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The President's report

Grand Prix paraphernalia was still littering the Lakeside drive area as I drove into sight of the APYC building, the race cars had left and the parking meters were operating again .

Our club night had been scheduled as a "swap meet" for all those items you had been storing for years waiting for "it will come in handy sometime" to arrive. An opportunity to clear some space in your man cave or take home more than you brought. Unfortunately I don't think that people were ready to venture forth to the scene of the recent Grand Prix so we had but a handful of hardy members who did look at selected library items and some work shop pieces but overall a quiet night.


March 2015 Sailing Day - St Helens

What a perfect day to sail across Corio Bay to the safe haven of St Helens on the edge of Geelong. St Helens an ideal launching place for small boats and the base for the Geelong Coast Guard, even enough water for my 40 ft Adams drawing 4’ 6”.

St Helens has good facilities with floating pontoons, good boat ramp, toilets and plenty of car parking. Only a one hour drive from Melbourne and 10 minute sail to the RGYC.


Get ready for the Amazing Raid

Albert Park Lake, Sunday 24 May 2015

This is the rescheduled date for The Amazing Raid, a fun and challenging activity with on and off-water components.

By the end of The Amazing Raid you will know a lot more about Albert Park Lake – perhaps too much. To participate in all aspects of the event you will need a boat, so bring your own, book one of the club’s boats, or scrounge a ride on another member’s boat. If you are prepared to walk around the lake you can compete in most of the challenges without a boat.

Find out more, and register here

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.


Coming WBA Events

Wed Apr 22 @ 6:00PM -
Club visit to Enterprize
Sun Apr 26 @10:00AM -
Sailing Day at the Anglesea Sports and Recreation Club.
Wed May 20 @ 7:30PM -
Club Night
Sun May 24 @10:00AM -
The Amazing Raid
Wed Jun 24 @ 7:30PM -
Club Night
Sun Jun 28 @10:00AM -
Sailing Day
Sun Jul 26 @10:00AM -
Sailing Day and AGM
Sun Aug 23 @10:00AM -
Club visit to Tim Phillip’s boatyard, Sorrento

Other Events

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