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Perfect day for Regatta

MORE than 40 boats were on show to the public on Friday at Inverloch during the Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta race run by the South Gippsland Yacht Club.

All the boats were displayed along the beach for the public to enjoy before the big race started at 2pm.

“It’s absolutely amazing; it’s been a fabulous day. We couldn’t have asked for a better day,” member of the Regatta committee Marion Chapman said.

Plenty of locals and holiday makers flocked to shore to witness the race that was “all about giving value back to craftsmanship,” yacht club member Trilby Parise said.

Old and new sailors gave their best efforts, with the youngest only 10 years old.

Oscar Beachley from Outtrim had been sailing for only three days before he took part in the race so the event is succeeding in attracting new interest in the classic boats.

As well as full size boats, their model counterparts were on display at the Inverloch Community Hub.

A steady stream of visitors dropped in to see the models over the three day event and had the opportunity to view some classic Indian motorcycles and model aeroplanes that were also displayed.

 

Smooth sailing: Inverloch’s Trilby and Polly Parise from the South Gippsland Yacht Club took to the water for the Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta in Inverloch on Friday.

Ready for action: Jonathon Parise from Inverloch prepared his classic wooden boat for racing in the Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta in Inverloch on Friday.

Making waves: more than 40 boats raced at the Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta in Inverloch on Friday and attracted sailors and spectators from across Victoria on Friday.

Model exhibition: Russell Suckling from Wonthaggi, Ralph Ballard from Baringhup, and Allan Odgers from Korumburra South had their model boats on display at the Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta in Inverloch on Friday.

Model exhibition: Russell Suckling from Wonthaggi, Ralph Ballard from Baringhup, and Allan Odgers from Korumburra South had their model boats on display at the Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta in Inverloch on Friday.

Planes presented: Eddie Wardley, Bruce Sanders, Gerard Wyckelsma, and John Flett from the Inverloch Radio Control Flyers were full of knowledge about the model aeroplanes shown during the Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta in Inverloch on Friday.

Family fun: Georgia Cousins from Venus Bay, Rhonda Cousins from Inverloch, and Angus Cousins from Venus Bay enjoyed looking at the old Indian motorcycles at the Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta in Inverloch on Friday.

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