Thursday, January 9, 2014

Heron Nationals Lake Cootharaba Queensland 2013/14

The Heron Nationals on Lake Cootharaba Queensland 2013/14, was a fantastic family regatta and as you know, it's not always just about the sailing.

It's about:

The Pre Race Score Board Perusal

The Kids

The Location

The Lay Day

The Food

Off Venue Venues

The Majestic Theatre Pomona

The Apollonian Hotel Boreen Point.

The Post Regatta Tie On

The Preso 

In 5th Pittwater Pearl,  Mark & Hugh Phillips NSW

In 6th Appauled, Paul & Will Armstrong NSW

2nd Dave Johnson with Lachlan & Thomas in Heronassurus QLD

3rd Greg Harris with Thomas in Slippery When Wet NSW

4th Jason Groves with Ashley Brewin in Fatty & Skinny NSW

And the new tradition of the Navy Jacket, begun in Lake Macquarie, is carried on.

In first place in the 55th Heron Nationals, in O for Awesome were Brien & Rosie Hennessy WA

Congratulations to everyone and thanks to Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club, for putting on a great regatta.

And it's all over for another year.  What a fabulous way to end one year and start another. 

See you in Tassie for 2014/15.

 Oh and even though 1st and 6th were wooden boats with Freddy Foils, guess who built the other 5 boats in the top seven places.  Hello Freddy.
(The top seven boats used Freddy Foils)

Words and photos by Carolyn Darragh.

All photos are subject to copyright 2014 and may not be used without permission of Carolyn Darragh

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