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(L-R) Paddleboarders Mackenzie Partridge, Hayley Skeggs, and Paula Mills, recently paddled 20km around Susan Island, and Elizabeth Island, as they participated in the Two Islands Rowathon earlier this month. Image: contributed

Rowing good sight for Rescue Helicopter

Emma Pritchard


The Two Islands Rowathon, hosted by the Grafton Rowing Club on July 15, raised $850 in support of the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

A large number of participants headed out across the Clarence River in their respective vessels, including several row boats, kayaks, and paddle boards, throughout the morning, completing their choice of a 10km course around Susan Island, or a 20km course around Susan Island and Elizabeth Island.

Members of the Grafton Rowing Club said they were extremely pleased by the level of support the Two Islands Rowathon received earlier this month and were especially proud to welcome back regular participants Jim Young and Liz Levido from Port Macquarie.

The Grafton Rowing Club are looking forward to hosting the event again in 2024.