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Adventures right through the 300+ boat fleet at the 175th Festival of Sails

by Nic Douglass 29 Jan 13:56 GMT 26-28 January 2018
175th Festival of Sails © Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com / Pantaenius

What an Australia Day Weekend, starting in Melbourne and heading over the Geelong on the 175th Rex Gorell Land Rover Festival of Sails Passage Race with Rolex Sydney Hobart winners, Ichi Ban, and then two days of covering over 300 boats racing on Corio Bay and outside the channel from the Royal Geelong Yacht Club!

Great to bring so many of adventures to you thanks to Pantaenius Sail and Motor Yacht Insurance.

Personally, it was my pleasure to be the MC for the event for the second year running, and will be one for the memory banks having been involved with the 175th! Congratulations to all of the organisers, volunteers and competitors (especially the winners) for supporting the event, and hopefully it is bigger and better next year!

Festival of Sails 2018: 175th Passage Race on board Ichi Ban

Live on board Ichi Ban for the start of the 175th Festival of Sails Passage Race - thanks to Ichi Ban for having me on board, and Pantaenius Yacht Insurance for the awesome support. Happy Australia Day.

Live on board Ichi BanPosted by Adventures of a Sailor Girl on Thursday, 25 January 2018

Festival of Sails 2018: Aussie Day on Ichi Ban

On board Ichi Ban - the breeze is here and we are ripping along at 11 knots. Crew disappointed that Harry Bethwaite is sometimes below 100% polars #banter. See you soon GTown thanks to Pantaenius Yacht Insurance. Awesome to be taking part in the 175th Festival of Sails Passage Race to celebrate Australia Day.

Aussie Day on Ichi BanPosted by Adventures of a Sailor Girl on Thursday, 25 January 2018

Festival of Sails 2018: 175th Passage Race

A few shots from on board with Ichi Ban for the 175th Festival of Sails Passage Race thanks to Pantaenius Yacht Insurance. Looking forward to presenting the prizes shortly!

Festival of Sails 2018: With the Cruising Divisions!

Way too much fun out on the water with the cruising divisions at the Festival of Sails.

Posted by Adventures of a Sailor Girl on Friday, 26 January 2018

Festival of Sails 2018: Live with the IRC Divisions

Live for the IRC Racing at the Festival of Sails thanks to Pantaenius Yacht Insurance. This start ended up being AP'd - sounds like the sea breeze is on its way - hooray!

Posted by Adventures of a Sailor Girl on Friday, 26 January 2018

Hooray! We finally have a decent sea breeze and I am still out here to bring you the action from the Festival of Sails thanks to Pantaenius Yacht Insurance.

Posted by Adventures of a Sailor Girl on Friday, 26 January 2018

Festival of Sails 2018: J/111's and Sports Boats

The breeze is in at the Festival of Sails! Great rides with the J/111's and Sports Boats captured with thanks to Pantaenius Yacht Insurance.

Posted by Adventures of a Sailor Girl on Saturday, 27 January 2018