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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LMYC OFFSHORE POINT SCORE & COMBINED OFFSHORE POINT SCORE
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
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 for the largest or fastest boats in the club who fly Spinnakers
Division 2 Spinnaker for medium size fast boats who fly Spinnakers
Division 3 for larger cruiser and cruiser racer style boats that want to sail non Spinnaker or fly Spinnakers
Division 4 for the smaller boats that want to sail non Spinnaker or fly Spinnakers
Class – There is currently no class racing at this point in time.
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 6th 2023
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 Wednesday May 1st, 2024