Minnow Victorian Championship 2024

Minnow Victorian Championships 2024  written by Sara Lloyd   With a total of 47 entries  (24 Open & 20 novice fleet), the weekend of racing was filled with lots of excitement, with the support boats in the water photographer – Russell Bates ready to capture some memories.  Saturday’s racing was delayed due to light winds which […]

Enter now – BYS Women’s Sportsboat Regatta

Championing female sailing Join us for the highly anticipated BYS Women’s Sportsboat Regatta, hosted by the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron on the picturesque waters of southern Port Philip on March 16th and 17th, 2024. Returning for its thrilling second edition, the BYS Women’s Sportsboat Regatta sets the stage for a riveting display of sportsboat fleet racing, […]

RS Aero Nationals 2024

Rooster RS Aero Nationals 2024  written by Paul Rogers   The Rooster Aero Nationals 2024 held at Mount Martha YC, showcased exceptional sailing talent, particularly within the RS Aero 5, 6, and 7 rigs. Conditions were mixed over the championship providing fantastic variety and opportunity for everyone over the 4 race days in a 10 race […]

Mystery Day 2024

Mystery Day 2024  written by Abby Young, Junior Club Captain  Everyone had an absolute blast on Mystery Day! It was packed with non-stop excitement and loads of surprises. The best part was that nobody had a clue about our destination. The day kicked off with a bus trip to the Enchanted Adventure Garden followed by […]

Contender Nationals 2024

2024 Contender Nationals written by John Lindholm  The Australian International Contender Championships hosted by Gippsland Lakes YC, Paynesville attracted fifty entries including current and four-time World Champion Mark Bulka and seven-time World Champion Andrea Bonezzi. The sailing was delayed on day one due to 30-knot winds from the east. The locals were already saying “it’s […]

Aus Musto Skiff Champs 2024

Australian Musto Skiff National Championship 2024 at Safety Beach Sailing Club written by Paul Newman  The start of the 2024 Musto Skiff Australian Championships at Safety Beach was like Christmas as the new square head mainsails got rolled out over most boats in the boat park, with lots of talk about how they looked and […]

2024 Oceania and Australian ILCA Champs

2024 Oceania & Australian ILCA Open & Youth Championships 1 – 8 Jan 2024, Adelaide Sailing Club written by Fiona Banks  In early January 2024, four BYS youth sailors made the trek across to Adelaide Sailing Club to compete in the 2024 Oceania and Australian ILCA (formerly Laser) Open and Youth Championships. Lucas James and […]

Another Petersville Regatta wraps up

2023 Petersville Regatta Wrap-up written by Phil Beattie, Petersville Regatta Race Directorall images: Russell Bates Photography   December 27-30 at Blairgowrie every summer is Petersville time.  The annual Petersville Regatta is the premier keelboat event at BYS attracting nearly 400 sailors from BYS and visiting keelboats from clubs all around the bay. The fleet was […]

Gus McIntyre – Sabre Aus Champ!

45th Australian Sabre Championship, 28 December – 3 January 2024 written by Alister Danks   Gus McIntyre of Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron has been crowned National Sabre Champion after a superb effort at McCrae Yacht Club. Gus placed consistently in the top 3-4, with a combination of great starts, boat speed, tactics and regatta management. He […]

BYS Interclub Youth Regatta 23

Now in its third year, the BYS Interclub Youth Regatta once again proved to be a resounding success, taking place over the weekend of December 9 and December 10. Twenty-seven sailors, aged between 16 and 30, hailing from around the bay joined forces for thrilling short-course format racing. The event featured eight races each day, […]