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. New members are also very welcome.
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!
Twilight Sailing - 6:00pm Fridays
Twilight racing is the perfect way to start the weekend. Races start at 18:00 every Friday during March. Last twilight of the summer is Friday 31 March. All welcome to come and try crewing, including those new to sailing.
Its FREE to try twilights, call or email us to arrange your spot, or simply turn up at the Club at least an hour before the race start. Develop your sailing skills in the sheltered waters of Kogarah Bay and the Georges River.
Join us in the Clubhouse afterwards for a cold beer and cook your own steak.
Ladies Day - Sun 2 April
The lady skippers race will start outside the club at 13:30. Please let Karen know if you'd like to sail, or if you're a boat owner looking for a female skipper.
Easter Cruise - 14 April
An Easter weekend cruise is planned either up or down the coast departing 10am on 14 April. Fred is coordinating so please give him a call if you'd like to come. 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.
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 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.
Sydney Harbour Regatta - 4&5 March
Saturday Afternoon Racing - Summer Series
Congratulations Griffin, winner of the 2016/17 summer and sprint series!
Endeavour Yacht 52nd Regatta
Congratulations to all BBYC members who sailed at the 2017 national titles at Drumoyne Sailing Club on 21& 22 January.
Well sailed Kokomo, the new crew line up of father and son Grant and Kyle with Freddie and Dave, saw them finish 1st on scratch in all six races to be the E26 national champions (5 pts) and 3rd on handicap. Sailing into his eight decade last month, skipper Brian has his best result yet, with Wundurra placing third overall (20 pts). Blys crossed the line 2nd a couple of times to finish 5th overall (25 pts).
In the E27+ division BBYC boat Rhumbline was 2nd overall and 2nd on handicap. An upset in the E24s with Corinna tumbling Dumaresq from the podium after several victorious years.
The Club provides a tender for transport to and from vessels on the Club’s register in Kogarah Bay, see the Tender Use Policy.
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