The detailed program for Sunday has been locked down. The following images will show you the overall boating program and also the Entertainment program on the main stage. The weather gods appear to be looking at kindly so see you on Sunday for a great day on the Davistown Waterfront.
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.
Catch the Train or Bus to Woy Woy, a short walk to Woy Woy Public Wharf where you can board the ferry “MV Sorrento” for the short scenic trip to the Davistown Putt Putt Regatta & Wooden Boat Festival.
No need to drive, no fuss, no parking .. Just jump aboard the ferry.
See www.centralcoastferries.com.au for timetable and fare information.
Planning has reached the feverish stage as we put the final touches on this years event. After last years disappointing cancellation we are looking to celebrate our 20th Anniversary in style. Come to the Davistown Waterfront on Sunday 20th October and join us to celebrate the boating heritage of this great part of the NSW Central Coast.
Over 50 Putt Putt’s and Wooden Boats, 70+ General Market and Marine related stalls, Premium Food Area, Kids Rides and Amusements and on-stage entertainment. The fabulous NSW Corp of Marine will also be back to entertain.
Once again boats of the Sydney Heritage Fleet along with some private owners will provide a sailpast of some venerable old ladies of the sea. McMasters Beach Surf Club will have a demonstration race and the Central Coast Rowers will again be present.
Join us for a great day at Davistown.
All plans are now in place for the 2019 Davistown Putt Putt Regatta Charity Dinner. This evening of dining, dancing, entertainment, raffles and silent auctions has proved to be a great night out over the last 2 years and this year’s event will be no exception. All ticketing is being managed by the Davistown RSL so call and reserve your table for Friday 18th October.
Music will again be provided by Kristie Coote and her band and once again all proceeds will go to the Kids with Cancer Foundation Australia. Representatives from the charity will also join us this year and will speak about the work they do and the value that events such as the Charity Dinner bring to them.
Local businesses have again been very generous with their donations of prizes for the evening including Bing Lee, Central Coast Ferries, Central Coast Bricks and many many others. Special thanks also to Ruth Cameron from Edge Real Estate and Amanda Chesterton from AC Fitness who have sponsored the entertainment for the evening
The countdown begins – only 8 weeks to go to the 20th Anniversary of the Davistown Putt Putt Regatta & Wooden Boat Festival on Sunday 20th October 2019. While the Regatta has always had amusements for the kids, this year we are making some changes. Along with the ever popular mini jeeps and Duckland we are adding some different entertainments. We will have Zorb Balls, a Carnival Slide, and the Wipeout Challenge. The new rides will be $5 and 20% of that amount will go directly to the Kids with Cancer Foundation of Australia.
The ever popular Laughing Clowns will also be present so bring the kids and enjoy the Children’s Precinct at the Davistown Illoura Reserve just near the Dart & Feather restaurant. The NSW Corp of Marines will also be present throughout the day and have always been a hit with the kids.
See you on the day.
Once again Brokenwood Wines have lent their support to the Davistown Putt Putt Regatta Charity Dinner. Brokenwood have made a selection of their premium wines available at a 30% discount (as low as $13.30 per bottle) to their normal price including free delivery and a donation of $20 per case purchased to our chosen charity – Kids with Cancer Foundation Australia.
Just go to www.brokenwood.com.au/fundraisers to access the wine list and enter the Coupon Code “BOAT” at the checkout stage.
This offer is open until 26th October 2019.
Please help us to raise funds for this amazing charity and at the same time enjoy some premium wines.
The Big4 Holiday Park at Forster-Tuncurry has generously provided the Regatta Charity Dinner with a significant prize offering for the last 2 years and we are delighted to be able to help them highlight their “Silver Schoolies” promotion in July/August this year.
The BIG4 Great Lakes “Silver Schoolies” aims to offer an interactive and engaging experience for caravan and holiday park travellers. Park Manager, Michaela Breese, said the concept followed on from the success of the weekly sausage sizzle. There is such a great community feeling in the park and guests have the opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones while having a bit of fun – just like traditional “schoolies” weeks.
Activities will include daily games and activities, live music, market stalls, aqua aerobics, Bingo, Trivia, giveaways and much more.
Guests will receive a welcome pack on arrival which will further describe the activities. Silver Schoolies will run from 29 July to 2 August.
For enquiries contact: www.greatlakes.com.au, email to email@example.com or telephone (02) 6554 6827.
Planning for the 2019 Davistown Putt Putt Regatta & Wooden Boat Festival is proceeding at pace. With 5 months to go to 20th October there are still a myriad of items to be finalised to make this the best Regatta ever. The Committee have divided responsibilities covering items from line marking, hiring of portaloos, arranging for rubbish removal, confirming entertainment, planning for a huge variety of boats, co-ordinating the market activities through to liaising with the Central Coast Council, Roads and Maritime Services and all of our generous sponsors.
This year we are looking to focus the event into 4 specific precincts – Children’s Amusements, General Markets, Premium Food and Marine. We are most excited about the Marine Precinct which will bring together all of the Boating and Boating related service areas from Norglass (speciality paints and surface coatings) to Sub-Aqua Services (Hull cleaning and servicing). This area will also incorporate our historic car displays, vintage farm machinery, Buckle Sports cars and many others.
Along with the traditional Putt Putt’s, we will also be highlighting the Wooden Boat part of our charter with the appearance once again of a number of boats from the Sydney Heritage Fleet (remember the Protex from 2018) and a series of other historic timber boats (more about these later). There will be opportunities to take a ride on these fantastic old vessels. Central Coast Ferrys will again be present with the venerable old Codock II.
Watch this space for details as they develop over the next few months and put the weekend of 18th (Regatta Charity Dinner), 19th (special event – more to follow) and the 20th (Regatta) October in your calendars.
I recently had the pleasure of cruising (putting) the pristine waters around Foster and Tuncurry in some beautifully built Putt Putt’s. The workmanship on the boats and the pride shown by their owners is to be seen to be believed. The boats were from as far afield as Brisbane, Lismore, Lake Macquarie and Davistown and most of them will be making an appearance at the Regatta in October. So if you haven’t already done so, save the date of Sunday 20 October to come and see some of these magnificent craft.
Planning and Management of the Davistown Putt Putt Regatta includes a myriad of details to be planned and executed to ensure the safety of the very precious (and sometimes fragile) boats that enter the event. Not the least of these is the work done just prior to the day where our intrepid Rockhoppers contribute their time to ensure that the areas of rocks and old ballast along the shoreline are prominently marked to show the boat skippers where dangers may exist that could damage their craft. In previous years the job was ably managed by Mr Geoff Furniss who in 2017 handed the baton on to Stephen Hill and David Roach.
So in the days leading up to the event this year if you see two strangely dressed individuals placing warning signs along the waterfront give them a round of applause and if you watch for long enough one or both of them may end up in the water.