FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
In any organisation, there are Frequently Asked Questions.
This section contains answers to the MYCQ version of "FAQ"
This FAQ file can easily be searched with ^F (Control "F"),
that is, press and hold the <control> key, and press letter "F".
Enter a key-word you wish to find information on.
If you cannot find details on what you're looking for,
please email or phone one of the club's executive members.
You can find contact details for members HERE.
There is also extensive information for new members HERE.
If you have (polite) suggestions for this FAQ page, please send
these to the Club Webmaster
Why should I join ?
How do I join ?
Where is the MYCQ clubhouse ?
OK - I'm now a new member... What now ?
Please see the new member help section HERE.
You can contact fellow club members HERE
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Various Club Questions
When are club meetings held ?
General Meetings are at 7:30 pm on the FIRST Thursday night each month
except in January. See HERE
for location details.
Are meetings interesting or boring admin talk ?
We try to make meetings as boring as possible to
discourage members from attending...
Can I buy food and snacks at the club grounds and when ?
The club bar is staffed by a volunteer member on sailing days.
Can I store my boat at the club and what are the costs ?
Can I leave my Trailer Tri set up at the club for a few weeks ?
What is the cost to hire the hall for members ?
Is the club licensed ?
How do I join ?
Do you take credit cards ?
Where can I buy club T-shirts ?
What club merchandise is for sale ?
How do I get a gate Key for the club ?
How do I advertise the WIDGET I have for sale in Multinews ?
Advertising in Multinews for Members for private items is FREE for 2 months.
How do I promote my company to Members of the MYCQ ?
Advertising of your company products is available at very reasonable rates.
See HERE for details.
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General Racing Questions
coloured boat is fastest ?
What colour is your boat?
Does the club accept credit cards for payments ?
How do I pay for
membership etc ?
1: By cheque to the Treasurer at
PO Box 178
Wynnum Qld 4178
2:: By direct bank deposit to our account at
Account Name: Multihull Yacht Club
Account Number: 08388 4570
3: By cash to the Treasurer at a club meeting at HERE
When are fees due ?
Annual membership fees are payable 1 July each year.
If I join
through the year, what does it cost ?
If you join after 1 January, 50% discount is applicable on MYCQ fees.
The QYA levy for racing members is, however, sadly, payable in full.
the current membership fees ?
A membership application form showing fees is HERE
or you can apply for membership on-line HERE
What discounts are
There is a 10% discount on the MYCQ fees when paid before July 31.
There is also 20% discount on MYCQ fees for introducing EACH new senior member
to the club.
(So, for example, if you introduce 4 new senior members during a season,
then your next years renewal fee is
only 20% of normal.)
But sorry, there is NO fee discount is available for QYA levy however...
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Are there experienced people at the club who can help me sail my new boat ?
Do you have sail training for seniors ?
Do you have sail training for juniors ?
Are there club cats available for hire ?
Ratings for Bay and Ocean
How do I have my boat measured for an Ocean Racing
Contact the Ocean Rating Officer HERE
I want to race in Bay races. What do I need to do ?
Contact the Bay Rating Officer HERE for
What does OMR mean?
OMR stands for the "Offshore Multihull Rule".
This is a
mathematical method of calculating the theoretical performance
of a boat to
arrive at a rating.
More detail than you ever really wanted to know can be found HERE.
What does PCF mean?
That depends, like a lot of things in life, on who you
The OMR rating officer will say PCF means "Propeller
This rating is a multiplier on your Time Correction Factor to allow for those 2 huge
25" x 13" 4 blade
propellers that you
insist on trying to use while sailing.
On the other hand, the Arbitrary
Rating Officer will say that
means "Performance Correction Factor".
This PCF is the unfair and cruel rating inflicted on
vessel for doing so well in races. :-)
How come my rating went up when I won?
Ratings are a reflection of how well your boat performs.
If your rating goes up, it means you're sailing better than
the others in the fleet,
so be joyful. :-)
Who told the Bay Rating Officer
I spent time on a
sand-bank in the last race?
Lot's of people. :-)