Festival Of Sails


The Royal Geelong Yacht Club’s Festival of Sails is the largest yachting event in Australia and the biggest keel boat event in the southern hemisphere. We welcome your interest in becoming involved in this exciting, highly regarded event held in the heart of Geelong in January every year.

The marquee event is the Passage Race from Melbourne to Geelong, a spectacle without peer. This race celebrated its 178th anniversary in 2021.

Our loyal sponsors have continued to support us through this very trying period, and we encourage you to support those businesses that allow us to run this event.

We can plan and coordinate an activation for you with an international on-line reach as well as exposure to the large numbers of sailors and public during the event.

Thank you for considering becoming a partner in the Festival of Sails at Royal Geelong Yacht Club. We look forward to you joining us, perhaps even on the water!