Father Bob blessing the fleet
Melbourne Regatta 2012

Melbourne Regatta Blessing of the Fleet

Dates: 30 Aug 2014

Address: Victoria Harbour, Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands, Victoria 3008

Phone: 03 9629 7083  |  Mobile: 0416 153 116  

Email: bill@missiontoseafarers.com.au

Held at Victoria Harbour, the Melbourne Regatta and Blessing of the Fleet is a great day out for the whole family.

Fun for the day includes:

- A flotilla of vessels, flares, whistles, pipe bands and a display of tugs with water cannons and emergency service vessels.
- Cruises around Melbourne's ports to see big ships up close - great photo opportunity.
- Formal Blessing of the Fleet by Father Bob.
- The schooner Enterprize will perform a re-enactment of the first landing in period costume. Opportunity go aboard for a short cruise.
- The Alma Doepel volunteers showcasing their recently restored traditional naval 4 oared captains gig.
- Story telling about the first landing as well as street entertainment including works of Shakespeare!
- Free ferry service for trips across Victoria Harbour
- Bands, vans and local venues will bedazzle Docklands.
- Celebrating Melbourne Day.
- Commemorating Melbourne's waterways and maritime heritage.
- Recognising the spiritual significance of all who sail upon the seas.
- Supporting the work of the Mission to Seafarers.

Content: Mission to Seafarers


  • Alcohol
  • Child activities
  • Access with assistance for the disabled
  • Access without assistance for the disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the disabled
  • Entertainment

Opening hours

Saturday, 30 August 2014
Programs run from 11am to 5pm

Disabled access

Contact operator for further details.

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