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.

Our current Youth / Junior calendar for season 2023 / 2024 is available.

Unfortunately Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club cannot run any school holiday programs without a sufficient quota to make it financially viable, so get your name in and hope there are enough to join you.

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 can be. Our new season Discover Sailing Day is scheduled for Sunday 29 October 2023 9.00am-12noon. A number of our members will be available at the club and there will be opportunities to join them for a sail (weather pending) on a variety of boats. Please register your interest by using the link or contacting our Discover Sailing Centre by email

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 our Discover Sailing Centre at 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