On the second Tuesday of each month we have an informal, friendly meeting at the Maritime Museum of Queensland. This commences with a barbecue ($10 per head) which is a great opportunity to seek out advice, recruit volunteers, find out what's going on, or just 'chew the fat'.
Suggested arrival time is about 5:30pm for the barbecue serving from about 5:45pm. The meeting starts at about 7:00pm.
The WBAQ maintains an extensive library under the custody of librarian Mac Finch. The library contains books on a wide range of subjects related to the design, building and use of wooden boats; boating in general; and other related topics. There is also a wide range of magazines including WoodenBoat, Classic Boat, and many others. A limited number of subjects are available on CDs or DVDs. Library items may be borrowed by members at monthly meetings. A record is kept of borrowings, and members are expected to return them within a reasonable time of one to two months. A list of books contained in the WBAQ library is available here.
Our 'messabouts' sub-committee organises regular events 'on the water' in a range of locations to suit a wide variety of different boats. These are held on Moreton Bay, Brisbane River, Lake Cootharaba or other lakes and creeks around Brisbane.
As an association we participate on various regattas and other events organised by other groups. These typically include Bribie Island, Caloundra, Tweed Heads, Flinders Day (Coochiemudlo).
We participate regularly in a range of shows and exhibitions. Examples inclde: The Working With Wood show, the Brisbane Boat Show, WOODEN BOATS @MARITIME MUSEUM , a major event organised in collaboration with the Maritime Museum in which WBAQ members will bring their boats for public display in the museum grounds. See our calendar for details.