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Royal Geelong Yacht Club would like to thank it’s sponsors for the 2014 Festival of Sails.
Should you be interested in sponsorship of this world class Victorian Major Event, the Festival of Sails naming program / tiered sponsor program has opportunities available for 2015 and beyond that will deliver a range of sales, marketing and communication outcomes for your business.
For further sponsorship opportunities and information, please contact Royal Geelong Yacht Club General Manager, Phil Clohesy on 03 5229 3705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Victorian State Government is proud to be a Major Partner of the Festival of Sails. The State Government continues to market Victoria as an international brand in the global sports event market, attracting many of the world’s most important sporting events.
The Victorian sporting calendar includes a range of world class events such as the Australian Tennis Open, the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Spring Racing Carnival. These events attract participants from across Australia and overseas, adding approximately $900 million each year to the Victorian economy.
More information about all major sporting events is available from the website: www.sport.vic.gov.au/
It’s time to enjoy a more progressive driving experience. Innovation, quality, style – you will find them all at Audi Centre Geelong. And with a wide range of new and approved used Audis available, all you have to do is ask. Our approved used cars come with a generous warranty that guarantees years of motoring, plus the reassurance that only the best people are servicing your Audi. We choose only the best used cars; come and experience for yourself with a test drive.
The Boating Industry of Victoria Incorporated (BIAV) is a not for profit organisation and the peak body representing the recreational and light commercial boating industry in Victoria. Our Executive, together with those from the BIAs from each state and the NT, form the national council, the Boating Industry Alliance. This means that the BIAV operates in the interest of the industry and the community to ensure that the Victorian Government objectives of economic, social and environmental development are met within our industry and markets.
The BIAV is member driven, with an elected Board that oversees the management of the association by a small but dynamic staff, in meeting the aims and objectives of the association to develop a progressive and sustainable industry, and to promote recreational boating.
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It is now more than 35 years since Club Marine was established to provide a unique insurance product, specialising in pleasure craft. Club Marine is unique. When you arrange insurance for your boat with Club Marine, you are not just a member on a policy – you become a member of a club and you receive an individual card that entitles you to a whole range of exclusive services and benefits. This is all part of joining the club – but the most important thing is that you can enjoy your boating knowing that you and your family are well protected and that your insurance plan has been designed by boating people for boating people. Club Marine has grown over the years to where it is now the largest pleasure and commercial leisure craft underwriting agency in Australia. For added peace of mind, it is reassuring to know that Club Marine Boat Insurance is underwritten by one of Australia’s largest insurers, Allianz Australia Insurance Limited, one of the country’s largest insurance providers.
Coca Cola Amatil is one of the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic ready to drink beverages in the Asia-Pacific region, and one of the world’s top five Coca Cola bottlers. World leading brands Coca-Cola, diet Coke, Coke Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Powerade, Glacieau and Pump well as other trademarked beverages of the Coca-Cola company. Beverage brands owned, manufactured and distributed by CCA include Mount Franklin, Deep Spring and Kirks. The premium spirits portfolio of Beam Global Spirits & Wines including Jim Beam, Canadian Club, Makers Mark and The Famous Grouse.
SunSense is the official sunscreen provider of the Festival of Sails 2014. Each skipper is carrying a SunSense Sport sunscreen to help protect their crew from the damaging effects of the sun. Proudly Australian made and owned, over 25 years of Australian research and development ensures that SunSense sunscreens are for real Australian conditions and real Australian lifestyles. The SunSense range is specifically formulated using high quality ingredients and leading technology to provide specialised choices for all ages and skin types including sensitive skin and the delicate skin of young children. SunSense is available for complimentary use at selected stalls the Festival of Sails and is available for purchase at your local pharmacy. *Always read the label and use only as directed. Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Wear protective clothing, hats and eyewear
Fuso is a large, well established, truly global truck and bus brand. Fuso trucks are manufactured in Japan by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC). Historically we were part of the Mitsubishi group of companies. Today they hold less than 11% of shares and the rest were purchased by Daimler – the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.
