Celebrate Australia Day Aboard At Docklands

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Waterfront City Marina is the perfect berth for a relaxing

Australia Day long weekend aboard with access to all the

attractions of Docklands.

20 January 2010



Celebrate Australia Day aboard at Docklands

Melbourne Docklands offers the ultimate

Australia Day celebration with world class

yacht racing followed by a long weekend berth

at Waterfront City Marina.

The marina is home to the Audi Victoria Week

racing from Thursday through to Saturday

morning but then has berths ready and waiting

for a four-day weekend aboard.

Anyone with an eye for yacht racing will enjoy the action-packed Audi racing on Thursday

and Friday. 

Watch from the spectator marquee as world class IRC racers head out on the Docklands

Invitational, while their smaller cousins, the Dart SB3 sailboats, compete in the King of the


Those who prefer to participate can join in the International One Metre Challenge, testing

their skill with a radio controlled yacht (open to skippers aged 15 and over) or have a go on

board an Access Dinghies sailboat both days from 4pm.

On Friday evening the Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race fleet will berth at Waterfront

City Marina for an overnight stay before heading out around 8 am for the race to Geelong.

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As soon as the Passage Race boats clear the marina, the berths will be ready for boaties to

move in for a relaxing Australia Day weekend on their vessels at the marina.

Waterfront City Marina public berths cost just $35 a night, complete with free access to the

marina lounge and all its facilities, including internet, TV, bathroom and laundry.

Advance booking is essential, but with 31 berths there is room for everyone, whether power

or sail, and the options for dining, relaxing, shopping and sightseeing are almost endless.

To book and pay, just email berthing@melbourne.vic.gov.au or phone (03) 9658 8738, and

you will be given a unique PIN code for 24-hour lounge access.

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Greg Shoemark

PR Consultant 

(03) 9898 5570

0412 316 928

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