Whaleboat watch

posted Oct 28, 2014, 2:49 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 28, 2014, 3:01 AM ]
Spotted in the Hopkins River at Warrnambool: the five oar New Bedford whaleboat pictured below.  Of course it's not as beautiful as our Swiftsure but one has to admit that Proudfoot's Boathouse  where it ties up is special.  Patrick Groot and Larry Abrahams from the  Warrnambool St Ayles Skiff Community Rowing Club tell us that they have a small fleet of these boats which come together for the Australian Whaleboat Championships in February.  See  the Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/1DVGyY9