Beach N' Bay Report - This weekend

What a huge weekend of events for us lucky Melbournians.

You'll hear them, so why not go and see them - in your BOAT!

The Airshow celebrating the 100 years of ANZAC is on Saturday and Sunday of this weekend at Avalon Airport, only 30mins down the highway towards Geelong.

And at Etihad Stadium right in the heart of the Docklands, the mighty Foo Fighters are in concert on Saturday night.

Did you know you can attend both of these events by boat?

  • Airshow - If the weather is suitable for your boating ability, then head towards Avalon Airport and if the depth is right then drop anchor around the Pt Wilson area  which is about 5km to the east of Geelong. Open your picnic basket and watch overhead as both the historical planes and fighter jets perform for you. What a great way to experience the airshow and take your earplugs. Remember; it's free of entry, free from parking and free from the crowds. Life's better with a boat.
  • Foo Fighters - If you've got concert tickets (or tickets to any other event at Etihad) then simply moor your boat at the visitors dock (free for 4 hours) in NewQuay at Docklands. If you're wanting a longer stay, then book a marina berth with the crew from Melbourne City Marina for the weekend. With your overnight booking, comes free and unlimited use of their new members lounge and facilities. In addition, your boat will be moored safely in one of their well-protected marina berths that are complete with electricity and fresh-water which are free for your use for your entire stay. Berthing is just walking distance from the stadium (maybe 400m) you'll have wonderful restuarants and bars all within easy reach of your boat and enroute to and from the stadium. Also there's the free tram service running from the doorstep at the marina right into the heart of Melbourne's CBD. And if you don't have concert tickets, then hang around the stadium and you'll hear the Foo's blasting out 'old school rock'.....

How's that for some special boating activity!

Watch this weekend's Beach N' Bay Report to hear what's on and where to go boating on Port Phillip this weekend.

Don't forget to listen to Darren as he broadcasts <live> his weekly Beach N' Bay reports on radio 3AW, three times each Saturday and Sunday right through summer.

This weekends Beach N' Bay Report is proudly presented by St Kilda Boat Sales and our very own 'The Boat Guy' Darren Finkelstein for the waters of Port Phillip for the weekend of 27-28 Feb 2015.

Enjoy our weekly boating forecast, we'll catch you this time next week.

Safe Boating Always!

Over N' Out

Darren and Andrew

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