This is the first nationals we have run at the club since around 2005 and it’s great to be back.
We had a variety of conditions to challenge the sailor from not enough through to way too much and broken boats and some just right. In the end we managed to get in 11 races over 6 days which kept the competitors rather happy and making their trips worth while.
Sailors came from various locations including Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, regional Victoria and SA.
In true Riverland fashion we turned up the temperature and even threw in a dust storm but everyone went home with smiles on their faces.
I must send out a huge thank you to all our hard working volunteers both on and off the water, who put in a lot of effort from early mornings through to late nights. Although a small group of dedicated members, we manage to achieve a lot and we wouldn’t be able to host such great events without them.
Another thanks must to go Kane from Sassy Brews / Feel the Steel Custom who showed what country hospitality is all about, going out of his way out of hours to help fix up several broken boat parts (and a trailer) which would have resulted in those boats heading home if he hadn’t stepped in. (Oh they provided excellent coffee all week)
For those interested, results can be found by following the link.
From what I hear, it was a fantastic event. Thank you to Lake Bonney for being such great hosts.
Sensational event. Easily the most fun I’ve had at a nationals. Great people great club. And sensational coffee and food from sassy brews. Looking forward to going back there in the future.
Awesome event, really put the weather on for us, with a variety of conditions awesome people, amazing location. Would happily come back here for another Nationals.
On behalf of the TCAA, can I thank all those involved in running such a successful regatta. Unfortunately I was unable to attend due to injury, but the reports back from the sailors was that it was a great regatta and the people from Lake Bonney couldn’t do enough to help, particularly when boats were broken! A big shout out to Peter Dunk who I had the pleasure of working with in the lead up to the regatta. Nothing was ever a problem!
So thanks again to all!
(Now ex-Prez 🤙)
Heartfelt thanks to all the LBYC team, and especially Kane of Sassy Brews for making it a fantastic event 💯 %