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.
Prince Phillip Cup - Australian Dragon Championships 2019
2018 World Champions reigned supreme at the 2019 Prince Phillip Cup in Fremantle, Western Australia. Beadsworth, Tezdiker and Fry looking in form at the pre-worlds regatta hosted by Freemantle Sailing Club.
Grant Gordon and his team of Ruairidh Scott, Sophie Weguelin and James Williamson (GBR 820) showed the rest of the Dragon fleet the way to go on Day One of the 2019 Dragon World Championships held in the stunning waters off Fremantle in Western Australia.
Fremantle was back to it's very best for Day Two of the 2019 Dragon World Championship. After a few hours waiting ashore chilling and sipping coffees in the sunset lounge, the regular sea breeze gathered for two fabulous races.
The 2019 Dragon World Championship has reached the half-way stage already after 5 races have been completed. Team Provezza edge ahead on the overall scoreboard but Peter Gilmour’s Yanmar Racing record the best results on Day Three.
The Festival of Sails traditional start began with the 176th Passage Race (Melbourne to Geelong) - light winds and Voodoo lead from the start. Forgone conclusion...one buoy got in the way and the pursuing TP52's pipped her right at the end in front of the clubhouse.
The Festival of Sails has a huge amount of classes racing throughout with many National Champs including the VX One and J/111 alongside the International Etchells, Cadets and Optimists - certainly was 'Super Sunday' for all of the sailors.
It was a magical on the water for the final day of the Festival of Sails. Monster wrap up with the massive cruising armada, wonderful S80s, Rating IRC and AMS yachts (including the TP52's) with a special focus on the multihull fleet.
After all the hype it's time to race - both of the Australian skippers showed their local knowledge with two wins for Slingsby (Team Australia) and one for Outteridge (Team Japan) separated by just one point overall.
Footage: SailGP and Video Producer: VR Sport Media
Keahi de Aboitiz has dedicated his year to chasing big swells and the biggest barrels he can fit himself into. He starts off his year in Australia where he says 'It was the best barrel I've ever kitesurfed'.
Foiling Week is not just racing but over 180 boats entered Garda 2018 but they also have the Foiling Exhibition, where 15 new to market boats has been launched. Trials, coaching, Learning to Fly, and a Forum - looks like foiling is here to stay.