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 have a number of specialised regattas; hosting on behalf of class associations and/or Yachting Victoria, our peak governing body. These regattas/competitions bring a wealth of money, 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.

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
Find us in Google Maps

Latest News

Sep 27, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: tshepperd

Our Opening Day will be Saturday 8th October and will commence at 11am, so please make every effort to join in the celebrations. Members are asked to bring along a plate of savoury or sweet finger food to share.

A detailed program will be sent out by eflash a couple of weeks before the day.

Sep 27, 2016
May 8, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: tshepperd
A group of 30+ members got together on Sunday 1st May to talk about ’what can the GLYC committee and members do to progress our club on and off water, and champion the sport of sailing?’ Two hours and over 120 ideas later, we had progressed the club’s strategic planning from initial assessment to identifying some viable ideas on what we can start, stop and continue doing at GLYC.
May 8, 2016

Weather and Warnings

Wind: ENE 8kts avg (11kts gust)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

Weather Warnings for Victoria - marine areas. Issued by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology