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GLCBC - Open Boat Weekend

The GLCBC is hosting an "Open Boat Weekend" on January 21st and 22nd 2017 at Paynesville on the Mc Millian Straight. 

Open to the general public and will focus upon all open day boats of various configurations including traditional open fishing boats, sail boats, work boats, dinghys and motor boats. The GLCBC welcomes all members of the community to attend and be a part of a fun and educational day out. Visitors can learn about some of the boats that shaped traditional boating on the Gippsland Lakes. 

Owners of these classic boats and representatives of the GLCBC will be available to discuss and answer any questions to the general public.

For non-GLCBC members who may have a suitable boat that they would like to show off and join in, then please email your details, we would very much appreciate your participation.

Event Schedule

Saturday 21 January:
10:30 am - Open to the public display of traditional open fishing boats.
12:00 pm until 2:00 pm - The Paynesville Coast Guard sausage sizzle, please buy a snag and support our friends.
2:30 pm - Open boat sail

Sunday, 21 January:
10:00 am - Open boat sail to Duck Arm, BYO lite lunch on the beach (subject to weather)


Mc Millian Straight, Paynesville opposite Foodworks or on the beach next to the Paynesville Yacht Club. (weather conditions on the day will decide)

Further Information


Earlier Event: January 20
War At Sea Exhibition
Later Event: January 26
2017 Festival of Sails