Aussie Day in Tin Can Bay

Who will win the 'impressive' Olive Dish Trophy, fought over every Australia Day?

Who will win the ‘impressive’ Olive Dish Trophy, fought over every Australia Day?

Since 2010, the TCBYC and Affiliates, the Cooloola Dragon Boat Club and Sailability, have staged an intra-club ‘Australia Day Challenge’.

Gayle Barnett from the Dragon Boat Club explains, “In short, it’s a number of fun events taking place on the shore and on the water with the three clubs ‘battling it out’ to earn points in the hope of winning the ‘prestigious’ Olive Dish Trophy!”

“There is usually a bit of bush poetry or anthem singing by some creative locals and a lot of skullduggery involved in the competition – particularly on behalf of the Yachties.”

There is a ‘friendly rivalry’ between the three clubs that makes for a fun day on January 26, and spectators are always welcomed at the Yacht Club.

Breakfast starts from 7am, and you can cheer the teams on in events such as paddling kayaks, dragon boats, thong throwing, beach boules, and 303 dinghy races from 8am.

The three clubs take turns to organise the “Challenge” and this year the Yacht Club (Grottie Yachties) are hosting the 2016 Australia Day Challenge. For more details contact 5486 4014.