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A Brief History
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.
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
The MYCQ Inc. is an Incorporated Association under the provisions of the Associations Incorporation Act 1981.
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.
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 (Except in January).
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 November, at which committee positions for the ensuing year are decided.
Members are encouraged to attend all meetings.
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 is available on the website.
Contributions from members are keenly sought and deadline for copy is the last Friday of each month. They can be directed to the Multinews Editor.
Our cruise events are generally well attended and incorporate a get-together or BBQ, 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 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.
The MYCQ hosts 2 series, the Offshore Series and the Bay Series, and yachts compete in the Offshore Multihull Rule and/or the Performance Rating prizes. 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. 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. The overall Club Champion is determined from all the series results and numerous special and perpetual trophies are presented at our Trophy Night in December.
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.
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 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.
Archives and Library
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.
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