Our Club night on the 18 September saw an intrepid few braving the elements to share their "cruising recipes". The room was full of delicious aromas, sizzling sounds and "oohs and ahhs" as the samples were tried. A good time was had by all participants. See Leigh McNolty's report for a full review.
Sunday 22 September was our sailing day at APYC with Tom launching his Chesapeake Light Craft Skerry in rowing mode at present - a very pretty craft and performing well. Geoff and Peter both had their boats in the water although the winds were very light in the morning but picked up in the afternoon.
A working bee of Frank, Leigh and Tony had the Port Phillip 12 out of the rack and being fitted out for a sail... this was accomplished by mid afternoon when Leigh and Frank changed into serious dinghy sailing gear (wet suits) and launched the PP12.
She took off and performed a couple of circuits very well for a "shakedown sail" until a gear failure brought down the rig under "extreme" (for the day) conditions - the bob stay securing screws failed. Back to the workshop!
Watch a short video made by two of the WBA's younger members, Amelia and William Batchelor, of some of the WBA members at the 2013 Begonia festival.
The 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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