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Etchells Associations Life Memberships

Squadron Life Member Noel Paterson was recently honoured with a Life Membership to the International Etchells Association for his decades of hard work and service to the Etchells class locally, nationally and internationally. Noel has sailed Etchells for 42 years, has served as an International Governor of the Class for 12 years, and twice served

Squadron Awardees of the Barranjoey Pin

In late 2017, Australian Sailing celebrated the inaugural Hall of Fame highlighting the exceptional performances and contributions of athletes that helped establish Australia’s current era of remarkable success. Following on from this, Australian Sailing launched a new initiative to formally recognise sailors by presenting them with a uniquely numbered alumni pin, named in honour of

Yachting Queensland Awards 2018

Congratulations to the following RQYS Members who won their respective category at the 2018 Queensland Sailing Awards on Saturday, 28 July 2018:  Qld Junior Sailor of the Year – Female – Simba Trophy: Talia Bulstrode Qld Youth Sailor of the Year – Female – Barranjoey Trophy: Ashleigh Swadling Qld Youth Sailor of the Year – Male –

Night Raid Navigation Event *Update*

An update from Simon McGuire, organiser and event captain: The 1st RQYS Night Raid is approaching fast. We have 11 registered entries so far with another 4 boats that will attend the gathering at the Myora anchorage. Please see attached schedule of registered attendees. I think 10 -15 boats is a good place to start

A B2K Update from Squadron Sailor Mark Hipgrave

B2K – an Armchair Admiral’s report, 1030 Saturday It must have been terribly frustrating for the B2K fleet as they crawled out of Moreton Bay yesterday.  Weather observations from Cape Moreton, from the scheduled start time of 1105 onwards tell the story, with winds of 4-5kts.  It wasn’t until after 1900 that a decent sailing

Clean Marina Level 3 and Fish Friendly Accredited

The RQYS Marina has recently received a Clean Marina Level 3 and Fish Friendly accreditation from the Marina Industries Association’s International Clean Marina Program. The International Clean Marina Program is a voluntary, incentive-based education and outreach program. it encourages environmental compliance and the use of best management practises for marinas. The Fish Friendly Accreditation has been

Christmas in July Cruise Report

What a fabulous weekend!!  We had 8 sail and 8 power boats along and it was a truly fun weekend.  The sun was out, it was beautiful – although not quite as much wind as the sailors would wish – so many were powerboats for the trip.. The dinner was HUGE – Kevin did a wonderful job – such

Committee Positions for 2018/2019 and amendments to RQYS Constitution

COMMITTEE POSITIONS FOR 2018/2019 The Annual General Meeting for the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Limited was held on Tuesday 24 July 2018 – the following members were subsequently elected to Committee positions for the 2018/2019 year. Officers of the Squadron Mark Gallagher – Commodore Barry Cuneo – Vice Commodore David Redfern – Rear Commodore Steve

Celebrating 50 Years of Etchells sailing

To celebrate the first 50 years of sailing of such a fantastic class, the International Etchells Class Association is inviting all past and present Etchells sailors to a Gala Dinner. This is an international invitation to all Etchells sailors current or past, and Etchells supporters (including Etchells followers, volunteers, long suffering partners) who have competed