Welcome to the Botany Bay Yacht Club! We're a volunteer sailing club, racing and cruising keel boats on the enclosed waters of Botany Bay, Kogarah Bay and the Georges River.
Saturday Afternoon Racing - Autumn Series
The autumn series is underway, the next transit race will be sailed on 23 April. Races start at 1:30pm through to 7 May. From 14 May they move to a 1pm start.
Membership 2016/17 - New members welcome!
Membership fees for 2016/17 are now due and are the same great rates as 2014/15. We're a not for profit Club and your membership fees ensure we stay afloat. Crew membership is just $130, which works out at $2.50 a week - less than a coffee!NEW for 2016/17
BBYC welcomes families, so our new family membership package keeps it affordable for those with kids or grandkids.
No additional fee will apply for ordinary members who have a yacht on the Club's register and would like a gate & shower key - a saving of $50! A refundable $20 deposit will apply. NOTE - new keys are to be issued, which become operational from 1 May 2016.
Flying 15 Sunday Sail Off
You'll find us match racing with our friends at the Kogarah Bay Sailing Club. BYO F15 or talk to Warren or Will know if you're keen to crew.
Botany Bay Multi Class Easter Regatta - 26-28 March 2016
What a great regatta this was! Congratulations to all those who competed and to the winners of their respective class event. A special thank you to those who travelled from Melbourne, Wagga Wagga and other long distance locations to compete. Results
Check out the photos in our Facebook album.
Congratulations to Ian McCrossin & Jim Cook, Lupercus winner of Alfred's Gold Cup for 2016. Quote from the President of the International Flying Dutchman Class Association of Australia:
"Kell told me we would have some 'great sailing' on the Bay.
She was wrong. It was FANTASTIC!"
A huge thank you to all those club members who volunteered their time over the Easter weekend. Without you this regatta would not have been a success. Job well done!
Friday Twilight Sailing - back in October 2016
There was some great racing in often trying conditions for the New Year Twilight Series. Winners are grinners!
1st - Tic Tacs (Peter Ashton) - 25 points
2nd - In Tune (David Cradock) - 26 points
3rd - Wasabi (Steve McLennan) - 30.5 points
And what a tussle for the overall 2015-16 Twilight Series with only a few points between first and third place. Congratulations to Windy Point who took out the series. Well done to all competitors for an exciting and very close series!
Twilight racing will recommence in October 2016 when Daylight Savings comes around again. Can't wait!
BBYC Annual General Meeting - 7pm, Wednesday 4 May
The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Clubhouse on 4 May. Ordinary members of at least 12 months standing are invited to nominate for a position of Director before 23 April. Female and younger members are encouraged to nominate. To nominate as the Commodore, Vice Commodore or Rear Commodore, you must own a yacht on the Club's register.
The 2015 financial statements have been emailed to members ahead of the meeting. A proxy may be nominated by those unable to attend.
Clubhouse Hire - members only
Something to celebrate? Members can hire our clubhouse for their private daytime or evening function. A hire fee and deposit is required. Please discuss with our Vice Commodore or email us your request.
To make it easier to go for a sail, the BBYC's tender is accessible most Sundays from 8:30am to around 4pm.
Endeavour Yachts 51st Regatta
Congratulations to BBYC members Grant McKellar and the crew of Kokomo, Australian Endeavour 26 champions 2016, with Blys, E26 handicap champions, see results. The 2017 championships will be held at Drumoyne Sailing Club.
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