To celebrate the 47th Fremantle to Geraldton Ocean Classic the Foreshore will come alive for a day of fun as part of the Geraldton Yacht Club’s Open and Try Sailing Day.
On Sunday, 25 October from 7am to 5pm, the public is invited to join in a jam packed day of activities which include jet packs, yoga, Kite West demonstrations, lots of local entertainment and fun for all the whole family plus - you can try sailing a boat!
Mayor Shane Van Styn said he encourages locals to get down and support the iconic race and enjoy the huge amount of activities that will be on offer.
“The City of Greater Geraldton is proud to be supporting a race that has been around nearly 50 years,” he said.
“This year we will be having a huge celebration on the Foreshore for all the community to enjoy.
“And if you’ve ever wanted to try sailing – here’s your chance to come and have a go!”
The City has partnered with Geraldton Yacht Club and South of Perth Yacht Club to bring the Fremantle to Geraldton Ocean Classic back to our shore.
The iconic off shore yacht race will kick off from Fremantle on Friday, 23 October and is expected to bring a fleet of approximately 20 boats to Geraldton.
With a total of 250 nautical miles of what can be very challenging and treacherous waters skirting some of Australia’s most stunning coastline, the final destination of Geraldton is sure to put on a spectacular show before the yachts return to Fremantle on Friday, 30 October.