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The Royal Geelong Yacht Club is recognised as one of Australia’s premier Yacht Clubs and boasts a proud history that stretches more than 150 years. The Royal Geelong Yacht Club plays host to many major yachting events, including the largest keelboat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere, the Festival of Sails annually and the biennial Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong. The excellent facilities give members the opportunity to enjoy true absolute water frontage and enjoy the best view that any yacht club can offer. Take in the views from the Members’ Lounge, the Marina Cafe deck or the upstairs balcony. No other facility in Geelong can match the location. A first class cadet facility provides young sailors with the opportunity to learn from some very accomplished club sailors who include State, National and even World Champions. Novice sailors will be warmly welcomed and encouraged to develop new skills and new friendships.

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  • Viper World Championship 2017 - Welcome to Geelong

    Episode 1

    We are in Geelong for the 2nd Viper World Championships at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. Boats took to the water from the beech shortly after 1PM in 31 degree heat, just as the sea breeze was filling in to a constant 20 knots, prime conditions for the Vipers. The forecast is similar for the rest ...

  • Viper World Championship 2017 - Day 1

    Episode 2

    Today was the first day of racing at the 2017 Viper Worlds. Racing was postponed once the boats got out to the race area due to lack of wind. Once it filled in it was very patchy throughout the course. At one point half the sailors were on the wire, while the other half were leaning to leeward. J...

  • Viper World Championship 2017 - Day 2

    Episode 3

    After launching in light airs, the ap flag was raised as expected. When breeze started to fill in and shift right, the course was moved further up the bay, with racing taking place in a consistent 15-18 knot breeze all day. Jack Felsenthal and Shaun Connor dominated again with two more bullets an...

  • Festival of Sails - Interview with Tony Bull

    Episode 4

    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.

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • Viper World Championship 2017 - Day 3

    Episode 5

    Another long day on the water due to shifty airs. Today saw wind speeds across the course ranging from 3-25 knots with a few wipe outs occurring as the day went on. Unfortunately another injury occurred this time with Tayla Reitman and Lachlan White, when Tayla's trapeze wire snapped hitting Lach...

  • Viper World Championship 2017 - Day 4

    Episode 6

    After a day off yesterday, the fleet were keen and excited to get onto the water. Unfortunately the wind had different ideas with a consistent 25 knots plus on the bay. Sailing was cancelled just before 3pm, allowing for another day of lazing around the boat club. The forecast looks hopeful for S...

  • Alter Egos at Viper Worlds 2017!

    Episode 7

    Lisa Ratcliff interviews some of the fleet about their alter egos, and why they came about.

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • Viper World Championship 2017 - Day 5

    Episode 8

    A second day of high winds confined Viper Worlds crews to another long wait at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club in Victoria, Australia, before the decision was made at 1500hrs to postpone racing until Sunday January 15, 2017, the final day of the world championship.

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • Festival of Sails - Introduction by Peter Alexander

    Episode 9

    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' for 2018 for the 175th!! Hosted by the Royal Geelong Yach...

  • Viper World Championship 2017 - Final Day

    Episode 10

    After two days of being held ashore because of strong winds, the sailors were met with a morning of no breeze, after launching shortly in the morning. Racing finally got underway around 2pm once the sea breeze kicked in with the race committee squeezing in three shorter 2 lap races in perfect con...

  • Festival of Sails 2017 - Day 1 - Passage Race

    Episode 11

    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. The wind soon died off with around 5 knots around the course, but soon ...

  • Festival of Sails 2017 - Day 2

    Episode 12

    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 across the four race areas. Saskia chats with Bill Feo...

  • Festival of Sails 2017 - Day 3

    Episode 13

    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, where the Rating 1 and 2 Classes were enjoying a 10 knot Easterly. The ...

  • Festival of Sails 2017 - Day 4

    Episode 14

    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. The two Rating fleets headed to the inshore race course fo...

  • Festival of Sails 2017 - Day 5 - Waszp Play Day

    Episode 15

    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 Yacht Club. RS Aeros, a Far East 23 and Hansa 303's w...

  • Festival of Sails 2017 - Day 6 - Off The Beach

    Episode 16

    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, ranging from the Hansa 303 and Cadets at the smaller en...

  • Festival of Sails 2017 - Day 7 - The Final Day

    Episode 17

    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 finally arrived enabling two races for the Cadets,...

  • 2017 Australian & Open Optimist Championship

    Episode 18

    The 2017 Australian and Open Optimist Championship was held at Largs Bay Sailing Club and was a great event had by all with over 33 International entries!

    Video Producer: Harnett Media

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 New Zealand Fleet - Invitation Race

    Episode 19

    Live Sail Die are following the New Zealand 18 Footer fleet at the iconic JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney with strong chances for the front of the fleet with Yamaha, C-Tech, Knight Frank and Maersk Line. Today is the Invitational Race where the skiffs get a chance to rev their engines...

    Video Pr...

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 New Zealand Fleet - Race 1

    Episode 20

    Live Sail Die are following the New Zealand 18 Footer fleet at the iconic JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney with strong chances for the front of the fleet with Yamaha, C-Tech, Knight Frank and Maersk Line. Today is the George Calligeros Trophy - Day One and Yamaha putting their marker down to the loca...

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 New Zealand Fleet - Race 2

    Episode 21

    Live Sail Die are following the New Zealand 18 Footer fleet at the iconic JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney with strong chances for the front of the fleet with Yamaha, C-Tech, Knight Frank and Maersk Line. Race Two and Yahama hammering the locals...

    Video Producer: Live Sail Die

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 - Invitational Race - Full Coverage

    Episode 22

    The 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship regatta began on Sydney Harbour when the Australian 18 Footers League conducted the traditional Invitation Race for all 26 regatta entrants. Unfortunately for the crews, there was little, or no, wind for the duration of the race and the course had to b...

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 - Race 1 - Full Coverage

    Episode 23

    New Zealand champion Yamaha came from behind to score a brilliant win in Race 1 of the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by The Winning Group, on Sydney Harbour.

    Video Producer: 18 Footers TV

  • JJ Giltinan Trophy 2017 - Race 2 - Full Coverage

    Episode 24

    New Zealand champion Yamaha team tightened the grip on the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by The Winning Group, with another stunning victory in Race 2 of the championship on Sydney Harbour.

    Video Producer: 18 Footers TV