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Dr. Barbara Frankel will be demonstrating the lost art of traditional rope making with a magnificent wooden rope making machine that was commissioned for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in 2019. This machine will be on display again during the WBF in 2023. Barbara was inspired to learn nautical knotwork while aboard the icebreaker RSV Aurora Australis and will explain why she was there, and how she fell in love with rope making and knotwork. See more at www.australisknots.com.au
A forum on dealing with medical issues that can arise onboard a boat. Lead by member and practising GP Bastian Seidel.
With the shortest day approaching and with Dark Mofo in full swing it is a super time to head into Constitution Dock for two nights and enjoy all the festivities available right on your door step. Well, maybe on your fender step?
TasPorts have offered our Club a set fee for the weekend of only $30.00 per boat, with entry on Friday and exit on Sunday morning. (.....YES!! Only $30 for the 2 nights in Con Dock.) If you choose to arrive earlier or depart later then the normal fees apply for the other days.
Be well warned.... boat decorations are required and the good old bunting will not do as you need to be seen at night. Red lights are required - en masse! So go shopping early before stocks run out. There are prizes for the best dressed boats.
The allocation is now full so please add yourself to the waitlist in case of cancellations. Only one registration per boat is required. Once confirmed, payment is required in advance, please use Paypal as the preferred method by the Club. Allocation of mooring spots will be made in advance but this could well change on the day. Cruise Contact is Andrew Boon onboard Juliet on 0400 651 532.
A refresher of the eight basic knots for mariners and an opportunity to look at some of the knotting apps available.
I’ll bring a selection of books as well.
Please register as you’ll also receive some practice line to take home!
Graham will review the various changes made to a coastal cruising monohull for extended blue water cruising. He will address how effective the changes were during the passage from NE USA to Australia and, with the benefit of hindsight, what else could have been done or done differently.
A forum on dealing with fire onboard a boat, led by staff from Tas Fire Service
An overnighter in Barnes Bay with a fire on the beach to sit around and keep warm by as you catch up with old friends from the club.Bring o a sausage for afternoon tea which should keep your appetite at bay and allow room for some mulled wine to warm the cockles of your heart. Brunch ashore Sunday morning can be far more extravagant. Likely to be at one of the many anchorages in Barnes Bay, subject to the weather.
Chrissie will give a presentation about her recent experiences: could be Port Davey and Beyond … or more.
Len will describe the spectacular, unspoiled coastline that can be seen when you sail west of Adelaide. Beginning with Kangaroos Island, then Altrorpe Island, Spencer Gulf, and the islands off Port Lincoln. He will then take you around Cape Catastrophe to Coffin Bay then head northwest along the Great Australian Bight coast to Ceduna, stopping at numerous small ports along the way. Offshore there are the amazing Pearson, Flinders and Franklin islands that are rarely visited by anyone but the local fishers. But beware – it’s not all plain sailing!
A forum on dealing with electrolysis onboard a boat. Lead by Chris Davies.
A late winter cruise to a nearby area with anchorages protected from all directions. With the daylight hours now getting a bit longer every day take the weekend to get rid of the cobwebs onboard and check all your equipment is in good working order. Bound to be a catch up with fellow cruisers Saturday afternoon around a camp fire. CC TBA.
Jane will give the presentation from the AWBF tailored to WoB’s!
After the success of the Dinner at the Greek Club last year, we have arranged to move next door to the Italian Club for the 2023 Anniversary Dinner.
Last year the Nonnas prepared the food for us, this year think Italian wines and beers on tap, anti pasto, seafood, meat balls, pasta and tiramisu. The food lovingly prepared by the local Italian Mammas.
There will be the presentation of the Cruising Plaques, the perpetual trophy for the Donald Sutherland Memorial Navigation Rally and the Cruise of the Year.
Expect some Latino entertainment during the evening, Mamma Rosa is on her way!
Onboard Rhona H
Board at Elizabeth Street Pier
A practical session with the opportunity to experience setting off flares from the vessel!
Limited to 16!
Light refreshments onboard.
If the forecast is over 15kts we will postpone as although a safety event, we don’t want injuries whilst setting off expired flares!
Note: There will be a small charge to cover costs. If you have expired flares, (red / orange) please bring them along if you’d like to set them off.
Collect together the gum boots, your dirty old gardening clothes, sturdy gloves, a strong metal bar, a bucket, your sense of adventure and head over to Missionary Bay / Simpsons Point for the club‘s annual beach clean up. Clearing the approach and the shore of a beach of oysters and hazards to allow easy access to dinghies and humans alike. Low tide is mid afternoon so arrive early arvo, head ashore to squash a few oysters, then gather around the camp fire for a natter. Cruise Contacts are Al and Dinah onboard Trim on 0400 473 248.