Stories

November 21, 2017

The Allport Bequest

The Allport Bequest is a charitable fund established by Henry Allport’s estate in 1965. Allport was a leading legal practitioner when Hobart was still a very […]
November 21, 2017

Soren Larsen for AWBF 2019

We haven’t seen the 1949 brigantine Soren Larsen here in Hobart since the Tall Ships Festival back in 2013, but there are some hopeful signs that […]
November 21, 2017

Launceston Wooden Boat Rally

To Wooden Boaters wherever you may be! Now entering its twelfth year, the Launceston Wooden Boat Rally is a not for profit event which promotes and encourages interest […]
November 21, 2017

Seafarer’s Festival in Bellerive

The Seafarer’s Festival at Bellerive, organised by the Clarence City Council, is a light-hearted, family friendly waterfront event held every October. It features all sorts of […]
October 10, 2017

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

What a Little Ripper – the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival Apparently, AWBF Chairman Steve Knight was in the middle of his presentation at the biggest […]
October 10, 2017

A Century On, a Tradition Continues

This article is reprinted with the permission of the author and the Bellerive Yacht Club. Gypsy’s Centenary Opening Day – 7 October 2017 Opening Day has […]
October 10, 2017

Nome to Larsen Sound – Letters from the Ice

Our veteran Boat Manager, Cathy Hawkins, has always had a taste for adventure.  Cathy was one of the three people who started the Australian Wooden Boat […]
October 10, 2017

The Turning Tide at the Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum of Tasmania Be sure not to miss the Museum’s major exhibition – “THE TURNING TIDE, Australia’s War at Sea in 1942” in the […]
October 10, 2017

Paynesville or Bust!

Veteran AWBF Dock Master Ross Barnett will be taking off in March on a cross-country road trip to the North Island, spreading the word about the […]