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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, 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.

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Tenacious is coming!


Andrew Cohen reports that the 65m Barque Tenacious, launched in 2000, is coming to Melbourne in August 2016. Tenacious was the largest wooden sailing ship built in the UK for over 100 years.

She was designed and built to enable people of all physical abilities to sail side by side on equal terms. She is a 714 ton square rigger with 21 sails.

Find out more at