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.
Membership fees are now due for 2017/18. Fees are the same great rates as 2016/17, $250 for ordinary membership - which works out at less than $5 a week or about the same as seeing one movie a month. Its just $130 for crew members!
Annual General Meeting - Weds 10 May
The AGM will be held at 7pm on 10 May. All ordinary members are invited to nominate for flag officer and board positions, forms are on the noticeboard (deadline 30 April). Female members are particularly encouraged to apply.
If you could support your club as Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Hon Treasurer or as a director, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact Warren or Karen with any questions.
All members are encouraged to volunteer for other roles including starter's assistants, top yacht guru, safety auditors, first aid officer, bar, communications and finance positions.
The next general meeting will be held in June.
Cruising division - 10 June
The BBYC cruisers had a great weekend up on the harbour over Easter, albeit in light breezes. 7 yachts rafted up at Rose Bay for sundowners. Thanks to our fabolous dockmaster, Barry for helping see everyone off.
A June long weekend cruise is planned, departing 10 June. Fred is coordinating so please give him a call if you'd like to sail. BYOB or ask if you can hop on board as crew for a day sail. Options are open and the destination will be confirmed depending on the forecast.
Cruisers - if you're not already on our private Facebook group, ask for an invite for all the latest on what's happening.
Saturday Afternoon Racing - Summer Series
From 6 May, bay races move to a 13:00 start time. The Autumn series wraps up 20 May, with the Winter series starting on 27 May.
Congratulations Stockade, winner of the transit series and Griffin, winner of the 2016/17 summer and sprint series!
Ladies Day - Sun 2 April
Despite the forecast, we had a great afternoon on the water, followed by a champage afternoon tea. Lexi helmed Tic Tacs to victory on scratch and handicap, with Sue just seconds behind on Jeeves. A special mention for Patricia who captained her E26 Stella for the first time. Well sailed all.
Congratulations team Stockade, super 30 champions in the Sydney Harbour Regatta! Infinity and Aussea Sailing also competed in some wild conditions on the harbour.
The Club provides a tender for transport to and from vessels on the Club’s register in Kogarah Bay, see the Tender Use Policy.
NOTE: The code for tender box will be updated 1 May.
The tender may be driven by members on weekends (from 4pm Friday) and public holidays.
Priority must be given to vessels participating in Club events, including racing, regattas and cruising division activities (see Blue Book).
Fast turnaround is required. The tender may not be left tied to a vessel or mooring