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.
2018 Soho Lawyers Contender Australian Champs - Day One
Day One at the McCrae Yacht Club with the Contender's out in force for the Australian 2018 Nationals. Beebe looking ominous, leading overall, with plenty of competitors hot on his heels with the scorching weather arriving for Day Two and wind decreasing.
2018 Soho Lawyers Contender Australian Champs - Day Two
Second day at the Contender Aussie Nationals - perfect conditions for "Slip Slop Slap" and getting a tan - it looked like the wind also went to the beach too! Just one race and Mark Bulka picked up the bullet with Scotty Cunningham taking the overall lead.
2018 iSail Whitsundays Contender World Champs - Day Two
Jason Beebe, current World Champion, is dominating the competition and big start lines. Stretching his overall lead with 7th, 1st and 2nd giving him a four point difference from fellow Aussie, Scott Cunningham.
2018 iSail Whitsundays Contender World Champs - Day One
Nip and tuck until the finish covering each other allowing the 2016 World Champion, local McCrea YC sailor, Mark Bulka to take the bullet. Jono Neate quietly sailing in clear air took second with Jason Beebe bringing up the rear in third.
2018 iSail Whitsundays Contender World Champs - Day Three
It's official! It's a two horse race - everyone expected the duel between Bulka and Beebe - well they have it! Two points separating them after the discard came into play after Day Three of the Contender Worlds hosted by McCrae Yacht Club, Australia.
2018 iSail Whitsundays Contender World Champs - Final Day
The 'Grand Finale' between the two mighty Contenders - Mark Bulka and Jason Beebe. Two races were planned but light winds hampered the format so only one was held leaving Jason requiring at least five places to retain the title. Beebe came off the start line like a bullet but close behind shadowi...
The 175th Festival of Sails started with the Passage Race from Williamstown to just in front of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. Light breeze for the hundreds of yachts but the Rating Class made good time with Ichi Ban crossing the line first.
Glamour day on the water at Royal Geelong Yacht Club for the second day of the 175th Festival of Sails. The Corio Bay was filled to the brim with yachts of all sizes including the S80's and Division 1 & 2.
Stunning conditions for the final day of the 175th Festival of Sails hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club. Focus on the Classic Yachts, Cruising and Sport Boats divisions with the wind finally getting up after a few competitors got stuck in the channel.
We managed to grab 'Etchells Tim' who is only 14 and usually seen on his International Cadet Class of Australia - watch out for him popping up literally in the video on the final day of the 175th Festival of Sails.
A little gem outside Melbourne - welcome to McCrae Yacht Club. Passionate about off the beach racing with an immense pedigree of World, National and even America's Cup winners as members. Worth a visit and guaranteed warm Aussie welcome!
Royal Geelong Yacht Club hosts the iconic Festival of Sails and many other exciting sailing events in Victoria, Australia. A major new building initiative has started for the club to enable even more sailors to get out on the water.