Classic Yachts

Vale – Iain Oughtred

15 March, 2024 The CYAA would like to note the passing of renowned traditional yacht designer and builder, Iain Oughtred, aged 84. Iain passed away peacefully on the 21st February on the Isle of Skye

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The committee and members of the CYAA are saddened to learn of the passing in Decmber 2023, of a legend of Classic Yachting in New Zealand and a great friend of the CYAA John Street.

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2024 Geelong Wooden Boat Festival

March 9-11, 2024 Geelong, VIC The Wooden Boat Festival is back in 2024. Hosted by the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, the waters of Corio Bay will once again be the focus of wooden boat sailors

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Old wooden boats in Copenhagen, moored in front of brightly painted warehouses.

Norwegian Wood

CYAA members, Ross and Janet Clark, recently toured Norway and were very impressed by the classic boats and ships they saw. Ross, who described Oslo as “an AWBF that runs 365 days a year”, shared

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Yvonne, competing in the 2022 CYAA Cup Regatta.


Tumlare YVONNE was launched 84 years ago in the northern waters of Port Phillip. She was built by Charlie Peel, the designer and builder of ACROSPIRE II, III & IV. For the following 50 years,

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