Triple B Day
This page has been created as a pseudo "FAQ"
What's it called?
The show has a variety of names : "BBB", "Triple B Day", "Big Boxing-Day Bash", "Raft Up"
When is it?
Boxing Day (December 26th) every year - the show normally runs between about 12 noon and 5pm
Where is it held?
On the Swan River. The main "raft up" usually gathers in Freshwater Bay (the area immediately in front of CCGS / MLC / Bethesda) about 100m west of the Claremont Yacht Club Jetty. On some previous years the raft up has formed in Mosman Bay in front of "The Coombe Reserve" to make use of the giant "AquaTramp"
Who runs it? What's it about?
No one. The show is basically a whole lot of locals who bring their boats down to enjoy a day on the water. The show is loosely based around staff, friends and locals in the Claremont area.
How do I get there?
Organize a boat. Bring your own. Don't expect that someone is going to pick you up from jetty 'X'
Notes for boat owners
- Make sure your boat is mechanically sound, has a valid licence, has all the necessary safety equipment (flares, life jackets, etc) and suitable bumpers if intending to tie up
- Marine and Harbours & the Water Police routinely visit the show and love to hand out infringements - obey the speed limit, keep to the marked ski areas if skiing, don't use private moorings to tie up, don't overload you boat (with people or supplies) & don't forget : as the skipper of a vessel you must not be intoxicated - you may be breath tested.
- If you have a sound system on your boat TURN IT OFF if part of the main flotilla - the main boat has a commercial PA system with local DJs supplying the sounds. Long link leads are often available so you can couple your boat sound system to the main boat. If you don't like it go elsewhere. We don't want a sound clash on the water. Offenders will be asked to leave.
- Obey instructions from the main boat - especially when attempting to form or break up the raft
- Be sensible, be safe - speeding, prop spraying, diving from masts are all dangerous - don't do it
Notes for punters
- Most boats have limited space aboard so keep it simple
- Expect the weather to be HOT - its always 30°C+ around that time of year if not pushing 40°
- Expect it to be sunny - sunscreen & sun glasses are a must - be sun smart!
- Expect it to be wet - bathers and towel are recommended. You are out on the water after all!
- There is no food / drink available so be sure to pack a light lunch if needed and be sensible with your alcohol provisioning - be sure to bring enough drinking water - you'll need it!
Keep in contact
While there is no "official" point of contact we are endeavouring to set up an e-mail list so we can get people talking to each other, ask questions etc.
You can sign up for a free mailing list here : email@example.com
If you have any great photos from previous years please send them to us here : firstname.lastname@example.org