Herreshoff H28 Association of Australia Inc

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Cruise to Docklands & Overnight Stay

  • Saturday, 17th May 2014 at 4pm - 12pm Sunday, 18th May
    Location: Docklands, Victoria Harbour


    Saturday and Sunday, 17th and 18th May 2014 

    • 4 people attended

H28 Cruise to Queenscliff Weekend

  • Friday, 25th April 2014 (all day), Saturday, 26th April 2014 (all day), Sunday, 27th April 2014 (all day)
    Location: Queenscliff Cruising Yacht Club (QCYC), Victoria

    Program Outline: Cruise at leisure to QCYC Friday or Saturday

    Some may wish to cruise in…

    • 5 people attended

H28 Geelong Wooden Boat Festival / Western Beach Boat Club

  • Saturday, 8th March 2014 at 12pm - 12pm Sunday, 9th March
    Location: Geelong / Western Beach Boat Club

    Labour Day Weekend


    Saturday 8th - Monday 10th March…

H28 Gippsland Lakes weekend

  • Saturday, 15th February 2014 at 10:30am - 4pm Sunday, 16th February
    Location: Paynesville Wharf, Paynesville, Victoria

    There will be a casual sail in company to destinations governed by wind…

H28 Portarlington Weekend

  • Saturday, 25th January 2014 at 9am - 12pm Monday, 27th January
    Location: Portarlington Harbour

    Program Outline:

    The Grand Hotel has been booked for dinner at 7.30 pm on Saturday…

H28 Victorian Christmas Dinner

  • Tuesday, 3rd December 2013 at 7pm - 10:30pm
    Location: Cricketers Arms - 69 Cruikshank Street Port Melbourne VIC

    Organisers: Doug McLean and Stephen Lake

    H28 Christmas Function.


H28 Weekend with the Classics

  • Saturday, 2nd November 2013 (all day)
    Location: RYCV Williamstown

    Organiser: Stephen Lake

    The plan is to run a weekend event that allows us to view the…

    • 7 people attended

Lunch at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club

  • Sunday, 13th October 2013 at 12:30pm
    Location: 3154 Point Nepean Rd Sorrento VIC 3943

    Come along and enjoy lunch in the SSCBC dining room while looking at the activity on Port…

H28 Committee Meeting

  • Monday, 30th September 2013 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: 2 Kent Court Toorak

    A brief Committee to resolve:

    President's report Secretary's report Treasurer's…
    • 6 people attended

H28 Winter Lunch for Victorian Members

Posted by Stephen Lake, Monday, 3rd June 2013 @ 11:00am

  • Despite the short notice, 18 members/partners turned out for the Winter Lunch at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria on Sunday 2nd June 2013.  We had members from Gippsland Lakes, Geelong, Blairgowrie, Westernport, Williamstown and St Kilda.

    New member Lachlan McGrath who bought Kamiri joined us for the first time with his father Ian.

    There were several apologies including Mark Doggett (Saltire) who had just arrived in Adelaide after 4 weeks at sea.  John Druitt let slip that he had secured a mooring in Mordialloc Creek - does this mean that "Lady Min" is finally nearing completion and ready for launch?

    See the photos:

Gippsland H28's turn on a fantastic weekend

Posted by Stephen Lake, Monday, 15th April 2013 @ 12:44pm

  • We had a fantastic weekend on the Gippsland Lakes at the 70th celebrations of the H28.

    Here is the first picture:  Sunday 14th - 5 H28's and an H23 (Prudence) rafted up at Picnic Arm for lunch.  
    The H28's were Janessa, Sandpiper, Thetis, Shadowfax and Spellbound III. Earlier in the day we were joined by Marloo.

H28 Gippsland Lake's Weekend - 70th Anniversary Event

Posted by Stephen Lake, Wednesday, 10th April 2013 @ 2:17pm

  • Interest is gathering in this 70th Anniversary event.

    We expect potentially 10 yachts:

    • Janessa
    • Kookaburra
    • Melody D
    • Matalita
    • Marloo
    • Orion
    • Sandpiper
    • Shadowfax
    • Spellbound
    • Thetis

    In addition, we are expecting 4 members, including President John Forsyth, will travel from Melbourne for the weekend.

    You can register at: http://www.h28.com.au/item/314335.

