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."