Poor old Captain Trash is still on the lookout to find his boat the ‘Rocknroll’!
Sometime last century as a small laddie sailing the high seas a fierce storm whipped up in Port Phillip Bay. Waves crashed over the boat and winds howled like ghosts as they tore at the sails. I was washed overboard and swept ashore on Mud Islands, still clinging to my treasure chest full of rubies.
I’ve been searching for the ‘Rocknroll’ ever since; and now I think I know where to find her!
This Labour Day weekend (10-12 March), The Royal Geelong Yacht Club will be hosting the Wooden Boat Festival. Can you believe it – an event to celebrate the history and tradition of wooden boats? Surely, she must be there! Will you help me find her?
There will be more than 150 entries competing in races throughout the long weekend so I will need all the help I can get. My memory is now a bit hazy and the ‘Rocknroll’ may not look as she once did, but I’m sure I’ll know her when I see her.
Captain Trash will be at Fairnie Park next to the Yacht Club on Eastern Beach Road at 11am on Monday, 12 March. He loves to talk rubbish and teach kids his five favourite AARRRGHS (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse and Remove) to keep the Bay in good shape. Remember, the only thing you should leave on the sand is your footprint!