2018 Award Winners

  • Bowie Medling Bang & Return - Bushranger

  • Best Classic Boat - Seasalter

  • Best Restoration - Westwind

  • Best Dressed Boat - Jeanara

  • Best Dressed Crew - Lola

  • Best Dressed Male at the Dance - Noah

  • Best Dressed Female at the Dance - Ginger

  • Lucky Boat Number - 22 - Peter Manuel

Weekend Program

Friday 2nd March 2018

7pm Rally Launch- GLYC

Saturday 3rd March 2018

10am - 12pm Fishcare Fishing Workshop

11am - Sail Past - All Craft - McMillan Strait

12.30pm - 3.30pm Louis King & the Sun Kings - Tin Shed

12.30pm - 4pm Paynesville Maritime Museum open

1pm - Bernies Bung Boat Challenge- Bairnsdale Lions Club -  Foreshore

1pm - 2.30pm - Lady Nelson open ship - Fishermans Wharf

2pm - Bote-Cote Quick n Dirty Challenge - GLYC Carpark

4pm - Presentation - Dugga Beasley - GLYC

7.30pm Maritime Dance - theme "Nautical Films" 

featuring new talent - support artist Matt Bentley

followed by local band the "Soultanas"

Sunday 4th March 2018

10am - Parade of Sail - Sail Craft Only -McMillan Strait

10am - 12pm Fishcare Fishing Workshop

10am - 1pm Paynesville Maritime Museum Open

11am - 3.30pm Billy Abbott & the Harmaniax - Tin Shed

1pm - Bowie Medling Bang & Return-Classic Fishing Boat Event - Foreshore

1pm - 2.30pm Lady Nelson open ship - Fishermans Wharf

2pm - Bote-Cote Quick n Dirty Challenge - GLYC Carpark

3pm Boat Entry Awards & novelty events presentation - GLY

At the Expo

Attention to Detail

Bairnsdale Lions Club

Bairnsdale Rowing Club

Boatcraft Pacific

Cabinet Timbers Pty Ltd

Fishcare Gippsland

Forge Creek Lamb

Gippsland Gourmet Sausages

Gippsland Lakes Classic Boat Club

Gippsland Lakes Shipwright Services

Jumping Castle & Sweet stall

King & Heath

Lakes Rotary Club

Lakes Soft Serve

Luxford’s Marine & Industrial Solutions

Marine Artist Rod Cross

Nicholson Model Sailing Club

Old Time Half Hull Models

Paynesville Coastguard Food Marquee & display trailer

Paynesville Lions Club Food Van

Paynesville Marine Electronics

Peter Norder - historic diving gear

Photography - Andrew Franks

Riviera Meats

The Kombi Coffee Co.

The Little Red Bucket

The Travelling Squid

Unique Sails

Weekend Entertainment Line up


Anthea Davis Childrens Ukulele Workshop & Puppeteer

Bairnsdale Secondary College Students

Billy Abbott & the Harmaniax

Darren McCubbin - town crier

East Gippsland Symphonia

Kay & Don on the Tin Shed

Louis King & The Sun Kings

Matthew Bentley


Tayla Clavarino & Olivia Lay - buskers

The Tin Shed - Bernie Ryan

Sail Past Commentary - Warwick Hall and Peter Markwell

Parade of Sail & Bowie Medling Bang & Back Commentary - James Frecheville