Fuso is distributed in Australia by Mercedes Benz Australia / Pacific Pty Ltd and our head office is located in Liverpool, Sydney. Our products have been sold and supported in Australia for approximately 40 years by a dedicated and professional national dealer network. We are proud to offer our customers a comprehensive range of over 80 truck and bus models.
Gill is a technical marine clothing brand with over 30 years of history. Truly focused on the marine industry to provide ultra technical sailing clothing for dinghy, cruising, power boating and yachting. Gill is very proud to become a sponsor of the Festival of Sails this year as the exclusive apparel supplier. With a strong presence in the marine clothing market, a connection with this premier sailing event is a great opportunity to connect with consumers and exhibit some great new products. For the duration of the Festival of Sails, Gill will have a stall within the event area at Royal Geelong Yacht Club. A wide range of Gill technical marine clothing and equipment will be on show as well as the event merchandise.
For sailing clothing and equipment to keep you comfortable in all conditions, please visit;: www.gillmarine.com
Gobox Mobile Storage is Australians preferred choice when it comes to mobile storage. Gobox if a convenient, flexible, mobile storage solutions that all your to store at your place or ours with total peace of mind. Delivered on a custom built truck our delivery system allows the gobox mobile storage unit to be maneuvered through the tightest of driveways with low height clearances and positioned in a location that is convenient to you – wherever you need it dropped.
A world leader in the field of pyrotechnics, Howard & Sons is a well-established, globally renowned company responsible for some of the world’s most spectacular fireworks spectacles. Howard & Sons expertise in the design and manufacture of pyrotechnics coupled with the committed development and use of computerised firing systems integrating lasers, waterscreens, sound, projection and close proximity pyrotechnics mean that we will continue to produce unique multi-media spectaculars well into the future. The entire Howard & Sons team are looking forward to working with you to produce your special eventand continue our proud family tradition.
James Boag is a proud sponsor of the Festival of Sails. In 1881 James Boag established a tradition of brewing excellence on the banks of the Esk River in Launceston. Made from the pure waters of Tasmania and with the finest natural ingredients, the Boag’s brewers draw on over 130 years of brewing expertise and passion to craft some of Australia’s beat loved beers including James Boag’s Premium and James Boag’s Draught. James Boag – From the Pure Waters of Tasmania.
Maui Jim Sunglasses are proud to be a part of this year’s Festival of Sails in Geelong. As sponsors of the Australian Sailing Team, Maui Jim are thrilled to be partnering with Festival of Sails and look forward to providing competitors and spectators with cutting edge Premium Polarised Sunglasses on site this year.
Maui Jim began as one man selling sunglasses on the beaches of Maui, Hawaii, back in the early 1980s. As local demand grew for sunglasses that provided advanced protection from the severe glare and UV rays of the Hawaiian sun – without distorting the beautiful colours of the Islands – the company developed proprietary technology – PolarisedPlus, which was later patented and subsequently enhanced to create the company’s newest technology, PolarisedPlus®2. Today, Maui Jim sells more than 90 styles and 200 SKUs and is the fastest growing polarised sunglass maker in the world. Come down and check out the latest styles from Maui Jim and say Aloha to the team outside the RGYC at this year’s Festival Of Sails.
Morris Finance has been actively involved in the finance and leasing sector for over a decade, helping businesses to increase their efficiency and optimise profits by financing new equipment. At Morris Finance our staff have over 290 years experience in the lending sector and are here to help you understand your options and make the right choice for your business. Whatever your business needs to get ahead, Morris Finance will tailor a finance package to help you get it. Whether you need a motor vehicle, new equipment and machinery, or a functional office – the options to consider depend on your specific needs and the dynamics of your industry.
