International Etchells Class
New South Wales Championship

26 - 28 February 2016


From Lake Macquarie Fleet Captain, Greg Payne

Come and enjoy good sailing, friendly atmosphere and lots of post race stories. Look forward to seeing you here.

From LMYC Commodore, Bill Chaseling

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club takes great pleasure in inviting all International Etchells to enter the 2015-2016 NSW State Championship. Lake Macquarie Yacht Club has a long history of running Etchells One Design class racing, both in our usual weekly races and State and National Championships. Belmont Bay on Lake Macquarie is arguably one of the best sailing venues you can race on, having flat water and being close to the ocean, we enjoy consistent sea breezes with no tidal effect. The State Championship is to be run on the last weekend of February 2016 and this is also the last weekend of ‘Lakefest’, a week of boating events on Lake Macquarie. Come along and enjoy the hospitality of our 'club over the water'. Enjoy the beauty and pleasure of sailing on Belmont Bay and help make this Championship one of your great memories.

Host Club

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club

Ada Street
Belmont NSW 2280
Phone: 02 4945 0022

Opening hours

  • Receiving Boats - From 8:00 Thursday 25 February 2016. Earlier delivery may be arranged by contacting Club Reception
  • Club - 8:00hrs to 23:30hrs
  • Restaurant - 8:00hrs to 21:00hrs

Regatta Information




Contact regatta organiser, Greg Payne, if you're keen.

Social Events & Catering
  • Breakfast - Club Restaurant, Salty Dog
  • Lunch - Available at Salty Dog
  • Post Race - BBQ Saturday & Sunday
  • Gear & dock boxes - Can be left on the marina near your boat or on your trailer.
  • Trailers - Visiting crews can leave their trailers at the club.
  • Bob Fussell Marine - Sailmaker and Chandler, Michael Babbage, will be on 24 hour call. Mobile: 0425 244 008
  • Shipwright Simon "Sly" Smith - Will be available 24/7. Mobile: 0412 500 424


  • Thursday
    25 February 2016

    10:00 - 17:00 Registration & Weigh-in

  • Friday
    26 February 2016

    08:00 - 10:00 Registration & Weigh-in

    10:00 Skippers Briefing

    13:00 Race 1 - Warning Signal

  • Saturday
    27 February 2016

    11:00 Racing

    Post Race BBQ

  • Sunday
    28 February 2016

    11:00 Racing

    17:00 Presentation & BBQ


  • Greg Payne
    Fleet Captain & Organising Officer

    Phone: 0408 095 015

  • Kevin & Ross Wilson
    Principal Race Officers

Thanks to Our Sponsors

  • Bob Fussell Marine

  • Simon Smith Shipwright Services

Would you like to sponsor the event? Get in touch with Greg Payne on 0408 095 015.