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Aquafest at Goolwa Aquatic Club

Goolwa Aquatic Club
Event organized by Goolwa Aquatic Club

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Hi All
Entries are now open for this year’s Aquafest.
Click on the link below to enter your boat. (You will need to enter an email address) https://goo.gl/forms/M2zrpY5epmdAbZRg1

This year, your entry is for both days of the event, because we have been granted permission to control the car park / pits for the whole weekend.
The pits will be arranged on Saturday the same as it has been for the Sunday of previous events.
That is, each entrant will have their own space for the whole weekend making your stay at the Aquafest much easier.
Tractors will only be available for Sunday’s demonstrations, so on Saturday you are able to launch and retrieve at your own leisure.
When you have entered, you will be automatically emailed an entrants pack, and a pit pass for your tow car.
Please print out these forms, read them and bring them with you to the Aquafest.
If you enter more than one boat, please do a separate entry for each boat.
Due to the increasing popularity of our event, it would be wise to get your entry in as soon as possible.
We only have so many positions available.

We recommend staying at the Goolwa Camping & Tourist Park

For those who are new to our Aquafest.
The event is designed to be a non-competitive fun day out with our friends and boats.
The Saturday is an open affair, were you can run your boat as often, and for as long as you like. The buoys will be set so you can familiarise yourselves with the course.
The format of the Sunday is run to visually appear like a race meet, but is intended to entertain the spectators and drivers with a demonstration of what it was like when our older boats were used in their heyday.
`Like style’ boats are grouped together in classes.
You will be lead to the start buoy by a start boat.
From there you will do four laps of the course set out with turn buoys.
Each demonstration run is intended to be just that, after your four laps, you will be symbolically shown a chequered flag to signal the end of that run.
We will have six or seven separate classes of boats, and we aim to complete three demo runs for each class.

Aquafest Rundown
Friday night the Goolwa Aquatic Clubrooms will be open downstairs on the water front side from 5:30 till 8:30.
Meals are available upstairs in the Fleurieu Function Centre

Saturday is an open day on the water.
The course buoys will be set for you to enjoy at your leisure.
On Saturday after you have packed away your boat for the day, the Goolwa Aquatic Club will remain open for drinks and nibbles in the downstairs bar till late.
Meals are available upstairs in the Fleurieu Function Centre

Sunday is the closed water main event day.
A briefing will be held on the boat ramp for all drivers and passengers at 9:00 am sharp
All drivers and passengers please read the mail out with you will receive with your entry.

There will also be stunt and vintage aeroplane flyovers to buzz the crowd.
The event is fully catered with food and drink stalls and entertainment for the kids.