Burley Griffin Regatta

by The Editor

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In our minds, there is nothing more ridiculous in this city than the Canberra Yacht Club.  We can only imagine the conversations that occur at the salubrious Southern Cross Club as the sun sets over the West Basin.  “So old bean, how was the sail today?  Where did you go?

” ‘Twas a glorious affair.  By first light we were off on a grand tour that involved zigzagging from Scrivener Dam to Commonwealth Bridge.  Truly a marvellous adventure, and exactly the same as last week, the week before that, the week before that and the week before that.”

Rant aside, it’s hard to argue Lake Burley Griffin is not perfect for a rowing regatta.

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On Saturday 8 December you are encouraged to grab your  fascinator or ‘boatie’, flippy dress or fine suit and head on down to the Northern foreshore of the lake at the base of Anzac Parade and take part in an event sure to gain traction as a highlight for local fashionistas.

A better option than the races, which tends towards the ‘boobs and legs’ brigade or bourbon-swilling boys in white shoes and cheap suits, this event looks to attract a quality crowd willing to take part in a day that is fun, fashion focused and, importantly, comes with lashings of Pimms.

Tickets are $90 and are available through the official website, or directly via the link below.  The weather is looking spectacular, so don’t waste this opportunity to don a pretty frock, play up with a bunch of friends and occasionally cheer at whatever it is that s occurring on the water nearby.  Also, there is lots and lots of advice on what to wear and, to keep you motivated – there are $10,000 worth of prizes for those that attract the judges attention.

Sounds like a great day with the added advantage of not having to watch horses get whipped.  We approve!

Burley Griffin Regatta
Saturday 8 December 2012
11.00 until 17.00

Tickets available from here
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