BYS dominates at Sail Peninsula

Six of Blairgowrie’s brightest and best took out the AMS teams event and placed second on ORCC at Sail Peninsula 2022 at Martha Cove the weekend before last. The regatta has become a terrific annual event hosted by Safety Beach Sailing Club, with 60 entries this year.  A twilight stern chaser kicks things off on […]

Trivia night fundraiser

Thinking of a fun activity to do over the Labour Day long weekend in March? Look no further than the BYS Trivia Night which will be held on Sunday 13 March at 7:30 pm. This trivia night is a fundraising event to help our J70 Youth Squad compete in the Sailing Champions League Asia Pacific […]

Geelong Wooden Boat Festival, 12 – 14 March 2022

As a major presenting sponsor, the Wooden Boat Shop are immensely proud to partner with the Geelong Wooden Boat Festival. Join our convoy cruise for an incredible weekend of wooden boat festivities. We’re planning to leave Sorrento on Friday 11th March to overnight at Portarlington and return Sunday 6th March. Couta Boats, Motor Launches, wooden […]

Sailing Champions League qualifier at RGYC

BYS made up two of the eight competitive teams that raced in Geelong last week, attempting to qualify for the Asia Pacific Final in March. “Over the Australia Day week, BYS had two teams competing in the Sailing Champions League qualifier event in Geelong. BYS 1 was helmed by Ethan O’Brien and had Hannah Danks, […]

Minerva Trophy

On Sunday afternoon, BYS hosted the first two races of the four-race series, the Minerva Trophy. The Minerva Trophy is an opportunity for female sailors to race in our club J70s and compete with other all-female crews. Last Sunday we filled all three BYS J70s with some of our fantastic female sailors, totalling 13 sailors […]

2022 Melges 24 National Championships

A small, but select international fleet contested the 2022 National Melges 24 National Championships as part of last week’s Festival of Sails at Royal Geelong Yacht Club. While the boat numbers were down, affected by Covid, the quality of sailing wasn’t impacted. BYS was represented by Cobra 24 skippered by Andrew Colliver with the crew of Blair […]

BYS Youth Sailor’s success at Sail Melbourne

Sail Melbourne is Australia’s premier Olympic and Invited Classes Regatta and, after being cancelled in 2021, was held 13-17 January hosted by both RBYC and RYCV. The young talent of BYS was on show with sailors competing in the 49erFX and Laser classes. BYS youth sailor and BYS instructor Laura Harding and her crew Annie Wilmot have had an exceptional […]

Coast & Country Getaways Pink Day

Our annual Coast & Country Getaways Lady Skippers race was held on Saturday in glamorous conditions. Crews and skippers came dressed in their brightest and wackiest pink outfits to help raise funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia. The sun was out, with a perfect 12 or so knots blowing from the southeast. Ideal racing conditions! […]

Petersville 2021

It has now been two weeks since the Petersville Regatta, Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron’s premier keelboat event. We set a limit of 60 boats which was fully subscribed, with a record number of 37 visiting boats. That means nearly 400 sailors on the water which makes the Petersville by far the largest event on the BYS calendar. The […]