PORT LEVY REGATTA.
IN AID OF PENINSULA QUEEN
Promoted under the auspices! of the residents of Port Levy and| the surrounding districts, and! with the assistance of several rowing men, the annual Easter < regatta held at Port Levy on Monday was a decided success. The attendance of farmers and others was numerically large, while the steamer Cygnet, which left Lyttelton at 10a.m. conveyed a full complement of passengers. The Purau had also to be re- 1 quisitioned to cope with the traffic. The weather was fine and the native settlement in the pretty little bay, beflagged and decorated, made quite an impressive showing. In past years the programme was practically confined to aquatic events, but on Monday it was larger in scope its main purpose being to swell the stream of benevolence .by raising money for the Canterbury Patriotic Fund and assisting the candidate Miss M. Birdling, the Peninsula and Ellesmere Queen.
The programme of sports was diversified, and the events proved decidedly interesting, particularly the life-saving competitions for yachts. A light southerly wind gave the yachts a fine oppor tunity to show their speed. There was also a baby show.
Another feature of the Carnival was the excellent luncheon booth, managed by a committee of ladies of the district, of whom Mrs J. E. Fleming was in charge. The whole of the foodstuffs was the gift of supporters, and consequently the committee had no reason to doubt a good profit would result,
The Maoris of Port Levy and Tuahiwi materially assisted to make the function the success it was. Throughout the day they contributed several poi dances and hakas, all of which were heartily applauded. Members of the Lyttelton Marine Band and Sumner Bands were also present, and contributed a good programme of music.
There were several side-shows and guessing competitions, and patrons had no difficulty in finding a market for any spare cash they possessed.
During the afternoon the Peninsula and Ellesmere Queen (Miss M. Birdling) paid an official visit and was welcomed by Mr J. E. Fleming, chairman of the committee.
As the outcome of the carnival it is expected that a handsome surplus will be available for the Patriotic Fund, and much credit is due to the committee, which worked assiduously to make the function a success.
The results were as follows :-
Sailing Race, for yachts over 18 ft water line—Stormbird (J. Bargrove), smin, 1; Sea Queen (J. D. M'Coll), 4min, 2. Won easily.
Sailing Race, for yachts under 18ft waterline—Tui (S. Toomey), lsec, 1; Alpha (W. Toomey), 10 mm, 2. Rose also started.
Motor Boat Race, under 10 knots —Amuri (W. Nicholson), 3 mm, 1; Spindrift (H. Logan), 4 mm, 2; Zephyr (J. Sinclair), 3 mm, 3. Eight started.
Hydroplane Race— P.D.Q. (F. Ball), 3 mm, 1; Uira (S. Simpson) scr, 2. A close finish.
Life Saving Competition for Yachts—Alpha (W. Toomey), 1; Tui (S. Toomey), 2. Time 15 sec. Ladies' Dinghy Race—Miss M. Ruru 1, Miss M. Millar 2.
Dinghy Sculling Race— J. Harkess 1, A. M. Miller 2.
Motor-boat Race, under six knots—Maranui (F. Howarth), 3 mm, 1; Betty (J. Francis), 9 mm, 2; Waimarie (J. Durey), smin, 3 Seven started.
Pillow Fight—C. Boyd 1. Stepping Competition (ladies) —Miss Hand 1.
Stepping Competition (men)— H. Jackson 1. Cigarette Race—C. Boyd 1. Greasy Pig - —H. Worsfield 1. . The baby show resulted as follows :—Under six months : Boy, Mrs Buchanan 1; girl, Mrs Williams. Under twelve months :Girl Mrs Tainui, 1; boy, Mrs Morris. Under eighteen months: Boy, Mrs C. Boyd, 1; girl, Mrs V. Field.
In the evening a very successful dance and concert was held in a marquee outside Mr Solomon's property.
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PORT LEVY REGATTA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3539, 26 April 1916
PORT LEVY REGATTA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3539, 26 April 1916
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