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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. #25 – Wednesday 01/07/2020 At 12 noon on Friday 3 July the eased restrictions will mean we will be able to have one person for

Squadron on ABC Radio

Squadron General Manager Shawn Ket stopped by ABC Radio this morning to have a chat with Loretta and Craig about how COVID-19 restrictions have affected the Club and how easing restrictions are allowing boats to get back on the water.  

WAGS Training Debrief

Wednesday 10th June saw the first of the WAGS Training sessions. Participants enjoyed navigating Green Island per ‘Course A’ and all returned to dock before dusk. The team aboard ‘Split’ were the outstanding performers of the day and it was great to have Yachtshare’s newest vessel ‘Obsession’ join the fleet. Thank you to all participants

Carpark and Roadway Maintenance

All members will be pleased to hear that we are undertaking some much needed repair and resurfacing work to the roadway and carparks from the G/H row gangway to the Blue toilet facility. Prudent financial management during the COVID close down has given us the opportunity to now undertake this work, as a service to

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