THE ROYAL QUEENSLAND YACHT SQUADRON
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.
Backing up from our record breaking fleet championships held at RQ in mid Feb where we had a fleet of 21 boats attend with 18 of them from RQ Brisbane fleet. Last weekend saw us back up for Saturday racing with 11 boats, considering we have 35 resident Etchells sitting at RQ, the buildingRead More
Brisbane Etchells – Chocolates over boiled lollies anytime So the original Bert Bryant saying, ‘Gone from Chocolates to Boiled Lollies’, came out of horse racing in the 60s. It refers to looking good, then ultimately not doing so well. Now in sailing, when you talk about those ever-so-easy-to-eat, chocolate covered, little and skinny liquorice sticks,Read More
Join us for International Women’s Day 2017. We have a full fun time planned – with Water Activities including Stand Up Paddleboarding, Sailing on Elliots with friends and Windsurfing simulator. After all the fun in the water we will go upstairs to the Flags and have a yummy 3 course meal including a special surpriseRead More
It was an amazing day on Moreton Bay with the Division Yachts Round the Can racing on the Eastern course on Sunday the 5th of February 2017. The winds were light and a bit shifty, but all 3 races went ahead with fierce competition between the skippers and crews. Full results of the race andRead More
Champagne sailing conditions for the Queensland Laser Association Metro Championships. First place in the 4.7s went to the Squadrons own Frazer Brew. In the Radials the regatta was won by Ben Franklin. In the Laser Standards the winner was Daniel Self. Full results are available here Laser racing continues next Saturday at the club, with numbers building ahead of the Squadron hosting theRead More
Mr Kite added an IRC overall win to their line honours win. A great result for Andrew and his crew. Well done to all of the many Squadron boats who were successful in the Surf to City Yacht Race. Check below for all the results with plenty of glassware taken home, and the RQYS teamRead More