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50 Year Members Luncheon

The 50 Year Members Luncheon welcomed 5 new guests earlier this month, bringing the total of current members who have served 50 years or more to an astounding 110! Please enjoy a selection of photographs taken during the luncheon below.

Victorian Opti State Championships

Over the weekend of 9th-11th March four RQYS boys made their way to Royal Brighton Yacht Squadron to sail in the Victorian Optimist State Championships.  The line-up of sailors was impressive with 61 sailors fighting it out to be number 1 in Victoria.  RQYS’s David Daley, Leonardo Hughes, Mitchell Luxton and Hugo Ralph were keen

Visit Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Thailand

If you are travelling to Thailand – take the time to visit the Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Chonburi – Founded in 1957, the history of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club is, virtually, the history of yacht racing, sailing and cruising in Thailand. The club was originally located next to the only restaurant, at the

New Volunteer Training Schedule 1st QTR 2019

It’s a new start to the year and we have a full calendar of training courses in place to make sure every interested volunteer is getting the skills and answers they need.  The trainings will take place on Saturday mornings from 1000h to 1100h in various locations around the club (these locations are defined in

Lord Howe Island “Think Outside the Bay” Cruise

The RQYS Sail Cruise Group “think outside the bay” cruise over the Easter and Anzac Day break is heading to stunning Lord Howe Island. Departing Queensland on or about Wednesday 17th April and returning Sunday 28th April, weather-permitting. Magnificent beaches, stunning snorkelling, bushwalks, golf, bicycle hire, fishing, birdwatching, glass bottom boat tours, and a surprisingly

Old Buffers’ Morning Tea

Mike Burke, Doug Baker & Past Commodore Richard Crooke. Doug was admiring the trophy he donated to the Squadron in 1969 – a half model of the Diamond “Bushranger”. Tuesday saw a group of our older members gather for a cuppa and a chat at the second Old Buffers’ Morning Tea held on the Boardwalk stage.

Surf to City Race Report from RAGTIME

Saturday morning was hot and humid at Southport Marina and it was a releif to be motoring out to the start off the Seaway. 101 boats entered  for inshore and offshore event from the Gold Coast to Sandgate. 10 am 5 knots of wind from the north for the start with 30 offshore monos and

Schools Racing Recommencing 10 February 2019

Welcome back School Sailors! Schools Fleet and Teams Racing will recommence again tomorrow, on 10/02/2019, with Fleets Racing in the morning and then Teams Racing in the afternoon. A great fleet will be participating this term, with 13 teams entered into the Teams Competitions, which is one of the most populated fleets we’ve had for

Wrapping up the 2018/2019 Manly Summer of Sailing

Well that’s a wrap! The four national championships being hosted by RQYS between 5 and 18 January 2019 have come to an end. A huge thank you to the Internationals Moths, Sabres, RL24s and International Etchells for bringing the fun back to RQ yet again. Within the two weeks, we had just over 200 competing