2018 Festival Princesses – Partners and Sponsors

  1. Claire Bierke – Dominic Lahiff: Southern Man
  2. Maddison Condie – Alexzander Manning: Coles Ulladulla
  3. Emily-Skye Hunt – Jack Chappell: Rapid Inspect
  4. Ally England – Daniel Rogan: Southern Gutter Vacuum
  5. Grace Gillies – Blake Hanley: Saltwata Konstruction Co
  6. Alivia Brown – Luke Millard: C & K Millard Property Maintenance
  7. Hayley West-Watson – Ziad El-Tovgy: Ulladulla Floorworld
  8. Danielle Holt – Lachlan Blake: Mollymook Golf Club
  9. Alana Doyle – Jeirie Abbott: Tallarook Group
  10. Madeleine Robinson – Jonathon Staunton: Coast Café Milton
  11. Phoebe Zammit – Luke Russell: Rip Curl Ulladulla
  12. India-Rose Brook – Brian Martin: Hayden’s Pies
  13. Isobel Benjamin – Angus Rutherford: Raine & Horne Mollymook/Milton
  14. Grace Sullivan – Jake Wills: Akwa Surf
  15. Mackenzie Creech – Alex Dadd: Ulladulla Fisherman’s Co-operative
  16. Macenzi Gallagher – Harry Hicks: Commonwealth Financial Planning
  17. Tyara Smith – Trent Brewster: South Coast Water Jet Cutting 
  18. Keele Browne – Jayden Farmilo: Milton Ulladulla ExServos Club
  19. Rochelle Goodwin – Jarred Hendrie:  IGA Bawley Point
  20. Jade Mudge – Luke O’Connell: Harcourts Ulladulla
  21. Holly Ricketts – Jack Skinner: Streetfeet Dance Academy
  22. Kayla O’Connor – Bailey Tooth – Kicks Danceforce
  23. Madison Reid – Declan Davies: Milton Early Foundations
  24. Aimee Clugston – Harm Schaap: Betta Home Living
  25. Macy Pleasance – Caleb Kersting: TDS The Design Studio



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2018 Festival Princess information

Casey DorrellBlessing of the Fleet Festival 2018 Princess to be eligible you must be:

  • Going into year 10 in 2018.
  • Resident in the area between Bawley Point and south of Sussex Inlet, and/or
  • Attending one of the schools: Ulladulla High, Nowra Anglican College or St John’s Catholic


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Horizon a Golden Blessing

Horizon a Golden Blessing

Horizon Credit UnionHorizon Credit Union has recently announced their gold sponsorship of Ulladulla’s premier community and tourism event of the Blessing of the Fleet Festival.

“What better way to celebrate our community than to be a gold sponsor of the biggest event in Ulladulla. We’re thrilled to be a part of it” said Ulladulla Branch Manager, Kevin Whitford. Horizon will be sponsoring the Blessing of the Fleet Princess Ball on Saturday 17 March 2018.

Horizon is Ulladulla’s only credit union and the only truly local South Coast financial institution with branches spanning the south coast of NSW.

“We’re supporting the Blessing of the Fleet because we want give back to the community” said Mr Whitford. “

Ulladulla Branch Manager Kevin Whitford said Horizon offers similar services and facilities of the big banks but unlike the banks who return their profits to shareholders, credit union profits are returned to members in terms of lower interest rates, fair fees, better customer service and more competitive products.

The Milton Ulladulla Rotary Club who organise the Blessing of the Fleet festival at Ulladulla are pleased with the announcement of Horizon coming on board for Easter 2018.

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Standards for Floats

Standards for Floats

Festival ParadeGeneral Conditions for Vehicles:

  • Maximum length 19m, max height 4.5m, max width 3.5m
  • All floats must be roadworthy and registered with RMS NSW.
  • Vehicle Registration is to be submitted by the 2nd week of Ball rehearsal, Photocopies are acceptable.
  • The vehicle for a float may be a trailer, truck or utility (ute), but not a car.
  • Vehicles travelling to and from the parade must have:
    clear vision through front windscreen & mirrors;
    Blinkers, number plates & brake lights visible to all road traffic.

Your Float in the Parade:

  • The float must be decorated according to the theme you have nominated & will include advertising of your sponsor but will not just advertise your sponsor.
  • Register your float theme with the committee early to avoid disappointment.
  • Each float will have Two (2) Marshals. Marshals must be over 18yrs of age and will walk beside float. Name & contact No of the Marshals must be submitted by email.
  • Each Princess must provide a written commentary, even if you are sharing. Commentary & Marshal details must be emailed to dee.fors@gmail.comFish out of water
  • If the commentary is not satisfactory you will be asked to revise or add more details.
  • No persons are to be seated on the edge of the vehicle/tray.
  • No children under 12 years of age shall be permitted on the float.
  • No member of your float group is to walk ahead of the float.
  • No items are to be thrown into the crowd from the float.

Criteria for Judging; The judges will present awards for:

  • Best Decorated Float
  • 2nd Best Decorated Float and
  • Two highly commended floats.
  • To qualify for best decorated float: all of the vehicle must be covered, including the cabin. The judge’s decision is final.

Assembling for The Parade:

  • All floats will be issued with a number (not your dance order) and will park in the matching numbered space at the assembly area.
  • Priscilla floatThe first three floats will be the Princess of the Fleet followed by the runner-up & then the 2nd runners-up, all other floats will follow in number order.
  • The Assembly area is Crescent Street Ulladulla. Floats are to be assembled by 9.30am. Enter Crescent Street from the northern end of Burrill St North only. It is dangerous and difficult if you enter from the southern end
  • Judging will commence with a walk/drive through the Assembly area, by the judges & will be completed later during the parade.
  • The Parade of Floats will commence at approximately 11.00am.
  • The Parade will depart from Crescent Street and terminate on the Ulladulla Wharf at approx 12.noon.

After the Parade

  • At the conclusion of the Parade all Princesses and Partners are to assemble at the Lower Stage adjacent to the harbour foreshore for announcement of winning floats and the Blessing of the Fleet ceremony.
  • Before float vehicles are driven away following the conclusion of the parade, they must be made safe by removing decorations from the windscreen, blinkers, number plates & brake lights. Failure to do this may result in an infringement notice being issued by police.
  • Always put Safety First.

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Hints and Tips

  • Consider: repurpose, recycle & reuse for your float material.
  • Hand in the information requested completed and on time.
  • Committee members are available for guidance on Blessing of the Fleet matters.
  • Blessing of the Fleet can be hard work but the outcomes are rewarding.
  • Have fun!

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