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Brokenwood Putting the Fun into Fundraising

Help raise funds for a good cause with wine!

Brokenwood Wines is proud to support Davistown Putt Putt Regatta & Wooden Boat Festival, so we are providing a discount off a selection of wines including free shipping, and for every case sold $20 will be donated to help raise funds.

Running for a limited time only, offer ends 26 October. Simply purchase online by clicking the link below and entering the following coupon code at the checkout.

COUPON CODE: PUTT

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2017 Category Winners

2017 saw entrants across all the historic classes.

The winners were:

  1. Best ½ Cabin Putt Putt – Zimbawe – Mr Jeff Prendergast
  2. Best Dressed Crew – Lady Frisco – Mr Andy Moran
  3. Best Novelty Boat & Crew – Grand Tourer – Neil Mulcahy
  4. Most Original Putt Putt – Scallywag – Mr Dave Roach
  5. Best Diesel – Finally – Mr Paul Aarts
  6. Best Putt Putt Glass Over – Swanee – Mr Neil Presant
  7. Best Boat Under 5 years – Wholly Wood – Mr Alan Graham
  8. Gentlemen’s Launch – Lady Frisco – Mr Andy Moran
  9. People’s Choice Award – Nymphus – Mr Geoff Furniss
  10. Petrol Challenge – Wholly Wood – Mr Alan Graham
  11. Diesel Challenge – Finally – Mr Paul Aarts

2017 Regatta introduced some format changes

The 2017 Regatta introduced some format changes to the water based activities including shortening of the Putt Putt Challenge to enable the spectators to be involved for the duration of the event and a change to the course for the Grand Parade. These changes were strongly supported by the boat owners and spectators alike. The Dragon Boats also provided some on water excitement and the local scouting troops provided great entertainment with a raft race – unfortunately against the run of the tide.

In 2018 we intend to continue with those and other changes to promote the importance of the water based activities.

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A highlight of the Regatta is the judging of the various entry classes and the awarding of the respective trophies. The committee plan to continue with the historic awards but are looking to expand the entry categories to attract more and different types of Wooden Boat.
We will continue with Most Original Putt Putt, Best Boat Under 5 years, Gentlemen’s Launch, Best Diesel, Best Putt Putt (Glass Over), Best Half Cabin, the People’s Choice Award and of course awards for the Diesel and Petrol Challenges
We also look to encourage participants to dress up both themselves and their boats to contest the Best Dressed Boat and Best Novelty Boat & Crew category. This has always proved popular and provides light and colour to the event.

Recent Posts

  • Ride the Ferry to the Putt Putt Regatta

    Ride the Ferry to the Putt Putt Regatta

    Only 37 sleeps to the Davistown Putt Putt Regatta & Wooden Boat Festival Why not eliminate any parking worries and ride the Ferry. Central Coast Ferries has been a long time supporter of the Regatta and this year is no different. The MV Sorrento will be providing services throughout the day. Times departing Woy Woy […]
  • Putt Putt Charity Dinner – Tickets now on sale

    Putt Putt Charity Dinner – Tickets now on sale

    Tickets for the Davistown Putt Putt Charity dinner are now on sale at the Davistown RSL. Round up some friends and put a table together or buy individual tickets and join in with other local people for a great night of food, music, dancing, auctions and raffles. The entertainment for the evening has been kindly […]
  • Sydney Heritage Fleet joins the Putt Putt Regatta …

    Sydney Heritage Fleet joins the Putt Putt Regatta …

    To help us celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Regatta we will be joined this year by a number of boats from the Sydney Heritage Fleet. Joining our own Codock II will be the Protex, a doyen of the fleet, along with the Banksia, the Girrakool and the Macleay. It is intended that these boats […]
  • It’s a Wooden Boat Festival as well …

    It’s a Wooden Boat Festival as well …

    Looking back through photos of previous Regattas I am reminded that this is not just about the iconic Putt Putt’s but it is also a celebration of wooden boats of all types. Previously we have been joined on the day by a number of different wooden boats – both on the shore and on the […]
  • Putt Putts – A Dying Art? – Not at all

    Putt Putts – A Dying Art? – Not at all

    Put Putts are alive and well on Brisbane Water. Some of the most used Putt Putts in the area are Grand Tourer, Scallywag, Imp and Dodi. Each Friday – rain, hail or shine – one of these boats along with a normal (some might say abnormal) crew of 3 all dressed in Hawaiian Shirts can […]

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