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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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Geneva Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show

Geneva Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show at the Abbey in Fontana

Read more at the Walworth County Gazette



Glasgow-built vessels

Pride of the Clyde as labours of love finally float

Read more by Jody Harrison at the Herald Scotland



The Smith Mountain Lake

The Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society held its 26th Annual Boat Show on Sept. 10 at Mariners Landing Resort in Huddleston.

Read more at the Franklin News


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Wooden Boat Events


03rd to 10th December
Couta Boats at ISAF
ISAF,
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

3rd to 4th December
Patio Bay Passage Race
Patio Bay,
Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

28th to 30th December
National Championships
Sorrento,
Perth, WA, Australia

7th January 2017
CBA Portsea Cup
Sorrento,
Perth, WA, Australia

18th to 22nd January 2017
The Vancouver International Boat Show
BC Place and Granville Island,
Vancouver, BC, Canada

26th to 28th January 2017
The Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta
South Gippsland Yacht Club,
South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia



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