Preveiw to Lakefest 2020, from February 15 to March 7

ALL THINGS AQUATIC: Lakefest starts on Saturday, and the program of events includes sailing races, classic boat displays, fun activities for kids, and dinners. Visit lakefest.com.au to see what's on. Picture: David Stewart

ALL THINGS AQUATIC: Lakefest starts on Saturday, and the program of events includes sailing races, classic boat displays, fun activities for kids, and dinners. Visit lakefest.com.au to see what's on. Picture: David Stewart

LAKEFEST, the annual three-week celebration of Lake Macquarie's aquatic lifestyle and maritime history, starts this weekend.

Lakefest runs on Lake Macquarie from Saturday, February 15, to Saturday, March 7.

Belmont 16s is the venue this Saturday, from 9am, for the junior pirate fun day race.

Then, at 1.30pm, Lake Macquarie Yacht Club will host Day 1 of the Lakefest Regetta.

On Sunday, Lake Macquarie Yacht Club will present the Sports Boat Regatta.

Now in its sixth year, Lakefest was created by the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto, Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, Wangi Amateur Sailing Club, Belmont 16s and Toronto Rotary Sunrise and caters for boating enthusiasts, locals, and families.

Among the other highlights of Lakefest 2020 are:

  • The 2020 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta, on Saturday, February 22;
  • Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Etchells Championships, starting Friday, February 21; and
  • Lakefest Charity Ball, on Saturday, March 7.

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