Festival of Sails 2017 - Day 7 - The Final Day
Final Day of the Festival of Sails 2017 "Off The Beach" Series and light winds on the Outside Course denied the OK and Waszp fleet any further racing with abandonment. The Inside Course was postponed until mid afternoon when a building sea breeze...
Festival of Sails 2017 - Day 6 - Off The Beach
There were three races today for the 58 boats taking part in the 'Off the Beach' series at Festival of Sails. The breeze built throughout the day to a 14 knot max, remaining gusty with big shifts so was a difficult day to pick for the boats...
Festival of Sails 2017 - Day 5 - Waszp Play Day
Wednesday was lay day at the Festival of Sails, with the yacht racing concluding on Tuesday and the dinghies due to start on Thursday. As the dinghy competitors started to arrive, several classes offered a 'Try a boat day' at the Royal Geelong YC...
Festival of Sails - Day 4
Day 4 marked the final day of the Keelboat series of the 174th Festival of Sails. The first fleet on the water was the Super 11's for their passage race. Poco Loco got redress taking their 6th win of the series to win by 8 points overall...
Festival of Sails - Day 3
Patience was the key today as the morning's light easterly faded to nothing, replaced by an extremely hot and gusty North Westerly. The Cruising divisions left Corio Bay early, in 3 knots, heading upwind to the Outer Harbour...
Festival of Sails - Day 2
After a great night's entertainment at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club last night, a lot of sailors looked very weary this morning before racing. However with the fresh breeze and sunny conditions racing soon got underway with perfect conditions...
Festival of Sails - Day 1 - Passage Race
Today marked the start of the 174th Festival of Sails hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club. The Passage Race saw the huge fleet race from Melbourne to Geelong which started in around 12 knots of breeze and cloudy skies at 9.30...
Festival of Sails - Introduction by Peter Alexander
Iconic sailing regatta in Australia, the Festival of Sails was established in 1844 in Geelong, Victoria. Peter Alexander, Chairman, gives some insight into what the event is all about and why you should add this one onto your 'bucket-list'...
Festival of Sails - Interview with Tony Bull
Lisa Ratcliff interviews Tony Bull, Local Sailmaker and respected coach about his experiences of the Festival of Sail which starts in just over a week at Royal Geelong Yacht Club.