Vale Colin Hunt.
As previously notified we mourn the loss of Colin, a founder member of the WBA who died suddenly on 24 June at his Paynesville home. Colin was fond of “messing about in boats”, particularly traditional wooden ones. He was a prolific builder and has his own flotilla at home. He will be sadly missed at club events with his humour and ability as a raconteur. Our thoughts are with his wife Jan and family.

Our thoughts are also with Graham Signorini, whose father died last week...

After a protracted autumn with some lovely weather we are now certainly into winter, cold days and nights compounding an energy crisis.
Our club night on15 June was a very well attended one (34 people) and we can credit the attraction of Dugga Beazley’s ability to tell a good tale (or two) for the interest. We had not only members but visitors from the Bellarine area, including Jack, Dugga’s cousin, who made the trip to check on the veracity of Dugga’s tales! A great night was enjoyed by all and the talk continued with supper.

We postponed our sailing day in June and rescheduled for the 3 July due to Albert Yacht Club’s Regatta being held over the same weekend. The sailing day was cold but clear with a light wind which gradually increased to a gusty SSW. We had a good turnout, with 3 new members, visitors and regulars totalling 14 people. Boats launched, reefs tucked into sails and the boats enjoyed the outing. One mishap at the end of the day resulted in a skipper and crew receiving a dunking, rescued by attendant RIBs, skipper retrieved and boat towed to shore for bailing out for retrieval. Dried off, all was restored to order again.

On July 24 we have our AGM and nominations are now open for committee roles, a nomination form can be obtained from our web site and also on the back page of “Shavings”. To ensure we have a club that is looking towards the future, be involved and stand for a committee role, it is a very rewarding experience and will ensure the longevity of your club. The AGM will involve a sail day as well the business of appointing a new committee along with a supplied BBQ lunch prepared with expertise by Andrew Cohen, we ask that you bring a salad / sweet to share.

Graham Signorini has donated one of his superbly crafted wooden locks to be raffled on the day… bring cash and our Treasurer Sharon will gladly relieve you of it.
As always I look forward to seeing you at the AGM .

Cheers, Chris

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