Welcome to the Ballaarat Yacht Club.

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The Ballaarat Yacht Club is located on the southern foreshore on Lake Wendouree in the centre 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 kilometres and covers 238 hectares. The lake has an average depth of 1.5 metres and is 2 metres at its deepest. The Ballarat 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.

If you would like to give sailing a go, come along to the club on a sailing day and there might be someone who needs a crew.

Twilight Sailing  Change your Thursday evening plans, come for a  "twilight"  sail!

The club's restaraunt is temporarily closed.

The Ballarat Yacht Club has an in-house restaurant which is located at the yacht club and provides a fantastic cafe menu for yacht club members and the general public with drinks at Pub porices.

Learn to Sail

We have an extensive sailing program for juniors and seniors with club racing, learning to sail programs and social sailing.

The club is strongly supported by Yachting Victoria and has accredited sailing instructors leading our Learn to Sail program. The club has its own fleet of the very popular Opti training dinghy which are an excellent platform for both new and existing sailors to develop their skills for both pleasure sailing and competition. Ballarat yacht Club also has the largest fleet of the Jubilee One design Class which provides sailing experiences for sailors of all ages and experience.

Download registration forms for your child on the Learn to Sail page.

Sailing Events

The Ballarat Yacht Club has an annual season from October to 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 attract class State titles, special regattas and inter-school competitions.   

2015 Racing Calendar

Notice Board


RACE RESULTS  Check out here! 

Ballaarat Yacht Club Sailing Calendar ( View )


Hi all, 

A huge thank you to all the members who gave their time today for our Working Bee. So much talent in so many varied ways! People made & laid swing moorings, cleaned upstairs meeting room & ceiling space, repaired, sorted & organized the Breezeway, cleaned front decks (ready for staining) pulled all boats out, threw out rubbish, cleaned, mowed, whipper snippered yard & storage areas, raked & took away lake weed, cleaned & tidied fuel shed, mended & sorted Pacer sails. provided meat, bread & yummy salad to feed all the hard workers, cooked BBQ & cleaned up, the list goes on...................I hope I haven't forgotten anyone?

Thanks to Russell Hawkes, Cynthia Davidson, Brian Canny, Tony Madden, Mal Willis, Paul Crosbie, John Davidson, Trevor Smith, Mike Blythe, Jason Hegert, Michael Morrow, Eric Johnston, Colin Littlejohn, Charles Weatherly, Leonie Crosbie, Tracey Brooks, Craig Marshall, Neville Bilney, Joanne Tate & her two Korean exchange students who also pitched in & helped.

Hopefully everything will be looking spic & span when our new managers Wayne & Bree Sharp start running the bar & café in time for "Jive on the Jetty" on 1st March, more on that in a day or two.

Cheers Lesley.

Ballarat Yacht Club

brings for its members and guests an afternoon of music

"jive on the jetty"


Moove'n'Groove to


check the details here (click)

Check out the "Sharpie" photos added to our website? The latest are in [Photo Gallery] then [Sharpie Shots].

BYC 2015 Learn To Sail Program from 7th Feb 2015 for kids 7 to 12 years.

Tackers 1 - "Having Fun"

Tackers 2 - "Tricks & Techniques"

We start at 9.00am at the Ballarat Yacht Club. Register here or click here to view Discover Sailing Website

Get A Life! (click to see)

Get A Sharpie! (click to see)

Get It At Wendouree! at The Ballaarat Bertie Sharpie Cup

Jubilee Yacht Association of Victoria Inc. will be holding its meeting on the 27th March 2015 at 8.00pm at the Sorrento YC premises. All very welcome!

JUBILEE 80th ANNIVERSARY BEER & PRAWN LUNCH to be held at Brighton Yacht Club on Saturday the 9th May 2015

Hey skipper!, "..which course are we meant to be on?.." or "...which bouy `A' or `C' ...?". Well members, come read the rules. Go to BYC website [Racing] [Rigging & Racing Advice] [Sailing Skills].

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