Henley Boat Races in Australia

Paynesville Gold Coast

The Paynesville Gold Cup

This annual Paynesville powerboat racing competition runs for two days at the East Gippsland Power Boat Club. This competition always provides spectators with whirlwind, super-paced, and action-packed racing and an immersive experience that allows them to feel near the action.

Where Does This Event Hold?

The location of this competition is the East Gippsland Power Boat Club, Paynesville, Victoria.

When Does The Paynesville Gold Cup Hold?

The Paynesville Gold Cup holds for two days. From Saturday 20th March to Sunday, 21st March 2021. Spectators can enter the club at 9:00 am on Saturday, and 8:00 am on Sunday. The first race, on Saturday, is expected to start at 11:30 am. The second race is expected to start 9:30 am on Sunday. The final races on both days are scheduled to finish oat 3:45 pm.

What Are The Requirements For General Admission To The Paynesville Gold Cup?

A digital form for drivers who wish to enter the Paynesville Gold Cup is available for download on the East Gippsland Power Boat Club Website.

Entry fees cost a sum of $20 as a weekend pass for a single adult. There is no charge for children under 16 years. Parking is free and allowed within 50 metres of the entry gate to the EGPBC. 

Entry to the Race Day site is via Kings Road, Milton Avenue. At the end of Milton Avenue, a marshal will assist anyone with a car to the car parking area. A gate marshal will then give a ticket that covers entry on both days of the event after the car is parked.

How Do I Locate The East Gippsland Power Boat Club?

First, you need to get to Bairnsdale, Victoria as it is the nearest landmark. Now, how do you get to EGPBC from Bairnsdale, Victoria?

Head south along Paynesville Road. When you get to a roundabout, take the second exit and stay on Paynesville Road. At the next roundabout, take the third exit onto Main Road and head-on. Take the next left turning, which leads onto King Street. Keep to King Street (it turns left and becomes Slip Road). The destination, 60-74 Slip Road, Paynesville, Victoria, is on the right along Slip Road. 

The East Gippsland Power Boat Club boasts a magnificent view. Spectators can watch the races along the foreshore of the Race Day site.

What Major Races Or Events Does The Paynesville Gold Cup Hold?

  • Paynesville Gold Cup (which includes several races)
  • 30-minute marathon races

Where Will Trophies Be Presented?

All trophies will be presented outside the East Gippsland Power Boat Club corporate tent. This presentation will end with the winner of the Paynesville Gold Cup getting awarded. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Please, note that:

  • All spectators, competitors, and personnel, are obligated to adhere to DHHS stipulated COVID-19 precautions. Masks are mandatory, and you must ensure social distancing.
  • All dates, and venues, are tentative due to the sensitiveness of a pandemic period.
  • Only registered vessels, competitors and personnel are allowed in the racing zones on the competitions’ day.
  • Tractors will be available for pulling the boats in and out of the water.
  • Only authorised persons have access to the pit area.
  • We will examine all boats before being allowed to tread the competition waters.
  • Car park attendants will assist in car parking.
  • Street parking is allowed, close to the entrance, should the car park be full.
  • It is not allowed to park across driveways.
  • Query and concerns should be relayed along to the Race Day Marshals
  • Spectators can watch the races along the foreshore of the Race Day Site.
  • Food and soft drink will be available onsite.
  • Spectators are allowed to bring their food but are implored to clean up after themselves.