The 5th Annual Saltwater Challenge hosted by Essendon Rowing Club is on this Saturday 2nd September 2006. The 4.2km time trial starts at the Tea Gardens (Avondale Heights) and head downstream finishing outside the Essendon Rowing Club. The journey takes between 15 minutes (elite crews) to 20 minutes (novice and junior school crews). This unique event passes through some of the most picturesque sections of the Maribyrnong River. Racing starts at 2:00pm with presentations following regatta completion at ERC Clubrooms. Make sure you come down to this and support this local event.