Please select your home edition
Edition
Auckland On Water Boat Show

RQYS - Regatta and Sailing Manager position available

by RQYS media on 9 Nov 2011
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron
Queensland’s leading yacht club, the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) in Australia, is seeking an experienced and self-motivated person to fill the fulltime role of Regatta and Sailing Manager.

Situated at Manly in tropical Queensland, the Club conducts Australia’s standout regattas on the beautiful waters of Moreton Bay, including Sail Brisbane, the international Olympic & Invited classes regatta held each November and more recently, Queensland Youth Week, the largest youth regatta in Australia, with 278 sailors in attendance.

Regularly hosting, state, national and world championships, RQYS also organises major offshore events, such as the Brisbane to Keppel race and the Sail Noumea endurance event, among others. Established in 1885, RQYS can claim Olympic gold medals, world champions, America’s Cup sailors along with national and state champion sailors, many who have progressed through the Club’s Youth Academy program and Queensland Development Squad. With its sprawling grassed rigging lawns and the latest in boat launching facilities, the friendly Club is the perfect venue for off-the-beach classes and is considered to Australia’s leading club for dinghy, catamaran and Etchells class racing.

RQYS and is the home of the Queensland Academy of Sport and Queensland Development Squad. In 2012, it will host six Australian championships, four world championships and numerous state and regional regattas for sailors aged eight to 80. Given the above, the role of Regatta and Sailing Manager will be challenging and varied, requiring a dedicated professional who knows boating back to front.


Applicants must hold a State Race Officer certificate, have extensive experience in organising regattas and events, be used to working with large numbers of volunteers with varying levels of qualifications and experience, demonstrate strong administration abilities at a high level and have sound computer skills, including use of sailing software.

Excellent written and spoken English skills are essential, and a National or International Race officer certificate would be advantageous, as would extensive sailing experience in Olympic classes and yachts. A formal business qualification would be highly desirable, as would experience in working with state and national sailing organisations, along with an entrepreneurial flair and a proven history at administering large sailing regattas and implementing sailing programs at all levels.

The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron invites applicants from Australia wide and internationally to fill what will be a busy but rewarding position, which will require a fair amount of weekend work.

Closing date for applicants is 18 November, 2011 and applications should be made in writing and sent with your resume to Paul Hughes, General Manager, Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, email: paul.hughes(at)rqys.com.au

Further information on the position and RQYS can be found at www.rqys.com.au

Bakewell-White Yacht DesignZhik ZKG 660x82upffront 660x82

Related Articles

Rio 2016 - America's Cup champ says Paralympic racing is closest ever
Twice America’s Cup champion, Rick Dodson is extremely impressed with the standard of racing in the three man Sonar Twice America’s Cup champion, Rick Dodson is extremely impressed with the standard of racing in the three man Sonar keelboat class at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. The regatta is being held in Guanabara Bay on three of the courses used for the Olympic Sailing Regatta in August.
Posted on 13 Sep
Debriefing the Rio 2016 Olympics with Team USA’s Helena Scutt
I talked with Team USA’s Helena Scutt to hear about her Olympic experience, and to learn more about her post-Rio plans. The 49erFX was introduced to Olympic circles when it replaced the Women’s Match Racing event following the 2012 Games. Not surprisingly, it drew high-performance sailors for the Rio 2016 Olympics, including Team USA’s Paris Henken and Helena Scutt. While Henken and Scutt were Olympic first-timers, they put on a strong show. I caught up with Scutt to hear more about her Olympic experience.
Posted on 8 Sep
A Q&A with Peter Bresnan ONE Palma’s founder and director
Sail-World interviewed ONE Palma’s founder Peter Bresnan to learn about the company’s partnership with McConaghy Boats For the past eight years, ONE Palma (formerly OneSails Spain) has been building a strong name, first as a sailmaker and later with refit work. Recently, ONE Palma and McConaghy Boats-legendary boatbuilders who have crafted some of the planet’s fastest sailboats-entered a business partnership. I caught up with Peter Bresnan, ONE Palma’s founder and director, to learn more about this new direction.
Posted on 2 Sep
America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ train late on the Waitemata Harbour
Emirates Team NZ were out for a training session that ran into the early Thursday evening. Emirates Team NZ were out for a training session that ran into the early Thursday evening. The team were sailing their recently launched AC45 Surrogate test boat which features an articulated rudder gantry - taking the AC45 close to the geometry of the AC50 to be used in the 2017 America's Cup.
Posted on 1 Sep
Dateline Rio - Sailing Olympics review - as good as it gets?
The Rio Sailing Olympics was widely judged to have been the best of recent times. The Rio Sailing Olympics was widely judged to have been the best of recent times. The weather was better than Weymouth and Qingdao, the courses more varied, but from a working media perspective, it was the people running the Rio regatta who really made the difference.
Posted on 26 Aug
Rio 2016 - Plain speaking by triple-medalist on Olympic sailing moves
Triple Olympic medalist, Santiago Lange has been on the sharp end of changes made to Olympic classes and formats Santiago Lange, a six-time Olympian and Bronze medallist in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, won his third medal – Gold sailing in the Nacra 17 class. With that length of experience at an Olympic level, having sailed the Laser, Tornado and now Nacra 17 classes his comments on the future shape of the Olympic regatta was one of the highlights of the Medallists Media Conferences.
Posted on 25 Aug
An Q&A with Steve and Heidi Benjamin about the NYYC’s 2016 Queen’s Cup
Sail-World caught up with Steve and Heidi Benjamin to learn more about Heidi’s historic win in the NYYC’s Queen’s Cup. When it comes to U.S. Grand Prix sailing, it’s hard not to encounter the names of Steve and Heidi Benjamin. The two highly polished sailors have been successfully campaigning their series of yachts, named SPOOKIE, for years, starting first with a Carkeek 40 and progressing to their TP52. I caught up with Steve and Heidi to learn more about Heidi’s historic win in the NYYC’s Queen’s Cup
Posted on 19 Aug
Rio 2016 - Images of the penultimate race in the Finns - Scott wins
Sail-World's Richard Gladwell was on the water for the final race of the Qualifying Series of the Mens Finn Sail-World's Richard Gladwell was on the water for the final race of the Qualifying Series of the Mens Finn, in what potentially could have been Giles Scott's (GBR) Gold medal winning race. In the end, the current world champion won in style.
Posted on 15 Aug
Rio 2016 - Images from the Mens RS:X Medal Race
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water at the Medal Race for the RS:X class Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water at the Medal Race for the RS:X class won before the race by Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED) without needing points from the Medal Race. Nick Dempsey (GBR) was second on a similar basis.
Posted on 15 Aug
Rio 2016 - Sailors talk of Life at the Extreme on the Atlantic Ocean
Certainly the Volvo Ocean Race catchcry of Life at the Extreme is not a phrase associated with the Sailing Olympics. The 470 crews were suffering the mixed emotions of survival of an extreme test by nature, the cold, and for some elation at their placings, after Thursday's battle for survival. In conditions that looked more out of the Volvo Ocean Race, than an Olympic sailing regatta, crews battled 20kt plus winds and Atlantic Ocean rollers that towered up to four metres.
Posted on 13 Aug