Queensland French Yacht Owners Association Announces their Upcoming Two-Day Regatta

After 17 successful years of organising the Beneteau Cup and 10 years of holding the French Cup Challenge, the Queensland French Yacht Owners Association (FYOA) is proudly presenting its upcoming regatta, promising a showcase of top-class vessels and exciting racing experiences.

The QFYOA Spirit Marine Beneteau Cup and Mooloolaba Yacht Brokers French Yacht Challenge Regatta: A French Affair

The QFYOA Regatta has long been a highlight on the RQYS yachting calendar, attracting yacht owners and crew from across south Queensland. This year, the event is set to take place from October 21st to 22nd, including three divisions: Rally, Cruising Spinnaker and Performance.

Apres Race Activities

A social sailing celebration of all things French includes a Best Dressed “French Themed” boat and crew award, Saturday BBQ and Sunday Trophy presentations with prizes from generous sponsors.

Racing at Its Finest

Beyond the sheer beauty of the vessels, the regatta is also about strong competition on the water. With a diverse fleet, ranging fromclassic monohulls to cutting-edge multihulls, each category offers its unique set of experiences for participants.


The QFYOA Beneteau Cup and French Yacht Owners Regatta is not just about racing; it’s an opportunity for French yacht owners and enthusiasts to come together, share stories, and foster lasting friendships.

Join the Spectacle

So mark your calendars, prepare your finest nautical attire, and get ready to experience the enjoyment of the French Yacht Owners Association Regatta this October. It’s a truly spectacular experience.


Berthing in the RQYS Marina can be arranged by contacting the RQYS Marine Office on 3396 8666 during business hours.

For event details, registration, and updates, visit QYFOA’s official website www.QFYOA.com. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unforgettable racing experience.

By Judy Drennan-MacKinnon

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