Thank you to all who joined our Zoom club night on the 20 October, where we had an interactive conversation on projects, future plans and boating events to look forward to.

Sunday 24 October heralded a sail day at Albert Park where a number of boats were launched...
Gary with Derry the Skerry, Jim and Penny with their sailing canoe, Andrew with Mini Mars and Baby Mars , and Peter and Kirsty with Pitthirrit, their Lapwing 16. Graham installed the repaired pump in Begonia.

Lunch was a picnic on the grass, and a nice day was enjoyed in the mainly mild weather. The wind was a bit strong at times, gusting to almost 25 kts, leading to our members’ boats being well reefed when out on the water.

Now that lockdown is over we can enjoy our get-togethers again but must comply with the conditions for social distancing and sign in, as prescribed by the authorities. We will have activities coming up and you will be notified prior to the events.

Our Christmas Party is to be held at APYC on Sunday 12 December. As this is to be a catered event your RSVP for attendance and catering purposes is to be to me, via email ( au) or text (0438519033) by 5 December. Come along for the presentation of the awards and a convivial lunch and sail.

Stay happy, Chris.


 Photos by Gary Hardy


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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Coming WBA Events

Sun Dec 12 @11:30AM -
Sailing Day and WBA Christmas Lunch - Note new details!
Sun Jan 23 @10:00AM -
Sailing Day - Albert Park Lake
Wed Feb 09 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Mid-week Boating - NEW!
Wed Feb 16 @ 7:30PM -
Club Night - The boats of HMAS Castlemaine
Sat Feb 26 @10:00AM -
Participate in APYC's 150th Anniversary Celebrations
Wed Mar 16 @ 7:30PM -
Club Night - Alma Doepel - TBC
Sun Mar 27 @ 8:00AM -
Sailing Day - Rye
Sun Apr 24 @10:00AM -
Sailing Day - Yarra trip
Sun May 22 @10:00AM -
Sailing Day - Albert Park Lake
Sun Jun 26 @10:00AM -
Sailing Day - Albert Park Lake
Sun Jul 24 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
AGM and Sailing Day

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