2016 Meetings
(7:30pm, Eastlakes
Club, Manuka)

Jan 18, Feb 15
Mar 21, Apr 18
May 16, Jun 20
Jul 18, Aug 15
Sep 19, Oct 17
Nov 21, Dec 19

Welcome to the Traditional Boat Squadron of Australia Inc. (TBSA) web-site

The TBSA operates primarily in the Australian Capital Territory, with regular events on beautiful Lake Burley Griffin.

The objects of the Squadron are to foster the use, construction, restoration and public display of traditional boats and associated items. Click here to view the Constitution.

(The Constitution file, and other files in this web-site, require the free Adobe ReaderĀ®.)

Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in traditional boats.

Members' vessels include canoes, sailing craft, rowing boats, putt putts, steam launches and internal combustion engines reminiscent of the elegant eras of times past.

Some vessels have been restored to former glory, some have been in constant service, some are replica builds in the traditional style, but all are loved by enthusiastic owners.

Sailing days are held regularly throughout the year (see Events), and there are also special events on the annual calendar.

Generally it is not possible for a private party to obtain permission to operate a power boat (other than electrically powered) on Lake Burley Griffin. However the constitution of the Squadron contains the Squadron rules for eligibility of a traditional boat.

A power boat belonging to a Squadron member that satisfies these rules, and also satisfies the safety regulations of the National Capital Authority (NCA) is eligible for the issue of a permit to operate on Lake Burley Griffin.

Download the NCA's Power Boat Permit application form.

Obtain more information, or apply for a Power Boat Permit online.