Optimum Time is a specialist Sports Timing Company. Established in 1996, with a doctrine to provide rugged and reliable timepieces where timing is a critical component for an athletes success. Optimum Time’s core product is recognisable throughout many sporting disciplines, with a particular dominance in Sailing and Eventing. Each OT timepiece provides a bespoke timing solution, painstakingly designed in the United Kingdom, the programming and circuitry specifically cater for each sports individual and technical requirements. Demanded by athletes to perform at their best, and trusted by sporting officials reliably maintain time, Optimum Time is a world leader in Sports Timing.
THE RK GROUP corporate and events catering have recently come on board at The Royal Geelong Yacht Club as the new caterer for the Marina View Café. THE RK GROUP is owned and operated by long time Geelong restaurateur, Richard Kelly, who has an extensive background in hospitality and events. THE RK GROUP maintain exceptional standards and attention to detail, from using the freshest ingredients, to producing the highest quality food and making every guest feel welcome by our passionate staff. The Marina View Café is located on the water’s edge of Geelong’s iconic waterfront. Come and enjoy breakfast and lunch at the Marina View Café which has the best view in Geelong, overlooking the stunning marina and bay. Marina View is the perfect venue for private events and weddings.
Since June 2000, Telstra Country Wide has been improving telecommunications for households, businesses and local communities across Australia. It’s all a part of Telstra’s ongoing commitment to regional and rural Australia – something that’s been a priority for more than 100 years.
As the Victorian Government’s lead tourism agency, Tourism Victoria engages with industry, business and all levels of government to maximise employment and the long-term economic benefits of tourism to Victoria. It plays a key role in facilitating investment in quality tourism infrastructure, improving air services and marketing Victoria as a premier tourism destination domestically and internationally.
Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is a unique global wine company with a leading international portfolio of new world wines.
From the establishment of Australia’s Penfolds in the mid 1840s to the 1876 founding of Beringer Vineyards, a winemaking legacy has been created. The TWE portfolio includes iconic brands such as Beringer, Chateau St. Jean, Lindeman’s, Wolf Blass, Penfolds, Rosemount, Wynns Coonawarra Estate, Stags’ Leap Winery, Matua Valley, Etude, Castello di Gabbiano, Seppelt, Coldstream Hills, and Devil’s Lair.
Yachting Australia is the national sporting organisation (NSO) for sailing, and peak body for recreational boating at Clubs, in Australia. It is one of over 90 NSOs recognised by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).
Yachting Australia is a Federation consisting of eight State and Territory Associations, often referred to as Member Yachting Associations (MYAs). In turn they have nearly 400 affiliated Clubs, who between them have approximately 60,000 registered on water members. Registered members receive a “Silver Card” in recognition of their club membership, and in the case of Club Officials and Yachting Australia Qualified Officials, Instructors and Coaches , this is a “Gold Card.”
Yachting Australia is a not-for-profit organisation governed by a voluntary Board with a mix of elected and appointed Directors. Yachting Australia operates in accord with its Strategic Plan, developed and agreed with the Member State Associations. This plan and its Annual Report and Financial Statements are published on the website.
Yachting Victoria is the peak body for sailing in the state of Victoria. Yachting Victoria works very closely with, and on behalf of, its 88 member clubs. Yachting Victoria is a member of sailing’s national peak body Yachting Australia.
As well as providing support and services to its member clubs, the focus of Yachting Victoria is to provide opportunities and avenues that encourage people to start sailing and then continue to do so. In summary, the objective is to boost participation at member clubs and to convert this participation into membership.
The history of Bundaberg Rum began over one hundred years ago in the Bundaberg sugar cane region of Central Queensland. Bundaberg first began producing commercial sugar in 1872, but the real boom came in the 1880s when Queensland enjoyed a surge of economic growth.
With this growth came the problem of what to do with the by-product of molasses after the sugar was extracted. The farmers knew it could be converted into rum and little distilleries cropped up all over Queensland.
