RRS: Starts and Mark Roundings

It seems we can all do with better understanding the rules of our sport but the thought of sitting down to read the ‘blue book’ with a cup of tea doesn’t really sound appealing. However, having a good working knowledge of the rules means you’ll be ‘playing fair’, will feel more confident (and safer) while […]

Aussies support our SailGP team in San Fran

We were lucky enough to be in San Francisco at the same time as the Sail GP Mubadala Season 3 Grand Final. Before the racing began, we booked in for a Team Base Tour led by American Olympic match racing sailor Genevieve Tulloch, where we got to see each team’s boat and hanger base. It […]

Coast & Country Getaways Pink Day Jan 23

  Our annual Coast & Country Getaways Lady Skippers race was held on Saturday 21 January 2023 with glorious conditions. Crews and skippers came dressed in their brightest and wackiest pink outfits to help raise funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia. The OTB fleet sailed two races for the Class Trophy series drawing a 20-strong […]

Keelboat Training & Development

Keelboat Training & Development Keelboat Start Crewing / SheSails Keelboat Experience / Keelboat Racing Experience The Training and Development Courses continue to ramp up as we have officially moved into Summer. This week we kicked off with a Friday night Racing Experience Course on a J70.  With Gordon Hyde as Instructor, this course allows participants […]

BYS Women’s Sportsboat Regatta 2022

The BYS Women’s Sportsboat Regatta was held on 19 – 20 November at BYS. It was a fantastic event with 9 teams entered across Victorian and NSW clubs, and with an all-female competitor line up there were many remarkable sailors involved of all ages and experience and created not only a great competition but a […]

Australian Sailing Awards

The Victorian Sailing Awards 2022 recognise the outstanding contributions and/or achievements by individuals associated with the sport of sailing. As well as recognising our sports people, the awards acknowledge the huge contribution made by volunteers and media representatives. In addition, an organisation award is made to an outstanding Club and Training Centre. The following BYS […]

Women’s Sportsboat Regatta

Regatta entry now open Organisers at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron are pleased to announce a new premier event for female sailors with entry now open for the BYS Women’s Sportsboat Regatta, to be held 19 and 20 of November 2022. Buoyed by the growing female participation in sailing rates seen over the last few years Blairgowrie […]

J70 Nationals 2022

Over the Easter break, two BYS J70s travelled to Sydney to compete in the J70 Nationals hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Rushcutters Bay. With two SYC boats also making the trip north, the four Victorian boats joined eight Sydney boats for four days of fabulous racing at various different locations on […]

Sailing Champions League – Asia Pacific Finals

Last weekend eight members of our BYS Youth Squad travelled to Newcastle to compete in the Sailing Champions League Asia Pacific Finals.   The regatta was contested by 15 teams from clubs all around Australia, racing in a short course fleet racing format. BYS was lucky enough to send two teams after a great performance […]

Inaugural J/70 Victorian Championship

Seven Victorian crews were joined by Australia’s number 1 & 2 ranked teams from NSW to contest the first ever J/70 Victorian State Championships this past weekend at BYS. Several BYS teams were forced to engage in last-minute ring arounds, hopeful of locking in sailors free of Covid-19 isolation orders & resulting in some interesting […]