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April 13, 2016

The Dutch Are Coming

  There’s a long tradition of inviting other nations with strong maritime traditions to come and be part of the largest wooden boat festival in the […]
April 13, 2016

SV Tenacious Is On the Way

She’s 213 feet long from bowsprit to stern, weighs in at 586 tons, carries 13,000 square feet of sail and on her way to Australia now. […]
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

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) […]