I think it is amazingly bad marketing that I had to find out by chance at the Roundhouse today that the 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN AND AGE OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS will being held at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach this weekend.
I have not read or heard anything about it and only because some competitors visited the Roundhouse today while I was on duty, did I find out about this big national sporting event.
Why is this not advertised by the organisors and City of Fremantle better so the Freo community can support the event and watch the 5 and 10 kilometre races?
Races start at 8 and 11 am and 2 and 2.15 pm on Saturday and on Sunday at 8, 9.30, 11, and 11.15. You can also watch some swimmers giving the Indian Ocean a try tomorrow.
I had another look at the National sailing championships in the Laser Optimist class off Fremantle this morning, as it is such a lovely sight to see all these kids in tiny boats sailing so well on the mighty Indian Ocean.
The minute spectator crowd is embarrassing, so hopefully the front page of the Fremantle Herald today and this blog post will entice a few more people to go and sit on the South Mole or at Bathers Beach. The races start at 10 am.
The National Championships in the Optimist class for children between 8-15 years of age is being held off Fremantle this week. It was a great sight to see 220 of these tiny boats on the Indian Ocean this morning, but disappointing I had to find out by chance as I have not seen any promotion for the event.
There were maybe ten spectators on the South Mole and that is not good enough for such an important event. It is continuing all week but a possible rest day on Thursday. Go out there and support these great kids!