2016 Putt Putt Regatta and Wooden Boat Festival
On Sunday 23rd October, large crowds were attracted to our spectacular Davistown waterfront for the annual regatta. Although the sun was shining for us there was a very brisk cool wind which probably kept numbers down a little. Once again our Village Ambassadors operated an LCA stall handing out sales material, carrier bags and balloons for the children.
Robin A from our village attended and took the following photos of the days activities.
Apart from the boats which of course were the centre of the attention, there was also a range of stalls and many other things of interest…
Stalls full of goodies…
The machinery clubs were there again..
AND just to show that we have a sense of humour, alongside the shearing was this sign that was somehow snuck into a strategic position……
And a variety of rides for the children…
The Saratoga Ferry, with spectators, followed the flotilla at the 2016 Putt Putt and Wooden Boat Festival.
The sky was blue, the water was blue AND the refreshingly cold, south-westerly turned many spectators and competitors blue, as well.
Congratulations go to all who helped to make the Festival a great success. We are so lucky to be able to enjoy these colourful activities on our spectacular waterfront.
Davistown Putt Putt Regatta, October 2015
Davistown’s Putt Putt Regatta and Wooden Boat Festival is an annual event which is enjoyed by thousands of young and old who come from near and far. The Regatta is held annually in October and spectators gather on Illoura Reserve, just a short walk down to the waterfront from our village. It is always well attended by our residents who enjoy a family fun-filled day out along with members of the local community.
As well as the watercraft, there are many tented stalls, live bands, displays, and general entertainment.
But of course the main event is the Putt Putt race…
And away we go!!!!
Numerous ferries, wooden boats ….. including putt putts …. are still in use on Brisbane Water today, with many moored in the Davistown area.
Apart from the wooden boats a wide range of other watercraft also made an appearance..
The event is sponsored by local Central Coast businesses and on Sunday 18th October 2015 the regatta was, once again, capably and enthusiastically organised by the Lions Club of Green Point and Avoca.