Wooden Boat Rally

Tamar River   Launceston   Tasmania

Annual Event, Seaport Marina 

Next Rally:  15th and 16th February 2014 

We welcome sailing vessels, motor boats, dinghies and model boats which are substantially of wooden construction.  If your wooden boat is pristine or derelict, old or new, large or small or work in progress  we welcome you at the Rally.

Saturday, 15th February – 9am till 5pm – Sunday, 16th February – 9am till 3pm

Flotilla time subject to tides each year:  2014 projected start time is 1pm on Saturday

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Since 2006, the Wooden Boat Rally has been held annually at the Seaport Marina, Launceston, Tasmania. Wooden boat lovers, collectors of marine equipment and all things maritime, gather to celebrate and share their passion for the sea and for wooden boats old and new.

We welcome sailing vessels, motor boats, dinghies and model boats which are substantially of wooden construction.

PARTICIPANTS and EXHIBITORS

Bring your maritime display, enter your wooden boat, participate in the sail past, moor in the marina or simply display your boat on the boardwalk. If your wooden boat is pristine or derelict, old or new, large or small or a work in progress we welcome you at the Rally.

Register Now Online OR download a form and return to us.

We also welcome exhibits other than wooden boats which are relevant to wooden boats enthusiasts, marine activity or maritime history.

To secure your berth for the weekend and to ensure our event sails smoothly, we encourage all boaters to register early!!

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Getting ThereGETTING THERE

                     Seaport Marina, Seaport Boulevard, Launceston

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Launching your vessel:

           Tailrace Park Boat Ramp, Trevallyn

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Royal Park Boat Ramp, Park Street, Launceston

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NOTE: Royal Park boat ramp is muddy and

quite flat and not suitable for launching larger boats.

Exhibitor Information

Download Wooden Boat Rally Exhibitor Information (PDF) printable version

BOATS TO BE DISPLAYED ON THE HARD

 - Arrival time: exhibitors can set up their boats from 7am onwards on the Saturday morning of the rally. If possible all boats should arrive before 9.30am

 -Unloading/entry:  To unload or wheel in your boat, look for the Witches Hats between Mud Bar and Levee Food Company. Event marshals will be on hand to direct and assist you.

Unloading area:

View interactive map for directions to Seaport Marina

 – Sign in: Exhibitors must sign in at the event information tent & gather exhibitor kit on arrival

-Insurance:  All exhibitors are responsible for ensuring that their vessel is covered by a current insurance policy

-Displays: please bring & display your own boat info/history/picture boards etc. These must be secured (windy conditions) & not create a trip hazard

-Parking: Vehicles can be parked in any of the Seaport precinct car parks. (normal fees apply)

-Directions:

Toilets;  are available at all seaport restaurants

Event Registration;  at the event information tent

Food coffee etc;  can be purchased from all seaport restaurants

- Overnight security: security personnel will patrol the event site from 8pm Saturday till 7am on Sunday. If you are concerned about the security of any of smaller items during this period, we suggest that you remove them overnight.


 

BOATS MOORING ON WATER/AT THE DOCK

 - Arrival time: exhibitors can moor their boats from Friday afternoon onwards on the weekend of the rally. Large vessels are advised to dock at high slack water. If possible all moored boats should arrive before 9.30am on Saturday.

- Sign in: Exhibitors must sign in at the event information tent & gather exhibitor kit on arrival

-Insurance:  All exhibitors are responsible for ensuring that their vessel is covered by a current insurance policy

-Displays: please bring & display your own boat info/history/picture boards etc. These must be secured (windy conditions) & not create a trip hazard

-Mooring equipment: all exhibitors must bring; two bulky fenders (as a minimum), 2 x mooring ropes, 1 x spring line.

-Launching ramp: trailer boats can be launched at the Tailrace Park boat ramp at Riverside or the Royal Park boat ramp (Park Street). Note: Royal Park ramp is muddy and quite flat… not suitable for launching larger boats. View ‘Getting There’ for maps.

-Parking: Vehicles can be parked in any of the Seaport precinct car parks. (normal fees apply)

-Directions:

Toilets; are available at all seaport restaurants

Event Registration; at the event information tent

Food coffee etc; can be purchased from all seaport restaurants

Showers;  are not generally available. Exhibitors who wish to arrange shower access should contact callum(below). Note marina fees apply

-Supplies:     (nearest locations)

Ice- TRC Bottleshop … 131 Paterson Street or Caltex

Groceries- Coles … 15 Racecourse Cres or 198 Charles Street

Fuel- Caltex …  2-6 Goderich Street or TRC Bottleshop

-Marina facilities/rules:

-Contact the Marina manager to arrange  power & water,

-Unless you have a holding tank please do not use onboard showers or heads whilst in marina.

-Bring your own garbage bags for rubbish disposal

-This is a residential area, keep noise to a minimum at all times

-Marina Manager

John Purdy   0439 343 798

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ContactCONTACT DETAILS

Wayne Higgs

Rally Secretary

PO Box 7641

Launceston  7250

Business  hrs:  (03) 6326 6774

M:  0400 907 041

Email: enquiries@woodenboatrally.com

 

Adam Park

M:  0419 307 557

 

or Sharon Woolridge 

Email: mailbox@tasbuilders.com

 

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