Sail Melbourne is the major event of Yachting Victoria. Having commenced in 1994, it is has now grown to become one of the biggest events in Olympic sailing. Sail Melbourne is known by sailors around the world for the great sailing conditions prevalent on Port Phillip, the spirit and enjoyment with which the event is conducted and the professionalism of its race management teams - all of which are amongst the best in the world.
Sail Melbourne operates a functional media centre for all Sail Melbourne events equipped with internet lines, faxes, photocopiers and other general office equipment. This year the media centre will be managed by Jodi Kelly from Emkay Events & PR who will handle all enquiries and media requests.
A boat is available for approved media personnel to go out and watch the racing from alongside the course with all arrangements confirmed through Jodi.
Sail Melbourne also employs Jeff Crow from Sport the Library as a professional photographer to cover the events. Jeff's photographs are posted to the Sail Melbourne website at the conclusion of sailing each day and are available for usage by approved media personnel by contacting Jodi.
All Media enquiries on Sail Melbourne should be directed towards Jodi Kelly who may be contacted via email at: email@example.com or telephone via +61 (0) 413 599 799. All enquiring media are also asked to complete a media accreditiation form as available below.
Media Accreditation For Sail Melbourne 2008
We cordially welcome media to 2008 Sail Melbourne and invite you fill in the Media Accreditation form linked below. By filling out the form below and returning it to the Sail Melbourne office at your earliest convenience, you will help us fulfil your requirements, whether you are covering our event on site or from afar.
The first ISAF Sailing World Cup is set to launch at the end of 2008 bringing a new annual series of sailing to the international sports calendar. The World Cup will be open to the sailing events chosen for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Competitions.
Incorporating existing major events, the series will kick off with Sail Melbourne, Australia in December 2008, followed by the Rolex Miami OCR, USA; the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE, Palma, Spain; Semaine Olympique Francaise, Hyeres, France; the Delta Lloyd Regatta, Medemblik, the Netherlands; Kieler Woche, Germany; and Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, Weymouth, Great Britain.