PRIDE of the fleet: An almost-new boat donated by other clubs will put Cabarita on the surfboat map and nipper Peta Sommerville
PRIDE of the fleet: An almost-new boat donated by other clubs will put Cabarita on the surfboat map and nipper Peta Sommerville

Rowlocking good help



CABARITA can now paddle their own canoe with the best of them thanks to a surf boat donated by three other regional surf clubs.

The boat itself has come from Coolangatta while Minnie Waters chipped in with rowlocks and Noosa with oars.

"A second-hand boat it may be, but it is a fantastic addition to the club," said Cabarita club president Patrick Raftery.

"A new boat would have cost us more than $20,000.

"With all our resources being put towards building the new clubhouse this generous donation is a very welcome addition."

In competition the boat will have four at the oars.

And manning the sweep will be Australia's second oldest sweep, 74-year-old Albie Maxwell.

"Albie was responsible for organising the donations," said Mr Raftery.

"He has a passion for boats and wanted to help the club get a rowing division under way."



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