578 Royal Esplanade, Manly, Q 4179

+61 7 3396 8666


How to Get Involved

The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron aims to assist and facilitate opportunities for aspiring crew and skippers. Please note: crews must be an RQYS member if they are sailing on a member’s boat. 

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Sailing Academy Courses and Classes
RQYS Sailing Academy offer Keelboat, Dinghy and Board learn-to-sail and development courses, classes and discover sailing days. Running 7 days a week, the Sailing Academy has a variety of different options to suit you! 

Sail Our Boats Sailing/Membership Package 
Cover three (3) courses’ worth of theory and prac and get your Skippers Competency to allow you to skipper a boat without a supervising intructor. Includes a Crew Membership + 10 or 20 Group Sailing Lessons or Club Racing Sessions supported by the RQYS Sailing Academy and Regatta Office. Contact us to sign-up now! 07 3396 8666. 

Club Elliott 6 Racing on Saturdays
Develop your racing skills further with a supportive crew of fellow-learners on an RQYS Elliott 6. 
This program runs with the Sailing Season / Club Racing which starts September and concludes mid-April annually. 

WAGS Racing (Wednesday Afternoon Go Sailing)
Great for crewing on yachts and networking within Manly’s sailing community

DOWNLOAD the SailConnect App to find local skippers/boats who need crew! 

If you need any assistance or have any questions, please call our Sailing Office on 07 3396 8666 or email


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