by Event Media
The 2005 Club Marine Sail Boat Show is one of the biggest events on the sailing calendar staged at Victoria’s largest marina on March 19th-20th.
Last year's successful Show
The two-day bumper showcase features more than just the very best in sailing hardware and accessories. Lots of entertaining activities and opportunities to go sailing are on offer so if you have a love of the sea and wind in your sails, then don’t miss this show.
Come Try Sailing
Present at the show will be the Sandringham Yacht Club Boating Academy offering all show visitors the opportunity to go sailing. The Academy dinghy’s include 12 Pacers & Optimists & a brand new fleet of six 7.5m Beneteau Keelboats. To try sailing in a dinghy visit the Off the Beach section of the show (Saturday & Sunday 11am-1pm & 3pm-5pm) and speak with one of the Academy coaches or call the Academy on (03) 9598 7444 before the event.
Go Sailing in an Access Dinghy
On Sunday Go Sailing in an Access Dinghy. A much loved regular feature of the Sail Boat Show, jump in an access dinghy with one of your kids (or parents) and sail around our marina pond. Hop onboard by visiting the marina pond finger closest to the off the beach area.
Win a Whitsunday Holiday with Sunsail
By attending the Sail Boat Show at Sandringham Yacht Club you have the chance to win a 5-night Bareboat (self sail) Charter Holiday with Sunsail from either the Whitsunday’s or Sydney Harbour aboard a three cabin Jeanneau or Beneteau yacht.
These yachts are superbly appointed and can accommodate up to three couples in three double cabins. The value of the prize is in excess of $3,000. When you arrive at the show make sure you get an entry form upon entry and you visit the Sunsail Booth (Booth 2 in Boat Show Alley)
The Volvo Penta Dinghy Regatta
Eastern Engine Pty Ltd is the authorised importer/distributor for Volvo Penta for the Australasian region and again we are delighted they are sponsoring the Volvo Penta Dinghy Regatta. A mix of local school children, sailing academy students and any interested show visitors can enter this fun regatta staged on both the Saturday & Sunday at 1pm in the Marina pond.
To assure a spot in the regatta, register your interest beforehand by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the boating academy on (03) 9598 7444 or visit one of the Academy coaches at the Off the Beach section during the event. Adults & Juniors (minimum age 7) are welcome.
Jesse Martin Popping In
Around the world sailor Jesse Martin will be present at SBS. Jesse’ has set up a Papua New Guinea based charter business and he will be present to tell us more about this as well as making his regular personal appearances to present the winners of the Volvo Penta Pacer Regatta with their silver ware.
Sail Board Headquarters
Being the first Aussie shop to passionately embrace both windsurfing (1979) & kitesurfing (1999), it is no surprise that Sail Board Headquarters are deeply involved with both sports.
Whether your interest is in professional lessons, rentals, demos, gear repairs, weekend getaways, overseas adventure holidays, wind reports, running events, clinics… you name it, Sail Board Headquarters do it! SHQ are situated on the lawn area outside the Ken King Centre so be sure to pop in for a chat.
The 2007 Osaka Cup will be officially launched in March 2005 and interested entrants can visit the Osaka stand in the Sandringham Yacht Club on-water display.
The Melbourne/Osaka Double Handed Yacht Race, first held in 1987 to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the opening of the Port of Osaka, is held every four years.
The 6th Osaka Cup will be held in 2007 with race participants sailing from Melbourne to Osaka spanning 5,500 nautical miles (approx. 10,200 km) without stop-overs, travelling backward through the seasons with autumn in Melbourne, summer at the equator, and spring in Osaka.
The race will be formally announced in March 2005 by both the City of Osaka and City of Melbourne and the preliminary notice of race will be available at the show.
Nautical Fashion Shows
Don’t miss the daily nautical fashion shows at 1.30pm and 3.30pm in the Sandringham Yacht Club on water marquee. Wet weather gear, children’s sailing gear, recreational boating & swimwear will all be a feature of the show!
Entertainment for the Whole Family
Live music and kids amusements including face painting will also be a daily feature of the show. Model yachts racing around the marina pond are also a family favourite. Refreshments are available right throughout the show in the fully licensed Ken King Centre.
SYC On-Water Display
The Sandringham Yacht Club on-water display is a 300sq meter on-water barge housing an information suite display for their Facilities Master plan project including designs for the new AUD$12 million clubhouse. Membership Enquiries and Corporate Sailing information will be readily available. The Osaka Cup 2007 Information Booth will also be housed in this display.
Update Your Boat Insurance
Club Marine Insurance will be located in Booth 7 in the Boat Show Alley display. Club Marine is simply the best for boat insurance and they are here to discuss your insurance needs – be sure to pay them a visit whilst at the show.
Patron Lou Abrahams
Sail Boat Show patron Lou Abrahams is a legend in the sailing world. He has competed in 42 Sydney to Hobart ocean races including winning the Ocean Classic in 1983 and again in 1989.
In International competition Lou was a member of Australia's winning Kenwood Cup team in 1985 and has represented Australia in the Admirals Cup. He has twice been Australian Yachtsman of the year. Lou is a gentleman with a passion for sailing. We are proud to have him as the Patron of the Club Marine Sail Boat Show.
Boating Academy to launch Six 7.5m Beneteau’s at SBS
The Sandringham Yacht Club Boating Academy is launching their six newly acquired 7.5m Beneteau's at the Sail Boat Show. The Beneteau keelboats have been purchased for training and skills development purposes and will be positioned at the marina entrance in berths 1-6 (refer to your marina plan). To find out about sailing courses or corporate sailing activities using these boats visit Rob from the SYC Boating Academy at the in-water academy display.
The General Information booth is located at the show entrance. ATM facilities are located within the SYC Clubhouse on the ground floor next to the public phone.
Refreshments are available in the Ken King Centre – this area is fully licensed. The SYC On-Water display also houses a licensed bar. Toilets are situated at the Ken King Centre, Off the Beach Building and also on the ground floor of the SYC Clubhouse.