A significant "single class" race was held last Saturday from Picnic Point to Barmah on the Murray - the Great Toro Race. Andy Toro, who designed the boat, together with Jane his wife, flew in from California last week as guest of honour. Jane and Andy, despite jet lag and paddling in the oldest Toro of the lot (the original one!) proved to be formidable paddlers, only just behind FCC's "gun" team, Alex James and Trevor Archibald, who came 3rd overall.
The FCC Minutes Book for 1921 details the many motions, both won and lost, taken to organise their carnival. It was no small event and one that required much aforethought.
You have all seen this tag-line?
Have you ever wondered how it came about?
Talking recently to our FCC Life Member, Jon Mayne, I learned a little more of the events of this summer’s day!