Lake Macquarie Classic Boatfest invites the participation and exhibition of traditional and classic boats – steam, sail, motor and oared craft of all sizes from all over Australia. Boats must be of a design prior to 1975 but may have been built at any time, from any material. Wooden boats naturally qualify as pre 1975 design. Everyone is welcome to this free waterfront event at Regatta Park, Toronto, on Lake Macquarie. We expect to have some 80 boats on display on the water and foreshore.
Thank you to our many sponsors, who assist with the infrastructure costs for this free event.
The festival utilises the Toronto foreshore, the parklands, launching ramps and the waterfront enclosure and jetties for a wide range of marine- related activities.
Over the two days of the event, you will be treated to model boat demonstrations and races, displays relating to classic boat activities, kids games, entertainment and of course the Quick'n'Dirty boat building competition held on the Sunday of the festival. The event culminates in a Grand Parade and Blessing of the Fleet at 3.00 p.m. on the Sunday afternoon. The festival provides a wonderful experience for people of all ages.The superb eateries of Toronto, located close to the foreshore, will cater for all tastes while you enjoy the spectacle of the boats and activities throughout the weekend. Food stalls will also be located along foreshore.
We welcome new members of the Assocation at $10 for individual membership, we also welcome volunteers to assist at the event.