WAGS or Wednesday Afternoon Go Sailing was created in 1978 by three friends who decided to knock off work early to go sailing. The tradition continued and now 40 years later, The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron at Manly invites experienced and would-be yachties to come sailing and enjoy a thrilling race around Moreton bay.
Getting out on the water is simple. Visitors just need to sign in. The first 3 times are complimentary. Visitors will then be assigned to a crew and a boat. Sailing begins around noon and wraps up around 4pm. Once the sailing is out of the way, sailors can enjoy a BBQ put on back at the squadron headquarters.
WAGS is a great weekly event for those who want to try sailing for the first time or for sailors wishing to develop their skills. WAGS is a first in first served event, so there’s no guarantee a visitor will be assigned a spot on a boat. So it’s best to get in early. The competition can take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. Guests are encouraged to bring a bottle of water, clothes that can get wet and shoes that do not have black soles so as not to mark the boats.