The Royal Geelong Yacht Club will be accepting entries for the 172nd running of the Festival of Sails regatta on Monday 11 August 2014.
An extended 2015 Festival of Sails regatta begins when the multihulls start rolling in from around the country to compete in their annual Australian Multihull Championships from Saturday 17th January. The diverse mix of racing and cruising catamarans and trimarans will compete on a mix of courses around Corio Bay and Port Phillip, until Friday 23rd January. As the multis complete a reverse passage race up to Melbourne, on Thursday 22nd January, the exciting Sportsboats will hit the water, to take advantage of the great conditions that are synonymous with fast yacht racing on Corio Bay.
For more than 300 entries, the iconic 34Nm Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race, on Friday 23rd January, signals the start of a great weekend of racing and Australia Day long weekend celebrations, to be held in Geelong.
The Notice of Race (NoR) is the all-important document that will help guide competitors through the regatta format and conditions of entry and is available online on the event website.
Eligible boats shall enter online electronically only, through the event web site (www.festivalofsails.com.au) from 0000hrs Monday 11th August 2014 until 2400hrs Friday 9th January 2015. Those who complete their entry, including full payment, prior to 2400 November 30th shall receive an early bird discount of AUS$50.00.
RGYC may accept late entries received after Friday 9th January, up to 2400hrs Friday 16th January 2015.
– Festival of Sails Media