It was a busy morning at Milang as around 1000 sailors prepared themselves for the 2017 The Marina Hindmarsh Island Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic on Sunday the 22nd of January. The fleet of trailable yachts, large multi-hulls and off the beach catamarans and dinghies made for a majestic sight for the thousands of spectators who lined the course, both on land and on water, from Pt Sturt all the way to Goolwa.
The Kies Home Hardware Dash for Cash is a fixture of the Goolwa Regatta Week and for decades has been held on the Friday before the Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic, providing skippers of yachts with a CBH (Class Based Handicap) equal to or greater than .740 the opportunity to test their boat in racing conditions before the big event – the Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic.
In its third year, the Maughan Thiem Tune Up Race provides skippers of yachts with a CBH (Class Based Handicap) of less than .740 the opportunity to test their boat in racing conditions before the big event – the Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic
Four teams of budding chefs and a solid contingent of families and friends enjoyed a night of gourmet food and friendship at GRYC. Michael Duchow, the guest judge and well-known local chef was impressed with the range and quality of dishes prepared.
Another beautiful day in Goolwa on Monday greeted entrants in the 2017 The Marina Hindmarsh Island Goolwa Regatta Week Radio Controlled Yacht Regatta sponsored by Helga Campbell.
On Sunday the 15th of January, the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club was abuzz with the sights, sounds and smells of the best that Goolwa has to offer. The lawns in front of the club were filled with stalls as local businesses and community groups displayed their wares and offered visitors the change to discover more about their work.
The Marina Hindmarsh Island Goolwa Regatta Week got underway on Saturday the 14th at The Marina Hindmarsh Island with the Marina Challenge, a unique and exciting time-trial yacht race in Barker, Sturt, Strangways and Hutchinson Lagoons sponsored by The Marina Hindmarsh Island and Club Marine Insurance.