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March 6, 2018

Sailing at the Top of the World

After finishing her 2017-summer contract with the Australian Antarctic Division, former multihull ocean-racing sailor and co-founder of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, Cathy Hawkins, sailed monohull, Abel […]
February 18, 2018

100 Not Out for Gypsy

Gypsy  – The centenary of annual 10 day cruises by Steve Knight  On Friday 19 January, Gypsy slipped her moorings at Bellerive in Hobart and headed south […]
February 18, 2018

Ben Mendlowitz Calendar Features Tassie Boats

One of the world’s most respected maritime photographers, Ben Mendlowitz, has selected two Tasmanian boats to feature in his eagerly-anticipated Calendar of Wooden Boats for 2019. […]
February 18, 2018

Windeward Bound Skipper Honoured

The sail training vessel Windward Bound might be dubbed ‘the hardest-working tall ship in Tasmania’, given that it’s at sea so frequently, crewed by a mix […]
February 18, 2018

Tassie Too Returns

Tassie Too, the 21 Foot Restricted class yacht which won the Forster Cup an unequalled ten times between 1927 and 1952, was successfully re-launched in early […]
February 18, 2018

Haven 12.5 Project in Franklin

We are busy planning the next Australian Wooden Boat Festival, and we hit the ground running after the Christmas break.  There’s a lot of work to […]
February 18, 2018

Sailing at the Top of the World

Nuuk, Greenland to Tromsø, Norway – 2,388nm  After finishing her 2017-summer contract with the Australian Antarctic Division, former multihull ocean-racing sailor and co-founder of the Australian […]
February 18, 2018

Wright of Passage Project

We hear a lot of extraordinary stories about special boats preparing for the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival, but this one is particularly inspiring. David Pescud […]
February 18, 2018

Restoration Workshop in Sydney – Be Quick!

AMMC Workshop – 22-23 February   ‘Navigating Restoration’ Ways and means of restoring historic vessels from small boats to ships The Australian Maritime Museums Council is well-known for presenting lively […]