We are an association of enthusiasts with a shared passion for wooden boats. Within that general definition our members represent a broad range of boats and special interests encompassing -
- Boats ranging from 100 years old to those barely begun.
- Boats powered by sail, steam, diesel, oars or paddles.
- Ultra-light canoes and kayaks thru putt-putts, trailer sailers, thru to large boats on permanent moorings.
- Both new constructions and restorations.
- Construction techniques including Stitch & Glue, Strip Plank, Lap-strake Ply, Traditional Clinker.
Our members variously enjoy designing, building, sailing, messing about in and talking about wooden boats. We welcome all current and potential wooden boat enthusiasts to our association. Our subscription is inexpensive, our activities are varied and interesting, and our culture is open, friendly and inclusive.
The main aims of the WBAQ are:
To foster and promote an active interest in all matters relating to the history, development and future, and the building, restoration and preservation of wooden boats in Queensland;
To encourage and promote contact with interstate and overseas organizations with similar interests;
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From our archives
- President's Notes
President's Notes Once again the Caloundra Regatta has come and gone. Once again it was a great weekend. Better than last year? Well, we certainly had better weather and a bigger collection of boats. My wife, Marian, and I enjoyed the paddle up Bells Creek on the Saturday but were happy to accept a lift back on Ed's (starting a new life as a motor boat) 16ft skiff. At the end of the weekend Marian said it was one of friendliest lot of people she had been with. Ron's full report appears later in...