The grounds of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron contain facilities that are of the highest standard to meet all your sailing and social needs, including our much-envied rigging lawns and an unrivalled environment to wine, dine and relax in.
Roam in our Clubhouse and explore our heritage
Your first stop into the Squadron is our Clubhouse which displays our rich heritage and memorabilia from members past and present. Here you will find the Miller Gallery where trophies, boat displays and many artworks including pieces of history are displayed. The Gallery is entrance to the Auditorium, Commodore’s Lounge and Girdis Room all found within the Clubhouse. If you would like a tour of these areas, please ask our friendly Clubhouse receptionist who will be more than happy to show you and provide you with some further information.
Dine in our Café and Restaurant amidst the beautiful view of Manly Harbour
Under the RQYS Clubhouse Pavilion, you will find our RQ Bar, Boardwalk Café and our Squadron Harbour View Restaurant.
With the members bar open from Monday at 4pm and food service opening for lunch and dinner on Wednesday- Sunday, members and guests can enjoy open-air dining and lavish meals created by our acclaimed Squadron chefs.
Built in 1964, the Cavill Building with its scallop design was the first building on Squadron premises. Upstairs you will find a Flags Function room which holds the most stunning view of the Bay and private bar for functions, below you will find our most oldest heritage including a Board listing all of our Past Commodore’s and Life Members.
Our Rigging Lawn, just outside the pavilion is particularly busy during regattas with as much as 100 boats preparing for the day ahead! When it is quiet, you may catch a glimpse of a wedding ceremony held on the lawn in front of our beautiful harbour milieu.
Through our secure access gates, the RQYS Marina can accommodate up to 572 vessels in floating berths and 300 vessels in dry storage so no matter what size boat you have, we can accommodate to your needs. A dedicated administration office in the marina can assist you with any enquiry and there is extensive car parking throughout. Our slipping facilities include a travelift, slewing crane and service area with frames and for a little extra care; there is a Marine Trade centre dedicated to marine engineering and boat repairs for all makes of vessels.