578 Royal Esplanade, Manly, Q 4179

+61 7 3396 8666


Get Involved in Yacht Racing – Join a Crew or Skipper an RQYS Boat!

Social Racing Program – Highly Recommended! 
Club Membership Options
Crew List Registration
Skippers Looking for Crew List
Sailing Academy Courses

Social Sailing Classes
WAGS Racing

The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron aims to assist and facilitate opportunities for aspiring crew and skippers. The recommended pathway for those who want to start racing, consists of:

  1. Completing relevant Sailing Academy Courses or acquiring equivalent experience through Social Sailing Classes or the Sail Our Boats Sailing/Membership Package which includes a Crew Membership ($37.00/month) and 10 or 20 x 3 hour Sailing Lessons/Sessions (10 costs $360.00 and 20 costs $640.00), with or without a Sailing Instructor.
  2. It is recommended that at this point you obtained a Sailing Membership with the club, starting at $37.00/month.
  3. Further developing your skills and experience by joining a crew in Off the Beach Club Racing through our Social Racing Program on an RQYS Elliott or Trimaran. Crewing and Networking with a crew in WAGS Racing is also a good option if you are available Wednesdays. Social Racing is open to anyone but it is recommended that you do a few Social Sailing classes prior to joining a crew.
  4. Skippering an RQYS Elliott or Trimaran and leading your own crew in Club Racing through our Social Racing Program.

From this point, sailors may take a range of different paths, such as purchasing their own boat and acquiring their own crew, joining an established Crew on an RQYS Member-Owned Yacht, or just continuing on in the Social Racing Program. Those looking to get involved in division yacht events and off-shore racing would benefit in registering themselves to be displayed on the Available Crew List. Viewing the Skippers Looking For Crew page could also help you find the yacht/crew you are looking for.

If you need any assistance or have any questions, please call our Sailing Office on 07 3396 8666 or email