Come and join the friendly sailing club on the Sunshine Coast

at Mooloolaba Marina, 33 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba


The Sunshine Coast Yacht Club is perfectly located on "The Spit" in Mooloolaba close to beaches, shops and restaurants.

The Sunshine Coast enjoys good weather one day, perfect the next!

The natural and cultural surroundings of the Sunshine Coast Yacht Club are well known internationally and acclaimed as a world-class destination for sailing enthusiasts. 


We are located at one of the best locations for a day of sailing in friendly competition. Including people from novice level to expert, and all willing to share their knowledge.

Wednesday sailing (WAMS) is using Main and Headsail only and very relaxed. Sunday sailing (SAMS) combines the Mooloolaba Yacht Club with SCYC. It can get very exciting with use of spinnakers and awesome seeing a line of big yachts with their spinnakers flying! There is Women’s Helm Day, which requires a woman helmsperson steering each boat. Long Ocean Points Scoring day (LOPS), which is an all day sail of about 30 nautical miles of different courses set by the Sailing Committee.

We have other sailing events and sailing opportunities that won’t covered here but we invite you to view the Calendar, to see the events through the year. Check out the Racing Results and Gallery to see the boats that compete and people who sail. In addition to the sailing we often see marine life such as whales, dolphins and turtles.

There are social gatherings in the clubroom throughout the year and after the races while waiting for the race results. Many suspect stories are swapped as a glass of wine or a beer is consumed.

We encourage you to come join us in the fun of sailing. There are many relapsed sailaholics in our club and all unapologetic for their condition. They will certainly try their best to get anyone with an interest in sailing, hooked as well.

Should you still have unanswered questions don’t hesitate to contact us at:




Hello SCYC Sailors,

  1. Hello SCYC Sailor,

    "Another day in paradise" - Yesterday was the first race of our WAMS Summer Series - another perfect day's close pursuit racing in a 15 knot nor-easter with only a couple of minutes between 1st, 2nd and 3rd. One boat chose to adopt the new 'additional straight-luffed furling headsail' option, and with the prescribed 3% handicap penalty, came in a very close 2nd. Several other boats plan to notify the Sailing Committee that they will adopt the option.

    Next weekend MYC is duty club for BWS/LOPS Race #4 on Saturday - briefing at MYC at 0800.

    Sunday will be the next two races in the Interclub Bay Challenge series (IBC).  Note that the NOR (attached) for the weekend regatta changes the IBC start time with the first warning not before 1055h. This is 1 hour later than usual. 

    All communications on VHF69. Boats entering all 3 races are eligible to win the Australia Day Regatta Trophy / Prizes, however, points will be allotted as usual for each individual race series if entered separately (some SCYC boats have advised that they will race only on the Sunday). 

    Sea and weather conditions currently looking very good - again!

    Good Sailing,

    SCYC Sailing Committee

  2. Sailing outlook for January:

      • MYC has called a Resail of Women Helm Race 2 on 20 January

      • SCYC will host a WAMS on 23 January 

      • MYC will host the Australia Day Regatta on 26 Jan (LOPS/BWS) & 27 (IBC) Jan.
        See New & Notices for Flyer and download entry form!

  3. The Hart Cup has been postponed from Easter to Labour Day Weekend (Sat 04 May). The Hart Cup will be followed on 05 May by the scheduled Women Helm race (inviting southern visitors to join in). MYC have suggested that for Easter we schedule a Blue Water/LOPS race such as Noosa Bay, either on the Friday, Saturday or whatever day most skippers would prefer. Skippers please comment. 

  4. Would you like to join your club's management committee? Talk to a committee member or write to this email.

  5. We are also seeking volunteers with a boaters license to operate the club power boat for when we host the combined fleet races. An offsider is also needed to help with the race coordination for starts and timing, communications etc. Please let the Sailing Committee know if you’re available.

Good sailing,

SCYC Sailing Committee


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