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Welcome to Victoria, the events capital of Australia and proud hosts of the 2020 Sailing World Championships at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club.
Visitors to Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula will love its sun-kissed beaches, the world-renowned Great Ocean Road and great food and wine and unique wildlife.
Victoria is home to some of the best regional events in Australia including the Festival of Sails, Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, National Celtic Festival and Queenscliff Winter Weekend.
With more local and international visitors travelling to regional Victoria than ever before, these events give us a great chance to showcase our beautiful regions to new people and we’re proud to support them through the $20 million Regional Events Fund.
Since 2014 the Andrews Labor Government has supported more than 180 regional events. These events keep our bars, restaurants and hotels busy and boosts local economies.
That’s why we’re proud to support and stage world class sailing events across the 2020 Sailing World Championships right here in Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula.
I hope you all enjoy this fantastic event and I encourage everyone to explore everything this stunning region has to offer.
THE HON MARTIN PAKULA MP Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events
Fleet assignments for 2nd & 3rd Feb click Here
To view the Racing Schedule for 3rd Feb click HERE
To view the Change of Sailing Instructions no.1 (30th Jan), please click HERE
To view the Change of Sailing Instructions no.2 (30th Jan), please click HERE
To view the Change of Sailing Instructions no.3 (31st Jan), please click HERE
To view the Change of Sailing Instructions no.4 (31st Jan), please click HERESailing Instructions
Please forward any queries to the Royal Geelong Yacht Club on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is a two-step process, please follow the below steps:
Please refer to the NOR for entry fees and dates they may increase.
We are pleased to let you know we have an app available for all competitors and supporters coming to Geelong to compete and for those following the regatta back home.
Please download for free from the app store – search ‘2020 49er FX Nacra 17 WC’. This will be continually updated as we have new information about the regatta. The regatta app will be our main communication tool with the sailors at the event so be sure to read and take notice of any push notifications.
Under Australia’s universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).
There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person’s purpose for visiting Australia.
Please refer to the below Sport Information Sheet for guidance on the visa options that may be most suitable for your event participants.
If you require a letter of invitation to include with your visa application, please contact the Royal Geelong Yacht Club email@example.com.
We recommend getting your applications in early to ensure you have the appropriate documentation well ahead of arrival.
The Geelong City area and surrounding suburbs have a huge choice of places to stay, from the luxury of our magnificent waterfront, the indulgences of some of our heritage bed and breakfasts, right down to simple and cheap camping grounds. There is something to suit everyone’s taste and budget and many are conveniently located close to our best attractions and events and are still only minutes from our region’s best beaches. See below link for local accommodation options close to the Royal Geelong Yacht Club.
More information can be found at www.visitgeelongbellarine.com.au
The Royal Geelong Yacht Club is situated in the heart of Geelong and central along the waterfront. The Club will temporarily extend its footprint to create a boat park for the 49er/FX/Nacra 17 World Championships. We will therefore not be able to accommodate Trailers or Containers on site. A separate Trailer/Container compound will be setup at Limeburners Point Boat Ramp on the waterfront approx. 2km from the Yacht Club which will also be the main RIB launching area. Those wishing to store containers at Limeburners Point will need to contact Cargo Live to book and arrange details (there is only space available for approximately 25 containers on site). Cargo Live is the Official Event Logistics partner and will be managing container storage bookings for the event.
CargoLive Global Events are the logistics experts when it comes to major sporting events. Having been in business for more than 40 years, they have helped hundreds of competitors with all the logistics that goes with competing around the world. From the 2016 Rio Olympic Games to the 2019 Miami world championships, CargoLive have taken care of shipping for both competitors and regatta organisers. They are the main sponsors of the Australian Olympic team and also a supporter of Sailing Australia and other sporting events.
CargoLive will have a dedicated team to assist sailors competing in this year’s World Championships in Geelong and can assist with international shipping, customs clearance, border security and trucking. CargoLive will have staff on the ground at the event to supervise unpacking and packing and will also handle general queries about shipping to make life easy for visiting sailors and teams. If you wish to ship your boats for the next regatta or return home, they can help with it all.
Their dedicated Team can be contacted below,
CargoLive Projects Team
firstname.lastname@example.org | +612 9099 0810 (office )
We have a limited number of Charter Boats available which can be delivered to the Regatta Venue for the event (and any lead up training at the venue). Please contact the Event Chairperson and Australian 49er Association President Chris Manton via email: email@example.com
Royal Geelong Yacht Club 25 Eastern Beach Road Geelong, VICTORIA, Australia 3220
Facilities are available for teams to set-up and train at RGYC throughout January in the lead up to the events. Booking is essential to access club facilities before the 29th January. If you are interested, please contact the club directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place. *click the image to view larger*