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PCG Bribie Island Trip Report by Jan Glancy

The frequent but brief periods of rain didn’t deter 12 boats and 29 members and crew from having a fun filled weekend of challenges, excursions and great food.   Some of the cruisers made an early start for Bribie and arrived at Mission Point on the Thursday, others stayed over at Spinnaker Marina, Sandstone Point for

Sail Our Boats Success in Port Stephens

Sail Our Boats members Felipe Felippes and Matthew Dunstan took their sailing to another level this month, racing aboard Gerrit Veenemans’ FarEast 28R in the Commodores Cup in Port Stephens. In a division of 20 boats, the FarEast 28R and her crew performed consistently well, winning the 2nd and 3rd races to take the overall

Membership Subscriptions Due

We would like to take the opportunity to remind our members that membership subscriptions are due on the Wednesday the 1st of May 2019. For members who have a Direct Debit Authority lodged with the Squadron, your subscriptions will be automatically direct debited on Friday the 3rd of May 2019. If you are unsure whether you

Why you should Volunteer at RQYS!

I was speaking with a few of the volunteers lately and asked them if they can describe what they enjoy about volunteering.  Here are a few of their answers… Why do you volunteer? To have fun. To make positive use of some idle time in your life, and use some of the skills you have

Sail Cruising Group Additional Easter Cruise

Hi Fellow Cruisers, With some of our group heading off on the “official” Easter cruise to Lord Howe Island next week, we have added an additional cruise for those of us not going. The cruise will be to Mooloolaba over the Easter long weekend. It is understood that some cruisers will also take the opportunity

Cruise North in Company

Another cruise north in company to Rosslyn Bay and the Whitsunday’s is planned for 2019. The cruise is being conducted by the joint Sail and Power Cruising Groups and leaves RQYS on 3 August and arrives at Abel Point on 20 August (just in time for “Shaggers”). Whether you want to go all the way

Consider Sailing Lasers at RQYS

Saturday 13th April is the RQYS squadron sunset for this season.  In the weeks preceding the event, sailors reflect on the season and consider what boats they will sail in the forthcoming year.  Many keep to their existing class, however many juniors proceed to intermediate and adult classes, with boats of all types changing hands.

“The Cure” Wins Through Consistency

2018/19 Etchells Brisbane Wrap and The Rise of RQYS Etchells Brisbane Youth Team Raymond Smith lead his team, from RPYC/RFBYC, of David Clark, Alan Smith and local (RQYS junior) Mitch Luxton, on “The Cure”, with a 1,1,3, (DNF),1 for a total of 6 points to win the 2019 Etchells Brisbane Fleet Championships at Royal Queensland

Brisbane Etchells Youth Team is Born!

The 2019 Etchells Brisbane Fleet Championships have been run and won last weekend. Of note is the 6th place team, sailing Rogue, of Mitchell Miller, Lachlan Prentice, Samantha Costin and Cooper Richmond. These four sailors make up the initial Youth Team from Etchells Brisbane. From great things, better things follow. From all reports and competitors

2019 NSW Optimist State Titles

2019 NSW State Titles This weekend some of our RQYS sailors headed down to Gosford for the NSW state titles.  For my brother and I this was our 1st major regatta and we enjoyed spending time with more experienced sailors both from RQYS and other clubs. Gosford was a great location to sail.  In total