantage of the more leisurely side of boating. Both groups have regular events with weekend trips to local destinations and longer cruising rallies to exotic locations. RQYS also has its own private island retreat at Canaipa Point on Russell Island in southern Moreton Bay, complete with a caretaker, campsites, open fire pit, an amenities block and swimming pool.

We are proud of our Sailing Academy which is instrumental in introducing the next generation of sailors to our sport and the Squadron’s Tackers youth program has developed into one of the largest and most successful in the country.

An active social calendar and the wonderful clubhouse facilities make the Squadron an easy place to relax, even if you are not keen on getting on the water. Delicious meals accompanied by a selection of fine wines and beer may be enjoyed in the modern clubhouse, while a dedicated hospitality team can look after all the arrangements for your next special occasion.

RQYS is a spectacular setting for functions; weddings, birthdays, conferences and corporate events are all regularly hosted with great success. Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron specializes in providing a unique experience for everyone.

A warm welcome is guaranteed and we look forward to seeing you.

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Live Music Every Friday in the Cafe

There will be live music every Friday in the Cafe from 5PM. Come and join us!

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Expression of Interest – Undercover Vehicle Storage

We are writing for expressions of interest in undercover, carport vehicle storage! Undercover, carport vehicle storage is available and includes an electric roller door. 12 Months rental period $6500 per annum, including GST Limited Opportunities – ONLY 4 BAYS AVAILBLE! Please contact David McTaggart at the Marina Office to discuss further. T: 3393 3554 or

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Wine Down Friday – Attention Ladies!

It is such a festive time of year and we want to start the celebrations by inviting you to Friday Wine Down at the RQ Bar. Wine Down Friday will take place every Friday afternoon from 5pm. Join us for sundowners and celebrate that it’s weekend. It is also a fantastic opportunity to meet new

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Marina Developments – Catamaran Berths

The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron prides itself on providing members and their guests with a modern state of the art, user friendly Marina and facility. In the past 5 years we have noticed an increase in the popularity of catamarans ranging from the ultra light racer to extremely comfortable capable cruising cats. RQYS propose to

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