This year Yachting Victoria and the Royal Geelong Yacht Club have combined forces with the strategic placing of ‘Super Sail’ and ‘Springsail’ events next to each other. Although registrations are separate the two events look forward to working together.
‘Super Sail’ is first of eight legs of the 2015 OTB Marine Victorian Sailing Cup held on 20 September out of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. Last year the OTB Marine Victorian Sailing Cup began with ‘Sail Sandy’ (Sandringham Yacht Club) in mid-October. ‘Super Sail’ now starts the 2015/16 summer racing season and the OTB Marine Victorian Sailing Cup Series.
‘Springsail’ is an annual two day coaching clinic aimed at developing the sailing skills of junior and youth sailors in the leading pathway classes. Each year ‘Springsail’ aims to holistically develop each sailor with informative lectures and interactive off- water activities.
Highlights of this season’s clinic include the return of VIS/AST Physio Warrick Pearson who will be providing information on injury prevention. There will also be an interactive session with a Race Officer who will provide scenarios and advice on dealing with protests. ‘Springsail’ also welcomes an all-star line up of top quality coaches. Each coach specialises in the Class they’re coaching.This year there will also be a mystery guest speaker who is a Silver Olympic Medallist (clues available on the YV Facebook Page).
‘Springsail’ changes hosts year to year; last year Sandringham Yacht Club hosted ‘Springsail’ and boasted 120 sailors and 80 boats. Event organisers aim to exceed these numbers by strategically placing ‘Springsail’ and ‘Supersail’ at the same venue, a day apart.
Event organisers have jumped at the opportunity to combine the two events in an attempt to encourage junior and youth sailors to interact and engage together. Yachting Victoria’s event manager, Lesley Fasala, is excited by the two events being so close together “Yachting Victoria strives to provide an opportunity for junior and youth sailors to meet each other and get to know their Class associations.”
Located an hour from Melbourne’s CBD, The Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) enjoys prime position on Geelong’s waterfront. From the café & dining areas, our members and guests have unhindered views over the 250 pen marina and Corio Bay which is regarded as some of the premier sailing waters in Australia and around the world. Corio Bay offers protected flat waters with consistent winds, small tidal flow and minimal commercial shipping traffic. All competitors will receive RGYC member’s access and privileges for the duration of Super Sail and Spring Sail.
For those located on the South East side of Port Philip Bay there is a ferry that will take you from Sorrento to Queenscliff. For more information on the Ferry please click here.
On-site trailer storage is available and the launching area at Eastern Beach is about 100m from the Club. The sealed path incorporates a boat wash down facility.
There are many accommodation options available close to the Club though we strongly recommend to book well in advance. Further information can be found at the Geelong Visitor Information Centre on 1800 755 611 or at www.visit.geelongbellarine.com.
For all information on Super Sail click here.
For all information on Springsail click here.
For a full list of the Springsail coaches and to read their sailing biographies please click here.
For a full list of the OTB Marine Victorian Sailing Cup events click here.