Thank you BYS Volunteers!

Thank you BYS Volunteers! We were delighted to see around 90 volunteers on Saturday at our annual Volunteers’ Champagne Breakfast. The morning provided the opportunity to reflect on the contribution our volunteers make, through committees, sub-committees, working groups, race management during club racing and regattas, Sailability, the Art Show, working bees, and a myriad of […]

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 […]

BYS Commodore’s Dinner 2023

Last Saturday night Cath and I had the pleasure of hosting the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron biennial Commodore’s reunion dinner. Guests included some of the Clubs Past Commodore’s, and their partners, who have been influential in shaping the Club into what it is today. It was also our chance to thank outgoing Commodore, Matt McCarthy and […]

Australian Sailing Personal Accident Insurance

Like most National Sporting Organisations, Australian Sailing provides whole-of-sport Personal Accident insurance coverage. Within our sport, this covers financial members of affiliated clubs, Discover Sailing Centre students and SailPass holders, primarily when participating in sailing races and training activities. What this means for clubs: All financial members of Australian Sailing Affiliated Clubs continue to be […]

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 […]

Using the BYS Sailing Hub

What is the BYS Sailing Hub? Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron uses the BYS Sailing Hub, powered by Sailing Results, as our boat register, for race and series entry, signing on and signing off, results and for our race day volunteer roster. You can find instructions for setting up a BYS Sailing Hub account and its use […]

AGM Recipient Announcements

Ian Pender Memorial Award, Club Person of the Year BYS volunteers contribute to the success of our Club and each year the Ian Pender Memorial Award is given to the BYS member whose volunteering efforts are considered to be outstanding and beyond what would usually be expected of a volunteer. The Ian Pender Memorial Award, […]

Andrew Graham receives the Ian Pender Memorial Award

As we know, BYS relies on the selfless dedication, skills and knowledge of a large pool of volunteers to be the successful club we all love, and each year the Ian Pender Memorial Award is given to the BYS member whose volunteering efforts are considered to be outstanding and beyond what would usually be expected […]

BYS volunteering – Sailability

The BYS Sailability program is run entirely by volunteers and began in 2002 after the club recognised a need to provide a sailing opportunity for those who might not otherwise be able to experience sailing. Geoff and Eily Watson volunteered to get the program started and recruited a number of member and non-member volunteers to […]

Michael Trumble awarded Life Membership

At the Annual General Meeting held on 31 July 2021 Mike Trumble was elected a Life Member of the Club. The proposal was introduced by Commodore Barry Fitzpatrick who spoke of Mike’s contribution to the Club after joining the Committee in 2001, serving as Commodore in 2007–2009, and acting as the Club’s Honorary Solicitor during the […]