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Marina Hindmarsh Island Freshwater Classic Yacht Race 2014

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by Jenny Rossiter (subscribe)
Writer, photographer, educator, explorer of places new, with a passion for adding fun back into life.
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Catch a taste for river racing
Do you sometimes gaze out to sea and long to be blown by the salt breeze and feel the waves rocking the deck beneath your feet? Then the Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic , sponsored by the Marina Hindmarsh, is the place to be. Here you can dream about being part of the action and zipping through the water as you watch the yachts leave Milang, race across Lake Alexandrina, and follow the River Murray to Goolwa.

The Marina Hindmarsh Island Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic
The Marina Hindmarsh Island Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic
Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club

For a race that started out as friendly rivalry between Bill A. and Bill B. ('My boat is faster than your boat') and their yachts Esther and Edith, the competition has become an important community event spanning 44 years. In 1986 it was the largest freshwater yacht race in the southern hemisphere, with 584 boats racing the course. Low water levels cancelled the race for five years between 2007 and 2011 and numbers of race competitors are slowly building up again. There were 209 entries in 2013.

The Marina Hindmarsh Island Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic
The Marina Hindmarsh Island Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic
Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club

Yachts leave Milang at 9am Sunday the 26th of January and the day finishes with presentations at Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club at 7.30pm.

There are other community events in the week leading up to Australia Day, including 'Come and Try Rowing', 'Come and Try Dragon Boats', A BBQ Cook-Off, a Gadbug Ride, a Vintage and Sports Car Display, a Vintage Yacht Race and Remote Controlled Yacht Races.

Model yachts and their bigger cousins
Model yachts and their bigger cousins
Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club

Sunday the 19th of January is devoted to all things Vintage: Tiger Moths, cars and yachts. Picnickers are invited to enjoy the live music and the splash of the powerboats. See The Marina Hindmarsh Island 2014 Goolwa Regatta Week Program for more details.

The Marina Hindmarsh Island Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic
Vivid sails at The Marina Hindmarsh Island Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic
Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club

The Marina Hindmarsh Island 2014 Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic is the place to beat the heat and try a new spectator sport this Australia Day.

The Marina Hindmarsh Island Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic
The Marina Hindmarsh Island Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic
Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club
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Why? The thrill of the race
When: 26/01/2014
Phone: 08 8278 3280
Where: Milang to Goolwa
Cost: Free
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