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GM’s Log – March 2018

It’s becoming seriously busy now with a hundred tasks yet to complete before we open our new AWBF website and launch Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for Boats Afloat and registrations for Boats Ashore. Now is the time to prepare your resources if you are going for one of the highly sought-after berths at the 2019 MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival. We have more applicants than we have berths afloat, so entry is always going to be competitive but fair. We’ll try to make the process as simple and straightforward as we can, but you will increase your chances with a little groundwork before EOIs open on our website in April. Make sure you have your boat details (length, beam, materials, etc.) to hand and have a go at writing a good 100-200 word description of your boat’s history and design, unique features or interesting history. Above all, now is the time to organise good, clear, recent pictures of your boat, showing it full length and on the quarter. Get some help if you need it – good photos are the single most important way to improve your chances of being offered a berth on the Hobart waterfront. It’s not a case of first-in-best-dressed. Applications will remain open for six months, but early applications get early responses, so don’t delay too long. Good luck! Paul Cullen, General Manager

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