Storm over desert lake boats
THE commodore of the Lake Eyre Yacht Club wants fellow yachties to defy a ban on sailing on the normally dry desert lake in South Australia.
National Parks has halted sailing on Lake Eyre until permission can be obtained from the lake’s native title claimants, the Arabunna people. Commodore Bob Backway wants boaters to sail on the lake, filled by recent floodwaters, and risk fines in protest.
The Arabunna people’s Aaron Stuart said Mr Backway was a moron and the lake was spiritually important to the Arabunna people.