The Wynnum Manly Yacht Club was founded in 1962. Although dinghy, skiff and small boat sailing was well catered for in Waterloo Bay at that time, a group of local sailors decided there was a need for an ‘all boat’ club to support racing of various classes of vessels, and the WMYC was formed at its current location.
The WMYC has a dedicated cruising division which arranges several day, overnight and long weekend trips throughout the year, allowing motor and sail yachts to cruise in company and explore Moreton Bay and beyond. This proves a great way for new boat owners to pick up advice on boat handling and for new skippers in the region to find out the best way to navigate and enjoy The Bay. This cruising division links closely with the annual Inter Club Bay Cruise held in September each year and is the highlight of the cruising calendar for many.
Since 1997 the yacht racing activities of The Club have been conducted by the Wynnum Manly Sailing Club. The WMSC runs several regattas during the year including The Hart Cup, a Lady Skippers Race mid-year and since 1976, The Saint Helena Cup. On top of this the Sailing Club also conducts a single or short-handed series of races each year and a social Sunday afternoon race (SAGS) is held each week. These sailing events are of course, complimented by lively social events hosted by the WMYC.
The Manly Dragon Boat Club chose WMYC as their base in 2006 and since then has become a vibrant part of the club community. You will see them launching their boats most Saturday mornings, embarking on training exercises that have led to much success in national and international competitions.
WMYC Members enjoy an active social scene around the clubhouse, with regular dining and entertainment evenings arranged during the year, trivia competitions, a great patio and bbq area and the bar opens to Members, guests and visitors each Sunday afternoon.
WMYC is located at 542 Royal Esplanade Manly Queensland