Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Festival Of Sails Kicks Off Today With Passage Race

The fleet is pumped and ready to hit the start line in Williamstown this morning for the passage race to Geelong, the main act of the the Festival of Sails Regatta.

The 316 strong fleet will gather for the largest mass yacht race start in the southern hemisphere on the eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay at 9.30am for the traditional 34 nautical mile passage race to Geelong.

IRC favourites include the glamour IRC 52 Shogun V, recently acquired by Geelong yachtsman Rob Hanna, Living Doll, Calm and Georgia.  

THe forecast is for  a 15–20 knot southerly breeze, which means the fleet will make it to Geelong in time for the massive Australia Day celebrations hosted by the Royal Geelong Yacht Club.

Lulu Roseman

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