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Shellback regatta

The Harrison Butler Association has launched an initiative to fund and promote the building and maintenance of wooden boats.

Read more by Rob Peake at Classic Boat



Shellback regatta

Cornish Pilot Gig Association celebrates 30th birthday

Read more by Rob Peake at Classic Boat




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Shellback regatta

Ten of the Joel White-designed Shellback dinghies raced in Newport on the first weekend of October for the 7th annual regatta.

Read more by Chip Angell at the Ellsworth American.



PHOTO: Mr Smith sails into Smithton's Duck River after circumnavigating Australia. (Supplied: Sandy Parker)

Neil Smith circumnavigates Australia in his seventies, then sails quietly back into Smithton

Read more by Rick Eaves at ABC Northern Tasmania



Gondoliers compete in the U.S. Gondola Nationals in Stillwater

Gondoliers compete in the U.S. Gondola Nationals in Stillwater.

Read more by Will Ashenmacher at the Twin Cities




Lake Vermilion Antique and Classic Boat Show

Every fall for the past seven years, boating enthusiasts of all stripes have come to Westport for the Classic Wooden Boat Show.

Read more by Robert Barboza at South Coast Today



Couta start on Pittwater. Photo Bob Fowler.

Couta Week, the precursor to the 2017 Couta Boat class nationals, began on Sydney Harbour and culminates with the Wattle Cup.

Read more by Lisa Ratcliff at My Sailing.com.au



Kings Island River Rowing Race on the Shannon in Limerick

The inaugural Kings Island River Rowing Race on the Shannon in Limerick gets into its stride with a remarkable collection of traditional boats from many parts of Ireland.

Read more at Afloat.ie


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Wooden Boat Events


7th January
CBA Portsea Cup
Sorrento,
Perth, WA, Australia

18th to 22nd January
The Vancouver International Boat Show
BC Place and Granville Island,
Vancouver, BC, Canada

26th to 28th January
The Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta
South Gippsland Yacht Club,
South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

27th January
Mahurangi Night Race
Devonport Yacht Club,
Mahurangi Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand

30th January
Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta
Devonport Yacht Club, Maraetai Sailing Club, Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club, Point Chevalier Sailing Club, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, INC.Takapuna Boating Club, Tamaki Yacht Club,
Auckland Harbour, North Island, New Zealand

 10th to 13th February
Australian Wooden Boat Festival
Sullivan’s Cove, Hobart, Tasmania,  Australia


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