Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club is a fully-volunteer club located on the foreshore of McMillan Straits and Lake Victoria, Paynesville in East Gippsland. The club was founded in 1937 and has been committed to sailing for over 75 years. The facility has grown somewhat since those early days and now boasts to be one of the most successful family sailing clubs in Victoria. Our facilities include a fully-licenced bar, club rooms with lake views, launching area with ramp, crane, and mooring jetties. The Club has wet berth, hardstand and undercover boat storage.

Gippsland Lakes is one of the most active sailing clubs in country Victoria, whereby we are operational nearly all-year round. For those interested in competitive sailing we run a winter series on Saturdays commencing 1300 hours, and the Ancient Mariners Series midweek on Tuesdays at 1300hrs. We then roll straight into the Summer Series every Sunday at 1400 hours (October - May), and the extremely successful Twilight Series held each Tuesday evening during daylight saving, followed by a social meal at the club.

During the summer months we also host a number of specialised regattas; on behalf of class associations and/or Yachting Victoria, our peak governing body. These regattas/competitions bring in funds and a wealth of knowledge and competition to the club that otherwise could be lost. Our major annual regatta continues to be the Easter Regatta, held over the three days of Easter and has been well supported by both club and non-club members for over 50 years.

The classes raced include Flying Fifteens, Mosquitos, Sabres, Castle 650s, Sonata 6/7s, Timpenny 770s, and a mixed fleet of dinghies, trailer-sailors and keelboats including Etchells.

GLYC is also an accredited Discover Sailing Centre, offering sail programs for all backgrounds, ages, and abilities:

  • Sailing school: encouraging first time sailors, developing our novice fleet and a youth development pathway.
  • Tackers: run in the school holidays, providing learn to sailing opportunities for both kids and adults.
  • Sailability: held each Tuesday in terms 4 and 1, for local primary and special schools, centres for people with disabilities and community support programs
  • Adult and Teen programs
  • Powerboat handling  
  • School Sailing 


We offer venue hire whereby the main hall and rooms can be hired for Functions, Weddings, Community Meetings, Seminars, Corporate Events... all with a brand new state-of-the art projector and interactive white board system.

Contact us at glyc@sailglyc.com
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Latest News

Jan 23, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: tshepperd
For those with an interest in Classic Wooden Dinghies there is a regatta on Australia Day at South Gippsland Yacht Club.
Jan 23, 2017
Jan 21, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: russ
The 54th Victorian Flying Fifteen Championships will be sailed from Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club between 10th and 13th March 2017 with the Invitational series on the preceding Sunday 5th March 2017. You need to get your entry in by 25th February 2017 to receive the Regatta Shirts for you and your crew.
Jan 21, 2017
Jan 16, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: tshepperd

To be held at GLYC on weekend of 18/19th February 2017.  

Notice of Race

Registration and payment is via the TryBooking site:

Who has registered to date?

Mitch Bayliss; David Marshall; Ron Parker; Alex Stroud; are you next?

Jan 16, 2017
Jan 8, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: russ

Hi Sailors,

Warneet Motor Yacht Club will again be hosting the annual Warneet around French Island race.

The race is to be held on Saturday 25th of February 2017 on the waters of Westernport.

Notice of race and entry form can be obtained from the Club at sthmst729@yahoo.com.au . Sailing instructions will be available in early February.

For more information please contact Alex Stroud on 0403 739 119.

Regards,

Alex Stroud, Rear Commodore, Warneet Motor Yacht Club

0403 739 119          sthmst729@yahoo.com.au

Po Box 315 Tooradin 3980 VIC

Jan 8, 2017