2013 Video - courtesy of Stan Gorton from Narooma News
Stan gets right in there with his camera… great footage, thanks a lot!)
Stan Gorton's 2012 video
Stan Gorton, the editor of the Narooma News, captures the essence of our Sunday Grand Parade. Thank you Stan.)
2013 Festival – another success story!
Held on the weekend of 1-2-3 November, this year’s event was very well received – the only downer being the strong southerly wind on Sunday which caused the cancellation of the Grand Parade.
Friday’s bbq was well attended by 100 or more people, as was Saturday’s picnic at Paradise Point.
Saturday also featured an art exhibition in association with Montague Arts & Crafts Society which was very well received by all.
“The Jazz Pack” supplied the music for Jazz on the Water and a new “Buy,Sell or Swap” session was well attended and many items changed hands.
Saturday’s fund-raising dinner and auction was a wonderful evening of fun and food and raised funds to help the committee continue with the festival.
Sunday’s wind blew away the Grand Parade, but the farewell bbq was a great event, with Eric Simes’ self-crafted boat “Legend” being named Best Boat for 2013 by the panel of 5 judges.
The inaugural Art in the Boatsheds award went to Narooma artist Margaret Moran’s watercolour “Waiting for the Men”, which also happened to feature one of our regular festival attendee boats “Melkirdan”.
Raffle prizes went to: Phil Rose from “Dulcie Rose”, Terry Lance from “Thumper”, John Caldwell from”Doc” and Tony Decorte from “La Rochelle”.
OUR THANK YOU LIST:
John Sharpe for use of his wharf
Bob Sly for the use of his wharf
Brian and Elizabeth Craven and Col Longfield and Carol Miendle for their sheds for the Art Show
Jazz Pack for the music
Narooma Fishing Club for the dinner venue
Heather and Jeremy Ferguson for Paradise Point morning teas.
The 5 person best boat judging panel
To the tow boats
Dave from Drive Marine
Col Longfield for his donation and shucking of the oysters
Special thanks to Cass and Neils from Three Squared for their excellent posters
Special thanks to Garry Ebberling, Andrew and helpers, for their excellent Festival Dinner meal and Sunday’s BBQ.
ABC local radio and Narooma News for their publicity and coverage
All our local volunteers who helped at the Friday BBQ, made or donated items for the auction or raffle and special thanks to all our helpers on the weekend.
Special thanks to the 42 boats and their skippers, crews and visitors for coming and being part of the 2013 8th Narooma BoatsAfloat Festival.
OUR 2013 SPONSORS:
Robin and Heather from Narooma Marina for use of their facilities.
Jim Richards for use of his Southern Slipway boatshed
Tim Short for use of Taylor’s Slipway shed and wharf
Batemans Marine Park for printing and printer usage.
Laurelle Pacey – Pacey Media for use of map and donation of book.
Narooma IGA for donation of wine
Narooma Meat for their quality meats for the BBQ
Narooma Fruit and Veg for their raffle prize
Kingfisher Marine (Hannah and Nick) for their raffle prize
Smyths Narooma for their raffle prize