BYS Easter Art Show 2021

This year we celebrated our 11th Easter Art Show and we’ve certainly progressed a long way since the early days of the exhibition. After cancelling our Art Show last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, it was a pleasure to welcome back our sponsors, artists, BYS members and visitors. Once again we showcased an incredible range of […]

BYS Easter Art Show 2021

Overview The Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Easter Art Show is back, celebrating its eleventh year in 2021. A highlight in the local community’s calendar, the BYS Easter Art Show runs over the Easter long weekend and is proudly supported by Belle Property, Blairgowrie and Moonee Ponds Periodontics & Implant Centre. The show raises funds for the […]

Pink Day at BYS 2021

This Saturday 9 January is Pink Day, proudly supported by Coast and Country Getaways, which will be run in conjunction with the Ladies Skippers’ Race. As always, the day will be a fundraising event with all proceeds going to support Breast Cancer Australia.  Raffle tickets will be on sale at the BYS bar from this […]

NYE Party 2020

Members are invited to join us for our 2020 NYE party for an evening of celebrations and to see in 2021.  We are still restricted with numbers but we want to try and cater for everyone as best we can, therefore dinner service, followed by the party at 9pm is as follows: Dinner Service in […]

A huge success – BYS Virtual Opening Day 2020

A hearty THANK YOU from the Commodore! A very big thank you to everyone who participated in the inaugural Virtual Opening Day on Saturday. From the feedback we received on the night and the day that followed, and the fact that the video was viewed by over 700 people, it looked to have been a […]

2020 BYS Team Challenge

Last Sunday was the fifth edition of this event that looks to raise funds and awareness in supporting vocation and employment opportunities for youth on the Southern Peninsula, with all proceeds from the event being directed to the newly opened headspace satellite in Rosebud. We had Leisl Jackson, Manager headspace Frankston in attendance who spoke […]

Petersville Regatta recap 2019

The 2019 Petersville Regatta was again held from 27 to 30 December, and is timed to follow immediately on from BYS hosting the finish of the Cock-of-the-Bay race on Boxing Day. It was a very popular event in the 1980s and 1990s when it was ultimately combined with Geelong Week (now Festival of Sails). The […]

41st Minnow National Championships

Chloe Warner, Sam and Hugh Backwell competed in the 41st Minnow National Championships held in Darwin between 6 – 12 July 2019. Tom Warner helped the Race Management Team on the Open Course and Ed Warner was our coach. Making up the Victorian Team were the Hailes family from McCrae with 3 boats and the […]

BYS Presentation Night 2019

Last Saturday night saw over 140 members and guests celebrate the 2018/2019 Season at Presentation Night in the Southern Waters Room. Although everyone in the room was a winner, some of the highlights included Bo Derek winning the Doyle Sails Aggregate (AMS) and taking out the Club Champion trophy (AMS). Sam Backwell won the Brown Award for […]

BYS Easter Art Show 2019

This year we celebrated our 10th Easter Art Show and a lot has changed since our first show in 2009 in the old club house! We showcased a broad range of artistic works in a variety of media, increasing our sculptures once again adding an extra dimension to the show that was very well received. We […]