Time to duck! All in a row for Australia Day

DUCKING IN: ​One thousand ducks dive off Narooma Bridge at the start of the 2018 Rotary Australia Day Duck Race. It's on again on Australia Day, January 26, 2019.
DUCKING IN: ​One thousand ducks dive off Narooma Bridge at the start of the 2018 Rotary Australia Day Duck Race. It's on again on Australia Day, January 26, 2019.

Narooma ducks line up for annual Australia Day Race

Tickets are still available for ducks in Narooma Rotary’s Australia Day Duck Race.

Tickets will be on sale from 9am-noon outside Narooma IGA on Wednesday, January 16, Saturday, January 19 and Wednesday, January 23, and outside Dalmeny IGA on Friday, January 18, and Wednesday, January 23.

They are also on sale at Narooma Dental Surgery (opposite Narooma Visitors Centre during surgery business hours.

Race coordinator Charmaine White said the 1,000 ducks will be dropped off Narooma Bridge about 3.30pm on Saturday, January 26.

DUCKS AND DOGS: Michael O’Connor and his assistant Murphy are great promoters of Narooma Rotary’s Australia Day Duck Race, seen here recently with Karen Bennett outside Narooma IGA.

DUCKS AND DOGS: Michael O’Connor and his assistant Murphy are great promoters of Narooma Rotary’s Australia Day Duck Race, seen here recently with Karen Bennett outside Narooma IGA.

“We’re hoping for perfect weather, good crowds and a quick race downstream to the Apex Park boat ramp,” she said.

The first duck across the finishing line wins $1,000.

The last duck wins $100.

Proceeds will go towards the club’s Tertiary Scholarship Fund for students from Narooma High School.

Donations will also be made to Narooma Surf Club in appreciation of their assistance and to Bermagui CRABS (Cancer Research Advocate Bikers) who lend us the ducks.

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