With in excess of 1,000 enrolments each year in our Sailing Academy, the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron saw the need and found the ideal person to fill the role of Head Coach, appointing Adrian Finglas.

Better known as “Aidz”, Adrian will return to his hometown of Brisbane after spending a few years in Melbourne where he worked in Coaching roles as well as a time in the construction business.

As Head Coach at RQYS, Adrian will bring a greater emphasis and focus on the development of the youth sailors across all levels and fleets, as well as supporting the growth and skill of our already strong team of Coaches and Instructors.

“This is such a great step forward for our young sailors to be led by such a talented and highly respected sailor and coach and we look forward to seeing great results in the future.  We are very excited to welcome “Aidz” back to RQYS!” commented Vice Commodore John Warlow.

Adrian has had a long and very successful sailing career including several Olympic campaigns (1992, 2008 & 2012), Sydney to Hobart races, national championships on Sabots, 420’s, 470’s, 505’s and Tasers.  Adrian was also the Paralympic Coach in London where his sailors won Gold & Silver medals.

Adrian will start in his role at RQYS early November and said “I am so excited and can’t wait to get back to coaching and helping more young sailors do the best they can, and achieve their own goals and sailing dreams!”

Further information regarding Adrian’s appointment, or the programs he will be running can be obtained by contacting Sailing Manager Mark Dingley on 0424 101 732 or email sailingmanager@rqys.com.au