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Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018 9:00 am - Wednesday, January 24, 2018 5:00 pm
Duration: 4 Days, 8 Hours
Categories: Boat Festival*

Festival of Sails 2018 - Save the Date

In 2018, the Festival of Sails will celebrate the 175th anniversary of the first running of the Passage Race from Melbourne to Geelong.

First held on Saturday March 20th 1844, the Festival of Sails has undergone many name changes and many different dates in its rich history.

In 2016, it was announced that the Festival of Sails Passage Race will be held on the second last Saturday in January.

Following feedback from the 2017 participant survey, the regatta for 2018 will be a three day format for the keelboat portion of the Festival of Sails.

In 2018, the historic Passage Race will be held on Saturday 20th January, with the keelboat regatta scheduled to conclude on Monday 22nd January. The two day Off The Beach series will take place from Tuesday 23rd – Wednesday 24th January 2018.

Skippers and crew can now book accommodation well in advance and secure the best rates in Geelong.

Royal Geelong Yacht Club looks forward to welcoming you to the Festival of Sails 2018, the celebration of yacht racing’s heritage on the best race courses in Australia.

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