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 […]

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 […]

72nd Season Opening Day 2023

On Saturday we celebrated the Opening of our 72nd Sailing Season. The day began with a morning tea, hosted by our Commodore Martin Kudnig and the Executive Committee in the Southern Waters Room to welcome our invited guests before the Official Season Opening on the lawn, where Rear Commodore Ian Delmenico guided us as our […]

Regional and National Race Officer Seminar – 19-20 August 2023

Race Officers play an important role in sailing by enabling competition at all levels. They do this through assisting the regatta planning process and conducting quality racing for club through to championship events. Current Club Race Officers or volunteers aspiring to work towards becoming qualified Regional Race Officers are encouraged to have a chat with […]

BYS sailors take on winter sailing at the SSCBC Midwinters

Over the long weekend a group of BYS sailors made the long trek to Sorrento for their Midwinters regatta. In the ILCA6’s, Gus McIntyre and Lucas James took the final opportunity to sharpen their skills before heading to Poland for the Youth World’s in a couple of weeks.  Will James, Fred O’Brien and Abby Young […]

Harding-Wilmot 49erFX campaign update

As many of you may already know, Annie Wilmot and I are on our campaign towards the Paris 2024 Olympic Games to represent Australia in the 49erFX class. We are currently in Spain finishing up a training camp and head to the Olympic waters of Marseille in a week’s time for another training block. We […]

Sailing Champions League, Asia-Pacific Final

On the weekend of the 20-21 May, the five of us (Ed Warner, Pip Danks, Sally Danks, Hamish Bolton and Sam Batty) headed up to Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Newport NSW to compete in the Sailing Champions League Asia-Pacific Final. Without a reliable wind forecast available, we didn’t really know what to expect […]

SYC Commodore’s Challenge for Women in Sailing

BYS was invited to put a female team together to sail in the Commodore’s Cup at Sandringham in their training boats, Beneteau 7.5s. So on Saturday, our team consisting of myself as skipper, Dawn Havis main sheet, Debbie Goodin, Nellie Kudnig and Sally Derham on foredeck had a practice sail on the Saturday morning in […]