You have joined Australia's premier Multihull Yacht Club.
MYCQ is a totally voluntary organization. We rely on active club members to
contribute to the smooth functioning of the club, as well as making use of the
facilities. We encourage you to volunteer your talents and skills to make the
club a better place for every member. Please don't sit back and let everyone
else do the work. Everyone else is a busy person too. Join in ! Help !
Contribute ! Please...
Here is some basic information about our Club.
You'll find more in "Multinews", our monthly newsletter,
and "The Sailors Handbook"
- our racing manual. We hope that you will soon get to know us,
and take part in the many club events and functions.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
The MYCQ (Multihull Yacht Club of Qld Inc) was formed in 2001 as an amalgamation of what were
the Queensland Multihull Yacht Club (QMYC), the Darling Point Sailing Squadron (DPSS),
and Trailer Multihull Yacht Association Queensland (TMYAQ).
We count some very experienced sailors among our members, with
many championships, titles, world voyages, Australian and world circumnavigations
between them. Also included are most of Australia's principal multihull designers,
many builders and other people in the marine industry. This wealth of knowledge is a great asset of our club.
The roots of the Darling Point Sailing Squadron (DPSS) can be traced back to 1927,
when the Imperial Junior Sailing Club was formed. In 1930, that club was renamed
"The Darling Point 10ft Flying Squadron".
Our present clubhouse was moved from Darling Point to it's present site in 1978.
TMYAQ was founded in 1978 by builders and sailors of the "new"
folding tri's of Ian Farrier as the TRAILERTRI CLUB. The inclusion of other small multis in the Club led to a renaming in
1998 to the TRAILER MULTIHULL YACHT ASSOCIATION, QUEENSLAND
and the eventual logical amalgamation to form MYCQ.
For more details on the history of TMYAQ, click HERE.
The Queensland Multihull Yacht Club was formed in 1964 by a
group of multihull enthusiasts intent on developing and promoting
this special class of yacht.
It has grown to become Australia's largest multihull yacht club,
and one of the largest in the world.
The QMYC founded the annual Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Yacht Race
and the biennial Australian Multihull Offshore Championships (AMOC).
In years between AMOC series, the Club conducted a Bay racing series known as
These events have been continued by MYCQ.
For more details on the history of QMYC, click HERE.
The MYCQ Inc. is an Incorporated Association under the provisions of the Associations
Incorporation Act 1981. A copy of the Constitution and Rules of the Club is
The Management Committee manages the Club.
Current office bearers are listed HERE.
The Management Committee is responsible for all of the Club's operations
and is assisted by a series of subcommittees.
The Social Committee organizes and runs our social events such as Cruises, the annual
trophy presentation dinner, events at the Club, monthly meetings, raffles and other "one-off' events.
The Sailing Committee is responsible for the organization and conduct
of the Club's sailing program, including course layout, starting facilities,
performance and measurement ratings, safety rules and their enforcement.
They organise the annual Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Yacht Race
and the biennial Australian Multihull Offshore Championships.
Present members are listed HERE.
We also have a Publicity Committee
to look after publicity for the Club as
well as the monthly newsletter and other publications.
If you have any questions about the Club's program or functions,
feel free to speak to one of our committee members.
The Club meets on the first Thursday of each month at our clubhouse at 7.30pm.
Following brief general business, we usually have a guest speaker, demonstration, display,
video or film for member's entertainment and information.
The club bar is open before and during the monthly meetings,
as well as after most weekend sailing events,
so come down and join in.
Committees meet monthly at our clubhouse, the Sailing committee on the Tuesday
and the Management Committee on the Thursday following the monthly meeting.
The Annual General Meeting is held in July, at which
committee positions for the ensuing year are decided.
Members are encouraged to attend all committee meetings.
After you've joined, one of our members will contact you by phone
to help you settle in and find your way around. We call this our "Shipmate Programme".
We want you to feel immediately at home and among friends.
Multinews is the Club's information pipeline.
Published monthly, it provides up to date information on Club activities,
programmes, meetings and events, as well as topical stories, cruising tales,
photos, handy hints and new equipment and product information.
Commercial advertising is inexpensive, and members may place personal
ads free of charge. If you wish to place an ad, contact the Treasurer or Editor.
Multinews is sent
by email a few days before the monthly meetings,
or it can be despatched by mail in black and white only. The colour issue is
also on the clubs website HERE.
Contributions from members are keenly sought and deadline for copy is 23rd of each month.
