Catch a Fish and Cook it! Registrations Open

Annual Couta Boat Fishing Day

You racers are in trouble now…. Bring on the real Couta-er’s

Most tournaments are won based on the highest overall weight of your livewell. In bass tournaments, for example, the standard limit is 5 fish and they must measure at least 12 inches. As tournament anglers catch larger fish, they cull the smallest one in their livewell and release it back into the lake.It’s an event where fishermen compete (fish) against one another during an allotted period of time (usually 8 hours). Tournaments typically start at first light and last from 6 to 10 hours, depending on the time of the year and the organization holding the event. One of the best tips is to use thee best surf fishing lures to attract more fishes.
Thermal undergarments, lined pants, sweatshirts, jackets and warm socks are also advisable, read more about the products available. Gloves are a must. On really cold days, I make sure to trade my baseball cap for a warm ski hat or ski mask. Finally, pack your rain gear and warm clothes for every tournament.

Sunday Jan 5 2014.

1000Hrs departure for SSCBC.
Return at 1400Hrs
Then on the Western lawn we’ll crank up a BYO “Eat what you catch” BBQ.

Email us your entry: or mail to PO BOX 258 Blairgowrie VIC 3942

Skippers Name:

Boat Name/Rego:

Type of Boat:


Registration closes December 20 2013

The best catch will be judged on the day, oh, and please note; no plastic, or Fibre Glass, your boat must be wooden.

Find an Entry form on the CBA website downloads page or click the link below.
Remember your Valid Fishing License and keep an eye on the weather.

CBA Catch a fish and cook it Final flyer


Wooden Boat Shop (Fish) Race 3

Race 3 winners rewarded with freshly caught Snapper compliments WBS, Dugga, and Wayne Johnson


Gaffer’s Regatta 2013 – an amazing opportunity

This classic event limited to boats that “Hoist a spar” is held by the Sydney Amateur’s Sailing Club. The SASC was founded in 1872 and is one of the oldest yacht clubs in Australia. Located on the shores of Mosman Bay sailors enjoy unique access to racing on Sydney Harbour. The classic yachts and Couta Boats are an impressive site among the busy traffic enjoying the harbour a the weekend. Congratulations to Colin Mitchell for his Line Honours win in the Gaffer’s – well deserved after trailering Matilda from Melbourne for the Gaffer’s Regatta and The Wattle Cup Couta Boat Regatta held a week later on the 19-20 October, 2013.


Pittwater fleet growing

Hi all, here are some photos of the Couta race yesterday… there were 6 boats racing which was great (and more breeze would have been even better!). Tenacity had the pleasure of Phil Thompson helming (first time on a Couta) who grew up sailing in Pittwater and now resides in Newport Rhode Island. Phil has helmed America’s Cup yachts and is visiting with his son – also a keen yachtie – who is participating in the Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship event hosted by the RPA this week.


Want to Crew on a Couta Boat?

Call or email Howard Critchley

0419 728 039 or

Couta Boat Register Update Project 2021

The Couta Boat Association has nearly finished gathering data and photos for a hard cover boat register book due to be printed in 2021

If you have any good stories, information or photos you would like to share contact the Association on

ISAF Sailing World Cup – 2013 Melbourne Couta Boat Challenge

ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne Couta Boat Challenge and Luncheon

Jump in to the on-water action at the ISAF Sailing World Cup and be part of the first ever Couta Boat Challenge!

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Couta Boat Corporate Cup and Luncheon will give you and your guests a truly unique chance to get your feet wet at the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne and be truly immersed in the on-water action.

The morning will see you compete on board the iconic Couta boats for a race on Port Phillip, followed by a delicious lunch at the Sandringham Yacht Club Harbour View Restaurant as an exhilarating end to the working week.

Those not taking part in the on-water action, can watch their peers and join them for lunch as they return from the water.

Date: Friday 6 December 2013
Venue: Sandringham Yacht Club

Guineas Cup – A highly varnished grudge match


Mercedes III and Pastime II will take on Couta Boats C97 and Gemfish with the winning Association determined by the best team results.

The Guineas Cup is held the evening prior to The Cup regatta run by RYCV. The format is based on 2 Classics racing 2 Coutas over 3 windward leeward races.

The Couta boats tend to do well in open water conditions when at times the Couta boats have amazed the classics by  achieving a lower elapsed time around the course than the larger classics. Hence the Guineas Cup challenge.


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