POSTPONED - Lake Cootharaba Camp

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Monday, May 08, 2017 - Friday, May 12, 2017
Boreen Point campsite, Lake Cootharaba
Paul McShea, phone 0439 584 963, email



WBAQ members and friends, (Email sent a.m. 06-05-2017)

The Lake Cootharaba camp week to be held Monday 8th May to Friday 12th May has been postponed to a date to be fixed, due to anticipated unkind weather.  Host Paul McShea has asked me to advise you of this postponement.  When revised dates are fixed, they will be published in the Log or advised by email as appropriate.

In the interim, stay safe and enjoy your wooden boating.

Edward Elcock
Membership secretary, WBAQ.



8th - 12th MAY LAKE COOTHARABA The one and only official mess about on Lake Cootharaba for this year. Last years’ May Messabout saw mild conditions with light winds in the morning picking up to 5 to 15km in the afternoon. If the conditions are similar to last year they will be particularly suited to Kayaks and canoes in the morning with sailing in the afternoon. Last year saw 20 odd boats of all shapes and sizes with crews from further north to over the NSW border. With trips to Kinaba and the new Fig Tree, camp ground, Teewah and the Noosa river, this has always been a popular Messabout as May is the perfect time of the year being a little cooler and touch wood,- no storms. A good excuse to fuel-up the outboard as it does not matter if it’s a 2-stroke as Lake Cootharaba is one of the few lakes that allows them. So brush off those dusty sails and join in. Most participants camp at Boreen point camp ground where you can book online or for those who prefer to use a phone call Matt or Deb on 54853244 as there are limited powered sites so it’s best to book early. You can even take your pooch with permission from Matt or Deb. Even better you can even have a camp fire as Matt will supply a fire-ring just bring fire wood. Other options are to stay at the motel or rent a house if you like a bit more comfort than camping. You can ring Rhonda or check online Boreen Point holiday rentals, The campsite has a full camp kitchen with BBQs for our Meet-and-Greet on Monday evening where we will hold a sausage sizzle. A trip later in the week to the famous heritage pub for a meal is planned. See you there, Paul if you could let me know if you are planning on coming it would be appreciated

Ph 54387776 or an email