About Lakefest NSW

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The Lakefest Aquatic Festival on beautiful Lake Macquarie is now a reality! A number of events have been confirmed to run from February 13 - March 6, 2021. They include:

  • The 2021 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta (incorporating the pre race fund raising dinner, One Lap Dash, Short One Lap Dash, 12 Hour and 24 Hour Races)

  • Sportsboat Regatta

  • Belmont 16’s Junior Pirate Fun Race

  • Rotary Paddlefest (not being held in 2020)

  • Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Lakefest Regatta

  • Lake Macquarie Yacht Club  Etchells Championships

  • Wangi Amateur Sailing Club’s Open Friday Twilight race.

  • Lake Macquarie Classic Boat Association - Boat Bits Bonanza & Boatfest Picnic Day

  • Lake Macquarie Classic Boat Association -  Open Days & St Ayles Skiff Row

  • Lakefest Charity Ball

Lakefest was created by the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto, Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, Wangi Amateur Sailing Club, Belmont 16’s and Toronto Rotary Sunrise. The Lakefest concept arose out of the highly successful 2013 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta organised and run by the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto, after which race debriefs concluded that the regatta could be a part of a much bigger aquatic festival on the lake, promoting sailing and other water-based lake activities, Lake Macquarie, and the Hunter Region in general.