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An active fleet of 20 flying fifteens are sailed mainly at two club’s: Sandgate Yacht Club on Brisbane’s northside and; Tin Can Bay Yacht Club near Fraser Island 250km north of Brisbane.  A small fleet occasionally sails from Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron based at Manly Harbour on Brisbane’s southside.  Queensland’s warm weather (water temperatures 20-28°C) allows all-year sailing.

Officers of FFI-Qld

President: Ken Bubb
Vice President Chris Howell
Secretary: Michelle McAndrew
Treasurer: Grahame Baker
State Measurer: Ashley Smith


Where to Sail A Flying Fifteen in Queensland

pastedGraphic.png  Sandgate Yacht Club was established in 1912 and is located at 95 Allpass Parade, Shorncliffe, approximately 15 minutes drive north of Brisbane domestic and international Airport.  Sailing is conducted on Bramble Bay which is part of northern Moreton Bay and a short sail out from the club’s grounds near the mouth of Cabbage Tree Creek.  The sailing area is completely free of moored craft and other boat traffic and courses can be freely set in any wind direction.  During an afternoon seabreeze near perfect sailing conditions produce magic spinnaker rides surfing the well developed swells.  Club facilities include: clubhouse and bar overlooking Moreton Bay, modern shower facilities, private launching ramp with adjoining pontoon, grassed rigging area and fenced hardstand area.

Sailing every Sunday fortnightly throughout the year, check website for dates.

Further information available on website: SYC.org.au and Facebook.com/Sandgate Yacht Club

pastedGraphic_1.png  Tin Can Bay Yacht Club was established in 1981 and is located at Norman Point, at the mouth of Snapper Creek on the southern end of the Great Sandy Strait between Fraser Island and the mainland.  Sailing is conducted on the calm waters of TCB Inlet fringed by the Cooloola and Great Sandy National Parks.  The agility and shallow draft of the Flying Fifteen makes it the perfect boat to race in the tidal waters with its myriad of sandy shoals.  Club facilities include: clubhouse with bar, cafe, change and shower facilities and a large covered outdoor area to shoot the breeze; dinghy launching ramps, secure hardstand area, on-site camping. Launching is carried out at the adjoining four-lane public ramp with central floating dock.  Racing often starts opposite the clubhouse or a short sail to the Inlet.  

Sailing every Sunday fortnightly throughout the year, check website for dates.

Further information available on website: tcbyachtclub.wixsite.com/tcbyacht-club; and Facebook.com/TCBYachtClub/

pastedGraphic.png    The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron is Queensland’s oldest sailing club and the birthplace of Flying Fifteen’s in Queensland.  The club is on the southern end of Manly Harbour about 30 minutes drive across Brisbane River from the domestic and international airport.  Racing occurs on adjacent Waterloo Bay a short sail out from the harbour mouth.  The venue has extensive facilities and personnel capable of running any competition from weekend club racing to National and International regattas including the Olympics.  The Flying Fifteen Worlds were held from this venue in 1990.  Accommodation options include on-site camping, motel and dormitory style, as well as many options at nearby Manly village.

Further information available on website: RQYS.com.au and Facebook.com/RQYS.Manly

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