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Hobart wooden boat festival

Hobart excels: wooden boat festival considered best in the world.

Read more at My Sailing.com.au



replica of the long boat used by Captain Bligh after the mutiny on the HMS Bounty

A replica of the long boat used by Captain Bligh after the mutiny on the HMS Bounty on his 4,000 mile voyage to land and safety, on display at the London Boat Show.

Read more on the Captain JP's Log.



Gippsland Lakes Classic Boat Club

Gippsland Lakes Classic Boat Club gathering of open boats at Paynesville.

Read more on the MiddleThing blog




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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



Wooden Boat Events


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

25th February
Annual Shipwrights’ Regatta
Northwest Maritime Center,
Port Townsendt, WA, USA

2nd to 5th March
2017 Classic Yacht Regatta
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron,
Auckland, North Island,New Zealand

3rd to 5th March
2017 Classic Yacht Regatta
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron,
Westhaven, Auckland, New Zealand

4th to 5th March
The Australian Whale Boat Racing Championships & The Victorian St Ayles Skiff Championships
Hopkins River,
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

11th to 12th March
CBA State Championships
Mornington,
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

24th to 26th March
Sunnyland Boat Festival
Wooten Waterfront Park on Lake Dora,
Tavares, Florida, USA

25th March
CBA State Championships
QCYC,
Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia


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