At last!!! Back at Victoria and to celebrate we had this great Grand Opening Day Regatta. People dusted off all their boats of all kinds and shapes, and launched them with much fanfare. There were displays and much chatter, and of course the most important thing – sailing on the lake!! There was also a bit of speech making and of course the then Mayor of Christchurch (Bob Parker) had his say.

These photos were kindly provided by Paul Taylor (those marked with PT in their name) and Robert Duns (those marked with RD in their name).