The Club's History

RC sailing at Lake Laguna began some years prior to the Club being formed as a non-profit Club, and then became incorporated with the ARYA and QRYA.


The Gold Coast Radio Yacht Club Inc. was formally registered in Queensland as a non profit Club on 2nd December 1996.


Our Club's history now goes back to circa 1990 - i.e. some +30 years ago!


The GCRYC Inc. is possibly one of the oldest RC Sailing Clubs in Australia.

Our Club has sailed on this location from the Club's inception.​


Since inception, through to 2005 thereabouts, numerous regional and State regattas were held on Lake Laguna.

It needs to be highlighted that the Club's very existance could not have occurred without the input\assistance given by the Gold Coast City Council, with special reference to Councillor Daphne McDonald. 


Daphne is regarded by all members, since inception, as being our Club's "Matron".


Our Club membership is open to anybody interested in RC Sailing


The Gold Coast Radio Yacht Club Inc. is a stable, non-profit Club, affiliated with the Queensland State body being the Queensland Radio Yachting Association (QRYA) and the National Body, being the Australian Radio Yachting Association (ARYA).


Our Club's membership fees are $35.00 per year from which $11.00 goes to QRYA for administration and insurance purposes.


  • Members from other Clubs are welcome to join us, for whatever the reason, as "Multi Club" members for $15.00 to help cover the added expenses for the year should they participate on a regular basis.


  • All members, be they be "full" or "multi-club" members can participate in meetings that are held from time to time - e.g. offer ideas/input. The only criteria to this being that only "full" members of GCRYC Inc. are allowed to vote on all matters relating to the Club's welfare.


  • There are no daily sailing fees imposed by the GCRYC Inc.


  • The club supplies all the coffee or tea you can handle.


Regretfully, due only to the very numerous varieties, our Club must ask that you supply your own biscuits\cakes and drinking vessels!