A raft of Williams winners
THE Williams family of Pottsville know how to build a good raft.
For the second year running, they won the raft race at the Cabarita Surf Life Saving Club's annual fund-raising day.
Last year in calm conditions, the Williams raft rac- ing team came first but were disqualified. They did not know race rules prohibited crews from getting out of their rafts and pushing.
There was no need to push yesterday - a stiff southerly wind kept all nine home-made rafts moving briskly along the 1.2km Mooball Creek course.
More than $4000 was raised from stalls and entry fees, which will be used to buy and maintain surf rescue equipment and for the club's building fund.
Swimming races and a numbered ping-pong ball race also went off well, with Maggie-Ann and Baz from Bam Entertainment providing great commentary throughout the day.
Event organiser Peter O'Donnell thanked all sponsors, including Bob Shackell Transport, Bunnings at South Tweed and Ray White at Cabarita.