Stories

July 16, 2018

Wooden Boats? Well, Not Exactly but…

Image:  Self-Portrait with Aurora Australis by Doug Thost   Did you know that the early history of exploration in Antarctica was dependent on wooden boats?  Long […]
July 16, 2018

Down at the Mill

Down at Dave Golding’s sawmill on the Huon River, we’ve seen the first steps taken to transform reclaimed timber from the highland lakes of Tasmania transformed […]
July 16, 2018

Wright of Passage

A Herreshoff-designed 53-foot ketch built by Canadian tuna fisherman Douglas Baron in 1974 in Sidney, Vancouver, British Columbia will be featured at the 2019 MyState Australian […]
July 16, 2018

Who’s It Going To Be?

It is an exciting exercise for each MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival – choosing the design for the festival poster.  The accumulated collection of festival posters […]
July 8, 2018

Look Back Down the River

Now, here’s a great lounge room game you can play when it’s cold and raining and definitely not sailing weather outside.  Check out Off Center Harbor’s […]
May 27, 2018
margueritte awbf 2013

Every Picture Tells a Story

There’s nothing like a good photograph to tell a story and over the years, there’s been many a story to come out of the MyState Australian […]
May 27, 2018
Juliene at Ketchum Bay Cove

Sailing to Tasmania

Thinking of Sailing to Tasmania for AWBF 2019? With about six months to go before the next festival, we have started receiving enquiries from mainland boat […]
May 27, 2018

Cathy’s New Adventure

Cathy Hawkins, one of the founders of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, has never been shy about adventuring.  She’s been an offshore ocean racer, an Antarctic […]
May 27, 2018

Mal’s Panels Tell Stories

Sometimes even old friends can surprise you.  Who knew that Mal Riley, meteorologist, journalist and master of the Lady Nelson here in Hobart, was also dab […]