October 28, 2020

We’re Back! Introducing the Parade Of Sail 2021!

The news is out! We’re back, and what better way to start the year than with wind in our sails. We would like to introduce the […]
October 27, 2020

A Boat By The River, The ‘Tarkine’ Story

A Boat By The River project – Tarkine sails on  For many of us the COVID-19 pandemic saw us spending more time at home, baking banana bread and home schooling. For some of us, it […]
October 27, 2020

PC Joins Franklin Wooden Boat School – The World’s Oldest Apprentice

Ever wondered what happened to Mr Paul Cullen, our previous GM? Well earlier this month he gave us an update!   If you happen to be looking for the […]
October 26, 2020

Maritime Trail Hosted By AWBF

What’s better than one great announcement? Two of course!  Save the date – on the 10th and 11th April we will be inviting you to discover […]
August 14, 2020

2021 Festival Not Proceeding

On August 14th, 2020 we issued a media release announcing that the 2021 Australian Wooden Boat Festival will not be proceeding. This has been an incredibly […]
June 29, 2020

My First Boat Taking Shape

In the May newsletter we introduced readers to My First Boat, a 2021 Festival project where adult / child teams build a small child-sized boat at […]
June 29, 2020

Interview with Andy Gamlin, Festival Co-Founder

Festival General Manager Paul Stephanus took some time to chat with Festival co-founder Andy Gamlin about why he founded the Festival, early challenges with the event, […]
June 29, 2020

Brion Toss – Not Forgotten

by Kaci Cronkhite Brion Toss was a force of nature, a rigging raconteur, the consummate teacher. From arrival as a founding presenter at Port Townsend’s Wooden […]