Welcome to the Regatta
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.
Despite the current patchy weather conditions, the Putt Putt Regatta will go ahead on Sunday..
Come along with your family and friends on Sunday 2nd April and join in the fun at the Davistown Putt Putt Regatta & Wooden Boat Festival on Sunday 2nd April. We are all set after a 4 year absence to have a great day on the Davistown Waterfront. We have over 60 speciality stalls along with a Kids Amusement area and the regular Premium Food area. We have been joined this year by a number of first time local market businesses and of course we have in excess of 40 boats on display along the waterfront.
Activities will kick-off around 09:00 am and include:
- Speciality market place open from 09:00
- Category judging of the boats and crews along the waterfront from 09:15
- Watch the boats challenge each other in the Putt Putt Challenge from 10:30
- Heritage Ferry Rides aboard the 80 year old Codock II
- Listen to the musical offerings from Budi Bone on the main stage from 11:30 to 12:30
- Cheer the boats off on the Grand Parade at noon led by the popular local ferry – Codock II
- Join us in front of the main stage at 1:30 pm for the official welcome and trophy presentations.
Other activities throughout the day will be announced by the MC and for any other information visit the team at the Putt Putt HQ tent near the ferry shed.
Come and help us make this a Regatta to remember.
We also take this opportunity to extend our thanks to our major sponsors without whom none of the events would be able to proceed. Special thanks go to Central Coast Council, Web Site Guy, Central Coast Floormaster, Edge Real Estate, Bendigo Bank, the Davo RSL, Andersons Boatshed, Central Coast Ferries, Star 104.5 and of course Mitre 10 Kincumber.
It was out of the respect and knowledge of the enthusiasts – otherwise known as the “Black Hands” who formed the heart of the annual event, that the charter of the Davistown Putt Putt Regatta & Wooden Boat Festival is drawn.
“To promote an annual event to showcase Putt Putt engineering and timber boat skills in a family friendly, free to the public Festival, promoting and drawing on the camaraderie among Putt Putt enthusiasts and timber boat owners generally.”
In addition, the aims of the Wooden Boat Association – “To promote an active interest in all matters relating to the history, development, building, restoration and preservation of Wooden Boats” has been adopted.
While the heart of our charter is to display and promote the wooden boat community, we also look to provide a family focussed day where the local community and visitors can have an enjoyable day in a safe and family friendly environment.
Along with the water focussed activities there will be on-shore entertainment and activities to appeal to all ages.
The Regatta has the reputation of being one of the largest event of its kind on the eastern seaboard.
The Regatta could not proceed without the generous support of our sponsors. Local government and Corporate support has been an essential ingredient to our success. The Committee sincerely thanks the following organisations.