March has again been a good boating month with the Geelong Wooden Boat Festival, fronted by Bob Morgan and an impromptu visit by some of our members sailing from St Helens to moor at the festival and view the participants.
A mid week canoe trip on the Yarra by Gary was a quiet day but enjoyable with the scenery being decorated by the fruit bats.
Norm Boreham was the guest speaker for the Club night and he presented the up to date news on Alma Doepell verbally and visually with views of the ship in restoration. The raising of the masts and rigging is next. A new ships wheel has been made by Graham Signorini and is a thing of beauty.
Our Rye sail day was reported as a good day and is written about separately.
You will have received the email notification of our “swap / sell meet “ to be held on Wednesday evening 13 April at the Victorian Wooden Boat Centre commencing 5.30 pm with a sausage sizzle overlooking Victoria Harbor. You may even come away with a project of a nearly completed boat.
Don’t forget that on Sunday 24 April we will be expeditioning from the Warmies to Herring Island for a picnic lunch and back again. Departing 10.00am so I look forward to seeing you there.