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The President's report

I said last month that it "was almost midyear". Well now it is, and hasn't that come around quickly?

Our Annual General Meeting will be on the 26 July and will be an opportunity to catch up with those we haven't seen for a while and to participatein the election of office bearers and enjoy some fellowship with other members.

The club will provide the meats for the AGM lunch and members are requested to bring a salad or desert (or both). Soft drinks will also be provided. To assist with catering, please contact Leigh (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 5674 6054) to confirm your attendance.


Annual General Meeting of the Wooden Boat Association

The Annual General Meeting of the Wooden Boat Association will be held on Sunday, 26th July at the Albert Park Yacht Club rooms at 1.00 pm, following a barbeque lunch at 12 noon. All positions on the Committee are open to election at this meeting.

Download a nomination form here

Great Australian Inland Cruise presentation

Late November saw the start of the Great Australian Inland Cruise down the mighty Murray River. It all began at Echuca with a suitable variety of craft varying from large and small paddle boats and more conventional boats.

The wooden boat associations were well represented with Queensland members Graeme Lynch (Bolger Tennessee Moonshine) and later John and Katherine Webb (Yellow trailer sailer), Victorian members Russ and Marg Hurren (Lapstrake fishing boat Agnes), Andrew Campbell and Hanh Nguyen (Berkeley Minitug Mars) and the occasional visitor Roderick Smith (Bolger Tennessee Jessie 11) and various South Australian members.

Andrew Campbell gave a most informative presentation at the WBA club night on Wednesday 20 May 2015. His talk was recorded, and synchronised with the photos that Andrew graciously supplied. You can listen to his talk and see his photos here.

Club Night June 24 at APYC - Navigation Night

Our Club Night on 24th June was devoted to learning a little of the art of navigation at sea.

After a few quips about our ability to find our way to the venue, finding our way to the door, losing our bearings etc we began the serious business of avoiding being lost at sea. The club members who came along were thrown into three hypothetical situations where some knowledge, teamwork and common sense would help solve a navigational conundrum.


Call for contributions

Have you recently had a great day on the water, voyaged from A to B successfully, or completed a small project such as a locker lid or new spar? Our members would love to hear about it!

Please send a short paragraph and a picture to the Shavings Editor, preferably by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , so that we can include your account in Shavings.

We also encourage members to share their achievements and experiences at club nights. Bring along photos, drawings or examples and feel welcome to talk about these as part of the meeting.

About the Wooden Boat Association

Wooden Boat AssociationThe Wooden Boat Association was formed in 1989 for people who enjoy wooden boats and wooden boat building.

Members appreciate wooden boats for their aesthetic qualities, the beauty of the boats and the materials from which they are constructed, and the pure romance of wooden boats.
In this age of mass production, each wooden boat is as individual as her owner.


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