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 Secretary Leigh McNolty 0428 218 062    (
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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

Wed Aug 18 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Club Night - Zoom meeting
Sun Aug 22 @10:00AM -
Sailing Day - Yarra River Trip
Sun Aug 29 @10:00AM -
Annual General Meeting 2021
Wed Sep 22 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Club Night - Pirates!
Fri Nov 19 @ 8:00AM -
Annual "Weekend" Away - Mallacoota

Other Events

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

Extended forecast for Melbourne

Tides information

Bureau of Meteorology



Links to Parks Victoria boating guides

Port Phillip boating guide

Boating and swimming zones