Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Welcomes New Head Coach, Adrian Finglas

With more than 1,000 enrolments each year in our Sailing Academy, the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron(RQYS) saw a 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 several years in Melbourne where he worked in coaching roles and even spent some time in the construction industry.

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 support 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, 420s, 470s, 505s and Tasers.  Adrian was also the Paralympic Coach in London where his sailors won gold and silver medals.

Adrian will start in his role at RQYS early November. “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!”