Welcome to the Ballaarat Yacht Club.
We are on Facebook ~ Link Bottom Right (click on Ballaarat Yacht Club).
Take a look at our Racing Calendar ~ 2015 Racing Calendar
We have an extensive "Learn To Sail" program ~ Learn to Sail page
The Ballaarat Yacht Club is located on the southern foreshore on Lake Wendouree in the center of Ballarat in Victoria, Australia.
The club was established in 1877 and has had a continuous history albeit having been affected by droughts. Lake Wendouree is an artificially created and maintained shallow urban lake with a shoreline of 6.5 kilometers and covers 238 hectares. The lake has an average depth of 1.5 meters and is 2 meters at its deepest. The Ballaarat Yacht Club committee has a proud history in regional and State racing. The club is proud of its many champions and juniors who started and honed their skills in the variable winds of Lake Wendouree, who have gone on to glory in the world of yachting.
The club has a great tradition of being a family club with children a welcome part of sailing and the clubhouse. We strongly encourage juniors to come up through the ranks and become the future of our club as members and on the committee.
Like to give sailing a go? then come along to the club on a twilight evening (Thursdays during Daylight Savings Time) and "Go For A Sail". Change your Thursday evening plans, come for a "twilight sail" and after have a chat with other sailors over a drink! You may even choose to become a Social Club Member.
The BYC club's Cafe is now re-opened after a wonderful makeover!
The Ballaarat Yacht Club has an in-house café which provides a fantastic café menu for both yacht club members as well as the general public with drinks at member prices. Become a member and pay "Loyalty" member prices. Menu details are under [About BYC] then [Facilities].
Learn to Sail
Ballaarat Yacht Club has an extensive sailing program for juniors with club racing, learning to sail programs and social sailing.
BYC is strongly supported by Yachting Victoria having accredited sailing instructors leading the junior Learn to Sail program TACKERS. BYC has its own fleet of the very popular Optimist training dinghies which are an excellent platform for both new and existing sailors to develop their skills for both pleasure sailing and competition. Ballaarat Yacht Club is proud to boast the largest fleet of the Jubilee One Design Class Yachts which provides sailing experiences for sailors of all ages and experience.
The Ballaarat Yacht Club has a Summer Series from October to April followed by a Winter Series in May and is host to both State and National Championships. Our sailing calendar is developed in collaboration with other lake users and offers a range of sailing events including recreational sailing for members and visitors as well as attracting class state titles, special regattas and inter-school competitions.