| Tunarama Race
Meeting, held at the picturesque Ravendale Racecourse. Tunarama have included this race meeting on our calendar to increase the variety of events and entertainment already being offered.
The head of the crowd pleasers would have to be the
World Champion Tuna Toss & guest personalities. This is an undisputable highlight of the Tunarama Festival with competitors travelling from far and wide in an effort to gain the coveted title or to at least "have a go". The world record for this event is 37.23 metres set in 1998 by ex Olympic Hammer Thrower, Sean Carlin. The weight of the tuna for this event is approx 8 kilos for both Men and Women.
Well-known comedian Mark Mitchell (alias Con the
Fruiterer) was last year's special guest personality. Past guest comperes have included Red & Wilbur and Russell Gilbert. Our
2002 special guest will be Mr Merv Hughes, Cricketer extraordinaire.
The judging of the Quest entrants is another popular tradition. The John West Gala Awards are staged for the announcement of the winners of such coveted titles as Tunarama Ambassador of the Year and Highest Fundraiser, with high profile comperes and quality entertainment.