> Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Features FishingBoating MarineBusiness-World Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
Photo Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Geelong Wooden Boat Festival 8th, & 9th March

Geelong Wooden Boat Festival 8th, & 9th March

'Zoe Clair - Geelong Wooden Boat Festival'    Royal Geelong Yacht Club    Click Here to view large photo

The 2008 Whyte Just & Moore, Geelong Wooden Boat Festival this weekend is building to be an impressive display of wooden boats that will rival the Hobart Wooden Boat Festival. Over 50 entries have been received promising to make this year's event bigger and better than ever before.

Here in Geelong we will see an amazing array of historical, 'scrubbed and polished' boats from clinker built dinghies, large topsail cutters, putt putts, dories, classic speedboats, yachts, fishing boats, old ocean racers, harbour greyhounds, and ex-pilot launches!

Amongst all this will be the oldest yacht in Australia, the 45' Huon Pine Gaff Cutter, 'Zephyr'! Built at Port Adelaide in 1873 she won 3 of her first 15 races and was once owned by the Attorney General of S.A. After having a major refit in 1994 means that the 'Zephyr' will be one of the many highlights of this year's festival.

There'll also be special shore-based displays of wooden boat building actually in progress, that will highlight the outstanding artistry of prominent boat builders complimenting this absolutely historic assembly of Australia's outstanding maritime heritage.

The program also includes a Grand Parade of Boats in the cavalcade of sail and the 'Concourse d' Elegance' with boats absolutely gleaming with polished woodwork on the immaculately cared for boats,

The general public are invited to wander, free of charge, through the marina to witness history unfolding before their very eyes.
Couta Boats racing - Geelong Wooden Boat Festival -  Greg Maunder?nid=42334 ©   Click Here to view large photo


Racing will be conducted on the bay for the Corio Bay Couta Boat Cup and the Corio Bay Classic Wooden Yacht Cup making a weekend that could only described as 'Spectacular'!

The general public will have easy access to make full enjoyment of a variety of Activities almost guaranteed. The promise of something for everyone is no mean boast with the enjoyment level in the hands of the beholder!

Next Saturday and Sunday from 0900 daily. Further information from Royal Geelong Yacht Club on (03) 5229 3705 or e-mail, info@rgyc.com.au




by Bob Appleton

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=42334

6:06 AM Tue 4 Mar 2008 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Power Boat News

Singapore Yacht Show – it’s a wrap. by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong






Pontoon Boats are a hit with families and entertainers by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,










Glacier Bay returns to Australia, re-launching at SCIBS by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,








Singapore Yacht Show 2014. Boats to make your eyes pop. by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Singapore










Power to the people at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,


SCIBS VIP lounge back bigger and better in 2014 by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,




Singapore Yacht Show 2014. And another thing… by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Singapore


























Luxury Yacht Share Asia (LYSA) introduces fractional ownership to Asia
Humpback Whales - Non Lethal research
RYA Competent Crew Skills – Second edition now available
Mondo Marine invests in Chinese shipyard
Aqualuma partners with ASMEX 2014 for Welcome function
Kaohsiung to welcome the world for 1st Taiwan International Boat Show *Feature
Changed boating conditions for ski race on Clarence River
Royal Victoria Cup - Cable, Hockney and Shipley victorious
Channel 7 stage returns to Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Hainan Rendezvous: suffering from a hangover?
Palm Beach International Boat Show shows healthy attendance
Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show - this weekend!
Coastal infrastructure and species loss - Climate Change consequences *Feature
rescueME PLB1 – safety assured in one compact, light package *Feature
Japan's Antarctic whaling program harpooned
All Marine Spares hits the boat show trail in a trailer *Feature
Royal Victoria Cup to take place this weekend
Rowers and ferry masters encouraged to share waterways safely
Go crazy about whales in a special family fun day at the museum
New generation trawler boats - tradition with a twist
Arvor releases new Sportsfish range   
AIMEX focuses on commercial show in Asia   
Further Australian growth for Stabicraft   
Southport Yacht Club will host a free 'Discover Sailing Day'   
Melbourne Boat Show earlier this year - 12 to 16 June   
FinScan digital switching fitted to new rescue vessels   
Kids' Zone a drawcard at Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show   
Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle welcomes Engel as stage sponsor   
BIAV appoints new GM   
Trash to Treasure - A seafood story   
Amazing Whales – Evolution and survival opens tomorrow   
Maritime Alert - Dangerous conditions forecast for NSW boaters   
PWC riders brave South Island waters raise $93,000 for melanoma fight   
Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup to take place this July   
12 weeks til Melbourne Boat Show   
First deadline for SCIBS exhibitors looms March 24   
Paul Burt, boating guru, is the face of Sanctuary Cove Boat Show   
Marine Industry loses a loyal servant: Vale Gunter Bruckner   
Positive pass mark for new venue   
Couran Cove signs lease deal with Hope Island Marina   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL VIR PBW