Tin Can Bay Sailability will join the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club and the Cooloola Dragon Boat Club for the Australia Day Challenge in January.
Tin Can Bay Sailability will join the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club and the Cooloola Dragon Boat Club for the Australia Day Challenge in January. KEN_FERGUSON

Australia Day fun on the water for Coast clubs

TIN Can Bay Yacht Club will host the sixth annual Australia Day Challenge early next year, joined by the Cooloola Dragon Boat Club and Tin Can Bay Salability.

The yacht club's sail training coordinator and membership secretary Jon Jones said they would hold a number of fun events throughout the day such as egg and spoon races, thong throwing and tug of war games.

As members from all clubs spend most of their time in the water, everybody will have the opportunity to do some sailing, paddling and kayaking throughout the day.

A team from each organisation will tally up points from each section of the challenge in hopes of winning the Olive Bowl Trophy.

Tin Can Bay Yacht Club currently holds the trophy after an exciting win last year.

Club members will have their work cut out for them with Cooloola Dragon Boat Club hoping for a maiden challenge win.

Jones said participants would top up their energy thanks to a barbecue breakfast from 7am ahead of events kicking off at 8am.

To keep with the Aussie theme, everyone will don Australia Day colours. In total, about 70 members from across all three clubs are expected to attend the day.

While there will be a friendly rivalry, a lot of the members are actually part of all three clubs.

Before the Australia Day Challenge takes place, Jones will be busy organising junior sailing classes on January 18-21 for any interested youngsters under 12 at a coast of $120.

Contact 5486 4014 or email 2swampview@gmail.com for more.

Gympie Times


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