This is my final report prior to our AGM and this month has passed quickly.

Our club night was held on zoom due to a covid cancellation and was attended by only six members but ... a good and lively discussion was held by the attendees on topics close to their hearts.

On the 17 June 11 people attended the lunch arranged by Bob Morgan at the Albert Park Angling Club. We all had a good meal and enjoyed the views across the bay to Williamstown. Bob showed us the storage facilities below the Club where members store their fishing boats and the gantry launching / retrieval system, a most enjoyable time on a cold but sunny day.

Now, having mentioned the AGM scheduled for Sunday 27 July ... put it in your diaries, RSVP to allow us to arrange catering and come along for a day of sail and information. You should have received a separate email reminder of this as well.

Andrew Campbell has agreed to be the OOD and organiser of our trip to Mallacoota over the 17 - 24 of November, make your bookings soon and advise Andrew of your intention to be there.  A proposed itinerary will be posted by Andrew in the next couple of months.

Looking forward to catching up at the AGM.


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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.

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