Keeley Marine Supplies 53rd Marlay Point
6th-7th March 2021
Entries for the 2021 53rd MPONR are HERE .
It was with a warm welcome that Keeley Marine made their inauguration at the 51st and 52nd MPONR Races. If you missed your chance, please come and meet them at the 53rd race on the 6th or 7th of March 2021.
It is with great pleasure that the MPONR committee would like to announce that Keeley Marine Supplies is coming on board to be the Major sponsor for both 2019, 2020, AND the 2021 Marlay Point races. If you haven’t already given them a wave please do so at the 2021 race!
Please join us in thanking the team and jumping to their website and having a look at all the amazing sailing equipment and repairs they can help you with… www.keeleymarine.com.au
MARLAY POINT OVERNIGHT RACE
The Marlay Point Overnight Race has been running on the Gippsland Lakes since 1969. It is the only overnight race for trailer sailors in Australia and has earned the reputation as the Sydney-Hobart for smaller yachts.
Previously hosted by the Lake Wellington Yacht Club (LWYC), this iconic race that runs on the Victorian Labour Day in March every year is now hosted by Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club (GLYC) under the guidance of LWYC. Starting at sunset, competitors sail across Lake Wellington, through the McLennan Straits into Lake Victoria for the run home to Paynesville.
Regarded as Australia’s premier race for trailable yachts and multi-hulls, about 4000 boats and 11,000 sailors have been involved over the past 50 years, making the Overnight Race a must-do on every trailer sailors bucket list.
In 2018, the CH Robinson Marlay Point Overnight Race celebrated its 50th anniversary. An achievement of which the small club (LWYC) is very proud. More than 200 yachts, and 600 crews, families, and supporters from all over Australia, plus hundreds of spectators, converged on Marlay Point, 22km from Sale on Lake Wellington, for another spectacular sunset start.