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Festival of Sails - Better late than never By Lisa Ratcliff, Geelong, Australia , 4:05 PM Sat 26 Jan 2013
Festival of Sails passage race officially ended late Friday night when three-decade-old classic yacht Martini crossed the finish line at 2038 AEDT after almost nine hours at sea. ...[more]


Festival of Sails - IRC Nationals 2013 – Racing tight at half-way mark By Lisa Ratcliff, Geelong, Australia , 2:01 PM Sat 26 Jan 2013
The Audi IRC Australian Championship 2013 reached its half-way point of the nine races with the competition close in all three divisions. ...[more]


Festival of Sails - Melbourne to Geelong passage race images By Alex McKinnon, , 6:41 AM Sat 26 Jan 2013
Photographer Alex McKinnon was on site at the Festival of Sails in Geelong to capture this gallery of images during the Melbourne to Geelong passage race. ...[more]


Festival of Sails Day 2 - Boats capsize in challenging conditions By Danielle McKay, , 10:12 PM Fri 25 Jan 2013
On the Festival of Sails 2013 second day of racing sailors fell overboard, boats capsized and sails blew-up among the Sports Boats and Melges 24 fleets, in the challenging conditions. ...[more]


Festival of Sails Day 2 - Action packed start By Stephanie Hobbs, , 9:20 PM Fri 25 Jan 2013
Festival of Sails 2013 second day of racing had an action packed start for those classes starting the Melbourne to Geelong passage race. ...[more]


Festival of Sails – The wheel that turned By John Curnow, 8:10 PM Fri 25 Jan 2013
And then yes, it turned once more, with a touch of feeling, too! Yes it was blowing hard this morning in Geelong and Melbourne as well. 40 knots worth, actually. It was enough to postpone the start of the annual passage race from Melbourne to Geelong until 1145hrs. Down at Geelong, the Audi IRC Australian Championship fleet got away on their long race under gloomy skies and something like 15knots ...[more]


Festival of Sails - Melges 24 Images from Teri Dodds By Teri Dodds, Geelong, Australia , 7:52 PM Fri 25 Jan 2013
Teri Dodds was on the water covering the hectic course of the Parks Victoria Australian Melges 24 Championships. Heaps of breeze and a bit of carnage today. She shares these images with you. ...[more]


Audi IRC Australian Championship 2013 - Mishap mars opening day By Lisa Ratcliff, Port Philip , 7:47 PM Fri 25 Jan 2013
Audi IRC Australian Championship 2013 turned a little sour for one crew on the opening day when Marcus Blackmore’s TP52 ran aground off Port Henry soon after the start of the distance race out to mid Port Phillip and back. ...[more]


Festival of Sails 2013 - Geelong lights up for Australia Day By Lisa Ratcliff, Geelong, Australia , 7:24 PM Fri 25 Jan 2013
Festival of Sails 2013 is about to start on Saturday with thousands of visitors expected to pack the Geelong Waterfront to enjoy the free Australia Day celebrations. ...[more]


Festival of Sails - ASBA Sports Boats – Day 2 By Darren Spence, 6:29 PM Fri 25 Jan 2013
Everything that Day one was, day two was the opposite. After a delayed start, the Sports Boat fleet set off on their passage race in the outer harbour in steady 10knt breeze. This was short lived with the next weather front arriving about 15 minutes into race, sending gusts of over 25knts across the course. This was when the fun really began. ...[more]


Northshore Marine lead Day 1 Parks Victoria Melges 24 Nationals By Tracey Walters, Lake Macquarie , 5:26 PM Fri 25 Jan 2013
There was plenty of anticipation on the start line of race one of the Parks Victoria Australian Melges 24 Championships. During prestart the fleet were weaving through Corio bay eagerly waiting for marks to be laid, checking the wind, testing sails and fine tuning techniques. ...[more]


Festival of Sails - Action shots from Alex McKinnon By Alex McKinnon, 1:48 PM Fri 25 Jan 2013
The 2013 Festival of Sails is currently underway in Geelong, Victoria - Photographer Alex McKinnon was on site to capture this gallery of images. ...[more]


Festival of Sails - Images of Geelong action from Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini Photography, , 9:27 AM Fri 25 Jan 2013
Photographer Andrea Francolini was on deck to capture this gallery of images during the Festival of Sails in Geelong, Victoria. ...[more]


Festival of Sails – Holding Pattern By John Curnow, 9:10 AM Fri 25 Jan 2013
At 0630hrs this morning it was blowing through Geelong at up to 40 knots from the North. At 0730hrs it had moved to the WSW and was just 30, then by 0830 it was lucky to be 20 knots and still from the West. ...[more]


Festival of Sails 2013 - Teri Dodds Images By Teri Dodds, Geelong, Australia , 9:15 PM Thu 24 Jan 2013
Official photographer for the Festival of Sails 2013, Teri Dodds was on the water covering the Sports Boats, SB20 and Melges 24 courses today. She shares these images with you from a light but very warm day on the race course, which took place on Corio Bay, in Geelong. ...[more]


IRC National Championship at the Festival of Sails – Deep Purple By John Curnow, 5:55 PM Thu 24 Jan 2013
You know – smoke on the water. As a direct result of the bushfires raging across a lot of Southeastern Australia, smoke and that real BBQ flavour permeated just about everything as we sat in Geelong waiting for racing to begin. ...[more]


Festival of Sails - ASBA Sports Boats – Day 1 By Darren Spence, , 5:39 PM Thu 24 Jan 2013
It was a hot day in Geelong today for the first two races in the Festival of Sails for the Sports Boat fleet, in more ways than one. Racing got away on time in 5-7 knts of breeze which stayed at this strength all day and a great fleet of 16 boats from all around the country. The contest for line honours was always going to be between Kiss (Greg Scherwinski), Vivace (Noel Leigh-Smith) ...[more]


Festival of Sails 2013 - Just about to start By Lisa Ratcliff, Geelong, Australia , 4:23 PM Wed 23 Jan 2013
The Festival of Sails is Victoria’s oldest sporting trophy. This year’s 170th edition has attracted more than 300 entries and near to 3,000 sailors from every Australian state and territory. ...[more]


Festival of Sails 2013 - Victorians march in for Geelong battle By Lisa Ratcliff, Geelong, Australia , 6:47 PM Tue 22 Jan 2013
Festival of Sails 2013. Victoria’s homegrown talents will flood Geelong as they compete against top-notch sailors from different parts of Australia for the state’s most coveted hardware. ...[more]


Festival of Sails to include world class ski shows By Festival of Sails Media, 12:08 AM Fri 18 Jan 2013
Festival of Sails 2013 Sailing Regatta is to be held from Thursday 24th to Monday 28th January and the Waterfront Festival will take place during Saturday 26th to Monday 28th January. Chaparral Boats will present twice daily water ski and stunt shows at the Festival of Sails over the Australia Day Weekend, on the Geelong Waterfront. ...[more]


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