St Ayles Skiff

St Ayles Skiff Launch

Wednesday 21st February
9.30am launch, 10.30am morning tea
The Hon Joel Fitzgibbon
Rathmines Memorial Park

Boatfest 2018

Sunday 25th February
Rathmines Memorial Park
11am to 3pm
Bring along your own picnic or buy a sausage sandwich

Lakefest 2018

Saturday 17th February - Sunday 4th March
Members of the Lake Macquarie Classic Boat Association
will be rowing the St Ayles Skiff from Rathmines to the Royal Motor Yacht Club on Saturday 3rd March ending with a BBQ lunch at the club, followed by a row from the Yacht Club to Speers Point on Sunday 4th March to join the Paddlefest activities.

Historic 10ft Skiffs: Classic Dinghies

Boatshed Open to the Public


Tuesday 9am - 1pm
Thursday 9am - 1pm

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Welcome to the Lake Macquarie Classic Boat Association

Lake Macquarie Classic Boat Association was formed in 2010 to take over the running of an annual Boatfest event that commenced in 1988 as "Heritage Afloat". Boatfest, from 2016, will run as a Boaties Picnic at Rathmines Park in association with Lakefest.

In 2013, the Association took out a lease on buildings at Rathmines and started the Lake Macquarie Classic Boatshed, a place where men and women gather to work on, restore and build timber boats.




February 17 - March 4


Sunday February 25th
Rathmines Park