Boats hit water for Hookup 2005



BRAY Park has played host to many a fluoro-pink Observer Boyne-Tannum Hookup member scurrying around setting up for the big day.

But the Queen's Birthday long weekend is upon us with all its festivities and it will start with bacon and eggs and a cuppa.

For those not so keen on the seafaring tinnie, they can crack open one of the tinnies from the ship container full of grog ? a new addition to save volunteers running back and forward to the pub to quench an unquenchable Hookup thirst.

The frenzy of work down at Bray Park to set up tent after toilet after boat started about Wednesday when the new cover went up on the stage.

All the prizes have been sorted into their various categories and are ready to go, the white board is up and waiting for the notches to be carved.

The crew will be down there before the crack of dawn to guide the pilgrimage of trailers with their assortment of boats to the water.

At 7am the event gets under way with a crowd of 3000 fishermen and many others creating the great Hookup atmosphere including popular fisherman Steve Starling.

As part of the entertainment over the weekend, four rugby league jerseys will be auctioned to raise money for Dan Horton.

The jerseys to be auctioned will be a signed 2005 Brisbane Broncos jersey, a half and half State of Origin jersey signed by the first captains Tommy Raudonikis and Arthur Beetson, a 2005 signed Queensland State of Origin jersey and a New South Wales jersey signed by the original State of Origin team.

The four jerseys will be auctioned tonight and tomorrow night at the Hookup.



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