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Queen’s Birthday Honours Squadron Recipients

On behalf of the Squadron we would like to give our heartiest congratulations to Squadron Member John Cuneo for his award of the OAM, Past Commodore Wallace Bishop for his award of the AM, and Squadron Member Mark Gower OAM (Mil) for his award of the AM in the Queen’s Birthday honours. These exceptional gentlemen have no shortage

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Pick Up Your Hard Copy of Mainsheet

A limited number of Mainsheet magazines have been printed and delivered to the Squadron over the weekend. Pop into Reception to pick up your hard copy edition today! 

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RQYS Open Day!

All Welcome! Bring your Colleagues, Friends and Family to our RQYS Open Day! The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron has a multitude of sailing, sailing academy, hospitality and marina services available for the benefit of our Members! The Squadron can cater to everything from sail racing, sail and power cruising and learning to sail; to berthing,

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Past Commodore’s Cup Results

The Past Commodores Cup Navigation event was run on an absolutely sensational Saturday afternoon which made for a low scoring competition. After the boats ran the local course around Green Island, most came back to Manly mooring at the Squadron’s Bill Kirby VIP jetty for a few sundowners while the results were calculated. The beautiful

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The Tom Welsby Dinner

On the afternoon of Saturday April 28 at an auction of extremely rare Australian books in Sydney The Model Committee, led by Glen Battershill, were successful in securing the complete works of founding member and Past Commodore, Tom Welsby (1903 – 1919). Welsby (1858 – 1941) was a patriotic Queenslander who was active in Brisbane

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RQYS receives 4 Gold Anchors

The Squadron has recently received a 4 Gold Anchors rating by the Marina Industries Association. The Gold Anchor International Scheme is a global accreditation scheme facilitated by the Marina Industries Association and The Yacht Harbour Association that is designed to assist marina users with their marina selection and to provide a customer focused framework for

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Brisbane Etchells Black Tie Dinner – A BIG NIGHT IN SPORT

IT WAS A BIG NIGHT IN SPORT The event was the Brisbane Etchells Black Tie Dinner and annual YOME Awards. The chance to mix with fleet members and partners and share in the wonderful camaraderie of Etchells Racing was again the highlight of the night. We thank Commodore Mark Gallagher and Fran as well as

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Five yachts and their fortunate crew are finalising departure arrangements as the weather window has now arrived.  Nicki C, with Ian Cooper and his friends, are likely to be the first departing yacht and is planning to buck the trends he experienced 3 years ago. There was a farewell dinner and safety briefing held Monday

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ASF EOFY Donations

Fellow members, RQYS has a number of tax friendly pathways through the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) which allow you to support the Squadron and our sport. As the end of the financial year (EOFY) approaches, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to one of these pathways.  The ASF holds Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status which means

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Mister Lucky is homeward bound!

After a challenging 35 days, Mark Hipgrave and Rohan Wood aboard Mister Lucky finished the Sundance Marine Melbourne Osaka Cup 2018 early morning on Friday, 4 May. The duo placed a respectable 9th in Line Honours and impressive 5th in IRC overall. Mark and crew left OHYC yesterday on Mister Lucky to make their way home. Below

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