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 […]

Sorrento Community Expo Event

Sorrento Community Expo Event The Sorrento Community Expo for Women and Girls in Sport was held on Sunday 30 October. BYS She Sails and BYS Sailability Training & Development Programs were on display, allowing our volunteers to engage the local community to showcase what we have on offer here at BYS in regards to these […]

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 […]

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 […]