SOUTH GIPPSLAND YACHT CLUB with the assistance of local service clubs, community groups and sponsors will run a Classic Timber Dinghy Regatta to run over the Australia Day Weekend 2014. The purpose of the regatta is to display to the public the variety of timber dinghies that were once common along Victorian beaches but now quite rare.
Following on from its successful Centenary Trophy Regatta last year, Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne will host the 4th annual Club Marine SYC Centenary Trophy Regatta on Saturday 26 April, on the waters of Port Phillip inviting all boating enthusiasts from around Victoria to participate. ... go
The free family-focussed Geelong Wooden Boat Festival returns to Corio Bay in March 2014 over the Labor Day long weekend - and promises to be the best event so far!
The 2014 event will see over 150 entries, approximately 1,000 direct participants and in excess of 8,000 visitors, plus the popular passage races from Portarlington being re-introduced! This will bring a large fleet of Couta Boats to Geelong. See first-hand some of the most historic Wooden Boats in Australia. ... go
Author Geoff Heriot encountered more than he expected following the launch of his book at the recent Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart. But where else would you expect such encounters than at a four-day gathering of almost 600 wooden boats and 200,000 spectators? ... go
Ships ahoy! Join us for an open day that delves into the history of ship building, the science of steam and life and death on the high seas! Our program includes informative behind-the-scenes tours to view a selection of rare ship models, a demonstration showing the intricacies of model ship making and talks on the SS Orsova and the Triple Expansion Steam Engine. We are excited to be hosting a fascinating lecture on the sinking of the RMS Titanic by UNSW Senior Lecturer, Sarah Gregson, and international best-selling author, Kathryn Fox, gives an insight into researching disappearances on cruise liners for her latest crime fiction novel, Cold Grave. Our younger visitors will enjoy learning about nautical knots and getting crafty with our popular marine-themed make-and-do activities. ... go
Lycamobile, the largest global provider of low cost international mobile calls, today announces a new partnership with The Tall Ships Races, the longstanding initiative to encourage international friendship and training for young people through sail training. The deal will see Lycamobile become an Official Event Partner to the iconic events across Europe throughout the summer.