The Royal Geelong Yacht Club has some exciting plans for the 2016 Festival of Sails which will be announced over the coming months.
One of the changes for Australia’s favourite regatta is the running of the historic Passage Race.
For the first time in many years, the Passage Race will be held on Saturday of the Australia Day long weekend, so mark Saturday 23rd of January in your calendar now.
The Saturday date should mean an even bigger fleet of boats can join in the race and make the dash to Geelong for line honours even more exciting.
The Festival of Sails racing series will be staged across five days with the Sports Boats kicking off the action on Friday 22nd of January.
The Passage Race will then be run on the Saturday and the remainder of the series racing held across Sunday and Monday. The Festival of Sails Regatta will draw to a close on Tuesday of the long weekend.
Keep an eye on our website for regular updates including the Notice of Race and the opening of online entries.