GLYC is an accredited Discover Sailing Centre, and welcomes people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities to find out how fun, safe, accessible, and affordable sailing is. For a number of years we have been recognised at the Victorian Sailing Awards as finalists for the Discover Sailing Centre of the Year. In June 2017, we were awarded the Australian Sailing Award for our Contribution to Junior and Youth Sailing.

This season GLYC is proud to offer the following programs to the degree that we are able given Covid restrictions.  Unfortunately Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club will not be running any Autumn School Sailing programs for this school holidays. The club can only run the school holiday programs with the correct quota to make it financially viable. We are hopefully running Spring Programs from 27 September through 1 October 2021. Look out in newsletters and the website for any updates of these courses. 

Each of these programs map to the Australian Sailing Pathway

Discover Sailing Day

Discover Sailing Days are offered for FREE at many sailing clubs around Australia. They are a fantastic way to have a great day out with your partner, family, friends or work colleagues. Clubs look forward to showing you just how fun, safe, accessible, and affordable sailing is.

GLYC’s 2021 Discover Sailing Day – last Sunday in October (TBC)

A number of our members will be available at the club and there will be opportunities to join them for a sail (weather pending). Please register your interest by contacting our Discover Sailing Principal, Lyn Wallace via

Get Active Sailing

Get Active Sailing is an initiative developed in conjunction with VicHealth to get people more active through the sport of sailing. GLYC welcomes community groups and businesses (of all sizes) to come down to the Paynesville foreshore to experience how enjoyable sailing can be. Full day, half day or twilight sessions in both dinghies and keelboats can be tailored for your group. Contact out Discover Sailing Principal, Lyn Wallace via to discuss your specific needs.

Local community groups and business who have already taken advantage of the ‘Get Active Sailing’ opportunity at GLYC include:

King & Heath Real Estate – Family Christmas Party 2015
“Special thanks to James and Anthony, for giving our families a great experience out on the water. It was a fun day for everyone”. Mark Howlett

Bairnsdale Scouts – Get Active Sailing Twilight evening, 2015
I loved it. I didn’t know sailing could be this much fun”. Sam McVilly