Festival Program 2019

Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Festival.

Easter Sunday, 21st April, 2019.



10am – 11:20am :  Josh Rawiri, main stage, presented by the Marlin Hotel.

All Day : Show bags, Market & International Food Stalls, Expo’s, Amusement Rides, 4-D Cinema, Vintage Car Display,  Art Exhibition.

Kids Zone, Ulladulla Civic Centre :  Art & Craft, Kinder Gym, Lego, Face Painting, Stamp Fair

Marlin Mini Carnival :  Synthetic Ice Rink, Pony Rides, Show Bags, Face Painting.

11:20am :  Milton Ulladulla Ex Servo’s Blessing of the Fleet Parade

1pm :  Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony, Ulladulla harbour and then move to Ulladulla wharf.

1:00pm :  Elton – The Young Years, main stage, presented by the Marlin Hotel.  (Break for Scottish Tattoo)

1pm :  Livewire Studios Interactive Pantomime, Free:  Kids Zone – Ulladulla Civic Centre

1pm – 4pm :  Chris Rulewski, Marlin Mini Carnival

1:30pm :  Bannister’s Beach Games, presented by Milton Ulladulla APEX Club :  Ulladulla  harbour  : Egg & Spoon Race, Three Legged Race, Spaghetti Eating Competition      

2pm :  Scottish Tattoo, Princes hwy, Ulladulla harbour

2:30pm  :  Bannister’s Beach Games, TUG O WAR, Ulladulla harbour.  Presented by Ulladulla APEX Club

3pm :  Circus 35 Degrees South Acrobatics, Marlin Mini Carnival

2:45pm – 4pm :  Elton – The Young Years, main stage, presented by the Marlin Hotel

3:15pm :  Bannister’s Beach Games, GREASY POLE, Ulladulla harbour.  Presented by Milton Ulladulla APEX Club

4pm-4:30pm :  StreetFeet Dance Studio, main stage

4:30pm – 4:45pm :  Milton Follies – ‘Anything Goes’

4pm – 6pm :  DJ Mystergio, Ulladulla Harbour, presented by the Marlin Hotel

5:30pm :  Fire Twirling, Ulladulla harbour

6pm :  The Mollymook Golf Club Fireworks, Ulladulla harbour

Milton Ulladulla Ex Servo’s Princess Float Parade



Elton – The Young Years


Josh Rawiri


Father Michael Dyer Blessing the Fishing Trawlers.


Mollymook Golfie FIREWORKS Grand Finale 6pm




The Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Festival is brought to you by the Rotary Club of Milton, Ulladulla.










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Road Closures 21st April 2019


Ulladulla and Districts Rotary Club of Milton Ulladulla Inc.
Blessing of the Fleet Festival Committee P.O. Box 883 Ulladulla NSW 2539

The following Road Closures have been considered and adopted by Shoalhaven City Council & RTA in
conjunction with the Ulladulla & Districts Blessing of the Fleet Festival.


• Burrill Street North from Nurrawallee St to Crescent St 8:30am – 12:30pm
• Crescent Street 8:30am – 12.30pm
• Princes Highway, Ulladulla between North St and Wason St 8:30am – 1:30pm
• Princes Highway Ulladulla between Church St and Green St 1:30pm – 8:30pm
• Green Street between Boree Street and the Princes Highway 5:00am – 8:30pm
• South Street from Princes Highway to Burrill Street South Limited local traffic
• Wason Street from Burrill Street South to Princes Highway 8:30am – 1:30pm

No parking in Green Street between Boree St & Princes H’way from 10:00pm Sat night –
8:00pm Sunday night.

Theses road closures are subject to Police directives that may change on the day.
A fireworks display will be held at Ulladulla Harbour from 6.00pm.
Any inconvenience is regretted.

Phillip Brown-Chairman

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Best Ball Ever

The 2019 Horizon Blessing of the Fleet, Princess Ball went off without a hitch Saturday the 6th of April and many are saying it was the best one yet!

Ball Chairperson Brian Morrison coordinated this spectacular event with the assistance of the Ball committee. Members of this committee come from the Rotary Club of Milton Ulladulla, the Milton Ulladulla Lions Club, as well as parents in the community.

