The Festival of Sails is Australia’s oldest sporting event and the largest regatta in the southern hemisphere. Since 1844 it has played a key role in our nation’s yachting calendar and is widely known as Australia’s Favourite Sailing Regatta. Highly competitive and diverse, the event caters to every level of sailing and boating.
The Festival of Sails is held annually in January and offers something that no other regatta in Australia does – a combination of first-class racing with a brilliant Shoreside Festival. More than 3,000 competitors, 300 boats and 110,000 visitors flock to the stunning Geelong waterfront each year to soak up the atmosphere.
With live music, market stalls, roving entertainers, food trucks, FREE family friendly activities and the Discover Sailing program, there is something different to experience and enjoy each day.
Whether you are a sailor or a spectator looking for some fun with the family, there is no better place to be than the Festival Of Sails on Geelong’s waterfront in January.