Registrations open for fun and learning at the 2018 Riviera Festival of Boating


COOMERA, QUEENSLAND – Registrations for the seventh annual Riviera and Belize Festival of Boating from 24-27 May are now open at the Festival web site.  Please click the link below to register now.

Registration for all events during the Festival of Boating held at the Riviera yard in Coomera on Queensland’s Gold Coast are available for Riviera and Belize owners.

Watch our video of highlights of the 2017 Riviera Festival of Boating.

Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst has urged owners to register early for their preferred workshops and events – especially the signature Saturday evening gala – as tickets are strictly limited and this is always a sold-out event.

The Festival of Boating this year coincides with the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Festival registrants will be offered a complimentary VIP on water transfer service between the Festival and the Sanctuary Cove show. Please note that you will need to purchase tickets to enter the Sanctuary Cove show and you can do this online in advance or upon arrival at Sanctuary Cove.

The 2018 Riviera Festival of Boating will offer four comprehensive days of boating education and family fun.

Riviera’s focus on combining the rewards of the motor yachting lifestyle with learning opportunities is always the focus of the Festival, with a wide range of informative and hands-on educational workshops conducted by experts in their fields, designed to promote boating safety, build confidence and expand knowledge and experience.

Mr Longhurst said: “A total of 40 individual workshops and seminars are scheduled, including popular tutorials on offshore seamanship, weather forecasting, preventative maintenance, understanding radar, navigating at night, radio communications and emergency protocols.

Popular on-water workshops over the four-day Festival include an on-water skippers program, practical lessons in knots, lines and hitches, a ladies skipper program, safe towing, anchoring and rafting.

There will also be a special under-25s Skippers Club and a fun and practical Riv Kids skipper program to learn more about safely operating a tender.

Guided tours of the Riviera facility will also be a part of the Festival program as will on-water showcase of yachts at the world-class Riviera facility in Coomera on the Gold Coast as well as at Sanctuary Cove.

Mr Longhurst said: “The Festival of Boating has been created for Riviera and Belize owners to help them realise their ultimate boating experience.”

Registrations for the seventh annual Riviera and Belize Festival of Boating from 24-27 May are now open at the Festival web site.  Please click the link below to register now.

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