Columns
10 years on Image

10 years on

Issue 25 – April/May 2007
Read more >>

Away from the desk Image

Away from the desk

The little bent tree
Read more >>

Chamber update Image

Chamber update

Delivering results
Read more >>

Councillor Profile Image

Councillor Profile

The making of a Lord Mayor
Read more >>

Docklander Image

Docklander

Emilia Rossi, a Docklands advocate
Read more >>

Docklands Secrets Image

Docklands Secrets

Docklands is not sinking
Read more >>

Fashion Image

Fashion

Autumn palette
Read more >>

Good News Bill Image

Good News Bill

A journey through the past of Docklands
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing - April 2017
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

Letters to the editor - April 2017
Read more >>

New Businesses Image

New Businesses

So much more than a gym
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Oakley leads the way
Read more >>

SkyPad Living Image

SkyPad Living

Double duty furniture
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Airbnb: facts and smokescreens
Read more >>

Celebrating our waterways

04 Sep 2014

Celebrating our waterways Image

Docklands waterways were highlighted last month during the annual Melbourne Day celebrations.

Around 5000 people flocked to the waterfront on Saturday, August 30 to take part in the Melbourne Regatta and Blessing of the Fleet.

The event, organised by the Melbourne Passenger Boating Association and the Mission to Seafarers, saw Docklands become the centrepiece of the city’s Melbourne Day celebrations.

Vessels filled the harbour during the blessing of the fleet, which was presided over by Father Bob (pictured above), from onboard the historic steam yacht Ena.

A free ferry service allowed people to get out and explore the water, while entertainment kept those on dry land amused.

The regatta also saw a re-enactment of the arrival of Melbourne’s first settlers onboard the Enterprize in 1835.

Organiser, Bill Reid from the Mission to Seafarers, said the event was a great success.

"The weather was perfect, we had good crowds and the free ferries were very popular," he said.

He thanked the event sponsors and said next year's regatta would be bigger and better, with a stronger focus on the food and wine component.

"We'd like to see more corporate involvement next year and there will be plenty of sponsorship opportunities at the 2015 regatta," Mr Reid said.

Share on Facebook

Stay in touch with Docklands. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

You must be registered with Docklands News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.

Docklands is Beautiful