Ahoy to Meander: Murray charity event hailed huge success

THE 2014 Murray Charity Meander has been hailed a huge success by the event co-ordinator Dick Phillips.

Today is the last of eight days cruising the 830km final leg of the Murray from Mildura to the ocean at Goolwa in South Australia.

“It’s been sunshine, calm waters and fund-raising aplenty for the flotilla of 26 boats of all shapes and sizes, along with their 125 happy crew participants,” Mr Phillips said.

“The catering van has been flat out for the past eight days with early morning breakfasts and late after­noon happy hours on the banks of the Murray river.

“Today we’re all up before the sun and we’ll cruise the 60km across Lake Alexandrina to Goolwa escorted by the Goolwa Marine Rescue Service to ensure our safe passage.

“We’ll have breakfast at the Goolwa Yacht Club this morning and tonight we’ll have our final dinner and presentations at Victor Harbour.” Mr Phillips said this year’s fundraising will equal last year’s total of $160,000 which will take the overall money raised over the past eight years to more than $1 million.

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