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Festival of Sails 2014

Preliminary Regatta Schedule is now available for the 2015 Festival of Sails

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The Preliminary Regatta Schedule is now available for the 2015 Festival of Sails, see below.

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Note, One design classes can be included as a stand-alone series with sufficient entrant number.

Are you interested in having you class included for the event this year and can’t see it below? The Festival of Sails is a fantastic chance to get a real competition happening between you and your fellow boat owners – and we want to hear from you! Please email the Regatta Manager Peter Kirman at regattas@rgyc.com.au or call 03 5229 3705 to further discuss including you class.

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ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne; Preliminary Race Schedule

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Whilst the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne is still several months away, it’s time to start planning your trip to Melbourne!

You may well be in the process of booking your flights, accommodation and thinking about the logistics of getting your boat to and from the event. This where the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne can help make life easier for you. To assist you in planning the upcoming regatta season, we have released a preliminary Race Schedule for the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne. The preliminary race schedule is intended as a guide to assist you in making those vital plans such as flights and accommodation for this year’s event. It is not to be confused with theNotice of Race – which is due to be released in the coming month. Regatta-schedule  MOSTCURRENT For more information, visit the event website www.sailingworldcupmelbourne.com.au.

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Entries open for the 2015 International 14 World Championships

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The Royal Geelong Yacht Club has opened online entries for the 2015 International 14 World Championships, which are to be held from 3rd to 17th January 2015 in Geelong, Australia.

The 2015 event will mark only the third time that Australia has hosted this exciting World Championships, with the previous event being run at the Manly Skiff Club. However, the Royal Geelong Yacht Club is no stranger to World Championships, earlier this year successfully hosting the 2014 Melges 24 World Championship, which was hailed by the competitors as one of the best ever held.

World Championship Event Chairman and Royal Geelong Yacht Club Vice Commodore, Chris Williams spoke of the event coming to Geelong, “The Royal Geelong Yacht Club is proud to be welcoming the i14 class back to Victoria, where I am sure that our members and volunteers will ensure that competitors and their families enjoy a fantastic regatta and holiday in the Geelong region.

“Those sailing will get to experience the perfect racing waters of Corio Bay, with the consistent summer breeze and flat water guaranteeing some exciting racing. For partners and families we will be organising a number of daily entertainment activities plus offering plenty of assistance to help make the most of a summer holiday in our beautiful region.”

Even prior to entries opening the scuttlebutt received from competitors, was that many of the top International teams from the UK and North America are slated to be attending.

The active Victorian i14 fleet is gearing up for a home world championship, by holding their State Championships as a test event at the host venue earlier in the year.

“Geelong is a great place to visit and the sailing conditions are perfect for our boats. We are expecting some really close racing on the water and a packed social program for everyone off the water. There is a high level of excitement and commitment from the Australian i14 community and we are expecting to see a flood of early entries from keen locals and many high profile internationals,” said President of the Victorian Fourteen Foot Sailing Council and Event Organising Committee Member, Matt Balmer.

Standard Entries will be received by online application until 1700 (EDST) 14th November 2014. Late entries may be accepted after this time with a late entry administration fee of $AUD100 applying, until the close of entries at 2400 (EDST) 12th December 2014.

Notice of Race available at: http://www.i14worlds2015.com/regatta-documents/

Enter here: http://www.i14worlds2015.com/online-entry/