Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2015

There has been a strong surge of registrations for the 2015 Riviera Festival of Boating May 21-24. The show will include 11 new educational workshops for yacht owners.

Rivieras 11 Novel Seminars To Help Boost Confidence In Yacht Owners

Now in its fourth year, the festival, which takes place on Australia’s Gold Coast, aims to help owners and aspiring owners of luxury motoryachts to understand their boats better. This year over 70 educational and social events will be included in the four-day show.

Among the 11 latest educational seminars for 2015 are Marine Assist focusing on emergency essentials, Experiencing a Seakeeper gyroscopic stabiliser, Living the Riviera Dream with David and Sue Rogers who spent three months living aboard their 43 Open Flybridge, Escape, and Sydney to Singapore with skipper Tim Edwards, which includes details of an epic leg from Darwin to Singapore aboard the 75 Enclosed Flybridge, Seabreeze, without stopping for fuel.

“The interest in the 2015 Festival is extremely strong with registrations to date right across the entire spectrum of events – from knots and rope-work, systems operation and new technology demonstrations right through to offshore seamanship and navigation seminars, as well as our very special social events,” says Stephen Milne, Riviera Director of Brand and Communications.

All festival events are open to the public, even if they simply aspire to one day own a luxury yacht.

“The Festival provides the skills and motivation for motoryacht owners to stretch their sea legs and experience the exhilaration of blue-water cruising, in the company of fellow Riviera owners who all share the same passion,” says Milne.