Recyclable regatta plenty of fun
BOATS of all shapes and sizes took part in the Schweppes recyclable regatta at the lagoon on Sunday, the last day of the Reef Festival.
A large crowd gathered around the lagoon for the race, as boats made of recycled goods got involved in the light-hearted event in junior and senior divisions.
It was the highest number of entries in this event ever, and the wonderfully creative and zany rafts were very entertaining.
In the junior division, 13-year-old Amy Stockow and Mia Murphy were the winners, paddling their raft Tropical Punch home to victory.
Ken Sleight and Felicity Roof were the winners in the adult division with their boat made of wood and tin, called Where's Dad's Roof?
Local personality Cap'n Dan Van Blarcom officially started and judged the race, and he kept the crowd entertained with his running commentary of both races.
HEART OF THE REEF: Students and teachers from Cannonvale State School marched in Saturday’s Rotary street parade down Airlie Beach's newly-refurbished main street as part of the Reef Festival.
CHAMPS: Mia Murphy and Amy Stockow paddled their boat Tropical Punch to victory in the kids division at the Schweppes recyclable regatta on Sunday at the Airlie Beach lagoon.