Talent runs deep
The skill and workmanship of the Augusta community will come to fruition later this month when two hand-built wooden skiffs are launched by the Augusta Community Rowing Association.
The two skiffs ‘Colour Patch’ and ‘Zoom’ were 16 months in the making and will be paraded along Blackwood Avenue on road trailers for members of the public to celebrate.
ACRA president Bill Perry said the launch would be a meaningful recognition of the people from all walks of life who contributed their time and effort.
“The boats are wooden and they’re a Scottish coastal rowing vessel. There’s 300 of them in the world and about 25 here in Australia,” Mr Perry said.
The Skiffs were displayed in their incomplete state during the Augusta River Festival in March, which prompted many visitors and labourers to join the construction process.
Zoom and Colour Patch will be launched at Georgiana Park on September 27 and all members of the public are invited to join.
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