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Festival of Sails 2012 images by Guido Brandt By Guido Brandt images, , 8:10 AM Mon 6 Feb 2012
Festival of Sails 2012 images by photographer Guido Brandt. ...[more]

Festival of Sails images by Beth Morley By Beth Morley images, 8:14 PM Thu 2 Feb 2012
Festival of Sails images from photographer Beth Morley ...[more]

Festival of Sails Williamstown to Geelong Passage Race images By Jenny Wapling, Geelong , 12:36 AM Thu 2 Feb 2012
Festival of Sails - Photographer Jenny Wapling shares images with us from the Williamstown to Geelong Passage Race. ...[more]

Festival of Sails - U.S. yachting photographer says it’s one of a kind By ., 9:08 AM Mon 30 Jan 2012
Mary Longpre is an American West Coast yachting photographer from Newport Beach, California. For the past six years Mary has spent much of January ‘down under’, with Geelong’s Festival of Sails the key reason for her trip. Mary, a 1960’s Surfer Girl, was photographing for a major surfing magazine when she began sailing in 1978. In 1983 she built a 30 foot down wind flier named Valentine ...[more]

Festival of Sails - Biddy Hu 11 skipper wins memory story competition By Paul Lindeman, Skipper of Biddy Hu II, 10:37 PM Sun 29 Jan 2012
Paul Lindeman of Biddu Hu II has won the ‘Bundaberg at the Festival of Sails’ Memory story competition. An extract: 'Then a boat up ahead begins to round up under the new pressure coming to meet us, the spinnaker than begins to flog and look more like a bed sheet on a washing line....' ...[more]

Festival of Sails 2012 - Festival Finale + results By Lisa Ratcliff, 6:05 PM Sun 29 Jan 2012
The Festival of Sails divisional winners were acknowledged at two trophy presentations, a breakfast for those whose series finished yesterday and a final presentation this afternoon on the lawn of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. ...[more]

Festival of Sails 2012 - Bourke wins SB3 Victorian Championship By Lisa Ratcliff, 5:32 PM Sun 29 Jan 2012
The shutters came down on the Festival of Sails 2012 this afternoon. Warwick Rooklyn’s Bandit has been crowned Melges 24 national champion for the second year running after a stunning series victory. Glenn Bourke’s Club Marine Hamilton Island is the undisputed champion of the SB3 class contesting the Bundaberg Rum SB3 Victorian Championship. ...[more]

Festival of Sails - Georgia hits ball out of park - latest results By Lisa Ratcliff, 3:39 PM Sun 29 Jan 2012
In the spirit of the regatta Jim Farmer’s New Zealand Botin & Carkeek 52, Georgia, has sailed the final Festival of Sails race and with their nine point finish from eight races have hit the ball so far out of the park it may never be found. ...[more]

Festival of Sails - Variety families try sailing By Lisa Ratcliff, 1:45 PM Sun 29 Jan 2012
The partnership between the Festival of Sails and Variety, the Children’s Charity is giving disadvantaged and special needs children the chance to taste a little of what is going on further out in Corio Bay. ...[more]

Melges 24 Australian Championships day 3 - Melges mix it up By Tracey Walters, Geelong , 9:37 AM Sun 29 Jan 2012
Melges 24 Australian Championships fleet was back in Corio Bay for day three of racing. Hot sun and a light to moderate South Easterly breeze set the scene for three windward leeward races. The fleet seem to get closer together the more races they complete. ...[more]

Festival of Sails 2012 - Families meld in Melges By Lisa Ratcliff, 12:47 AM Sun 29 Jan 2012
The Melges 24s are contesting their nationals at the Festival of Sails at Geelong and multiple family combinations are sailing for and against each other. ...[more]

Festival of Sails 2012 - Magic Corio Bay By Lisa Ratcliff, 11:57 PM Sat 28 Jan 2012
The Festival of Sails penultimate day was coined ‘a photographers’ delight’ . The Port Arlington race brought to a close the points chase for the cruising divisions, the classic yachts, multihulls and Noelex 30s while the Farr 1020s, Performance Series, S80s and Super 30s finished their Festival of Sails with windward/leeward races. ...[more]

Festival of Sails 2012 Cruising Series run and won By Lisa Ratcliff, 11:41 PM Sat 28 Jan 2012
At the Festival of Sails 2012 the Club Marine Cruising Series has been run and won. Arch Burn’s Kel Steinmann one-off, Galaxy was the Division A spinnaker division winner, Rick Pacey’s Northshore 38, Salty Dog, was the Cruising Series Division B winner. ...[more]

Festival of Sails 2012 - Sailing Royalty in Geelong By Lisa Ratcliff, 2:01 PM Sat 28 Jan 2012
Festival of Sails 2012 -There are a couple of big America’s Cup names in town for their maiden Festival of Sails, and these ‘rock stars’, as they are known in the sport, are loving the stage and the crowd. ...[more]

Festival of Sails - Late finish to Melbourne to Geelong passage race By Lisa Ratcliff, 11:49 PM Fri 27 Jan 2012
The Festival of Sails Melbourne to Geelong passage race elapsed time for Corio Vertue’s over 34 nautical mile course was 8 hours 42 minutes compared to Tim Pepperell and his red hot trimaran, Bare Essential’s time of 3 hours 35 minutes. ...[more]

Festival of Sails - Corio Bay produces mixed conditions on day 4 By Lisa Ratcliff, 11:30 PM Fri 27 Jan 2012
The short course starters enjoyed an early sea breeze, followed by a glass-out during the middle of the day, and finally, Geelong’s Corio Bay put its best foot forward for the afternoon session. ...[more]

Festival of Sails 2012 - Triple to Georgia By Lisa Ratcliff, 11:22 PM Fri 27 Jan 2012
Festival of Sails Audi Centre Geelong Premier Racing Division A and the three windward/leeward races were sailed in different conditions and Georgia adapted seamlessly to each, although the final scalp involved some good fortune when Rob Hanna’s TP52 Shogun fluffed a gennaker set. ...[more]

Melges 24 Australian Championships - Accru apply pressure to Bandit By Tracey Walters, Geelong , 9:37 PM Fri 27 Jan 2012
Melges 24 Australian Championships day two and crews were notified that the race area had changed to Course D outside Corio Bay, an hour out through the shipping channel. The first race of the day was abandoned after the wind died completely an hour and a half into racing on the second lap, Bandit leading. ...[more]

Festival of Sails - Postcard sailing on Corio Bay - latest images By www.sail-world.com, 6:17 PM Fri 27 Jan 2012
Festival of Sails - Corio Bay - eight to 12 knots and blazing sunshine for much of the day. Enjoy these photos by Geelong's yachting photographer Teri Dodds ...[more]

Festival of Sails - Sailors send mobile phone cells into meltdown By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, 3:11 PM Fri 27 Jan 2012
The rise and rise of the Internet was vividly demonstrated yesterday afternoon when 3,000 sailors arrived at Royal Geelong Yacht Club, from the 34 nautical mile Festival of Sail passage race from Geelong and proceeded it seems to all begin to send images from the race back to their families on their smartphones, via the Internet. ...[more]

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