Tall Ships Victoria


Tenacious update (the final months!)

Take advantage of Tenacious being in the southern hemisphere. She is sailing from Sydney to Melbourne, 11 Nov – 19 November 2017 and maybe calling in at Eden and/or Refuge Cove. This will be Tenacious’ 500th voyage since her launching in 2000!

Once Tenacious returns to Melbourne, she will do a 7-day round trip from 20-26 November 2017  before the long journey back to Southampton, UK.

For more information and bookings, see JST Australia.

Want to volunteer? They may be looking for volunteers too so contact Rodney Alsop to find out the latest.

Wooden Boat Festival

Wooden Boat Festival is happening in Geelong 10-12 March 2018. For details visit Wooden Boat Festival website.

Melbourne ships

Other local ships include Alma DoepelAlexander Stewart and Enterprize at Docklands in Melbourne. Both the Alexander Stewart and Enterprize have regular voyages you can join.

The Young Endeavour (Sydney) has a great youth scheme so check out their website to keep up with their voyages and news too.

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Three Mitchell family generations and 20 years of devotion have gone into hand-building this traditionally rigged ketch. It’s styled after ‘The Spray’, the ship in which Joshua Slocum achieved the first solo circumnavigation of the globe in 1898. After working in the Whitsundays for 10 years, Alexander Stewart is now based in Docklands and will be offering day and overnight sails on Port Phillip Bay. To learn more or make a booking see Melbourne Sailing Adventures

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The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) is expanding into Australia with Tenacious. It’s the second purpose built tall ship to enable physically disabled crew to sail alongside their able-bodied counterparts as equals.

The tall ship, built for disabled and able-bodied
sailors, arrived in Melbourne in August 2016 and is operating out of Williamstown as her home port to conduct voyages, day sails and open days until late April 2017. You can now book your voyage with many options available. To read more about the voyages and prices, see: JST Australia Brochure. To make a booking, see: JST Australian Voyages.

They’ve already had a great write up in the Outer Edge magazine about their upcoming sailing voyages. See Outer Edge to read full article. For more information about the ship see Tenacious or to view the full media release see their latest news.

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“Engaging with the marine environment

Tall Ships Victoria has developed a project involving the use of tall ships in marine science and research, education, edu-tourism, and marine construction and training.  Find out about our centre and what goes on, see current projects-Ocean Education Centre.

Float Alma in 2017

The push is on to ‘Float Alma in 2017′. The restoration project has reached the final stage in completing the hull so the ship can be returned to the water. There is added urgency to complete the hull work as the Docklands development moves along North Wharf getting ever closer to the ship’s restoration site which has been our home thanks to the support of Lend Lease and Places Victoria.

To see how you can contribute see Donate. For more information on the project, see current projects- Alma Doepel.