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Festival of Sails in Geelong - 26th to 28th January 2019

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The Festival of Sails is the largest annual keel boat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere with over 300 yacht entries and 3,000 competitors annually taking part in the event. First held in 1844, the Festival of Sails Regatta is one of the nation’s oldest sporting events, and has evolved over many years culminating in its current format as Australia’s foremost keelboat regatta.

Running alongside the sailing action, the free community Waterfront Festival features numerous acts across three stages and a multitude of stallholders to provide you with fine food and wine, live music, entertainment and roving performers, art and craft market stalls, novelty stalls, an on-water Come & Try Zone and a dedicated family friendly kids zone all along the stunning Geelong Waterfront and in the Royal Geelong Yacht Club.

The Festival of Sails promises something for all, thrilling sailing action, exciting on water activities for all to try, and a great way to spend quality time with your family over the Australia Day Long Weekend.


In a Sea Dragon's Garden: Let's go Snorkelling in Victoria

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Snorkelling with giant rays and seahorses, through colourful sponge gardens and seagrass meadows, doesn’t sound like your typical Victorian adventure. This state is often overlooked as a snorkelling destination but the variety of marine life accessible year-round, straight off a beach or pier, is world class. You might need a wetsuit but won’t need a plane ticket to Queensland.

A great place to start is the 200-metre-long Octopuses’ Garden Marine Trail along the Rye Pier. Underwater signs lead you along the self-guided tour and explain the sea life in the area including sea horses, sea slugs, hermit crabs and goatfish. Depending on the tide the depth varies from half a metre to three metres.

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RACV MARINE 2019 MELBOURNE BOAT SHOW - 13th to 16th June 2019

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In 2019, the RACV Marine Melbourne Boat Show will be celebrating its 59th year of operation, promoting recreational boating, safe boating practises and the Life’s Better With A Boat message. The Show is Victoria’s annual celebration of the positive and rewarding lifestyle that boating provides. Taking place at the state-of-the-art event venue, the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), the RACV Marine Melbourne Boat Show welcomes visitors locally, nationally and internationally each year, and is a major event on Melbourne’s calendar. Click here for more information.