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Journeys : Dec10 Jan11
December 2010 / January 2011 53 The Sandy Bay Regatta is back! The first Sandy Bay Regatta was held on Australia Day 1849 at Dunkley’s Point, now the site of Wrest Point. A cutting from the Courier newspaper reported that ‘the personalities of the day sought relief from pedestr ian exercise in the sailing and four oared whale-boat races.’ Today’s Wrest Point Sandy Bay Regatta is centred on a mix of events and activities on the water, beach and land, and still honours the traditions of the past. The heritage events of sailing and row ing have been augmented with a Nipper lifesaving carnival, a kayak challenge and a windsurfing race. Field activities include family-orientated sideshows, traditional games such as tug ’o war, sack races, scavenger hunt and a pie- eating competition – and the ever-popular quest to find Miss Regatta Girl. (Belinda Green, a past Sandy Bay Miss Regatta Girl, went on to w in the Miss World competition in 1972.) Over the years the fortunes of the Sandy Bay Regatta have waxed and waned – it is currently undergoing a revival and rebirth, largely due to the fact that it has gone back to its roots with competitive water events that can be easily viewed, blended with wholesome and fun family activities. The result has been that crowds are flocking to Sandy Bay on Australia Day – in the words of one showman, the Sandy Bay Regatta is back! When: Australia Day 26 January 2011, between 8am and 4pm Where: Long Beach and Sandown Park, Lower Sandy Bay Who: Bring the whole family! More: www.sandybayregatta.com.au Tasty new SYCS initiative for RACT members An Australia-first initiative recently launched by R ACT and VisitVineyards.com aims to increase tourism in regional Tasmania. The partnership between VisitVineyards.com, the nation’s largest online culinary travel guide, and the RACT will see club members offered unprecedented access to vineyards and w iner ies, w iner y restaurants, food producers and related exper iences in regional Tasmania. Dubbed the VisitVineyards.com – Wine & Food Selections with RACT, it is an extension of the Show Your Card & Save Program and the first time that such an extensive range of wine and food products has been offered. As well as encouraging people to tour regional Tasmania, the program w ill increase knowledge of the producers, growers and farmers involved in the program. Food and w ine lovers enjoy finding boutique producers and wineries that are off the beaten track and the journey can be as important as actually locating those hidden gems. VisitVineyards.com CEO and founder Robyn Lew is says the program will give R ACT members added information and itineraries for planning their Tasmanian regional food and wine and travel exper iences, as well as branching out to discover food and wine experiences in other parts of Australia. “It’s a way to get back to the days when wines were cheaper at the cellar door, not more expensive,” Robyn says. “And since the program also includes food growers and producers, both wine and food travellers and makers can all benefit directly.” Like to know more? Check www.ract.VisitVineyards.com Sandy Bay Regatta, 1950 In Tasmania today
Oct Nov 2010
Feb March 2011