President Ethan Urch  0411 417 114 (president@woodenboat.asn.au)  
Vice President Graham Signorini  0425 741 016  (vp@woodenboat.asn.au)  
 Secretary Chris Kelly 0438 519 033 (secretary@woodenboat.asn.au
Treasurer Sharon Drinkall 0410 446 720  (treasurer@woodenboat.asn.au)   
Editor Peter Batchelor 0425 733 532 (editor@woodenboat.asn.au
Website Manager Penny Braybrook 0409 250 630  (webmaster@woodenboat.asn.au)
Committee members Nick Atkins  0422 063 476
  Andrew Campbell 0408 847 319
   Andrew Cohen  0408 033 573   (promotions@woodenboat.asn.au)
   Bob Morgan  0418 109 383
  General enquiries info@woodenboat.asn.au
as at 25/7/22    

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Join the WBA

Membership is open to all wooden boat enthusiasts. Many members own boats, others do not, but all enjoy the chance to get together and "muck about with boats". Their boats include rowing boats, putt-putts, radio controlled models, pond yachts, canoes, kayaks, steam-powered boats, sailing dinghies, dayboats and ocean-going yachts.

The Wooden Boat Association is based in Melbourne, with regular sailing days scheduled on Albert Park Lake, as well as other venues around Melbourne, and at least one weekend each year elsewhere in the state.

Especially welcome is the first-time wooden boat builder or restorer, who can expect to receive ample advice and assistance in getting their dream onto the water.

Benefits of Wooden Boat Association Membership 

  • Become part of a friendly and sociable group of people with a common interest in wooden boats.
  • Receive Shavings, a monthly newsletter bringing timely news about events and activities in Victoria.
  • Regular meetings with a wide range of interesting speakers and activities. Our usual venue is the Albert Park Yacht Club, with visits to other venues from time to time.
  • Monthly sailing days, on Albert Park Lake and other locations close to Melbourne.
  • Use of the Association's own boats, two traditional sailing boats, Begonia and Lindsay Symons, our canoe Stringybark, and our extremely rare Port Philip 12.
  • Access to the Association's extensive library of boatbuilding and other nautical books.
  • Companionship with sister associations in other states

Join the WBA now

Coming WBA Events

Sun Nov 27 @10:30AM -
Sailing Day - Albert Park Lake
Sun Dec 11 @10:30AM - 05:00PM
WBA Christmas Lunch and Sailing Day
Sun Jan 15 @10:30AM -
Additional Sailing Day
Wed Feb 15 @ 7:30PM -
Club Night
Sun Feb 26 @10:00AM -
Sailing Day - Rye

Other Events

Wind and weather info for Port Phillip, Western Port, and elsewhere.

www.baywind.com.au/ppb

www.seabreeze.com.au

Extended forecast for Melbourne

Tides information

Bureau of Meteorology

willyweather

TidesChart

Links to Parks Victoria boating guides

Port Phillip boating guide

Boating and swimming zones