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H28 Queenscliff Long Weekend Cruise

  • Friday, 2nd October 2015 at 12pm - 2pm Sunday, 4th October
    Location: Queenscliff Cruising Yacht Club (QCYC), Victoria

    Program Outline: Cruise at leisure to QCYC on Friday before the AFL Grand Final Public Holiday…

    • 2 people attended

H28 Gippsland Lakes Weekend / Paynesville Classic Boats Rally

  • Saturday, 5th March 2016 at 10am - 2pm Sunday, 6th March
    Location: Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club, Paynesville

    The Gippsland Lakes event this year is to be held at the time of the inaugural Paynesville…

    • 7 people attended

H28 Portarlington / Limeburner's Cruise over Australia Day long weekend

  • Saturday, 23rd January 2016 at 8am - 4pm Tuesday, 26th January
    Location: Assemble at Portarlington and cruise to Limeburner's then return

    The Australia Day holiday on the 26th January 2016 presents an opportunity for an extended long…

RYCV Magical Mystery Tour Cruising

  • Saturday, 2nd January 2016 at 8am - 6pm Saturday, 9th January
    Location: Assemble Queenscliff - cruise in Company outside the Heads - return Queenscliff

    Three H28 yachts participated in this cruise in January 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed it.  The…

H28 Victorian Christmas Dinner

  • Tuesday, 1st December 2015 at 7pm - 10:30pm
    Location: RACV Club Bistro - 501 Bourke Street Melbourne

    Meet in the bistro.
    A la carte "celebration" menu.
    Wine and drinks at Club prices.

    • 8 people attended

H28 Weekend with the Classics

  • Saturday, 31st October 2015 (all day), Sunday, 1st November 2015 (all day), Monday, 2nd November 2015 (all day)
    Location: RYCV Williamstown

    Join the Classic Yacht Association of Australia's 2015 Classic Yacht Cup Regatta

    A team…

H28 Sorrento Long Weekend including dinner

  • Saturday, 23rd April 2016 at 12pm - 2pm Monday, 25th April
    Location: Sorrento / Blairgowrie environs and SSCBC 3154 Point Nepean Road Sorrento

    Event outline

    Members and guests can choose to attend for some or all of the…

    • 4 people attended

H28 AGM & Dinner

  • Friday, 28th August 2015 at 7pm - 11pm
    Location: Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, 120 Nelson Place, Williamstown


    President's Welcome Attendance & Apologies Minutes of AGM 29 August 2014…

The world's first H28 - Marloo - refurbished and on the market

Posted by Stephen Lake, Tuesday, 16th December 2014 @ 3:11pm

  • Graham Young sent me these photos of Marloo's recent refurbishment.
    Marloo is the first H28 built in the world at Brighton in Victoria. The amateur builders waited for each issue of Rudder Magazine so that they could get the next installment of Herreshoff's plans.
    Graham is looking to find a new owner for this beautiful yacht - his contact details are: +61 3 9592 8661 Home or +61 409 866 377 Mobile.


    Information about Marloo

Melody Too located and for sale

Posted by Stephen Lake, Tuesday, 16th December 2014 @ 2:09pm

  • Ever wondered which boat was featured in the Ross' painting that the H28 Association use as it's logo?

    The boat is called Melody Too and was built in the 1950's by Savages at Williamstown.  The hull is New Zealand Kauri.

    About 2 years ago I gave up on finding Melody Too - I knew it was in South Australia but there the trail went dead.

    This morning through Google alerts I found an advertisement on Gumtree and spoke with Mike McLeish whose family has owned the boat since it was built.

    Mike is working overseas a lot and is looking for the right person to buy Melody Too and look after her.

    The price is exceptional.

    If you are interested call Mike on +61 411 845 290 Mobile or +61 8 8379 2950 Home.

Calling all H28 Yachts in NSW

Posted by Stephen Lake, Wednesday, 10th December 2014 @ 7:48pm

  • Letter to the Editor, Afloat Magazine, November 2014

    As the NSW representative of the H28 Association of Australia, I am seeking to make contact with as many interested H28 owners/sailors in NSW as I can.

    I am initially wanting to do this so I can find out how many may be interested in attending either an informal get together, or just being in email contact with each other so we can share information, blog each other etc. The get together maybe simply a raft up, or it could be a lunch or dinner at a suitable venue (say a yacht club). Tentatively, I am thinking we might do something on/around Pittwater this coming March?

    I have been inspired by Ihe Victorian H28 owners/sailors (the most active group and founders/executive members of the Association) who have a regular annual get together.  It consists of a coming together of the Gippsland Lakes H28s with some other sailors who had sailed their yachts, or driven from Melbourne.

    They had a sail around the Lakes followed by a dinner at one of the owner's canal front houses.  At the latter, I met the oldest H28 sailor in the world, John aged 93!

    With my timber ketch Ada II (pictured above) moored in Middle Harbour off Northbridge, I am aware there are a number of H28s around Sydney Harbour. I am sure there are also a number on Pittwater and other waterways in the state.

    Whether you are an H28 owner, crew or just an interested party could you please email me details to the address below.  Also could you let me know what type of activity you might be interested in?

    Looking forward to making contact with as many H28 yachties as possible, and sharing stories, information and knowledge about our wonderful little L Francis Herreshoff designed boats.

    Tim Alexander

    Tel: 0417 209 318



H28 Committee Meeting

  • Monday, 2nd February 2015 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Location: PAMS Boardroom, Level 1, 613 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills, VIC 3127

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Hobart Wooden Boat Festival

  • Friday, 6th February 2015 at TBD
    Location: Hobart: Sullivan's Cove from Hunter St to Princes Wharf and the Castray Esplanade

    The MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival is held every two years and the next one's coming…

H28 Winter Lunch

  • Sunday, 14th June 2015 at 12pm - 4pm
    Location: RYCV 120 Nelson Place Williamstown

    Meet at Royal Yacht Club of Victoria from noon onward

    Lunch indoors in the Dining…

H28 Cruise to Queenscliff Weekend

  • Saturday, 25th April 2015 at 4pm - 10am Sunday, 26th April
    Location: Queenscliff Cruising Yacht Club (QCYC), Victoria

    Program Outline:

    • 9 people attended

H28 Gippsland Lakes weekend

  • Saturday, 14th February 2015 at 11:30am - 4pm Sunday, 15th February
    Location: Paynesville Wharf, Paynesville, Victoria

    There will be a casual sail in…

H28 Victorian Christmas Dinner

  • Tuesday, 2nd December 2014 at 7pm - 10:30pm
    Location: Cricketers Arms - 69 Cruikshank Street Port Melbourne VIC

    Organisers: Doug McLean and Stephen Lake

    H28 Christmas Function.


Sorrento Weekend including Sunday Lunch at SSCBC

  • Saturday, 11th October 2014 at 12pm - 12am Sunday, 12th October
    Location: SSCBC 3154 Point Nepean Road Sorrento

    Event outline:

    As was the case last year, members and guests are invited to attend a…

    • 11 people attended

Herreshoff H28 Annual General Meeting & Dinner

  • Friday, 29th August 2014 at 7pm - 11pm
    Location: Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, 120 Nelson Place, Williamstown


    President's Welcome Attendance & Apologies Minutes of AGM 30 August 2013…

Marloo - World's first H28 for sale

Posted by Stephen Lake, Monday, 3rd February 2014 @ 9:51pm

  • Marloo, the world's first H28 is being offered for sale ....

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