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2013/14 Racing Programmes Are Out!

Race lasers, flying elevens, spirals & optis in Sydney

The start to the new season on September 8th is fast-approaching.

To help you prepare, the Racing Programmes for 2013/14 are now available on this web site for both the Northern Course and the Southern Course.

Dates for the commencement of Learn To Sail courses will follow soon.

All members and prospective members are encouraged to be at BYRA on Sunday September 8th for the opening season BBQ.

2013/14 Racing Programme - Northern Course
2013/14 Racing Programme - Southern Course

BYRA on Facebook

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BYRA's news and details of upcoming events can be found on our facebook page.

It's also a great way for the BYRA community to share pictures and stories of participation at regattas, etc.

So go and have a look at BYRA on Facebook and start contributing to our wall!

Which Boat For Me?

Optimist sailing

Darrin Stollznow gave a presentation to many interested young sailors earlier in the season outlining the various boat classes available to up-and-coming sailors.

This presentation has now been uploaded to the internet and is available here: Which Boat for Me. You'll also find the presentation on BYRA's Facebook page.

Darrin will run more sessions next season to help children transition from BYRA's Learn to Sail courses to owning and sailing their own boat.

Portuguese Beach Picnic - 13th April

sailing club social activity

The sailing season is into its last few weeks so it's time to think about the famous Portuguese Beach Picnic.

Sailors, family and friends from RPA, Avalon and BYRA gather at beautiful Portuguese Beach for a BBQ and lots of fun and games.

  • Interclub games
  • Egg throwing competition
  • Tug-of-war
  • Sack races

Mark it on your calendar and we hope to see you there to represent BYRA. Just bring something for the BBQ and drinks.

See our Portuguese Beach Picnic page for more details.

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May 25Frostbite Winter Race Series - Round 1 (briefing 9:30am)
June 29Frostbite Winter Race Series - Round 2 (briefing 9:30am)
June 29BYRA's Annual General Meeting, Prize-Giving & Presentation Day (from 2:00pm)
July 27Frostbite Winter Race Series - Round 3 (briefing 9:30am)
August 24Frostbite Winter Race Series - Round 4 (briefing 9:30am)

Sailing on Pittwater

BYRA History

The Bayview Yacht Racing Association (BYRA) is both a dinghy racing and yacht club based on Pittwater, in Sydney's northern beaches. We offer some of the best water access and sailing conditions in Sydney. The club boasts a proud history of producing state, national and world champions and is a friendly family club with a strong sense of community.

We offer dinghy racing on Sunday afternoons and twilight yacht racing on Tuesday nights from September to May. New members and visitors are always welcome to join our existing fleets or introduce a new class to the club.

BYRA has a strong focus on skills development, and offers learn to sail programs, junior sailing on Sunday mornings, introduction to racing, race training and other support as requested. BYRA has an ongoing commitment to supporting junior sailors and fostering their sailing skills, from learn-to-sail programmes through to elite competition.

BYRA is run entirely by volunteers, and we welcome you to get involved at the club, whether in race organisation, on our response boats, in the canteen or in the many other jobs associated with keeping our club operating smoothly.

You'll always recognise a BYRA sailor by their smile and friendly welcome, and that's just as important to us as doing well on the race course.