Festival Dates 25th - 27th January, 2020

Partners & Siteholders

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 175th anniversary in 2018 with a fleet of 300 yachts starting off  Williamstown for the annual trek to Geelong and the waiting party.

This is the yachting event for everyone to be part of.

The Festival of Sails is strongly supported by the Victorian Government, the City of Greater Geelong and our loyal sponsors. We are also pleased to have the support of many local and national businesses including Gill Australia, Club Marine and Carlton & United Breweries, making our festival bigger and better every year. More than 300 yachts and 3500 competitors are on the water and over 100,000 visits are attracted to the Geelong waterfront festival.

The Festival of Sails provides an exciting backdrop for sponsors to link their brand to a sport that breeds Australian Olympic Gold Medalists, World Champions and National Champions. Our event builds on the atmosphere surrounding yacht racing with the fun of the entertainment which runs day and night. We provide numerous bands, roving events, interactive displays and fairground attractions blended with diverse food stalls and casual wining and dining.

The 2020 Festival of Sails will see new dimensions to the sailing events and innovative activities along the waterfront. We are positive that the impact of the event will be greater than ever and your partnership with us will be rewarding.

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!