In a word – lots!
The Regatta season is pretty well over for another year, we had Australian Sailfish at the Bendigo Yacht Club Opening Day, the Classic Dinghy Classes Invitation Weekend at Cairn Curran, the 2019 Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta, Jack’s 90th Birthday Bash at Bendigo, the Goolwa Wooden Boat Festival and Ian’s attendance with Apsu at the BYRA Marathon. Plus, I am waiting on reports from the Yarrawonga ANZAC Weekend Regatta and the Bribie Classic to find out if we had Sailfish on the water there as well. In addition to all that, Chris and I spread the word at the Hobart Wooden Boat Festival, this time without our boats.
Meanwhile, Paul Murphy has been cracking on with his restoration of Jaguar and it is a timely hint that the rest of us need to get out the paint and varnish to get ready for another big season coming up real soon!
What we missed – the 2019 Wallagoot Lake Regatta, the 2019 Toronto 4OaK Regatta and the 2019 Lake Boga Easter Regatta. So much sailing, so little time.
What’s to come?
In a word – lots!
Season 2019/20 looks like plenty more chances to get our Sailfish out on the water in lots of interesting venues. We have the Classic Dinghy Classes Invitation Weekend at Cairn Curran and this year it is in conjunction with the traditional Cairn Curran Regatta on November 23 & 24. Our now traditional Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta over the weekend of January 25, 26 & 27, no Indian Sailfish dinner this year, we will be joining in with the mob at the sailing club. Then things really kick off – over the weekend of 29 Feb. & 1 March we have the Paynesville Classic Boat Rally; the following weekend (March 7 & 8) is the Wallagoot Lake Regatta and the weekend after that (March 14 & 15) is the Toronto 4OaK Regatta. Some of us (well, mostly me at this stage) are silly enough to be planning on sailing in all three, but if you can make it to even one of these events it will be well worth while. Great venues and great clubs await, plus we all get to sail on our Sailfish!
April 2020 will see the Lake Boga Easter Regatta and of course the Yarrawonga ANZAC Regatta, and May will see the 2020 BYRA Marathon, so there are plenty of opportunities to get out and have a splash, I hope to see you at some, if not all of these. There will be plenty more reminders of each of these and more as they get closer.