They can be directed to the Multinews Editor.
The purpose of the clubs newsgroup is to inform members of last minutes
changes to club events, like race instructions and to allow direct communication
between club members. Instruction how to use the newsgroup are HERE.
In addition to Multinews, the club has a website at www.mycq.org.au
It contains our Events Calendar, action photographs, useful links, and much more.
Our club assists and welcomes community involvement.
We currently host the Brisbane section of the "Sailability"
program. This program provides sailing experience in special purpose-designed dinghies
so that people with various disabilities can experience dinghy sailing in a
Club Members are invited to volunteer to assist. You'll be made welcome at
the clubhouse on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 am. Please contact the Commodore
for further details.
We also are host club for the sailing programs of Brisbane Boys College,
Nudgee College, and St. Margarets Anglican Girls School.
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Our cruise events are generally well attended and incorporate a get-together or
with a return the next day. They're a great way to get to know club members.
There is regular racing for Off-The-Beach Multihulls and Skiffs and members
frequently travel to other regattas throughout Queensland and Interstate.
MYCQers have been successful over many years, and the club has a proud
tradition of excellence in racing.
For the larger boats, there are two annual race series, the biennial
Australian Multihull Offshore Championships (AMOC), and the biennial BAYMOC.
There is also the annual Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Yacht Race,
Bay races are conducted around buoys and navigation marks in Moreton Bay.
They vary from 12 to 100 miles, some are challenging to navigate and all are generally hard fought.
The Bay series results are calculated using our performance rating system.
Ocean races move out of Moreton Bay on courses from 65 to 335 miles.
A higher safety standard is required, and crew-qualifying conditions apply
to the Brisbane to Gladstone Race. Measurement Ratings for the main trophies are calculated
using the Offshore Multihull Rule, competing boats being measured by our Club measurer.
The overall Club Champion is determined from all the series results and numerous
special and perpetual trophies are presented at our Trophy Night in July.
We use two RATING SYSTEMS for racing -
a PERFORMANCE RATING SYSTEM and
a MEASUREMENT RATING SYSTEM
Our Performance Rating System is used for the Bay and Cruise point scores and shorthanded and special races.
This has proved to be remarkably equitable and accurate. Boat ratings are adjusted after each race in accordance with
a computer-based formula.
The Measurement Rating System is based on
Offshore Multihull Rule or "OMR". This system is used for boats competing in the Ocean
points series. This rule requires measurement and weighing of the boat
and the issuing of a formal rating certificate.
The details of the rule can be found in the Sailors Handbook or on-line HERE.
For more information, contact the Club Measurer or Rating Officer HERE.
These rating systems have proven to be very fair. Any boat whatsoever can compete
and have a real chance of winning. You do not need a specialist racing boat or fancy equipment.
Cruising boats race regularly and enjoy battling similar boats. All share the enjoyment of sailing
and racing in company.
The Database Officer maintains a Club Register of Multihull yachts,
and issues sail numbers for identification.
MYCQ yachts display a sail number preceded by the identifying letter "M".
A complete list of all boats on the register may be viewed HERE.
The longer Bay races and all Ocean races utilize radio schedules using VHF radio channels.
Club members also have a tradition of maintaining radio contact in Moreton Bay
at 15 minutes past the hour on VHF channel 72.
The general instructions that apply to all races (known as Part A) are set out in the Sailors Handbook.
Part B of Sailing Instructions contain the specific information for each race and are published
in Multinews and on-line via
the Events Calendar.
If you have any queries regarding the meaning or interpretation of
Sailing Instructions, please contact a member of the Sailing Committee from the list
Most Multihull owners go cruising at some stage, and suggestions and advice are readily available.
Chances are that MYCQers have been there before.
Members are encouraged to publish their cruising itineraries and company is usually welcome.
Just ask one of the Management Committee listed HERE for assistance.
The MYCQ maintains a large archive record, and an extensive lending library for the benefit of members.
Books are available for loan to members at each monthly meeting.
Country members can arrange to borrow books by contacting the Archives and Library Officer.
Please find the details HERE. Donations of books to our Library are always welcome.
The library catalogue can be viewed online HERE.
Crew Positions are frequently available for cruising or racing and members are encouraged to list themselves in the
Crew Register which appears in Multinews or on-line HERE.
Contact our Webmaster or Multinews editor.
They will publish your name in the crew register list.
Once again, welcome to MYCQ.