He has taken part in the Avon Descent since 1985 and said it was the adrenalin rush that kept him going.
He competes in the Power Dinghy 10hp sports craft section and said a lot of preparation is required before the race.
That includes building boats, preparing and strengthening the race motor and ensuring all safety equipment is in good working order.
Bolvary is also the Commodore of the West Coast Dinghy Racing Club in Mandurah.
‘The reason for starting up in Mandurah is so that the locals in the South West have a sport that they could get involved with,’ he said.
‘This will increase the number of power craft that can enter the Avon Descent as the numbers have been dwindling. The WCDRC also holds a number of river races throughout the year and these are held in the South West.’
He said he was looking forward to ‘pulling a place’ at this year’s Avon Descent and at the same time promoting the WCDRC.