Sailability making a splash!

Sailability – March update written by Ian Dalton Have you wondered what all the small brightly coloured sails are doing in the Marina pondage on Tuesday mornings? Well, it’s the Club’s Sailability group entertaining its disabled and disadvantaged clients. Each week the Sailability group, run entirely by volunteers, takes a regular group out sailing in […]

Wind Warriors Sail GP Event #2

Wind Warrior Sail GP Event # 2  Written by Simon Pluim  “The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship (yacht!) was tossed, if not for the courage of the fearless crews, the Minnow (Wind Warriors) would be lost!”…..read more about our three hour tour? To say Sunday’s Wind Warrior Event # 2 of the Sailing […]

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, […]

Commodore’s Breakfast & Junior Skippers Race 2024

By Fred O’Brien, Junior Club Captain Junior skippers’ day is always filled with excited children ready to sail on a ‘keelboat’. This year, the morning of Sunday 14 January, started off with breakfast in the Southern Waters Room with Commodore Martin Kudnig and all the keelboat owners. The kitchen put on a delicious spread which was […]

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 […]

Mystery Day 2024

Mystery Day 2024  written by Abby Young, Junior Club Captain  Everyone had an absolute blast on Mystery Day! It was packed with non-stop excitement and loads of surprises. The best part was that nobody had a clue about our destination. The day kicked off with a bus trip to the Enchanted Adventure Garden followed by […]

Contender Nationals 2024

2024 Contender Nationals written by John Lindholm  The Australian International Contender Championships hosted by Gippsland Lakes YC, Paynesville attracted fifty entries including current and four-time World Champion Mark Bulka and seven-time World Champion Andrea Bonezzi. The sailing was delayed on day one due to 30-knot winds from the east. The locals were already saying “it’s […]

Aus Musto Skiff Champs 2024

Australian Musto Skiff National Championship 2024 at Safety Beach Sailing Club written by Paul Newman  The start of the 2024 Musto Skiff Australian Championships at Safety Beach was like Christmas as the new square head mainsails got rolled out over most boats in the boat park, with lots of talk about how they looked and […]

2024 Oceania and Australian ILCA Champs

2024 Oceania & Australian ILCA Open & Youth Championships 1 – 8 Jan 2024, Adelaide Sailing Club written by Fiona Banks  In early January 2024, four BYS youth sailors made the trek across to Adelaide Sailing Club to compete in the 2024 Oceania and Australian ILCA (formerly Laser) Open and Youth Championships. Lucas James and […]