Nominations for the Alan Chinn Award for excellence in boatbuilding are now open and being accepted by the Judging Panel and the WBA Secretary.

The WBA Committee is pleased to announce that the members of the Judging Panel for the award in 2020/21 will be Graham Signorini (Chair), Greg Blunt and Paul Rubera.

Download the nomination form  and this document outlining the rules and requirements.

All members with an eligible project are encouraged to nominate.

The Judging Panel will contact nominees to arrange a time to visit the nominee and look at the project.

The purpose of the award is to recognise the skills and passions of our boatbuilding members and to spread that enthusiasm to all our members. Giving recognition to all our award nominees is more important than choosing the winner. Each nominated project and its owner will be featured in a report in Shavings.

We look forward to hearing about all the projects that are underway, or recently completed, by our club members.

Please send your nomination forms to:-

Graham Signorini:
Leigh McNolty:

We will keep you updated with any changes, depending upon the status of our lockdown!

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, 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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