Club Marine Pittwater to Southport Yacht Race - January 2-4 2017 - The Royal Prince Alfred's signature "Warm Water Classic" race has moved from Pittwater to Southport for 2017. The 370 nautical mile race will present a tactical challenge for teams as they race up the NSW east coast arriving on the Gold Coast. The race incorporates the Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta from Coffs Harbour to the Gold Coast.
Summernats - Canberra ACT - January 5-8 2017 - The annual Street Machine Summernats Car Festival is Australia’s biggest horse power party. The Summernats has taken on a life of its own and become a genuine Aussie icon.
Every year, up to 2000 of the toughest Australian elite street machines descend on Exhibition Park in Canberra. Coming from around Australia and the world, this incredibly diverse tribe gathers to show off their love of the street machine to an enthusiastic crowd of over 100,000 people.
Geelong Classic Truck & Machinery Show - January 7-8 2017 - The event showcases the Vintage Machinery Section’s own pavillion with more than 15 fully operational steam engines, 12 permanently installed oil engines, a 1000 Horsepower Marine Steam Engine, a Wool Scouring Machine, the Vintage Tractor Pull and a large collection of steam models. The Show is renowned for having the biggest and best display of restored working vintage machinery and tractors in Australia and attracts people from all over this country and overseas.
Festival of Sails - Geelong VIC - January 21-24 2017 - The Festival of Sails is the largest annual keel boat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere with over 300 yacht entries and 3,000 competitors taking part in the event annually. The Festival of Sails Regatta is one of the nation’s oldest sporting events (first held in 1844) and has evolved into its current format as Australia’s foremost keelboat regatta.
2nd Annual Northern Car/Bike Show & Shine - January 22 2017 - Cole Reserve, Pascoe Vale VIC - Veteran, Vintage, Classic & Modern Cars and Bikes. Individual categories for Monaro, GT, Torana, Mustang, Corvette, Camaro, Customline, Charger, HSV/FPV & SS. There are 9 categories for motorbikes including best scooter!
Australia Day Regatta - January 26 2017 - Sydney Harbour - The Australia Day Regatta is the oldest continuously-conducted annual sailing regatta in the world and has been conducted each year since 1837 to commemorate the anniversary of the first European settlement of Australia. Held on Sydney Harbour, where it began, and also at other locations in New South Wales and offshore. Boats taking part range from ocean-racing yachts and 18 foot skiffs to the smallest radio controlled model yachts.
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