The Marina Hindmarsh Island 2016 Goolwa Regatta Week events are attracting keen interest from sailors and spectators. Goolwa Regatta Week will commence on Saturday 16 January 2016 and will conclude with the iconic Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic on Sunday 24 January.
The waterways of Marina Hindmarsh Island will be the venue for Dinghy racing in The Marina Central on Saturday 16th. This will be organised by the Goolwa Aquatic Club, and will add to the Marina Challenge happening on the same day nearby, in the southern lagoons. Both events will be challenging for the sailors and great viewing for spectators in the confines of The Marina Hindmarsh Island waterways.
Also on the opening weekend is the Gala Expo Day on Sunday 17 January at the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club (GRYC), a great event for the whole family, with local food and wine, live music, art, craft and cultural activities, community organisations, a marine swap meet and heaps of fun! On the water, there will be “Come and Try” remote controlled yachts and Sailability yachts, and vintage yacht racing.
The radio controlled yachties will be showing their skills in a series of races on Monday 17 January.
A fun day is guaranteed on Wednesday 19, with GADBUG bike riding and the popular Dominant BBQ Cookoff. In addition to the established categories, the Cookoff this year will include Mystery Boxes with compulsory items and other ingredients for entrants to use.
Businesses will be competing in a different way on Friday 22 January. Corporate teams will be hosted by GRYC skippers in a Corporate Challenge yacht race series that will require good team work on-board to achieve success.
Entrants in The Marina Hindmarsh Island 2016 Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic have the opportunity to fine-tune in the Maughan Thiem tune up on Thursday 21 January and the Doser Freight Dash for Cash on Friday 22 January.
Thousands of spectators are expected to watch these and all the other events around Goolwa during the week, and they will certainly be watching the Milang to Goolwa race on Sunday 24 January from on-shore and on-water, along the route downstream of Milang, around Point Sturt, past Clayton cliffs and on to Goolwa.
“The River Murray and lower lakes provide unique opportunities for spectators to be close to the action in all the events during Goolwa Regatta Week”, said Locky McLaren, Commodore of the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club.
“We are excited about the interest being shown in all the events. Information is available on the website www.goolwaregattaweek.com.au, so people can enter events and plan their stay in Goolwa and the surrounding areas during this festival time.”
– Locky McLaren