About Windsurfing at RQYS
The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron is the premier windsurfing hub of Australia which homes the Australian Windsurfing Centre of Excellence and is a registered Australian Sailing Discover Sailing Centre. There are many opportunities for individuals and families of any age to engage in the learning, social and competitive aspects of this wonderful water sport.
Windsurfing has been a very active discipline within the club since 2008 with a fleet on the water for club racing every week throughout the sailing season and can be sighted on the water all throughout the year. The club has produced many national youth champions in the Techno 293 and Techno Plus class granting youth world selection and senior representation in the RS:X and Raceboard classes at international regattas. We also have a fair few Wind Foilers now racing on Saturday afternoons. The club welcomes a variety of boards including Techno 293, Techno Plus, RS:X, Raceboards, Formula Boards, and Wind Foilers.
What is on offer for Windsurfers at RQYS
RQYS windsurfing occurs at two levels based on “racing ability”. There are the learn to windsurf programs which include the Australian Sailing Discover Sailing Accredited Windsurfing Courses as well as Club Windsurfing, a group that focuses on skill development in a social supported environment whilst having lots of fun. And secondly, standard Club racing series and regattas known as “off the beach racing and regattas”. These events follow the standard format for sailing races with the publication of Notices of Race and Sailing Instructions to define the rules and the detailed procedures for starts and finishes etc.
Learning to Windsurf at RQYS
No prior sailing experience is required to learn to windsurf. Equipment is supplied and the courses are run by Australian Sailing Accredited Windsurfing Instructors. Click here for more information and upcoming course dates.
Just finished a Learn to Windsurf Course, or already a competent windsurfer?
Club windsurfing is a weekly initiative lead by windsurfing volunteers to facilitate supervised sailing for independent sailors to practice what they have learnt in the beginner courses and develop their skills in the company of friends. It’s a great opportunity to meet a group of like-minded people and learn from our experienced volunteers.
Pricing of Saturday Morning Windsurfing Equipment Hire
Day-Pass Membership (required if you’re not an annual member)
$0.00 for the first three (3), $15.00 for the next three (3), then $35.00 for the next six (6)
WindSUP Kit Hire
$40.00 / 3 hours
Techno Kit Hire
$50.00 / 3 hours
Long-term hire also available, please contact the Sailing Academy on 07 3396 8666 / firstname.lastname@example.org