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This post will serve as a continuous and live update log for all relevant news pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent effects on the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.   #23 – Friday 22/05/2020 Read the latest Maritime Safety Queensland daily update: MSQ UPDATE 102 #22 – Thursday 21/05/2020 We are excited to announce the reopening of

Club Member of the Year and Volunteer Thank You

Although our Club Member and Volunteer Thank You evening has been postponed, to a date to be decided, we still planning on recognising our valuable volunteers and those members who assist the Squadron in many other ways. Any Squadron member can nominate a member or non-member volunteer for recognition. Who are we recognising? Individual nominations

Beverage & Frozen Food Sale

Order now! Pickup available from 12 pm Fridays. Have you been missing some of your favourite RQ treats? We have some good news! We are offering, exclusively to members, some take-away goodies from product on hand following our temporary closure due to COVID 19. To help us clear some of this stock we are holding

Building a Culture of “Safety First”

by Chris Morgan, Senior Equipment Auditor (Queensland), Australian Sailing Thank you to the owners and skippers who have arranged to have their boats audited this season in accordance with the special regulations and our sailing instructions. Whilst our sailing is at a “Standstill” (A bit like being on shore with the AP over A up!!)

Zhik Australian eSailing National Challenge

RQYS eSailing Club Championships – Saturday 09 May 2020. Like many other Australian Sailing Affiliated Clubs, RQYS is joining in on the fun by participating in the Zhik Australian eSailing National Challenge. RQYS Members have the opportunity to compete in a series of races on the  Virtual Regatta platform to be crowned the inaugural Zhik Australian eSailing

Myora Cup Navigation Event 2020

The Myora Cup Navigation Event was held last weekend with 23 vessels competing in either Traditional or GPS.  The weather was enough to turn anyone off but the fleet headed into a strong 25-30 knots SE and an ebbing tide which created challenges for all traversing across the bay.  Both courses commenced North of Myora

Origins of WAGS Super Series

With the cancellation of this week’s Wags, I thought I’d take some time to talk about the concept of the Super Series. Some years ago (7 to be precise) the talk around the club was how could we boost the numbers in divisional sailing. It was always thought that Wags was a good introduction for

Last Chance to Sign Up for America’s Cup Tour 2021

In twelve months today the Squadrons’ AC 2021 Tour will head to Auckland for the 36th America’s Cup. Opportunities to join the tour are closing. To ensure that the tour is delivered to the highest standards and members receive personalized end to end service the Squadron is partnering with bespoke group travel provider Cievents, part

Direct Debit Update

Following on from our recent notifications in In the Wind regarding changes to our Direct Debit (DD) Policy we are now seeking your assistance in bringing member details up to date and in lodging a Direct Debit Authority so that we can continue to offer, those members who have not already provided this information, an account facility.

Combined Australia Day Canaipa Cruise Report

The annual Australia Day Cruise to Canaipa was conducted on 25th to 27th January.  This was a combined event with the Powerboat Cruising Group and the Sail Cruising Group. This was the 6th year running for the event with Sail winning for the first time last year and trophy holder of the overall winning team. The Power