Aquafest | Goolwa Aquatic Club | 13 & 14 April 2019


This year’s Aquafest celebrates the 60th birthday of the Goolwa Aquatic Club.

Aquafest is a non-competitive fun day out for Goolwa Aquatic Club friends and boats.  The Saturday is an open waters affair where you can run your boat as often, and for as long as you like.  The buoys will be set so you can familiarise yourselves with the course.

The format of the Sunday is run to visually appear like a race meet, but is intended to entertain the spectators and drivers with a demonstration of what it was like when the older boats were used in their heyday.  `Like style’ boats are grouped together in classes, where they will do four demonstration laps of the course set out with turn buoys.  They will have six or seven separate classes of boats, and they aim to complete three demo runs for each class.

There will also be a classic car display along with stunt and vintage aeroplane flyovers to buzz the crowd.  The event is fully catered with food and drink stalls and entertainment for the kids.

The Goolwa Aquatic Club was first established in 1959 by a group of local speedboat enthusiasts and was founded on speedboat racing.  The clubs first Commodore was Jack Newcombe of Goolwa and he held office from 1959 to 1963.  The Goolwa Aquatic Club prides itself on strong local atmosphere and encourages all types of boating activities and aquatic disciplines.  The club has a strong community spirit and supports worthwhile causes.

The “Lakeside Goolwa” retirement village is the major sponsor of this year’s Aquafest.

Aquafest Program:

  • Friday night the Goolwa Aquatic Clubrooms will be open downstairs on the water front side from 5:30pm till 8:30pm.
  • Saturday is an open day on the water.
  • Saturday night there is a function in the restaurant upstairs, the Fleuieus Function Center.  On the night they will be celebrating their 60th birthday by having special guest speakers, vintage and classic film footage.  The night will include super cool band the “Burnt Out Hasbeens” who will play all your favourites at a family friendly volume.
  • Sunday is the main event on closed waters with entertainment.

Check out our April School Holiday Guide here: 

April School Holidays Adelaide

For more information visit the Aquafest event page.

What:  Aquafest 2019

When: Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 April 2019

Where:  Goolwa Aquatic Club | 92 Barrage Rd, Goolwa South

Who:  Everyone

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Image Source: Aquafest Facebook page

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