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 […]


  Some photos of the OTB fleet at BYS March 2023 After my lunch with friends today, l took some shots of the off the beach boats.  So much excitement out there today at the start.  Everyone running to get their boats in & get to the start on time Fascinating to watch up close. So much energy […]

RS Aero – Vic Championships

Blairgowrie RS Aeros at Royal Brighton Victorian State Championships – ‘The Next Step’   For many at Blairgowrie the RS Aero is a bit of an unknown. Hitting the market only eight years ago, this futuristic and fantastic single-hander has exploded with popularity and massive sales around the world.  Perhaps, more ‘the next step’, for those […]

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 […]

JST & YST Sail Training Presentation Day

JST & YST SAIL TRAINING PRESENTATION DAY Sunday 12 February saw our final Sail Training Presentation Day here at BYS. What a superb turnout by all the sailors and their families.  After a group briefing, sailors had their Teams’ Mini Marathon Race consisting of a board leg, swim leg and run leg, all done as […]

Coast & Country Getaways Pink Day Jan 23

  Our annual Coast & Country Getaways Lady Skippers race was held on Saturday 21 January 2023 with glorious conditions. Crews and skippers came dressed in their brightest and wackiest pink outfits to help raise funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia. The OTB fleet sailed two races for the Class Trophy series drawing a 20-strong […]

BYS Sailing News

Whilst summer was a hive of activity at the club, it was also the season where many of our sailors travelled to compete in events around the country.   J70 State & National Championships The J70 Victorian State Championships and J70 Australian National Championships were held over consecutive weeks in January at Sandringham Yacht Club. […]

J70 States & Nationals

The J70 Victorian State Championships and J70 Australian National Championships were held over consecutive weeks in January at Sandringham Yacht Club. Participating from BYS were two youth boats, BYS club boat Spike, skippered by Daisy Laing and Skyhook, skippered by Ethan O’Brien (thanks for Tony Landgren for the boat loan!) as well the more senior […]

50th International Contender World Championship

50th International Contender World Championship, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Swan River, Perth Over January, BYS members John Lindholm (10th), Callum Burns (12th), Ken MacKenzie (17th) and Ned Lindholm (21st and Youth Champion) ventured to Perth experiencing a range of light to scary conditions. The pre-regatta commenced with the Australian titles over 3 days. Three-time […]