Twenty eight sail boats in five divisions turned up for the prestigious Dauntlus Cup at the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club on Saturday. The history of the Dauntlus Cup dates back to 1894 when Henry Woodard sailed his yacht Dauntlus from Goolwa to Murray Bridge to compete in the inaugural Regatta held by the Murray Bridge Boat and Yacht Club. He won the race and received a large trophy along with fifteen pounds prize money.
In 1993, descendants of Henry Woodard presented the GRYC with the trophy, a silver plated mulled wine container, inscribed with the words ‘H Woodard’s Dauntlus’. The family heirloom takes pride of place at GRYC and is presented as the winning trophy for the annual yacht race aptly named the Dauntlus Cup.
Winners on corrected time were Vintage river boat division: Iole skippered by Fraser Buchan; Spinnaker division: Destiny skippered by Trevor Baldock, Non spinnaker: Anoqua skippered by Geoff Perry, Large multihull division: P Town skippered by John Atkinson and OTB cat division: Mad Apples skippered by Robbie Andrews.