MESSAGE FROM THE PREMIER
It is my great pleasure to welcome competitors and spectators to Geelong for this year’s Festival of Sails.
First held in 1844, this is Victoria’s oldest sporting event and the largest keelboat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere.
Those visiting the Bellarine Peninsula for the Festival will experience an unprecedented trifecta of exciting events over land, sea and air.
The Annual Passage Race will see hundreds of boats on the bay, while Australia Day celebrations on the Geelong waterfront will be topped off with a spectacular fireworks display.
Visitors can also experience the rush of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, capping off a memorable weekend in our biggest regional city.
To all those competing, good luck. And to everyone visiting, enjoy your stay.
The Hon Daniel Andrews MP