Festival of Sails
Dates: 22 - 26 January 2015
Address: Royal Geelong Yacht Club & Geelong Waterfront, Eastern Beach Rd, Geelong, Victoria 3220
Phone: 03 9004 4688 | Mobile: 0413 704 409
Put the Australia Day weekend aside in January 2015 - the Festival of Sails in Geelong is the place to be!
The Festival of Sails is Victoria's oldest ongoing sporting event, and the largest annual keel boat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere. Annually, the event attracts not only huge numbers of yachts carrying over 4,500 sailors, but also provides a brilliant Shoreside Festival for all the family to enjoy.
The sailing program commences with the traditional Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race, followed by three days of exciting sailing in Geelong and Corio Bay.
The Regatta runs from Thursday 22nd January until Monday 26th January, whilst the Shoreside Festival kicks off on Saturday 24th January, wrapping up on Australia Day, Monday 26th January 2015!
The free program of activities in Geelong includes live entertainment, roving performers, gourmet food and wine, art and craft markets, a free interactive on and off-water 'Come and Try' Sports Zone, the Bay FM Fireworks Spectacular and lots more along the Geelong waterfront.
For more detailed information, and timing details please visit the event website.
Content: Festival of Sails
Located on the Geelong Waterfront, close to Geelong Railway Station, Busport and CBD. 1 hour drive from Melbourne International Airport and 20 mins drive from Avalon Airport.
- Child activities
- Access without assistance for the disabled
- Parking for the disabled
- Toilet facilities for the disabled
- First aid equipment
- Shaded area
Bay FM Australia Day Fireworks Spectacular - Monday 26th January 2015 (sunset)
Passage Race Start - Friday 25th January 2015
Mass start of fleet (400 yachts) off Elwood. Race start time approximately 09:30
Geelong Waterfront Festival - Saturday 24th until Monday 26th January 2015
Sailing Regatta - Thursday 22nd January until Monday 26th January 2015
Contact operator for further details.