April 13, 2016

Boats Afloat, Boats Ashore – Registrations Open!

Crazy about wooden boats?  We’re looking for you! It’s that time again in the two-year cycle of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, when we start to get […]
April 12, 2016

It Might Need a Little Work

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s no joke, when you have spent many hours and lots of dosh getting your boat ready for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, only to learn […]
March 12, 2016

Dutch Officials Visit Tasmania

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]General manager Paul Cullen welcomed representatives from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Sydney Consulate of the Netherlands, in Tasmania for an […]
March 12, 2016

AWBF Photographer Wins Government House Award

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]OK, we win a few awards from time to time, but this one is a little special.  At a recent ceremony at Government House, Australian Wooden […]
March 12, 2016

Arunta – a Fazackerley restoration

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Kingston Sea Scouts’ Fazackerley dinghy restored for ‘another fifty years’ of service Arunta is an 18 foot Fazackerley built in 1968 for the Kingston Sea Scout […]
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Festival Founders honoured

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Festival Founders Andy Gamlin, Cathy Hawkins and Ian Johnston awarded Life Membership Australian Wooden Boat Festival founders Andy Gamlin, Cathy Hawkins and Ian Johnston were […]
February 13, 2016

Messing About in (Franklin) Boats

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Yukon (with the green hull) and Rhona H (in white) arrive to take part in Franklin’s Australia Day celebrations. In the foreground,former pilot boat La Chaloupe (right) […]
February 13, 2016

Port Cygnet Regatta March 7

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Starting Line.  Image courtesy of Kraig Carlson[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A Tasmanian summer of wild weather, with brilliant sailing followed by ferocious rain and wind saw all of us glued […]
February 12, 2016

Back to the Future in Wood

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Imagine for a moment a drowned forest, deep in the cold tannin-dark waters of a Tasmanian highland lake.  Hundreds of silent trees, still firmly rooted into […]