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Since 1844, the Festival of Sails has played a key part in the Victorian and Australian yachting calendar. Highly competitive and diverse, the event caters to all levels of sailing from high performance racing machines to family cruisers.

The Festival of Sails offers something that no other regatta in Australia does, combining first-class racing with a brilliant Shoreside Festival, which sees 100,000 visitors flock to the stunning Geelong waterfront to soak up the summer atmosphere.

Visitors to Geelong and local residents will come together to celebrate the Festival of Sails, incorporating the Australia Day public holiday, over a week long Festival in 2017, with an abundance of activity and entertainment. With live music, a variety of market stalls, a dedicated kids area, family friendly activities, free on and off the water come try activities, Discover Sailing, fantastic food on offer, there is something different to experience and enjoy each day.

Whether you are a sailor or prefer your feet on more solid ground and are looking for a fun way to entertain the family across the Australia Day holiday, this event provides something for everyone to enjoy.

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  • Bar
  • Café
  • Kiosk
  • Public toilet
  • Restaurant - licensed
  • Shop
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  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
  • Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
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