A lot of time and energy goes into planning this progressive event, the Ball itself just one part of the proceedings, with Princesses and their partners attending dance classes each Sunday for over a month leading up to the Ball. Local Legend Gaven Dorrell, along with the lovely Marise Cornock, kindly donate their time to teach the young ladies and their partners several dances.

The Princesses source their own sponsors, attend deportment classes with Robin Phillips and a series of interviews by a judging panel.

On the night the Ulladulla Civic Centre was decorated beautifully with drapery, fairy lights, feathered table features with blue accents and a gorgeous entry arbor covered in vines. The atmosphere was electric with three hundred and twenty people expectant for the night’s processions. Twenty three Princesses and their partner’s were amongst the crowd of Dignitaries, Sponsors and Family. 

Radio 2ST personality Graeme Day hosted the evening with his usual nostalgic humour, having been involved in emceeing the Princess Ball since the early eighties.

Ball Guests were treated to a three course meal from local Eatery Tallwood.

DJ Mystergio, (Gio Puglisi) had the crowd up on the dance floor enjoying the night.

Ball Chairperson Brian Morrison announced that the Blessing of the Fleet Festival Chairperson of the past eleven years, Phil Brown would be stepping down after this year. Phil was recognised and acknowledged for the thousands of hours of community service in organising such a massive undertaking.

Captain Fiona Sneath, HMAS Albatross greeted each Princess, with their Partner and presented the Runners up and Winning Princess of the Fleet.

Second Runner up was presented to Jet Boone. Partnered by Gaige Saunders. Sponsored by Forkliftcenter.

First Runner up was awarded to Charlie Guise. Charlie was partnered by Zac Eggins and sponsored by One Agency.

The Winning Princess, crowned the 2019 Princess of the Fleet, was Madalyn Woods. Madalyn was partnered by Blake Thistleton and sponsored by the Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club.


Captain Fiona Sneath Awarding Princess of the Fleet 2019 to Madalyn Woods. Image courtesy Bob Milo.



Princess Ball Sponsor Horizon Credit Union Ulladulla, manager Kevin Whitford presenting Madayln Woods with flower basket. Image courtesy Bob Milo.



From left to right Charlie Guise, Madalyn Woods, Jet Boone. Image courtesy Bob Milo.



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2019 Princesses, Partners & Sponsors

(1) Evelyn Powell
Caleb Kersting
Miss Moss

(2) Angelina Woodhouse
Archie Riddick
Sanctuary Point Physiotherapy Solutions

(3) Clare Flamminio
Aiden Costa
Akwa Surf

(4) Amie Smith
Cohyn Poll
Rip Curl Ulladulla

(5) Sachi Forrest
Lachlan Elsworth
Hayden’s Pies

(6) Jet Boone
Gaige Saunders

(7) Paige West
Ethan Magnusson
Westbuild Design & Construction

(8) Jaimee Dorrell
Joshua Sansom
Hop Skip ‘N’ a Dump

(9) Aliza Cornock 
Cameron Boyle
T N Nails and Beauty

(10) Charlie Guise
Zac Eggins
One Agency

(11) Ruby Frank
Jacob Kiff
Clyde River Berry Farm

(12) Lauren Percival
Brodie Whalan
Willinga Park

(13) Madalyn Woods
Blake Thistleton
Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club

(14) Annalise Kain
Dylan Townsend
Milton Ulladulla Football Club

(15) Charlotte Morris
Ben Crockett
R & M Electrical Services

(16) Arnae McKillop
Marcus Hargreaves
Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club

(17) Bella Surace
Antonio Capogreco
Southern Man Surf Shop 

(18) Nyarli Morrison
Arun Robertson
A & P Plastering

(19) Mikaela Lochrin
Tim Henderson
Hendo’s Power Tools

(20) Shanayah Marks
Kye Farmilo
TRN Group

(21) Courtney Lee
Jesse Nichols
Bendigo Bank Milton

(22) Jordyn Afflick
Sam Stewart
Emma’s Hair Room

(23) Ciana Lavalle
Bailey Stupka
Carlo’s Italian Ristorante

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