The Regatta and Wooden Boat Festival in 2016 was held in appalling conditions, with gale force winds blowing all day. Despite the conditions, a great day was had by all who attended.
The roll up of boats was good and the skippers battled against the winds and heavy conditions to prove that their crafts were still capable of handling tough work.
The Community again provided strong support on the day and although numbers were slightly reduced due to the weather, Organisers were very heartened by the large number who braved the wind and came along. All in all, everyone had an enjoyable day.
The Davistown Putt Putt Regatta & Wooden Boat Festival continues to be a highly attractive event and is among the top entertainment events for all ages on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW.
The on-water festivities, as always, were very popular with everyone, with many boats and crews spending considerable time dressing up for the occasion. The NSW Corps of Marines re-enactment group provided a colourful spectacle and proved very popular. The firing of the Marines’ cannon is a very effective starting mechanism for the Putt Putt Challenges and the Regatta and their display of historic weaponry and other artefacts was very interesting to all.
The Deepwater Dragon Boat Club and the local Rowing Club valiantly attempted to provide some excitement with demonstration races. Unfortunately, the conditions on the water were too tough for these vessels and they were forced to withdraw mid-morning. These groups provide exciting racing and we are looking forward to seeing them again in 2017.
Results of the various categories of judging can be found in the link below.
As always, we express our grateful appreciation to all who attended and helped to make the day successful.
The Organising Committee is very grateful to the numerous volunteers who gave up their time to ensure that we can continue to hold this fantastic event every year.
The Organising Committee
Sunday 22nd October 2017
Mark this date off in your diary and don't miss the running of the 2017 Davistown Putt Putt Regatta & Wooden Boat Festival.
The Davistown Putt Putt Regatta & Wooden Boat Festival is not only a great event but also an opportunity for the people to celebrate the Central Coast, Australia and the culture that is a part of our history, heritage and local character.
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To host a Regatta to
showcase Putt Putt boats, the craftsmanship required for their
manufacture and maintenance and the camaraderie of boating
Adoption of the Wooden Boat
Association’s aims to foster and promote an active
interest in all matters relating to the history, development,
building, restoration and preservation of wooden boats.