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Royal Geelong Yacht Club would like to thank its sponsors for the 2015 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 2016 and beyond that will deliver a range of sales, marketing and communication outcomes for your business.
For further sponsorship opportunities and information, please contact Justin White on 03 5229 3705 or email@example.com.
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/
For more than 10 years the friendly staff at Rex Gorell Land Rover have been selling and servicing new and used vehicles in Geelong and the surrounding region.
Our state of the art modern showroom and large display areas allow customers to casually browse the great range of Land Rover Vehicles.
Our friendly staff are specialists who are proud of their association with Land Rover, and look forward to assisting you when searching for your new or used Prestige vehicles.
Rex Gorell Land Rover at a glance:
We enhance your buying experience by providing expert after sales service with courtesy pick-up and drop-off convenience, knowing your car is being treated with the care and professionalism you would expect in our large and modern workshop service area.
Our staff is dedicated in providing you with the best of care at all times, so whether you are buying, selling or leasing come and experience the difference at Rex Gorell Land Rover.
Geelong Connected Communities is a community company established for the benefit of every Geelong resident.This company is a vehicle for all of Geelong to work together and experience the benefits of having its own community company.
Keeping your profits in Geelong rewards every Geelong resident.
How it works is quite simple: Local individuals and businesses can nominate Geelong Connected Communities as their community beneficiary when they:
Australia Day Victoria is proud to be a supporter of the Festival of Sails.
The Australia Day program in Victoria presents a huge range of events and
brings together communities from all cultures and backgrounds and from every
corner of the state to celebrate our national identity. Australia Day Victoria seeks
to inspire and unite Victorians in the celebration of Australia’s national day.
Barwon Water: community minded, performance driven, future focussed
Barwon Water is Victoria’s largest regional urban water corporation with a service region spanning greater Geelong, the Surf Coast, Bellarine Peninsula, Colac Otway Shire and parts of Golden Plains Shire.
The corporation is focused on quality services, high performance and efficiency, with a commitment to hold down customer prices.
Barwon Water is a proud sponsor of our local community.
Our community support program promotes clean, safe drinking water and sustainable water sources.
For more information, please visit our website: www.barwonwater.vic.gov.au
Bausele was founded with the aim to combine the fundamental energy and diversity of Australian elements, innovation and style in to a unique Australian designed, Swiss made watch. A Bausele watch allows the customer to always keep a piece of Australia with them, wherever life takes them.
Bausele watches are 200m waterproof (with the exception of the Automatic which is 50m), have a five year warranty & 100% refund guarantee.
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.
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.
Deakin offers hundreds of courses across a range of traditional, specialist and vocational disciplines.
Be one of our satisfied students! For the fourth consecutive year Deakin has the highest overall student satisfaction rate among Victorian universities.(based on 2013 Australian Graduate Survey)
Be exposed to work-integrated learning opportunities and international perspectives to help you land your dream job.
Be inspired by teaching and research staff who are experts in their fields, with broad international links and experience.
Enjoy everything our vibrant, supportive and friendly campuses in Warrnambool, Geelong Waterfront, Geelong Waurn Ponds and Melbourne Burwood have to offer.
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.
5 Generations of devotion
Our pioneering founder and my great, great Grandfather, Thomas Hardy, had a vision to
create wines that will be prized in the markets of the world
He made this vision a reality with the bottling of his first vintage in 1857. Ever since then, five generations of the Hardy family have been devoted to keeping his passion and his pioneering spirit alive.
Over 160 years later this heritage is what still drives us to push not only ourselves, but also the boundaries of winemaking and to create wines for you to enjoy today.
Bill Hardy, Fifth Generation Family Member
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.
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.
Located on Geelong’s Esplanade, our front yard is the magnificent waterfront foreshore. Situated in a quiet residential area and only a gentle 15 minute stroll to Geelong’s CBD.
