60+ PWCs HEAD FROM COOKTOWN TO TOWNSVILLE FOR VARIETY CHARITY


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Dozens expected to Enter “Cooktown and Down” Yamaha Variety Jet Trek this weekend.

60+ PWCs HEAD FROM COOKTOWN TO TOWNSVILLE FOR VARIETY CHARITY
60+ PWCs HEAD FROM COOKTOWN TO TOWNSVILLE FOR VARIETY CHARITY

More than 60 PWCs will take part in the 2013 "Cooktown and Down" Yamaha Variety Jet Trek, a charity event that will see participants depart from Cooktown, Queensland, on Sunday April 28, and cover some 600km before finishing in Townsville six days later.

Stopping at idyllic communities like Port Douglas, Mission Beach and Magnetic Island along the way, the total of more than 140 participants will make this year’s event the biggest yet, with all proceeds raised going to Variety, the children’s charity of Queensland. Last year’s event saw 28 PWCs take part and $70,000 raised for Queensland’s sick, disadvantaged and special-needs kids.

Variety’s motoring events director, Rob Goodwin, said the event is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while raising vital funds.

"The Yamaha Variety Jet Trek is an ideal event for like-minded people to come together and enjoy the open water in areas that may be difficult to access independently, while raising money for a great cause," he said.

"We’ve got a marine biologist on board with us and have put countless hours into configuring safety precautions and systems for moving the PWCs on and off boat ramps and limiting our effect on the environment."

Visit www.varietyqld.org.au for more information or to book your own place on the adventure.

 


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