The Queenscliff Lonsdale Yacht Club will play host to a flotilla of craft and upwards of 50 sailors as part of the state’s first Pink Lady Regatta.
Commodore Jill Golland said the event would create a spectacular never before seen on the bay.
“The 50 tickets for women to come and participate are nearly all sold, they have gone really quickly,” Mrs Golland said.
“It will be an eclectic fleet of keel and couta boats predominantly… we might have a big ketch as well.
“It is just going to look really festive and really special and really pink. It will just jump out and say this is all about breast cancer,” she said.
The idea is the brainchild of cancer survivor and president of the Ocean Grove–Barwon Heads Breast Cancer Support Network (BCSN) Julie Rodger.
Boats and their crews will dress up in pink for a sail past from the ferry terminal to the Queenscliff pier. They will then race around giant pink buoys.
“I just thought why don’t we have a regatta, it’s never been done before, to raise funds and awareness and it’s looking wonderful,” Mrs Rodger said.
“This is a cause very close to our hearts because we’ve experienced the support first hand and we know how important it is, from diagnosis and through the whole treatment process.”
An additional 200 tickets are available for a post-event family celebration at the Queenscliff Lonsdale Yacht Club including a jumping castle, prizes, a barbeque and kayaking.
To purchase a ticket or help sponsor the event, contact Jill Golland on 0409 562976