We recently celebrated our 105th Anniversary with a weekend boating event at RQYS Canaipa.
With close to 100 boats attending, the weekend was a huge success and a lots of fun.
Thank you to everyone that came along and celebrated with us!!
Stay tuned for photos …..
Norman R. Wright & Sons is a proud sponsor of this outstanding exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane.
The exhibition details the richness and diversity of Moreton Bay, inextricably linked with generations of the Wright family.
We recommend a visit while the exhibition runs until 12 October 2014 at the Museum of Brisbane, located on top of the newly restored Brisbane City Hall.
The exhibition is open 7 days from 10am – 5pm with free entry.
Keep an eye out for exhibits provided by Norman Wright & Sons, and even a starring video role by Bill Wright.
Awesome!! That’s how everyone described the day.
The inaugural Classic Wooden Dinghy Boat Race was held at Horseshoe Bay, Peel Island last Sunday 20th October with contenders fiercely competing for the trophy. Best of three races – over about 500m.
The Queensland maple gleamed with its 10 coats of varnish inside and finish of AwlGrip 2 pack white gloss outside. The rig was purpose built for the race over the past seven weeks. “Baby Doll”, an 11.6′ gaff-rigged clinker was sailed by Bill Wright from Norman R. Wright & Sons. Baby Doll was originally built as “Satin Doll” in 1985 and has been owned by Bill for the past 28 years.
At race time, Bill reckons that the weather was awful – raining and light winds. That’s what “Patsy” the terrier thought too!!
Ian Wells won the prize in his classic Herreshoff.
Thanks go to the organisers – Chris Tyquin, Ian Eastgate, Peter Cavill and Bill Wright, and to all of those that came along on the day.
If you’re interested in participating in the next race, please contact Bill Wright at email@example.com
Brisbane Marine Pilots who service the busy port of brisbane have launched a new special purpose pilot vessel. “Skirmish is very people friendly with her innovative and independently mounted ‘floating’ wheelhouse providing a safe noise and vibration free environment for the crew and passengers,”
In January this year one of our our 15 metre pilot boats, ‘Malu Mai’ was used for an unusual task up in the Great Barrier Reef region. Click on this link to read the whole story.