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Goodbye TenaciousIMG_4919

She eventually left Australian shores on Monday 4 December heading for Auckland. Tenacious and her crew called Australia ‘home’ since August 2016.

You can still book voyages as she passes through some spectacular world destinations on her way home to Southampton, UK. For more information and bookings, see JST Australia.


We will miss you!


Wooden Boat Festival- update

TSV is working with our new Organisational Member, The Royal Geelong Yacht Club, to expand tall ship activities at the Geelong Wooden Boat Festival 10-12 March 2018.

How to book:

Here’s a novel way to get to the Festival and be part of the action. Bookings on Coral Trekker can be made by individuals or groups up to 10, for a one-way voyage or for the return trip. Visit the Sydney Tall Ships and make a booking.

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.

Alexander Stewartmelbourne-sailing-adventures logo

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

Tenacious (part of JST fleet)jst logothumbnail

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 left 4 December 2017.

You can still 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 Voyages.

Read about their great write-up in Outer Edge magazine. For more information about the ship see Tenacious or to view the full media release see their latest news.

The Ocean Education Centre IMG_1448

“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.