Located in Brisbane’s South-Eastern Bayside suburb of Manly, the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron is home to one of Queensland’s oldest and most prestigious recreational sailing and cruising clubs. Formed in 1885, the Squadron has a long history of supporting and encouraging sailing as a sport that continues on today.
Sailors at all levels come to RQYS to enjoy sailing on Moreton Bay, from beginners in Optimists or Sabots, juniors in a variety of dinghies, to our elite sailors competing with distinction in class championships at International and Olympic events. The Squadron itself hosts regular Club Championship races for our members along with State, National and International regattas.
Our Vessel Register currently includes 450+ yachts and an equal number of power craft of various sizes, shapes and designs. The Power Cruising Group enjoys friendly navigation racing events, competing in Squadron member’s vessels and against other clubs in Queensland and interstate.
It’s not all racing though, with families enjoying the delights of relaxing on their yachts while sailing around the islands with the Sailing Cruising Group, taking advantage of the more leisurely side of boating. Both groups have regular events with weekend trips to local destinations and longer cruising rallies to exotic locations. RQYS also has its own private island retreat at Canaipa Point on Russell Island in southern Moreton Bay, complete with a caretaker, campsites, open fire pit, an amenities block and swimming pool.
We are proud of our Sailing Academy which is instrumental in introducing the next generation of sailors to our sport and the Squadron’s Tackers youth program has developed into one of the largest and most successful in the country.
An active social calendar and the wonderful clubhouse facilities make the Squadron an easy place to relax, even if you are not keen on getting on the water. Delicious meals accompanied by a selection of fine wines and beer may be enjoyed in the modern clubhouse, while a dedicated hospitality team can look after all the arrangements for your next special occasion.
RQYS is a spectacular setting for functions; weddings, birthdays, conferences and corporate events are all regularly hosted with great success. Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron specializes in providing a unique experience for everyone.