Boats, boats, boats

5 November 2019|Sport| Off Comments off on Boats, boats, boats|

IT was a day for all things boats last month when the Elwick Bay Boating Community (EBCo) converged for a public open day to spread knowledge and encourage participation.

Clubs participating included the Montrose Community Dragons (MOCO), The Glenorchy Rowing Club, The Montrose Bay Yacht Club, the Hobart Outrigger Canoe Club, the Risdon Brook Radio Controlled Yacht Club, the Montrose Foreshore Parkrun and GASP.

EBCo chair and Montrose Bay Yacht Club patron Adriana Taylor said it was a beautiful day and both the MOCO Dragons and the Hobart Outriggers offered a number of rides.

“All the clubs reported good interest from a number of people wanting to join,” she said.

“But one of the best aspects of the day was that all the clubs were there together at the same time.

“Since their activities rarely coincide, it gave club members the opportunity to engage with each other and appreciate just how vibrant the boating and recreational opportunities are at Elwick Bay.”

The rowing and yachting clubs have a long and proud history of using this safe waterway, while the Outriggers, MoCo Dragons and GASP now have a number of years of using the bay under their belt.

The latest arrivals are the Saturday morning Park Run and the radio-controlled yachts, who can regularly be seen on Wednesday afternoons enjoying this sport.

Caption: Glenorchy Rowing Club, pictured top, and the Hobart Outrigger Canoe Club, pictured bottom.

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