In 1888, several of the small sugar producers banded together to float a new public company, The Bundaberg Distilling Company. This promptly set about making the product that quickly became ‘Famous’ for its taste and quality.
To find out how we make it, check out the distillery.
Just put your FM radio on 93.9. You can hear us right around Geelong, Werribee, the Bellarine Peninsula Surfcoast, across the bay and in to Melbourne.
A longtime sponsor of the Festival of Sails, BayFM each year helps entertain both locals and visitors to the region on Australia Day with the BayFM fireworks spectacular.
The Geelong Advertiser is Victoria’s largest regional daily newspaper. It is the region’s key source of local news, information and sport.
Our readers are drawn from the urban Geelong region, Western Victoria and the growing coastal communities of the Surf Coas tand Bellarine Peninsula. First published in 1840,Victoria’s oldest and Australia’s second oldest newspaper has proudly helped tell Geelong’s story for over 170 years.
Today the Geelong Advertiser continues on with the ambitious spirit shown by its forefathers. Its innovative approach and focus on all things local has resulted in the paper receiving many awards for its journalism, advertising and marketing. It is a much loved part of the regions daily routine.
The editorial objective of Australian Sailing + Yachting is to bring to our readers fresh and exclusive articles that not only entertain but also advise and inform.
Over 18,000 of Australia’s most active and affluent sailors read Australian Sailing + Yachting. The magazine is fortunate to employ some of the world’s expert sailing columnists including America’s Cup winner David Dellenbaugh, world champion Laser sailor and coach, Michael Blackburn, circumnavigator, Will Oxley and founder of the magazine 1976, Bob Ross. Australian Sailing + Yachting is now firmly established as the number one selling performance sailing magazine in this country
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New Tack Consulting are the Event Managers for the Festival of Sails. They are a marine industry based management services company, focused on providing solutions with an integrated approach to the concept, feasibility, marketing, development and management of events and marina projects. Established by Directors Jav Greaves and Olympic Gold Medallist Mark Turnbull OAM, New Tack Consulting has strong experience in large scale yachting and boating events, as well as project consultation and development to the leisure, marina, resort and hotel industries. Between them, directors Jav Greaves and Mark Turnbull have over 20 years of expertise including marina development, management consulting, project management, campaign management and marine events. Past events include International, Australian and Victorian yachting and boating events and regattas as well as corporate sailing and team building days, and charity events.
Guido is an international award-winning freelance and fine art photographer from Melbourne, Australia, specialising in capturing the emotions in sports- and event photography, in particular yachting. He also enjoys fine art landscape and architectural photography.
Created by Lisa Ratcliff, On Course Communications is an established specialist public relations and event management business with more than 16 years’ experience.
Lisa has worked closely with Australian and international sports media since 1996. She has been covering the Festival of Sails since 2008 and is the current event media manager.
Key events in Lisa’s portfolio include the glamourous Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, Geelong’s Festival of Sails, Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (1996 – 2011), and Surf Life Saving NSW’s state junior and open titles.
Writing on commission for magazines, including a monthly column in the ACP title, In The Black, and regular feature articles in Australian sailing magazines, and advising clients on their social media and marketing campaigns keeps Lisa busy in between events.
Official Photographer Teri Dodds has been involved with the event since 2003, and is frequently seen with her camera at major regatta’s on the East coast of Australia.
Her work is frequently in Australian and International magazines, and more recently earned the prestigious cover shot of Penfold Audi Sport, of the IRC Yearbook 2012.
Teri Dodds has sailed at RGYC since the early 1970’s with her family and her local knowledge and insight into this event, provides much support to the media team.
Peer Group Media has led the market in the commercialisation of music and culture since 1997. Our unique communications approach was developed to meet industry demand for a media agency that could bridge the gap between brands and fans.
We hold Australia’s largest commercial rights festival portfolio and give brands the ability to create comprehensive 360º campaigns to give your brand a point of difference across below and above the line marketing, live events and social media.