Stories

October 10, 2017

Paddle Steamer Curlip Needs Your Help

Gary Plumley is the President of the Gippsland Lakes Classic Boat Club and a regular attendee at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival.  Gary writes: I am […]
August 16, 2017
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Learn a new language while you sail – Sailing Speak

Are you ready ? Let’s pull the anchor up and get going … Now here we’ve hit a problem already! The language of mariners is vast, […]
July 17, 2017

Results Are In for the AWBF Survey

Results Are In for the AWBF Survey We mentioned in our June update that the results were in for the post-festival survey completed by 786 festival-goers, […]
July 17, 2017

Top Shot – Photography at AWBF

Top Shot (photo by Doug Thost) Photography has always been a big part of the AWBF. At every Australian Wooden Boat Festival, there are hundreds of […]
July 17, 2017

Thanks, That’s Very Kind of You

AWBF Chairman Steve Knight and Volunteers Manager Liz Lord accept award from Lord Mayor Sue Hickey – It’s the season for the Tasmanian Tourism Awards and […]
July 17, 2017

One for the Gaffer

Peter Scott of the Sydney Amateur Sailing Club is no stranger to the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, having been involved that club’s participation at the festival […]
July 17, 2017

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival (photo courtesy Chesapeake Light Craft) Back in 1977, the northwest corner of the United States was a fertile stamping ground for […]
July 17, 2017

Bark Europa Returns to the Southern Ocean

Bark Europa Who can forget the magnificent Bark Europa, or the visit of the Dutch fleet for Tall Ships Hobart back in 2013? Along with Tecla […]
July 17, 2017

We Didn’t Start This Thing…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] But we certainly seem to have kept it growing. Canoe builder and TAFE teacher Brian Jones was with us at the 2017 festival, ably assisted […]