General information, regarding Keelboat racing

Keel boat racing at QLYC is conducted on Saturdays in Summer and Sundays in Winter. Briefings are conducted at the Queenscliff Harbour outside the Harbour Office, and a varied program of racing is held with a mixed fleet.

Handicap racing is conducted in three divisions for Couta Boats fixed keel and Trailerable yachts and larger racing yachts. Generally races are around standard courses with a variable starting and finishing line but utilizing fixed marks in Port Phillip commencing near the Queenscliff Harbor.

The fleet includes Couta boats, small to medium keelboats and a couple of 40 foot ocean racing yachts.  Members’ vessels are moored either in pens within the Queenscliff marina or off the Queenscliff Cruising Yacht Club – on swing moorings or in pile moorings.  

For planned race dates, check for updates on the Club’s Calendar of events.  

A season of racing features trophy races and two major series per summer. Most races contribute to an aggregate series championship.

We welcome new members and new vessels to our fleet.

Details of the season can be found on this site including a notice of race, schedule of racing, Sailing instructions, standard courses and ways to register your vessel

Our COVID plan is given as a link in the Home page.  As far as sailing is concerned, it is based on changing interpretations as recommended by Australian Sailing.

Crew Declaration

Members intending to race please register on line via the Event Registration page. Registration opens the day before a race.

Visitors are welcome to crew provided they register for temporary membership

If unsure ask Ian Campbell at qlyc.captain@gmail.com or Frank McMahon at qlyc.vice@gmail.com. (Non-members please contact club Captain and / or the skipper wanting you to crew.

The current recommendations from Australian Sailing forms the basis for the QLYC COVID plan.