Another Petersville Regatta wraps up

2023 Petersville Regatta Wrap-up written by Phil Beattie, Petersville Regatta Race Directorall images: Russell Bates Photography   December 27-30 at Blairgowrie every summer is Petersville time.  The annual Petersville Regatta is the premier keelboat event at BYS attracting nearly 400 sailors from BYS and visiting keelboats from clubs all around the bay. The fleet was […]

Gus McIntyre – Sabre Aus Champ!

45th Australian Sabre Championship, 28 December – 3 January 2024 written by Alister Danks   Gus McIntyre of Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron has been crowned National Sabre Champion after a superb effort at McCrae Yacht Club. Gus placed consistently in the top 3-4, with a combination of great starts, boat speed, tactics and regatta management. He […]

BYS Interclub Youth Regatta 23

Now in its third year, the BYS Interclub Youth Regatta once again proved to be a resounding success, taking place over the weekend of December 9 and December 10. Twenty-seven sailors, aged between 16 and 30, hailing from around the bay joined forces for thrilling short-course format racing. The event featured eight races each day, […]

Try 29er day

The Victorian 29er fleet visited Blairgowrie to join our club racing on Saturday 2 December as part of their travelers series and held a fleet training morning on Sunday with class coach Harry Sly – an interesting sight for our Junior and Youth Sail Training groups. On Sunday afternoon our junior and youth sailors were […]

2024 J70 Victorian State Championships

BYS recently hosted the J70 2024 Victorian State Championships. It was a fantastic event with 8 quality races over two days. The wind refused to build on the scheduled 3rd day and racing was abandoned by lunchtime, allowing for boats to be packed up early and for the interstate boats to get on the road. […]

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 […]

Mud Island Picnic – May 2023

The weather on Good Friday ensured that the annual trek to Mud Island was a slightly diminished affair.  However, for those that did make thejourney, it was great to see some new faces whilst catching up with some old friends. A great social event none-the-less!   Images sent in from the Mud Island Picnic  

2023 Int. Contender Victorian Championship

The Victorian Contender Championships were sailed in Somers on the weekend. 36 boats entered from 4 states with interstate entrants from Adelaide, Canberra and Gosford. We had 3 races on Saturday in a variable and patchy wind of around 10-12 knots, with a lumpy sea state. Callum Burns had some good results to be positioned […]