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The President's report

Our AGM was held at APYC on the 26 July 2015.  The weather predicted was for 11 degrees and rain and wind ... but this didn't eventuate and the afternoon although cold was fine.  Unfortunately, I think the forecast put people off bringing their boats. We had a good gathering of 28 people who all enjoyed the offerings and the fellowship of the day.


East Gippsland WBA group closes

On July 30, I attended the final meeting of the East Gippsland WBA Group. We gathered in the Bairnsdale Club for dinner and the meeting.

There were many present who would be familiar to WBA members here in Melbourne and it was good to renew friendships. The reason for the meeting was that time, age and changing circumstances for many of the EGWBA members has meant that there has been considerable difficulty in carrying on a regular programme of meetings and events. After careful consideration it was felt the time had come to call a final meeting to disband the group.


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 Sep 23 @ 7:00PM -
WBA club night
Sun Sep 27 @10:00AM -
Sailing Day
Fri Oct 23
Weekend at Paynesville
Sat Oct 24
Weekend at Paynesville
Sun Oct 25
Weekend at Paynesville
Sun Nov 22 @10:00AM -
Werribee River Trip
Sun Dec 13 @10:00AM -
WBA Christmas Lunch and Sailing Day

Other Events

Wind and weather info for Port Phillip, Western Port, and elsewhere.



Extended forecast for Melbourne

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