Once again the messabout we held in conjunction with the Classic Boat Regatta was a great success. The Regatta was very well attended and filled the marina at Tewantin. The boats were on display to the public till 11:00 a.m. There was a varied selection of gleaming varnish and polished fittings, mainly power boats of all shapes and sizes.
Of particular interest to members of our association was “NANCY” the restored Tasmanian Ferry by Martin Krynen. This was a 5 year restoration which we had viewed on 2 previous years on our visits to Noosa. We were all overwhelmed with Martin’s knowledge and skill. We will try to get Martin to write an article on the mechanical and woodwork involved , not to mention the expense!!!, that he accomplished almost single handed. All boats then paraded up river then down to the mouth to a quiet beach area on Noosa Sound for a BBQ or picnic lunch.
As we use this Regatta as an excuse for a messabout, 12 of us met on Friday night for Happy Hour and b.y.o. Fish and Chip night and on the Saturday night Bruce and Sarah McConkey hosted a b.y.o. BBQ at their lovely resort home. On Sunday the ladies visited the local Farmers Market and as the weather was very cold and windy, the men walked up to the local Yacht Club for a quiet drink.
As per other years this is not an adventurous week-end but a very pleasant social get together. Mark your calendar for next year !