September 15, 2015

Windeward Bound Needs a Mate!

The Windeward Bound Trust is very excited to announce a new, full-time, salaried position of First Mate aboard the brigantine Windeward Bound. This non-liveaboard position offers […]
August 31, 2015

Utiekah III

Enjoy dreaming about your next wooden boat? Of course you do, we all do. Even if you have just sold your pocket-draining, time-consuming endlessly demanding boat […]
August 26, 2015

La Chaloupe – The Mystery of a Lost Boat

A single phone call in Southern Tasmania started a remarkable restoration project, but it took a social visit to the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival in […]
August 21, 2015

Now We are Sailing

A picturesque future ahead   We are sailing into exciting times. The launch of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival’s (AWBF), News Blog, gives us many more opportunities […]
August 19, 2015

Sail Amsterdam

This has to be the Grandaddy of all maritime festivals:  Sail Amsterdam, and AWBF was there with our favourite media wizard, Daryl Peebles and partner Elsje Steen, joining the festivities […]
August 10, 2015

Tasmania’s Timber Heritage

Tasmania’s Timber Heritage Tasmania is indeed blessed with a unique set of fine timbers: Huon Pine, Celery Top and King Billy Pine have all become highly […]
August 6, 2015

Marinas: Why Tasmania ?

Marinas and marina berths are a scarce commodity in mainland Australian cities and long waiting lists are a fact of life. Keeping a boat in Tasmania […]
July 30, 2015

The Australian Wooden Boat Symposium

In 2015, we presented the Australian Wooden Boat Symposium as part of the festival program, with great success. Generously supported by Philip Myer and the University […]
July 23, 2015

The Lonely Boat

Tasmanians love to get out on the water and with good reason.  Some of the loveliest scenery is accessible only from the water and there are dozens […]