Kettering Wooden Boat Rally – 2022

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Kettering Wooden Boat Rally 7
Friday 11th – Sunday 13th February 2022.

Tasmania's favourite little celebration of wooden boats is back for 2022!
Let's make the 7th rally as memorable as the boats that enter it!

About this event

With a fun and rewarding on-water and social program, you won't want to be anywhere else that weekend!

The Tasmanian Department of Health has approved the COVID-19 plan put forward by Kettering Yacht Club and the Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania to conduct this event. We will continue to monitor the State Government's requirements for any changes.

Whether you are custodian of a much loved family dinghy, have just finished building your first kayak, are restoring a traditional Tassie cray boat, or are mad for sailing among other timber boats, this is your weekend to head down to the beautiful D'Entrecasteaux Channel on, or with, your wooden boat.

The Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania and the Kettering Yacht Club are proud to be once again hosting the Kettering Wooden Boat Rally. It is with great pride that both organisations are able to come together from the 11-13th February for the 7th Rally!

The rally will kick off with an "all-in" (including non-wooden boats) twilight race from 6pm on Friday the 11th. (Click here for sailing instructions.) This will be followed by a sausage sizzle back at the KYC.

Saturday will see small craft on-water events in the morning. (Click for details.) Both days will have sailing events at 1.30pm. (Click here for sailing instructions). All of these events will be conducted in the Channel close to Kettering.

Running alongside the Rally, as always, will be the Derwent Class World Championships.

There will be plenty of opportunities for 'boat perving' and chewing the fat with other wooden boat tragics. Each night there will be get togethers at the KYC, with food vans and the bar open. The Rally will conclude on the Sunday night with an awards and trophy presentation.

Both the Oyster Cove and Southaven Marinas will make berths available where possible for visiting boats and there is plenty of space around the KYC for trailered vessels.

Don't hesitate to enter what will be a wonderful weekend of wooden boats out on the water and on-shore.

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