PRESS RELEASE: Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Festival CANCELLED for 2021.

Press Release : Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Festival CANCELLED for 2021
Unfortunately the Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Festival will not go ahead for a second year, due to Covid19. 
Even if the current climate allowed for over twenty thousand people to gather, it would be highly irresponsible to do so, even if it is outdoors and spread out.
We looked at changing the location to the Milton Showground and running the festival for two days, being a fenced venue and staggering the event to reduce crowds. 
But this was also too problematic at this time.
I have contacted the Ulladulla Fishing Co op today and advised them of this decision and recommended they arrange a private Blessing ceremony for the fishing fleet.
It’s a big disappointment for the community and the many visitors who enjoy the Blessing of the Fleet festival each year, the iconic Parade being a highlight every Easter Sunday for what would have been 65 years.
It is the committee’s intention to host some sort of formal event later in the year for the 2021 Princesses. 
Following NSW Health guidelines, we hope to be able to organise the usual dance lessons and have the Princesses participate in the traditional judging process.
We will be reaching out to this year’s Year 10 girls through our social media, as well as contacting the local schools.
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Information for Princesses, partners and their Families



Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Princess Formal
Tuesday 8th December, 2020.
7pm – 9:30pm.
Dunn Lewis auditorium.



Princesses and partners are permitted 2 guest tickets each.

● Tickets $40 online:

● Princesses and partners are free of charge.

● Refunds for the cancelled 2020 Easter Princess Ball are available through:
There can be no transfer of funds across to the formal event of 8th December, as they are 2
different ticketing systems.

Partners must be refitted for suits by Tuesday 24th November at: Saunders Mensland Ulladulla.

Craig Saunders is holding the ties from earlier in the year, but partners must be measured up again, as
most have grown over the past 8 months. We have quite a few new partners and they need to be
fitted. Craig needs to order them in time for the Formal. Buttonholes will be provided for partners,
on the night.

● Princesses who have changed partners MUST have their new partner complete the Partner Information form

In addition, partners must provide their mobile and email, along with their parent’s names and mobiles. This is important, as each couple will be introduced on stage by the 2019 Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Princess.

● Please do not be late, in fact, if you can come earlier, please do. (doors open 6:30pm re: photos
need to be done promptly).

● Photography on the night will be done by Daniel Colebrook.

● Dinner will be 2 courses, main and dessert.

● Please email special dietary requirements to:, or leave a message on the
TryBooking online ticketing system when purchasing tickets.

● Strictly no alcohol permitted on the night for princess and partners, or any guests under the age
of 18 years.

● Formal concludes at 9:30pm

Covid19 Safety plan:

The Rotary Club of Milton-Ulladulla Inc is a COVIDSafe registered organisation.

The Dunn Lewis Multi Function Centre, Ulladulla is a COVIDSafe registered business.

The Dunn Lewis Centre has the capacity to host 300 people, seated, adhering to the current NSW Health 4 sq
metre physical distancing rule.

● Guests advised not to attend if feeling unwell, have any respiratory or Covid-19 symptoms.

● Guests advised to download COVIDSafe app re: tracing benefits.

● All guests will have their temperature checked upon entry. If any guest has a temperature, they
will be asked to put on a mask and sit aside for ten minutes. After ten minutes, if temperature
persists, guest will be advised to leave and go to the local hospital and self isolate.

● Guests will be asked if have visited any hotspots on the print out sheet, within past 14 days. If so,
they will be asked to leave and self isolate and get tested.

● Physical distancing at all times on the evening. 1.5 metres apart, excluding persons from same

● Hand sanitiser provided in key areas including all tables, pop up bar, stage prize table, toilets,
entry and exit.

● Hands must be washed upon entry and exit of centre. Guests reminded to wash hands before
and after eating, as well as after touching anything.

● There will be no dancing.

● Dunn Lewis staff to provide table service for meals.

● Guests are to remain seated whilst drinking or eating.

● Guests are not to mingle during the evening.

● Guests will stand on marked areas on the floor when queuing to sign in, at the pop up bar area
and stage area for presentations.

● Guests advised not to gather before or after the event.

● Volunteers, Covid-19 Safety Marshals and VIPS to wear masks when in close contact with people
or performing a job in a high traffic area, such as: when pinning buttonholes on the partners,
taking temperatures upon entry, working behind the entry sign in desks, awarding trophies,
sashes, tiaras, prize money and flowers.

● Sanitising wipes will be provided for high touch areas, such as entry sign in tables, microphone,
podium and pop up bar.

● To assist with physical distancing, 2 sign in tables will be set up on each side of the entry to the
auditorium, as well as a separate sign in table in front of the foyer lounge area, for princesses and
partners. (Total 3 sign in tables).

● Rotarian volunteer COVID-19 Safety Marshals will monitor the event and ensure all Covid Safe
rules are followed.

● A digitised record of all attendees will be held by the Rotary Club of Milton-Ulladulla for 28 days
after the event, for the sole purpose of contact tracing and will be kept secure and confidential, as
per NSW Health regulations for corporate events.


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Information Session for Princesses, Partners and Parents Saturday 21st November, 2pm Dunn Lewis auditorium

An information session is planned for Saturday, 21st November, 2pm at the Dunn Lewis auditorium, for princesses and partners and is open to parents as well.
For princesses who have new partners, please advise them of this meeting.
New partners will need to complete a new partner information form, as Madayn Woods (2019 Princess of the Fleet), will be introducing princesses and partners to the room.
We will also require your partner’s mobile and email, as well as parent’s names and mobiles.
Partners must be re-fitted for their suits before Tuesday the 24th November at Saunders Mensland Ulladulla
The Rotary Club of Milton-Ulladulla are extremely pleased to be able to host this formal event, in view of covid19 restrictions easing on group gatherings.
Please follow our facebook page to keep up to date with information.
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Refunds for the Cancelled Blessing of the Fleet Princess – Easter Ball, 2020.

For all refunds for the 2020, Blessing of the Fleet Princess Ball, that was scheduled before the Easter Festival, at the Ulladulla Civic Centre, please email with the following information:

(1) Name of account

(2) BSB

(3) Account number

(4) Number of tickets purchased

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer transfers to the new event scheduled for the 8th December at the Dunn Lewis Centre, as it is an entirely different ticketing system.

Due to Covid19 regulations, Princesses and their partners can only have two guests each.

To purchase tickets for the Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Princess Formal, please click on this link:


The Blessing of the Fleet committee are very happy to be able to produce this event for the Princesses, partners, and all guests this year, in a covid safe environment.


Pictured above, 2019 Princess of the Fleet, Madalyn Woods and partner, Ulladulla Civic Centre.

Bob Milo Photography.


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Partners to be Re-Fitted for their Suits.

Shout out to all partners of Princesses…..

Please re-visit Saunders Mensland before the end of November, for another fitting and to order your suit.

Shop 16 & 19 Ulladulla plaza, 107 princes highway Ulladulla.

Craig Saunders still has all the ties and is able to order suits in time for the Princess Formal on the 8th December, but you must get in before the end of this month.

Please call Craig with any questions: 4455 2470.


Pictured above, 2019 Princess of the Fleet, Madalyn Woods and partner, Ulladulla Civic Centre.

Bob Milo photography.

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