Weekend Late January / Early February 2017
Ascent of the Wanganui, NZ
Possible dates incl Wellington Anniversary or Waitangi weekend
Starting at Wanganui travelling upstream to Pipiriki.
Campsites incl motorcamp at Aramaho, DOC shelter at Pipiriki, Jerusalem quarry
A one way trip, so you’ll need a roadcrew.
river levels are likely drop in February due to usual seasonal variation.
Initial thoughts are to travel as a group using light tinnys or RIB’s capable of planning 15Kts+.
Cellphone coverage is limited so VHF reccomended
Minimum equiptment incl oars, lifejackets, towrope, bailer
Strictly speaking this is not a Seagull adventure, However, this is an excellent opportunity for reconnaissance & planning a later seagull adventure descending the river
Registrations of interest to Jim Taylor 04 9049904 or 021 1477146
Weekend 10th – 13th February 2017
Australian Wooden Boat Festival – Hobart, Tasmania, Aust.
Held across Hobart’s vibrant and bustling waterfront, the four-day festival brings together the largest and most beautiful collection of wooden boats in the southern hemisphere. From its humble beginnings in 1994, it has grown to become the most significant event of its kind in Australia.
Along with the exhibition of these beautiful boats, the festival delivers a lively combination of incredible local food, live entertainment, music, demonstrations and displays. From the state’s best seafood at our Seafood Market, the MyState V.I.K (Very Important Kids) Area, Maritime Marektplace and our very own tavern, the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival has all the elements of a summer celebration by the sea.
Australian Wooden Boat Festival website click here
Sunday 19th February 2017
Lake Macquarie Classic Boat Association Boatfest at Rathmines Park, Aust.
The event invites the participation and exhibition of traditional and classic boats – steam, sail, motor and oared craft of all sizes. Boats must be of a design prior to 1975 but may have been built at any time from any material. Everyone is welcome to this free waterfront event at Rathmines in the grounds of the old Catalina Flying Boat base on Lake Macquarie.
We welcome new members of the Assocation at $10 for individual membership, we also welcome volunteers to assist at the event.
Previously February 2016
River-Head Pub, NZ
The C C.Y.A. (classic cruising and yachting ass.) are doing a jaunt up to the River Head Pub for brunch or lunch depending on the tide times. We the Seaguller’s have been invited to meet up with them and cruise along with them. We lunch at Salt-house Bros slip way at Greenhithe meeting up with Classic boats as they come up the channel and head up to the pub. Lunch time for to be advised.
Those who are interested please contact Adrian 021 724576 or Paul 022 3859073