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 […]

National Volunteer Week 18-24 May 2020

Nominations for BYS Volunteer of the Year 2020 National Volunteer Week is 18-24 May.  In recognition of this, BYS is pleased to again be presenting it’s “Volunteer of the Year” award to one of our dedicated members who have gone above and beyond in their volunteering efforts over the course of the year. The award […]

Donation from Sorrento Rotary

From BYS Sailability – thank you to Sorrento Rotary for the donation of $500 for Sailability Blairgowrie . We have purchased two items to replace equipment on the Hansa 303 yachts which are used to provide sailing experience for people of all ages and all abilities. The first ‘worn out’ item is a fabric seat […]

Australian Sailing Club Level Race Officers Course

Last Saturday BYS hosted an Australian Sailing Club level Race Officers Course. We had a very pleasing turn out of 15 attendees; 2 from LochSport Yacht Club and Wellington Yacht Club on the Gippsland Lakes and 13 BYS members. Our thirteen BYS attendees ranged from our current Vice and Rear Commodores through to our newest […]