The 132nd Dimboola Regatta was held last Saturday in perfect conditions.
Volunteers had started early with the breakfast cooking on the barbeque while competitors prepared for a fantastic day of rowing.
Dimboola fans had plenty to watch, with Dimboola rowers represented in 25 races over the day.
The first race for the day was the Under 15 Female Double Scull with Madalyn Toet and Tara Petschel represented in heat two. The girls won their heat and finished second in the final.
Xenitty Crouch and Alex Salter raced in the under 17 Female Single Scull and both placed third in their heat.
Evan Hunter and Hamish Sellens were the first of the boy’s on the water in the under 17 Double Skull. The boys had a good row in their initial regatta and made it to the finish line in third place.
In the female D Grade Single Scull, Xenitty Crouch and Alex Salter competed with Xenitty winning her heat and placing third in the finals. Alex had a good row and placed second in her heat.
Vicki Smitherman and Kate Tebneff placed third in their heat having been the first time the pair had competed together in the Female Double Scull event.
Dimboola’s Hamish Sellen placed third in the single Under 17 Scull event, having only first hopped into a single boat two weeks ago.
Jenni Brand and Stuart Harrison placed third in the Mixed Double Scull.
Our star performers Madalyn Toet and Tara Petschel were back on the water to compete in the Female D Grade Double Scull event. Again the girls put on a good show for the green and gold, finishing first in their heat and winning in the final.
Freya Colbert, Alexandra Salter also competed in the same event and mirrored the same results as their teammates Madalyn and Tara with a first in the heat, only to come second in the final behind Madalyn and Tara.
Ben Salter, Evan Hunter, Hamish Sellens, Tonnis Wolthuis and coxed by Tara Petschel placed third in the Men’s D Grade Quad Scull event.
Veterans proved they can still row a good race with John Nichols and Stuart Harrison winning the Male Masters Double Skull event in Division-2.
Ms Smithyman joined a Corio Bay composite Female Coxed Quad Four and placed first in their heat with Dimboola’s Tonis Wolthuis coxing. Bill and Pauline Thomson’s daughter Liz Thomson was also in the team.
Freya Colbert, Madalyn Toet, Alexandra Salter, Tara Petschela and coxed by Tara Petschel then competed in the Female D Grade Coxed Four and placed a respectable second.
Vicki Smithyman, Kate Tebneff , John Nichols, Stuart Harrison and coxed by Joanne Wolthuis place first in the Mixed Masters Coxed Quad Scull.
The day had not finished without Ben Salter helping out Corio Bay with coxing their team in the Mixed Masters Coxed Quad Scull placing second.
That evening the ladies from St Peter’s Lutheran School catered for the dinner for about 90 paid guests.