Author Geoff Heriot encountered more than he expected following the launch of his book at the recent Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart. But where else would you expect such encounters than at a four-day gathering of almost 600 wooden boats and 200,000 spectators? ... go
Ships ahoy! Join us for an open day that delves into the history of ship building, the science of steam and life and death on the high seas! Our program includes informative behind-the-scenes tours to view a selection of rare ship models, a demonstration showing the intricacies of model ship making and talks on the SS Orsova and the Triple Expansion Steam Engine. We are excited to be hosting a fascinating lecture on the sinking of the RMS Titanic by UNSW Senior Lecturer, Sarah Gregson, and international best-selling author, Kathryn Fox, gives an insight into researching disappearances on cruise liners for her latest crime fiction novel, Cold Grave. Our younger visitors will enjoy learning about nautical knots and getting crafty with our popular marine-themed make-and-do activities. ... go
Lycamobile, the largest global provider of low cost international mobile calls, today announces a new partnership with The Tall Ships Races, the longstanding initiative to encourage international friendship and training for young people through sail training. The deal will see Lycamobile become an Official Event Partner to the iconic events across Europe throughout the summer.
Here is a quick history lesson on the historical significance of Yellow Jacket boats. First a little history of the company, Yellow Jacket boats founded in 1949 by Richard McDerby, or Mac was in business for 10 years. The boats made of molded plywood were known for their speed and durability. Mac entered his Yellow Jackets boats in countless races in the early 50s capturing the attention of western movie star, Roy Rogers, who also was into boat racing at that time. ... go
It is hoped a $3 million wooden boat will sail a Huon Valley community into the future.
Franklin locals have come up with a plan to build a 23m topsail schooner, which they hope will become a unique adventure tourism experience, carting local produce, craft items and tourists between the southern town and Hobart. ... go