Month Flat Week Day
Start Date:
Friday, March 01, 2024 9:00 am - Sunday, March 03, 2024 5:00 pm
2 Days, 8 Hours

Paynesville Classic Boat Rally 2024 - Applications are now open!

Paynesville Classic Boat Rally 2024

This Rally we’re opening applications rather than bookings, for classic boats over 25yrs, and boats of classic design and lines. Vessels of all makes and materials are welcome to apply - big, small, fully restored or those that are still a work in progress.

We offer the following categories:

  • Berthed - mooring available for Friday and Saturday nights
  • Hardstand - these will form the boat expo attraction on the foreshore
  • Car-toppers - off-the-beach dinghies etc. Can be left on display on the foreshore as part of the expo
  • General entries - local boats who have their own mooring, or entrants who are happy to park off-site (note that these boats will not be able to launch at the expo and yacht club boat ramps).

All entry types are invited to enter the water for Saturday's Grand Parade and class events.

A4 corflute display boards will be provided for berthed, hard-stand and car-topper categories.  All applicants will receive an email with a request for a photo to help us select a wide variety of vessels.

There is no fee to apply. Accepted applications will be invited to confirm attendance by payment of an entry fee.

So what can you expect from Rally 2024?

  • The Grand Parade, led by the drum of dragon boats and the sails of a tall ship, invites all boats to the water, spiriting all vessels past a crowd of thousands waving from the foreshore.
  • Sunday’s Sail Past is always a highlight, as yachts and cruisers stream by under sail.
  • Novelty events such as the Bowie Medling ‘bang and return’ fishing boat challenge, the Quick & Dirty Boat Build and a roaring powerboat display, always draw cheers and a crowd.
  • New to The Rally, a town wide Maritime Festival features something for passionate boaties and land lubbers alike…. featuring planned workshops, displays, live entertainment, demonstrations, storytelling, a photography exhibition and more!

As always registrations will take place on the Friday evening, the Grand Parade will be on Saturday morning and the Sail Past on Sunday morning.

So be sure to book your accommodation early! We can send a list of what's available on request

More on Rally 2024

Our website -

Apply to enter a classic boat (over 25yrs or of classic lines & design) -

Join the community -

Get in touch - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Come join us!

Andrew Livingston
Event Manager

Winner of East Gippsland’s Community Event of the Year in 2020.

Paynesville Classic Boat Rally truly is something for boat lovers everywhere.