Royal Geelong Yacht Club would like to thank it’s sponsors for the 2013 Festival of Sails.
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 information on Geelong events and attractions visit www.geelongcity.vic.gov.au.
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. www.bayfm.com.au
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. www.geelongadvertiser.com.au
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We are committed to continually developing new and innovative food products to our gourmet food and entertaining portfolio. Some of our particularly delicious products include Italian grissini breadsticks, Italian crustini toasts, Spanish olive oil, Italian gourmet vinegars and authentic Greek dips. www.alwaysfresh.com.au
From partnering with the sport’s largest governing body to sponsorship of the national team, the most prestigious sailing event to promotion of the sport at a grass roots level, the four rings are synonymous with the sailing in Australia. www.audi.com.au
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The Boating Industry Association 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 of 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. www.biavic.com.au
Chaparral is one of the world’s biggest boat builders with a line up of 29 sports boats ranging from 18 to 42 feet including entry level bow riders and premiere motor yachts. They build the world’s only dedicated salt water wake boat and have enjoyed a solid reputation for innovation, quality and performance for over 48 years. www.chaparralaustralia.com.au
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 number 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. www.clubmarine.com.au
CCA 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. CCA employs more than 15,000 people and has access to more than 265 million consumers through over 700,000 active customers.
World-leading brands Coca-Cola, diet Coke, Coke Zero , Fanta , Sprite, Powerade, Glacéau and Pump, as well as other trademark beverages of The Coca-Cola Company.
Beverage brands owned, manufactured and distributed by CCA include Mount Franklin, Deep Spring and Kirks.
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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. 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. www.bundabergrum.com.au
Blackmores is proud to be a supporter of the 2013 ‘Festival of Sails’ and is looking forward to helping race crews perform at their best with support from their natural pain relief cream Flexagil®.
Stiff and sore after a big day on the water? Used by the crew on-board TP52 Hooligan – Flexagil® is a clinically proven pain relief cream that helps relieve pain, inflammation and swelling in minor sports injuries, symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee and acute pain and inflammation in back and joints.
Blackmores staff will be roaming the docks post race on Thursday 24, Friday 25 and Saturday 26 Jan – Look out for them to find out more about Flexagil® to help manage your aches and pains so that you can enjoy your time on the water!
Blackmores Flexagil® available in Geelong Pharmacies. For more information about Blackmores Flexagil click here www.blackmores.com.au/Flexagil
Fuso trucks and buses 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. www.fuso.com.au.
At Geelong Taxi Network, we’re more than just a taxi service. We offer many and varied services at more than reasonable prices. From sightseeing tours to super fast parcel delivery, Geelong Taxi Network covers it all including parcel delivery, Sightseeing Tours and other special services. www.geelongtaxis.com.au
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, www.gillmarine.com.
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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. www.boags.com.au
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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. For more information on Maui Jim, visit www.mauijim.com.
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. www.morrisfinance.com.au
Nautical Channel is the world’s only 24/7 TV channel dedicated to nautical sports and lifestyle programming. Nautical Channel caters to a local and worldwide audience reaching more than 20 million subscribers in 37 countries in 5 languages. It is available on pay TV in theUSA, Europe andAfricaon satellite, cable, DTT, ADsL, and mobile TV. www.nauticalchannel.net
We are responsible for managing an expanding and diverse estate covering more than 4 million hectares, or about 17 per cent, of Victoria. www.parkweb.vic.gov.au
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. www.therkgroup.com.au
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. www.telstra.com.au/telstracountrywide/
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. www.visitvictoria.com.au
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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. www.yachting.org.au
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.
Under the Discover Sailing ‘umbrella’, Yachting Victoria supports its member clubs to provide Discover Sailing Days, Discover Sailing Experiences, Discover Sailing Courses, and to register an official Discover Sailing Centres. Discover Sailing is a nationally supported brand that is all about attracting people to sailing, eliminating ‘barriers to entry’, and replacing them with great sailing opportunities that are suitable for these times. The Boatshed and Mobile Boatshed businesses are Yachting Victoria operated aspects of this and thousands of sailing students take part in programs each year through them.
Yachting Victoria is also the event host for Sail Melbourne which includes one of six ‘legs’ of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Circuit. This major Southern Hemisphere Olympic Class regatta is a major event for sailing in our region and forms part of the Victorian Major Events calendar. Yachting Victoria extends its events focus to oversee the Club Marine Series, the Victorian Sailing Cup Series, School Team Sailing and Race Official development, as well as to support any other national or international regattas such as the Festival of Sails. www.vic.yachting.org.au
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. www.newtack.com.au
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. www.occ.net.au
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. www.teridodds.com
With over 120 cover shots published in the Australian nautical industry, Andrea Francolini has been shooting boats for over a decade. Super yachts, classic yachts, dinghies…if it floats there is a good chance Andrea has photographed it. Always looking for a new angles makes his images powerful and at times graceful. A combination which has seen him travel the world shooting boats. More images can be seen at www.afrancolini.com or on his FaceBook page.
Did you know that Andrea has also started a trust to help promote education in northern Pakistan? Fare from his nautical comfort zone up in the arid mountains of Pakistan, Andrea has found a second passion and long term project. My First School was established in 2011 and has for aim to help children make their schooling experience more pleasant but making furniture, suppling windows, electricity or anything the school requires. Plans of sponsorship in the near future are also on the cards. For more information please visit: www.my-first-school.org
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