Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Everyone Invited to Yeppoon's Australia Day Beach Party

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Everyone Invited to Yeppoon's Australia Day Beach Party

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EVERYONE is invited to join in the fun at the Yeppoon Australia Day Beach Party's bare-bottom boat races and beach games on Friday.

The beach games activities have been a big attraction at the event since its inception in 1994.

Cap Coast community events games co-ordinator Tom Wyatt (pictured) said the beach games provided an opportunity for community members of all age groups to actively participate and join in the fun on the day.

"The Morning Bulletin Bare-Bottom Regatta is one of the drawcard activities on the beach program and has always been one of the most popular events on the day for both participants and spectators alike," Mr Wyatt said.

"We call it the 'bare-bottom' boat regatta because, similar to another fun event held in a dry riverbed in Alice Springs, the boats participants are given to race in have sides but no bottoms.

"Essentially teams of four people are provided with their light-weight bottomless boat and must sprint 50 metres in each direction to complete the 100m course. …

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