Geelong proudly embraces its role as the host city for the prestigious National and World Fireball Championships, currently underway at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. This event not only showcases Geelong’s commitment to sailing excellence but also brings significant economic benefits to the local community while inviting visitors to experience our city on a global platform.
With competitors converging from across the globe, Geelong stands tall as the chosen destination for this pinnacle event in the sailing calendar. The Royal Geelong Yacht Club, in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong and The Victorian State Government, extends a warm welcome to sailors and spectators alike.
“It’s been over a decade since Australia last hosted a Fireball World Championship, and we are immensely proud to follow in the footsteps of Mandurah, Western Australia, as the next regional city to hold these prestigious championships,” remarked Mr Brendan Garner, Fireball National and World Championships Committee Chair “Geelong’s picturesque waterfront and world-class facilities provide the perfect backdrop for this gathering of sailing enthusiasts from around the world.”
Approximately 150 skilled competitors have descended upon Geelong to vie for top honours in both the national and world championships. Following the thrilling National Championships held over the past three days, the anticipation mounts as the World Championships commence on Sunday.
Spectators eager to witness the action firsthand are encouraged to head to Eastern Beach, where they can soak in the spectacle of Fireball sailing at its finest. With Australia boasting a formidable contingent, expectations are high for a stellar performance on the international stage.
“Sailing holds a special place in the heart of Geelong, and the Royal Geelong Yacht Club remains steadfast in its commitment to nurturing this cherished sport at all levels,” added Mr Harper “From grassroots learn-to-sail programs to hosting world-class championships, we continue to uphold the legacy of sailing excellence in our community.”
For more information and updates, please visit https://www.fireball-international.com/upcoming-events/upcoming-events/2024/02/2024-worlds/