Geelong festival of Sails

Published on January 18, 2019

Geelong festival of Sails

The Festival of Sails annually attracts around 300 yachts and 4,500 sailing competitors to Melbourne and Geelong over the Australia Day holiday period. With over 15 different race series catering from the highest performance Grand Prix racers to trailable cruisers, the varied race action is sure to offer something for everyone, and spectators will certainly not be disappointed. First held in 1844, the Festival of Sails is Victoria’s oldest ongoing sporting event, and the largest annual keel boat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere. For those not competing on-water, there is plenty of shore-side excitement taking place with over 100,000 people flocking to the stunning Waterfront Geelong over the Australia Day holiday period to be part of the excitement.

The Fireworks Extravaganza will take place on the Geelong Waterfront on Australia Day, 26 January 2019.

The shoreside waterfront entertainment will feature: > Free live music across two precincts > Great food and wine > Children’s entertainment > Free Discover Sailing experiences for the whole family > Food trucks and market stalls > Plenty of interactive activities!

Here’s the 2019 Entertainment Schedule!

As an example, special acts for the 2018 event included an appearance by daily water-ski displays, Mike the Knight for the kids.

Check out what the Festival of Sails has to offer: When: Daily from 26 January 2019 to 28 January 2019
Next on: 26 January 2019

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