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

Feb 19, 2018
Category: General
Posted by: russ

LOCAL NAVIGATION WARNING GIPPSLAND PORTS

The following navigation warning is published for general information. AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA

NO.3 (T) OF 2018
PORT OF GIPPSLAND LAKES
TAMBO RIVER APPROACH
PORT LATERAL BUOY MISSING STARBOARD LATERAL BUOY PARTIALLY SUBMERGED

DATE:

DETAILS:

Monday 19th January 2018

Mariners are advised that the Tambo River Approach Port lateral mark Buoy number 2B, Fl.R.2s, formerly in position;
Lat. 37° 51.745’ S
Lon. 147° 47.395’ E Datum WGS 84

is missing off station.

The Tambo River approach, Starboard lateral mark Buoy
Number 1A, Fl.G.2s in position;
Lat. 37° 51.808’ S
Lon. 147° 47.386’ E Datum WGS 84
Remains on station and operational however is partially submerged.

Mariners are advised to take extra precaution and travel at a slow speed when navigating through the Tambo River Approach Channel

Further Information is available from Gippsland Ports on 0427610025 Gippsland Lakes Boating Guide – electronic version – available at

www.gippslandports.vic.gov.au

A further Notice shall be issued

PUBLICATIONS: AFFECTED:

FURTHER NOTICE:

CAPT. BEVIS HAYWARD HARBOUR MASTER

Feb 19, 2018