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School Art Competition

by Linda Carr
Approximately 100 works were submitted for our second mount of this competition and more than 250 people climbed the stairs to the Cadet Shed to see the great display of creative work. On Sunday Gail Frost, Education Officer at the Geelong Art Gallery, presented the awards to delighted students and families.more

"Quick & Dirty" Winners

by Linda Carr
The inaugural Bote-Cote “Quick and Dirty” boat build and race was a huge success over the weekend. So much fun was had that everyone was a winner – crowds lined the pontoons to get a good view of the boats rounding the buoy in the marina. Great camaraderie was displayed by the six competing teams.more

Quick and Dirty Boat Build

Teams from various Geelong community groups will face off in a "Quick and Dirty" boat building challenge on Sunday 13th March, with the boats launching and racing on Monday 14th March.more

2016 Festival Program

The full program of events and activities for the 2016 Yanmar Wooden Boatshop Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong is now available to download.more

Notorius open for inspection

Children and parents alike will delight in coming aboard a “real life pirate ship” this March as the replica 15th Century Spanish Caravel “Notorius” opens it’s decks (both above and below!) to the public during the Yanmar Wooden Boatshop Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong.more

Four Winds Marine support the Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong

Four Winds Marine are once again delighted to be supporting the Wooden Boat Festival and RGYC as a support sponsormore

Dragons Abreast

by Linda Carr
The Festival takes on extra drama in 2016 when the Wooden Dragon Boat beats the drum and joins our Grand Parade on Sunday. Paddlers , drummer and sweep will take to the water to mix it with the more traditional wooden boats participating in the parade.more

Community Rowing to Feature at 2016 Wooden Boat Festival

by Peter Doyle
The Royal Geelong Yacht Club has announced that this year’s Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong will include the inaugural St Ayles Skiff regatta.more

Deadly Dancing

by Linda Carr
The Deadly Dancers will treat Wooden Boat Festival-goers to displays of the creation dance, show-off dance and the cleansing women's dance on Saturday 13th March at 3:00pm.more

Welcome to Country

by Linda Carr
The Wooden Boat Festival committee is proud to be incorporating “Welcome to Country” as part of the festival’s official opening on Saturday 12 March at 4.00pm.more

Jazzing it up in Geelong

by Beth Davis
The Royal Australian Navy Jazz Band will be a highlight of the 2016 Yanmar Wooden Boatshop Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong, held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club from Saturday 12th – Monday 14th March.more

The Yanmar Wooden Boatshop Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong is pleased to present Tim Jarvis AM as the guest speaker for the Presentation Dinner to be held on Sunday March 13th, 2016.more

Deckee on board as Media Partner

by Beth Davis
Deckee, an online forum for boaties, have partnered with the Yanmar Wooden Boatshop Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong to provide additional coverage throughout the Festival.more

Bausele - Official watch of the 2016 Yanmar Wooden Boatshop Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong

by Beth Davis
Bausele Australia has confirmed their support of the 2016 Yanmar Wooden Boatshop Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong and will be the official watch of the eventmore

6ft6 Wines partner with Wooden Boat Festival

The Yanmar Wooden Boatshop Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong is delighted to announce its new partnership with 6Ft6 wines as the Official Wine Supplier for 2016.more

St Ayles Skiffs to compete in the Yanmar Wooden Boatshop Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong

by Peter Doyle
The Yanmar Wooden Boatshop Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong is excited to announce that we are expecting up to eight St Ayles Skiffs to be attending the 2016 event which will be held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club – March 12-14. Boats will be coming from TAS, SA, VIC and hopefully, WA and even NZ. We are looking forward to seeing these fantastic boats being raced.more

Sustainable Boating

by Linda Carr
For those sailors interested in reducing their impact on the climate (and who isn’t?), a must see at the 2016 Wooden Boat Festival is Yanmar Wooden Boatshop’s display of the Torqeedo range of electric outboard motors.more

It's what's inside that counts!

by Linda Carr
While wooden boats are beautiful to behold, in our modern times they need to be beautiful to inhabit as well. This year the Wooden Boat Festival welcomes two master craftsmen all the way from Tasmania – Craig & Jack Howard.more

International Flavours - the return of a Festival favourite

by Linda Carr
The Wooden Boat Festival is excited to again have the pleasure of witnessing the lovely dancers from Geelong's Indonesian Association, in full costume and with performances on both the Saturday and Sunday of the long weekend.more

Shiver me Timbers!

by Linda Carr
The Western Victorian Axeman's Association will demonstrate their prowess over the 2016 Wooden Boat Festival weekend.more

Wooden Boat Festival takes on new dimensons

by Linda Carr
The 2016 Yanmar Wooden Boat Shop Wooden Boat Festival will include the showing of the short film "Seeing the Land from an Aboriginal Canoe".more

School Art Competition Returns

by Linda Carr
Models, abstracts, collages and landscapes! The inaugural Wooden Boat Festival School Art Competition in 2014 received over 80 entries from Geelong school students. and it's back for 2016!more

Sailing Adventures Launch in Melbourne

The Alexander Stewart, which will be attending the 2016 Yanmar Wooden Boat Shop Wooden Boat Festival, is available for bookings on Port Phillip Bay through Melbourne Sailing Adventuresmore

Tall Ships to Visit the 2016 Yanmar Wooden Boat Shop Wooden Boat Festival

by Staurt Dickson
“The YANMAR WOODEN BOAT SHOP – WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL OF GEELONG is excited to announce that the Tall Ship ENTERPRIZE and ALEXANDER STEWART will be attending the 2016 Wooden Boat Festival which will be held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club – March 12-14, 2016.more

Long Term Partner Secured

by Stuart Dickson
Long term partner secured for Wooden Boat Festival of Geelongmore

Key Speaker Announced for 2016

by Stuart Dickson
KEY SPEAKER ANNOUNCED FOR 2016 YANMAR WOODEN BOAT SHOP WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL OF GEELONG.more

Yanmar Information Session at RGYC a huge success

by Wayne Parr
The recently run Yanmar information evening for the Installation, Maintenance and Operation of Marine Diesel Engines at RGYC was a huge success.more

St Helens Visit

by Stuart Dickson
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2014 Geelong Wooden Boat Festival Results

2014 Geelong Wooden Boat Festival Resultsmore

Save the date in 2016!

Make sure you pencil the Geelong Wooden Boat Festival for March 12-14 in 2016more

Sponsorship Opportunities now available for the 2016 Geelong Wooden Boat Festival

by Stuart Dickson
The 2016 Wooden Boat Festival will be bigger and better than ever.
The rich heritage and tradition of the event, is something not to be missed.
Sponsorship opportunities are now available via the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. for enquiries, contact Justin - bdm@rgyc.com.aumore
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