Quality Hotel Bayside Geelong offers 68 well-appointed guest rooms from hotel rooms to fully self-contained one and two bedroom apartments perfect for families or those who wish to self-cater. Enjoy complimentary car parking, 24 hour hotel reception, onsite or in-room dining, heated out-door swimming pool and sauna – all within minutes of Geelong’s CBD.
Black Salt restaurant, one of Geelong’s most popular eateries is located onsite and enjoys stunning views of waterfront Geelong. Black Salt offers a contemporary Australian menu, showcasing the wealth of local produce which the region boasts. Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Use our Promotional Code to receive 5% off your room rate for the Festival of Sails: RGYC.
Promotional or discounted rate applies to booking made online at www.baysidegeelong.com.au – rates are not available via telephone reservation.
Proudly Australian-owned, SunSense has led the way in the development, manufacture and marketing of innovative skincare products since it’s inception in 1988.
SunSense was the world’s first cosmetically acceptable sunscreen offering broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, using physical protection blockers and UV absorbers.
Over 25 years of Australian research and development ensures that SunSense sunscreens are for real Australian conditions and real Australian lifestyles. Developed to suit individual needs, SunSense sunscreens provide the highest SPF available in Australia* and offer both UVA and UVB protection. The SunSense range is specifically formulated using high quality ingredients to provide specialised choices for all ages and skin types including sensitive skin and the delicate skin of young children.
All SunSense sunscreens are Australian made in Braeside, Victoria and Australian family owned.
SunSense is proud to partner with the Festival of Sails 2015 as the official sunscreen supplier and will be available at points throughout the festival.
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.
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.
Welcome to Yacht Safe
After 18 months of hard work from RGYC boat owner, sailors, Malcolm Eaton and daughter Lindsey Warner present Yacht Safe: A web based application providing boat owners, auditors and yacht clubs with a secure central hub to coordinate and comply with the NEA.
The app provides access to a powerful portable toolset, facilitating audit process management from start to finish. Our paper-free system allows all users to access their information securely from anywhere.
The notification system is a star component, powered through sophisticated transactional email services with 99.99% success rate. Most importantly, the app’s foundation is based on our core values.
Yacht Safe is:
“There are many things we’ve never done, but we ain’t never had too much fun”, so the Hog’s Breath slogan goes. It’s an expression of a philosophy that has made Hog’s Breath a tear away success story.
Head up to the Geelong Hog’s Breath Cafe in Yarra Street, for a fantastic steak.
Eye Gallery in Highton carries many well known brands like Tag Heuer, Nina Ricci, Givenchy, Guess, Calvin Klein, Sass & Bide, Charlie Brown and Paul Taylor, some of which are Australian designer brands. These are beautifully displayed between the French Provincial style furnishings and Swarovski crystal chandeliers. The boutique atmosphere has a strong focus on the new classics with colourful styles for men and women of all tastes. Owner, Mandy Lovett, is a highly trained Optician with over 18 years experience in Optics and a lifetime of experience in Fashion Design and calls herself an “Optical Stylist”.
Eye Gallery’s relaxed and stylish environment offers an unprecedented level of personal customer service to Geelong and especially Highton, where the shop is based. Eye Testing is available by appointment and bulk billed through Medicare or you can just bring your latest prescription with you. A quick phone call can be made to obtain your prescription to get you started on your “New Look”. Hicaps claims can be processed electronically from our practice directly to your health fund to save you the hassle of claiming yourself.
Over 25 years of Australian research and development ensures that our sunscreens are for real Australian conditions and real Australian lifestyles. Developed to suit individual needs, SunSense sunscreens provide the highest SPF available in Australia1 and offer both UVA and UVB protection. The SunSense range is specifically formulated using high quality ingredients to provide specialised choices for all ages and skin types including sensitive skin and the delicate skin of young children.
All SunSense sunscreens are Australian made in Braeside, Victoria and Australian family owned.
Geelong Travel is an award winning travel agency that continues each year to deliver incredible standards for our discerning travellers. As a private family business we are proud of the wonderful travel experiences we have shared with so many clients. It is the ultimate reward that so many of our clients are return cliental and we look forward to welcoming you back.
