Flying Doctor Rowathon on the Darling River
Dates: 10 Oct 2015
Address: Wentworth Rowing Club Lawns, Wharf Street, Wentworth, New South Wales 2648
Mobile: 0412 256 344
The 2015 Flying Doctor Rowathon will be held on Saturday 10 October starting from the Wentworth District Rowing Club lawns.
In 2014 the Flying Doctor Rowathon was hosted by the Wentworth District Rowing Club at Wentworth, NSW, and was rowed mostly on the Darling River with a short piece, at the start,on the Murray River. There were approximately 90 rowers representing 19 rowing clubs.
There were 4 boats that did the total distance including sculler Flo Howard from the WDRC, a great effort.
Rowers, supporters and guests were treated to a special "Survivors Roast" in the WDRC boat shed. An auction of three donated items raised $2000 for the RFDS. This was followed by the trophy presentations with Ian Law presenting his trophy for the fastest boat with no crew changes to the "Twisted Puppies" composite crew. Sam Cross, Captain of WDRC presented the Col Rogers Trophy for the fastest crew with changes to the "Water Weavoars" from Hawthorn RC and Bob Symons, President of the Organising Committee presented the Jack Joel Trophy for the greatest contribution/fundraising to the Hawthorn Rowing Club.
With the exceptional fundraising by the participants and their friends and families, the total funds raised for the RFDS are expected to exceed $50,000.
The Committee wishes to thank all involved in making the 2014 Flying Doctor Rowathon such a wonderful success.
The total amount raised for the Royal Flying Doctor Service was over AUD27,000, thanks to the donations of rowers, their supporters, and the local Wentworth, Robinvale, Mildura and Euston communities.
Content: RFDS ROWATHON on the Darling River
Please see website for full program details.