Barwon River Regatta
Joe has now spent a year in his new sport, rowing. In Darwin it is considered an adventure sport because of the real chance of being eaten by a crocodile, although it provides excellent incentive to maintain boat balance.
This was the first regatta I had visited and Joe and the boys did very well, winning their first race by a whisker and coming third in the final. Geelong certainly put on stunning weather and the scenery along the river is great.
The private schools excel in rowing and Scotch college, according to the announcer has 8 teams of 8 boats – 64 good rowers and their skill was evident in the regatta. This weekend we are off to Ballarat for another regatta and the experience of being able to visit another city, and participate in a rowing regatta on a river in a new setting for many of the boys is a great experience. The parents as well get to enjoy a picnic on the banks of the river while the boys and girls are slogging it out on the river. Very civilised. The video is of a combined team from the new year 10 students. Many of the boys are still on holidays.