    We meet at Paynesville on the Saturday at 11:30 am, and depending on the direction of the weather there will be plenty to see:

South of Perth Yacht Club Wooden Boat Regatta celebrates their H28 Fleet's 50th Anniversary - 12th January 2013

Posted by Stephen Lake, Saturday, 22nd December 2012 @ 5:57pm

  • Saturday, 12th January 2013 at 12:30pm

    Location: South of Perth Yacht Club

    The South of Perth Yacht Club fleet of Herreshoff H28's is celebrating their 50th anniversary of their H28 fleet:

    South of Perth Yacht Club
    50th Anniversary of the H28 Fleet
    Wooden Boat Race and Rally

    12.30pm Saturday 12th January.

    Wooden boats, old gaffers, power and sail welcome

    For further information, contact:

    • John Wright 9364 5236,
    • Glen Stanley 9364 3354
    • Richard Steuart 0418 907 792, or
    • Brian Phillips 9525 0065

    Entry Fee $25.00 Entries Close Wed 9th January, 2013

    South of Perth Yacht Club
    Ph: 9364 5844 Web: www.sopyc.com.au or Email

Association Change of Name

Posted by Stephen Lake, Friday, 14th December 2012 @ 9:39am

  • At the General Meeting of 4th December 2012 the Association voted to change its name from the Herreshoff H28 Association of Victoria Inc. to the Herreshoff H28 Association of Australia Inc.

    This name change has been approved by Consumer Affairs Victoria.

H28 70th Anniversary Regatta

Posted by Stephen Lake, Monday, 5th November 2012 @ 10:30am

  • The 70th Anniversary for the H28's Melbourne celebration consisted of a regatta at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria with the Classic Yacht Association of Australia, Bar B Q on the Saturday after the race and then a delicious greek dinner at Remvi on Saturday night.

    Regretably the Sailmaster trophy could not be presented to Rod Fuller and Shamrock on Saturday night as it was still "under guard" at Hobson's Bay Yacht Club.

    Despite all efforts by the crew of Doug McLean's Ellen Lewis who received line honours to locate the handicapper he could not be found.

    The day was sunny with light and variable winds at the start.  David Le Roi on board the start boat was heard to comment that there would be no likelihood of an H28 recall at the start, such was the reticence of skippers to soldier down the line.

    Picking the shifts was tricky on the first leg which was a beat to 71 on starboard.  Thence off to RMYS F further down the channel.  It was during this leg that depite Shamrock's attempts to fight off Ellen Lewis that they were convincingly passed as the breeze lifted to the occassional 10 knots.

    Ellen Lewis received the gun at RMYS F as the course was shortened.  Shamrock, confused by the meaning of code flag "S", raced to the RYCV marina whilst Ellen Lewis relaxed and showed new H28 member Dean Wilson the advantages of the mizzen staysail.

    When all boats returned to RYCV members enjoyed a BBQ followed by a snooze followed by a greek feast, with some non sailing members joining us.  All in all a great way to acknowledge the 70th anniversary of the publishing of the Herreshoff H28 plans in Rudder Magazine and the building of the world's first H28 in Brighton Victoria - Marloo.

    Boats attending were:

    • Bronzewing (Blairgowrie)
    • Ellen Lewis (RYCV)
    • Leisurely (HBYC)
    • Meriki II (WBBC - Geelong)
    • Shamrock (HBYC)
    • Talofa (Blairgowrie)
    • Tapuru (Geelong)

    Click here for further photographs 

H28 70th Anniversary Regatta Results

Posted by Stephen Lake, Sunday, 4th November 2012 @ 1:51pm

  • The results for the H28 70th Anniversary Regatta are:

    • Line Honours - Ellen Lewis - Doug McLean
    • Overall Winner on Handicap - Shamrock - Rod Fuller

Herreshoff H28 Annual General Meeting & Dinner

  • Friday, 30th August 2013 at 7pm - 11pm
    Location: Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, 120 Nelson Place, Williamstown and afterwards at a Williamstown Restaurant


    President's Welcome Attendance & Apologies Minutes of AGM 30 August 2012…

H28 Winter Lunch

  • Sunday, 2nd June 2013 at 12pm - 4pm
    Location: RYCV 120 Nelson Place Williamstown

    Meet at Royal Yacht Club of Victoria from noon onward

    Lunch indoors in the Dining…

    • 11 people attended

H28 Gippsland Lakes Weekend

  • Saturday, 13th April 2013 at 11:30am - 5pm Sunday, 14th April
    Location: Paynesville, Gippsland Lakes


    There will be a casual sail in company to destinations governed by…

    • 11 people attended

H28 Queenscliff Long Weekend TBC

  • Saturday, 23rd February 2013 at 9am - 7pm Sunday, 24th February
    Location: Queenscliff CYC - Event Update

    Tuesday 19th January Update:

    3 boats have indicated they will be attending:

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