Australian Wooden Boat Festival - Tall Ship Talks PDF Print E-mail

The largest gathering of Tall Ships in Australia in 2017 will take place at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart in February. Visit eight vessels at Hobart's historic waterfront over the four day festival, step aboard for harbour and fireworks sails, or join the crew for longer voyages to and from the event. There are times and prices to suit just about every enthusiast’s calendar and budget!

AUSTA will also host the 2016 Annual General Meeting, Tall Ship Operators Conference, and a public program of workshops, seminars and events. 

Tall Ship Talks
Sunday 12th February 2017
Sovereign Room, Hobart Conference & Function Centre
1 Elizabeth St, Hobart 

Visit the AUSTA stall during the Festival for more information, enter competitions or buy a 'Tall Ship Passport'.

The full festival program is also available at the AWBF website.

Tall Ship Talks





Jon Simpson 
Treasurer, Australian Sail Training Association

Captain Sarah Parry
CO Windeward Bound

Tasmanian Sailor Extraordinaire Alan Villiers
Sailor, author, ship owner and sail trainer, Alan Villiers was one of Hobart’s swashbuckling descendants. His ship Joseph Conrad is still afloat in Mystic Seaport.


Captain Sarah Parry
CO Windeward Bound

The Refugee Voyages
What happens when you take 10 young refugees and 10 bright young public and private school students away on a sailing ship for 10 days.


Malcolm Riley
CO Lady Nelson

Tall Ship Races and Regattas World Wide
How to get aboard some of these magnificent ships, what funding and exchanges are available.


Morning Tea


LCDR Gavin Dawe OAM RAN 
CO STS Young Endeavour

Rounding Cape Horn in a Tall Ship
STS Young Endeavour’s 2015 World Voyage


Murray Henstock 
Trustee Sail Training International

Sail Training: Just the Facts
International research supporting sail training.


Peter Mitchell
Project Manager Jubilee Sailing Trust

Access all areas
Jubilee Sailing Trust will get you up the mast in your wheel chair.




Malcolm Riley
Captain Lady Nelson

Murray Henstock 
Trustee Sail Training International

All the World’s a Sailing Ship
Bringing the world together.


Murray Henstock 
Trustee Sail Training International

Sail Training vs Training to Sail
What are the similarities and differences and how can we link it to education.


Kaela Sparre 
Watchleader Windeward Bound

Sail Training is Life Changing
Sail training will change your life in ways you never imagined.


Afternoon Tea


Susie Graney 
First Mate Windeward Bound

Running Away to Sea
How to qualify as crew for sailing ships.


Jon Simpson 
Treasurer, Australian Sail Training Association

Tall Ships Australia & New Zealand
What ships are available, and how to get aboard.

Download the full talks program here.

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