Regional and National Race Officer Seminar – 19-20 August 2023

Race Officers play an important role in sailing by enabling competition at all levels. They do this through assisting the regatta planning process and conducting quality racing for club through to championship events. Current Club Race Officers or volunteers aspiring to work towards becoming qualified Regional Race Officers are encouraged to have a chat with […]

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 […]

BYS sailors take on winter sailing at the SSCBC Midwinters

Over the long weekend a group of BYS sailors made the long trek to Sorrento for their Midwinters regatta. In the ILCA6’s, Gus McIntyre and Lucas James took the final opportunity to sharpen their skills before heading to Poland for the Youth World’s in a couple of weeks.  Will James, Fred O’Brien and Abby Young […]

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 […]

Presentation Night & Season 2022-2023 Results

Season 2022-23 SPECIAL AWARDS Bryan McCarthy Trophy – Best 1st year Minnow sailor Isobel Ogilvie   Brown Family Trophy – Junior Sailor of the Year Will Hailes   Maclean Award – Best Youth Sailor Angus McIntyre   Instructor of the Year Harriette Singh   Assistant Instructor of the Year Jess Batty   Volunteer of the […]

BYS Minnow sailors celebrate Darwin success!

43rd Minnow Nationals Report A few weeks ago we packed 10 BYS Minnows into a shipping container bound for the Darwin Sailing Club. Thanks to John Plumridge for the use of the Maw Civil yard in Rosebud to pack and thanks to Northline for shipping. In the weeks after the container was picked up three […]

Presentation Night & Season 2021-2022 Results

Off The Beach Season 2021-22 winners MINNOWS / SKIFFS Albatross II – Alby Moorhouse 1st Perpetual Shield 2nd The Aggregate 2nd Southern Waters Trophy 2nd Wooden Boat Shop Sunset Series 3rd Class Trophy Green Eggs and Ham – Will Hailes 1st The Aggregate 2nd Perpetual Shield 2nd Class Trophy Mako – Will James 1st Class […]

2020-2021 Results

MINNOWS / SKIFFS Albatross II – Alby Moorhouse 1st Mayday Handicap 2nd Commodore’s Easter Trophy 3rd Southern Waters Trophy 3rd Class Trophy Bicsaway – Ellie Cowell 2nd Sunset Handicap Series 2nd Vice Commodore’s Trophy 3rd Perpetual Shield Series 3rd Meat 2 Please Australia Day Trophy Green Eggs and Ham – Will Hailes 1st Meat 2 […]