Anyone for a Trip to "Belfast" this Easter?
Well perhaps not, but did you know that the beautiful little coastal village of Port Fairy was known as "Belfast" from 1 January 1854, to 1887 when the Victorian Parliament changed it back to it's original name of "Port Fairy" through an act of Parliament.
From it origins as one of the largest ports in Australia in the mid-1800's when it operated as a major whaling station and strategic transport hub, this idyllic coastal village is now known as one of the gems of Victorian coast line, as a place for a short getaway from the hustle and bustle of modern city life.
While the town has become famous for its Folk Festival held on the long weekend in March each year, the locals and visitors alike have also come to love and expect a fleet of dedicated yachts that have ventured out from Melbourne each Easter, to occupy the tranquil docks along the Moyne River right in the centre of town.
So, Who wants to be part of the Easter scene in Port Fairy this year?
The Notice of Race can be found HERE