Sailing Program, Instructions & Regattas


Lake Macquarie Yacht Club has long been regarded for its ability to hold successful regattas for local, national and international events. Being the venue for Olympic Trials, Lake Macquarie Yacht Club provides quality regatta administration and professional management to ensure your sailing meet is a success. Of course our location on the beautiful Lake Macquarie is an added bonus.

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A number of offshore races are conducted between September and April generally to Pittwater, Newcastle and Port Stephens. They are daytime races to a destination on a Saturday and returning on Sunday.  The schedule of races and starting times are determined by obtaining the optimum conditions in Swansea Channel. Races are usually run in conjunction with Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club with boats competing for both the LMYC Offshore Point Score series and the Combined Offshore Point Score series


No Offshore Pointscore series will be run by LMYC in 2018-2019

Entries can be made through the NCYC entry portal through the race entry process.


Allocation of boats to Divisions is at the absolute discretion of the Race Committee and are generally:

Division 1 is for larger faster boats using spinnakers or larger faster boats electing to use non-spinnaker both based on performance

Division 2 is for faster boats using spinnakers or faster boats electing to use non-spinnaker both based on performance

Division 3 is for smaller faster boats using spinnakers or other boats electing to use non-spinnaker both based on performance

Etchells Classes race most Saturdays during the spring and summer season with 2 races per Saturday creating yearly point score and championship events.


Racing is conducted on Wednesday afternoons all year round and is for non spinnaker boats. Both a sweepstake and point score results are conducted. These races are generally handicap starts with monthly scratch starts.


Generally in line with daylight saving time, twilight races are conducted with the initial start time at 1730 hours with graduated scratch starts to avoid congestion at the start line.

Commenses Friday October 12th 2018


During winter starting on the third Sunday in May, racing is conducted over an 11 race series. The racing is both for non spinnaker and spinnaker boats with both sweepstake and point scores being conducted.

Commences May 19 2019