The Wooden Boat Association of North Queensland is an active group of people who have an interest in timber boats. Our current members comprise both owners and lovers of all types of wooden craft from canoes, skiffs and trailerable yachts to cruising yachts and powered craft.
The Association was formed in Townsville in 1995 to act as the host organisation for the first North Queensland Wooden Boat Show held that year. That show has been held annually since then and the Association also indulges in a number of other social and community activities.
There are regular meetings of the Townsville Branch on the first Monday of each month at the Townsville Motor Boat & Yacht Club Plume St South Townsville (1800h) for the transaction of Association business and the exchange of news and views. New and prospective members are welcome.
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|President:||Dave South||07 4789 1897 |
0427 351 273
|Vice President:||Geoff Fawkner||0409 021 156|
|Secretary:||Peter Whalley-Thompson||0434 161 740|
|Treasurer:||Phil Woodgate||0419 640 973|
|Mail:||PO Box 120 |
Townsville QLD 4810
From our archives
- Book Review: A Manual of Boat and Yacht Sailing, Dixon Kemp By John Milne
I was interested to read Martin's Kortlucke's note a while back on "American Sailing Craft" (1936). It helped to explain to me the wide interest in Australia in wooden boats from that part of the world. My own inspiration comes from the Brits and the rise of the British Victorian gentleman's indulgence in yacht racing. My great grandparents emigrated from England bringing with them a copy of Dixon Kemp's sailing manual printed in 1880 - the year my grandfather was born. My grandmother and her br...