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The Royal Geelong Yacht Club

Lynden

Joined November 2009

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The Royal Geelong Yacht Club

Featured in “HDRI (No Holds Barred)” July 2011
Featured in “Your Country’s Best” July 2011
Featured in “Quality Art & Photography” July 2011
Featured in “Hometown Photography” July 2011
Featured in “Canon EOS 50D” October 2011

On Friday, January 21, 1859, a meeting took place at the Victoria Hotel in Geelong, Victoria, of what would appear to have been the first official Geelong Regatta Committee – the regatta that was to become Royal Geelong Yacht Club’s Festival Of Sail – Australia’s oldest and largest keelboat regatta.

The meeting’s minutes show that amongst the motions, the first to be carried was… “That it is desirable that a regatta should take place this year in Geelong Bay”. With those few words, the wheels of history were put in motion!

At a series of subsequent meetings (held in various hotels in Geelong, so as not to offend any one publican), the format of the Regatta was gradually formulated, resulting in a program of 14 events with a combined total pize purse of £243 . Then, a house in Geelong’s Main street cost around £55!

The Regatta was a huge success, and on Friday, March 4, 1859, the minutes of an enthusiatic Committee meeting (this time at the Terminus Hotel) showed the Regatta Fund surplus to be just over 72 pounds, and the first two motions – “That a Yacht Club be formed in Geelong” and “That the club be called the Geelong Yacht Club” – were carried unanimously!
Source: www.rgyc.com.au


Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f3.5 – 6.3 @ 18mm
Exposure: f22, 0.6sec, ISO100, RAW, Tripod
Processing: Photomatix 3.2 (3 exp ±2) & Photoshop CS4


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