First held in 1844, the Festival of Sails is Victoria’s oldest ongoing sporting event, and the largest annual keel boat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere. The event has evolved over many years culminating in its’ current position as the foremost competitive keelboat regatta in Australia. The event has consistently attracted both brilliant yachts and a public keen to soak up the essence of the event. Royal Geelong Yacht Club takes great pride in its role as host of a regatta whose reputation as a global player expands each year.
The Festival of Sails attracts over 300 yachts and approximately 4,500 competitors to Melbourne and Geelong over the Australia Day Holiday period.
To be part of the excitement, you enter your yacht in the Festival of Sails 2013 or sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with event developments.
Click through to enter your boat in the Festival of Sails 2013
To view & download the Notice of Race (available now) or the Sailing Instructions (available January 2013)
To view the 2013 Festival of Sails Entry List
If you are interested in crewing on a boat, or if you are looking for more skilled sailors for your boat
A list of Key Trophies & Championships being held at the Festival of Sails
If you are unsure what class is best for you, click on the link
For detailed information about competing in the Festival of Sails, the Royal Geelong Yacht Club & Geelong
Find out more about the largest sailing regatta in the Southern Hemisphere
Find out more about Hospitality at the Festival of Sails
Find out more about the weather and waters of Port Phillip
See how the competition fared last year!