Meet Our Festival of Sails 2018 Team
Meet some of the Festival of Sails team for 2018. See what they have to say and how they will be celebrating the 175th regatta.
John Kint- Commodore of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club
“I am going to celebrate 175 years of Festival of Sails by competing in the Passage Race. I will be one of the first, to be both a commodore and compete in the Passage Race.”
Peter Alexander- Chairman of Festival of Sails.
“This great event has been running for 175 years. It’s a fantastic opportunity to be part of history and support such a prestigious event.”
Beth Davis- Major Events Manager at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club
“I’m really looking forward to the event being back on the Australia Day long weekend. It’s going to be three days of really great racing on the water, really great entertainment on the waterfront and there will be something for everyone. Come for the entertainment, stay for the food, stay for a drink, come and try sailing at Eastern Beach just near the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. There will be heaps to do for the whole family!”
Mike Williams – Sailing & Boating Manager at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club
“This year we celebrate 175 years of Festival of Sails it’s going to be the biggest year, we need you all to get your entries in! You don’t want to miss this opportunity.”
Denis Thompson- Principal Race Officer for Festival of Sails
“This year we go back to the traditional racing format for Festival of Sails regatta, 3 days of racing! It starts off with the Passage Race from Melbourne to Geelong 33 miles. This is the headline event, that everybody wants to be involved in. Following this we have some short races in & out of Corio Bay, we have about 14 different divisions. There will be multiple sailing races on throughout each day! It’s a very exciting racing format and we look forward to celebrating with you.”
Peter Kirman – Event Operations Manager at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club
“This year’s event we have a whole bunch of new contractors and a new layout for the regatta village. It’s going to make it a much better experience for all the competitors and all sailors. We are looking forward to this being a standout event, that everyone wants to be part of.”
Phil Clohesy- General Manager of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club
“Don’t miss out on anything! There is the start of the race for the 175th celebration, the racing itself, the spectacle, the bands are unbelievable and the waterfront festival will be absolutely outstanding. We are dovetailing Festival of Sails with the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. This will be the biggest thing that has happened in Geelong for many, many years!”
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