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REUNIONS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Expired flare collection
and Old4new lifejackets
Roads and Maritime Services has
launched a program to help boaters
dispose of expired flares, with mobile
collections set up along the NSW coastline
until the end of the boating season in April.
For more information on flare disposal
options visit www.rms .nsw.gov.au /
maritime and search for ‘flare’.
Mornington YC to
celebrate 70th Anniversary
Mornington Yacht Club will hold a ‘Back
to Mornington YC Weekend’ on the weekend
of 20-21 February.
The Club will be open to members of the
public and past members are encouraged
to attend. There will displays of historic
photographs and boats, a 70th Anniversary
fleet race on the Saturday close to pier
and shore viewing places, live music, free
morning and afternoon tea, opportunities
to sail and more.
Mornington YC has come a long way since
a meeting of eleven interested residents in
February 1946 to the vibrant and diverse
Club with over 760 members it is today.
The founding group simply wanted to sail
their assorted collection of boats off Shire
Hall Beach. In May the same year the Shire
Council leased to the Club an ex-Army hut
close to the pier. This served as the catalyst
for development of competitive sailing.
Seventy years on and Mornington Yacht
Club is a vibrant, active member of the
Details call 03 5975 7001.
Classic & Wooden Boat
A re-invigorated Classic & Wooden
Boat Festival is on its way to the Australian
National Maritime Museum’s waterfront in
April 2016. It will be the first of a series of
themed biennial festivals.
More than 100 boats and 30 stallholders
will make their way to Sydney for the 2016
event, the first in a series of three biennial
The 2016 festival, to be held from 15 -17
April, will have maritime heritage as its
theme. The themes of the other two festivals
in the series will be Oceania in 2018 and
Captain Cook in 2020, to tie in with the 250th
anniversary of Cook’s exploration of the east
coast of Australia.
The festival program will see many boats
both afloat and on land around the museum
and the adjacent Wharf 7 building, as well as
a maritime marketplace where trades of all
types will showcase their wares for festival
goers to peruse and purchase.
In association with the 2016 Classic &
Wooden Boat Festival. Readers are invited
to submit photographs via Instagram in
a photography competition to win cash
prizes worth $4,600.
The overall winner will receive $2000.
In addition, three prizes will be awarded
in each of two age brackets:
16 years and over — 1st prize: $1000;
2nd: $500; 3rd: $250
Under 16 years — 1st prize: $500; 2nd:
$250; 3rd: $100
Each winner will also receive an
engraved trophy crafted from a timber spar
salvaged from the HMB Endeavour replica.
Photographs should depict any of the
following subjects, in either saltwater and
Scenic. Can be underwater or above
water, including shore scenes. Can
include marine animals or plants.
Life, work and leisure: for example
sport; working boats and ships; images
of people in marine trades or skills; or
Portraits of classic and wooden boats
Abstract images of marine subjects
All entries must be received by 5pm
on 18 April 2016.
Entries should be submitted via
Instagram with #cwbfsydney AND via email
Sydney Stand Up
The Sydney SUP Festival is on 2 0 -21
February at the Royal Motor Yacht Club,
Broken Bay. This popular event is suited to
all ages and experience levels.
Throughout the weekend there will be
an array of activities available, including;
Stand Up Paddleboard demonstrations and
lessons, a jumping castle, live entertainment
and heaps of giveaways.
If you are a more experienced paddler,
why not try your luck in the 10km Classic
SUP Race? If that sounds too daunting,
there is also a 6km or 3km race, as well as
sprint races. With $5,000 in prize money
up for grabs, plus trophies, it is set to be a
Behind-the-scenes tours will focus on an
array of items from the museum’s collection,
and visitors will be able to cruise the harbour
on some of Sydney Heritage Fleet’s vessels.
A swimwear parade through the ages will
showcase a selection of ‘cossies’ that our
Education section has collected over many
The program will extend into the
evenings with entertainment and a waterfront
bar/restaurant where you can relax, listen to
home-grown music and watch the setting
sun highlight the Sydney skyline.
For more information see anmm.gov.
au/cwbf; or sign up for email updates at
The Traditional Boat Squadron of
Australia Inc. will hold the next Canberra
Classic Boatfest on the weekend of 22-24
April – the Anzac Day long weekend.
The Boatfest is open to traditional
boats, either original vessels or new builds,
powered by oar, sail, steam, internal
combustion or electric motor.
Activities will again be located on
Lake Burley Griffin, in and around Lotus
Bay and the Canberra Yacht Club. As well
as activities on the water, there will be a
welcome barbecue on Friday evening, and
a dinner on Saturday night.
Autumn in Canberra is a particularly
attractive time, as the trees are a blaze
of colour and the weather generally fine
Entry details, visit www.tradboatsact.com
or phone Robyn Thorne on 0409 031 243.
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