Tenacious has been selected to be the official start boat for the 2017 Festival of Sails’ dramatic opening event, the Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race.

Chairman of the Festival of Sails, the largest regatta in Australia and Royal Geelong Vice Commodore, Peter Alexander, said the organisation was proud to have Tenacious involved in the Festival of Sails.

“It’s important for us to have an event that’s available to everyone; a festival where people of all abilities can take part.”

One of the highlights of the annual Festival, the 34 nautical mile Passage Race marks the official start of the regatta and will be held on Saturday, January 21. The spectacular event attracts huge crowds, as onlookers enjoy the wonderful opportunity to witness hundreds of boats of all sizes charge into Corio Bay. More than 200 boats will race, representing all divisions competing at the Festival.

Further information can be found in the recent news release made by Afloat Magazine in Australia