As to those who are considering us for the first time, we hope to have the pleasure of your custom so you can experience a once in a lifetime holiday with our team. At Geelong Travel we design tailor made holidays because we know your time on holiday is special. Tailored bespoke to your exact requirements and with all our first-hand knowledge & experience your holiday will be exactly what you have been dreaming of. We will provide you with inspiration and unexpected gems to create unforgettable memories.
The best way to appreciate your experience with Geelong Travel is whatever corner of the globe beckons you to explore, once your holiday begins with us, we entrust it will be a truly rewarding journey of discovery.
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 supporter of the Festival of Sails, BayFM provides the simulcast soundtrack to the Festival of Sails fireworks spectacular.
CreativeForceHD is the multimedia branch of Creative Force, an Australia based marketing, communication and web design studio. They are one of Geelong’s leading photography, video and multimedia production companies. They are passionate about creating engaging imagery to inspire.
Whether you’re interested in their commercial photography or video production work, we’re sure you’ll find something to capture your imagination. Take a closer look at our work to see how they can bring ideas to life.
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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The Geelong Advertiser is a daily newspaper servicing Geelong, Victoria, Australia, the Bellarine Peninsula and surrounding areas. The Geelong Advertiser is the oldest newspaper title in Victoria and the second oldest in Australia.
The Geelong Advertiser is Victoria’s oldest morning newspaper, the first edition being published on November 21, 1840.
The first editions of the Advertiser, consisting of four pages, were published weekly from a four roomed house on the north side of Malop Street, between Yarra and Bellerine streets.
Within 10 years the Advertiser was being published daily, by which time the office had shifted twice.
Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine is the Regional Tourism Organisation spanning from Werribee to Barwon Heads, incorporating Bannockburn, Geelong, Portarlington and all the areas in between.
Our core role is to increase tourism yield for our region. We do this, by making consumers aware of our region, bringing people to our destinations, getting them to stay longer and spend more.
We are a member-based organisation working in partnership with several municipalities across the region.
We operate with the support of three local governments in the region – City of Greater Geelong, Golden Plains Shire and the Borough of Queenscliffe.
Combined, we represent over 500 members from all aspects of the tourism industry. Consistent with our ‘working in partnership’ philosophy, Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine is led by an Interim Board, consisting of 9 delegates plus a chairman representing industry and municipal tourism interests.
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.
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.
Drawing on a proud heritage with one of the first wineries established in Australia, Hardys, Accolade Wines has evolved into a global wine company with some of the world’s best-known brands sold in over 80 countries, including Australia, the UK, Mainland Europe, the US, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and China.
The business is the number one wine company by volume in the UK and Australia, with a portfolio of brands ranging from the historic Hardys, the number one Australian wine brand in the UK and significant wine brand in Mainland Europe, through to Kumala, the number one South African wine brand in the UK.
The Australian portfolio includes Hardys, the 175 year-old Houghton label, Banrock Station, Omni, Goundrey, Brookland Valley, Berri, Stanley, Amberley, Moondah Brook, Leasingham, Tintara, Tasmanian label Bay of Fires, plus sparkling brands Omni, Yarra Burn and House of Arras.
Signific Signs is a Geelong/Torquay based Sign Company dedicated to producing cost effective, quality signage.
Greg Mossop, the company director, has been producing quality signs for over 15 years.
Signific Signs have concentrated on acquiring fine quality machinery and have invested considerable time and energy perfecting the craft of sign making.
Signific Signs love to solve customer enquiries, whether they be industrial, safety, the best possible instore promotions, value for money, or a dynamic vehicle or shop presentation.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Signific Signs for a quote or consultation today.
We can make the time to look at the special needs for your business.
Lion is proud to manage Australia’s leading beer portfolio, including XXXX, Tooheys, Hahn, James Boag, James Squire and Little Creatures. While we’re best-known for our beers, we also have a range of popular cider brands including 5 Seeds, Kirin and James Squire Orchard Crush.