2015 Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron welcomes ORCV Cock of the Bay Partcipants!

Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (BYS) is excited to once again host the ORCV Cock of the Bay skippers and crews on Boxing Day. We are looking forward to opening the doors of our brand new clubhouse to you all.  Whether you are returning to Melbourne that night or staying with us overnight we welcome you to enjoy a drink and a meal on the deck with us.  Our chef has put together a special menu offering items such as a range of pizzas, wagyu beef burgers, chicken schnitzel burgers and beer battered fish and chips. Hungry yet? See you on the deck when you arrive!

Please note that we have planned catering for approximately 300 people – first in first served!

Some reminders from BYS and ORCV:

  • A number of boats have booked  marina berths at BYS for the night on the 26th December.  
  • All others will be rafted up overnight and must be onboard their yacht at 10:00 hours on Sunday 27 December, 2015 to allow Melbourne to Hobart and Melbourne to Devonport entrants to depart the marina.
  • An empty marina berth doesn’t mean they you can tie up in it - if you do, you will be asked to move.  All berths do have owners, of which many will be arriving around this time as well.
  • Please enjoy BYS's hospitality and be consider your fellow yachties, particularly those proceeding on to Hobart and Devonport, regarding noise in the marina late at night.

For those not contuning on in the ORCV blue-water classic Melbourne to Devonport and Melbourne to Hobart ocean yacht races, entries are still open for the BYS Petersville Regatta 27-30 December, 2015.  

Attention all Sailors! Enter 2018 Cock of the Bay Yacht Race This hugely popular Boxing Day race will start at 10.30am from Port Melbourne with the 34nm course designed to sail past major bayside locations.  Some say there is no better way to work off the excesses of Christmas the day before. Berthing is provided at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (BYS) at the conclusion of the race where meals and refreshments are also available. The record fleet size is over 100 yachts.  There are great vantage points for spectators at Port Melbourne, St Kilda Pier, Brighton Pier, Sandringham a [ ... ]

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2016 Cock of the bay - its a wrap

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2016 Cock of the bay Weather

On the nose and bumpy later which will test the constitution of a few sailor who had too much Christmas Day It looks like the weak change will have moved through Melbourne on boxing day which will leave the fleet in southerly winds that will increase during the day. Some models are predicting an hour or two of northerly so that will give the navigators some interesting options. I have included the Predictwind 8km resolution winds and as you will see the timing between the models are different. Start Time 10:30 14:00 Meteye 14:00 Predictwind summary for a Beneteau first 40   [ ... ]

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2015 Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron welcomes ORCV Cock of the Bay Partcipants! Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (BYS) is excited to once again host the ORCV Cock of the Bay skippers and crews on Boxing Day. We are looking forward to opening the doors of our brand new clubhouse to you all.  Whether you are returning to Melbourne that night or staying with us overnight we welcome you to enjoy a drink and a meal on the deck with us.  Our chef has put together a special menu offering items such as a range of pizzas, wagyu beef burgers, chicken schnitzel burgers and beer battered fish and chips. H [ ... ]

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ORCV and BYS Petersville Regatta 27-30 December 2015 The Petersville Regatta is proudly returning to the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (BYS) Sailing Calendar. This family friendly, relaxed regatta will be held from 27 – 30 December 2015 and is set to be reinstated as the club’s flagship annual event (proudly supported by BBQs Plus). Back by popular demand, the Petersville Regatta returns to attract a competitive group of keel and cruising boats from across the Peninsula, Victoria and Australia to the family friendly, social atmosphere of the original regatta held during the 1980’s. ...a  [ ... ]

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2015 Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron - New Visitor Wet Berths Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron are looking forward to welcoming skippers and crews participating in the annual Cock of the Bay race back again this year. BYS will again provide free rafting up inside their marina to all ORCV Cock of the Bay race participants on the 26th December.  This year however their marina extension will have been completed and there are new visitor wet berths available for rent.  BYS would like to extend an offer to boats participating in the Cock of the Bay to rent a new visitor wet berth for the night for [ ... ]

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