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Welcome to the latest edition of the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival Newsletter.  Open this LINK to read the articles, news items, event listings and more in this month's issue.  Remember than you can check in any time to read updates by bookmarking this address in your browser:
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Paul Cullen
General Manager
Australian Wooden Boat Festival Inc.
GPO Box 713, Hobart TAS 7001
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In the 07/19/2018 edition:

Wooden Boats? Well, Not Exactly but…

By AWBF on Jul 16, 2018 06:51 pm
Image:  Self-Portrait with Aurora Australis by Doug Thost   Did you know that the early history of exploration in Antarctica was dependent on wooden boats?  Long before the era of ice-strengthened hulls and powerful diesel turbines, heroic Antarctic explorers pitted wooden hulls and sails against the ferocious winds and crushing ice of the polar seas. […]
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Down at the Mill

By AWBF on Jul 16, 2018 05:58 pm
Down at Dave Golding’s sawmill on the Huon River, we’ve seen the first steps taken to transform reclaimed timber from the highland lakes of Tasmania transformed into a thing of beauty: a sleek and lively little sailboat called a Haven 12 1/2.  A classic American design by Nat Hereshoff,  modified by Joel White the Haven […]
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Wright of Passage

By AWBF on Jul 16, 2018 05:09 pm
 A Herreshoff-designed 53-foot ketch built by Canadian tuna fisherman Douglas Baron in 1974 in Sidney, Vancouver, British Columbia will be featured at the 2019 MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival. Originally called the Mercator, the renamed Wright of Passage Mercator completed four Pacific Ocean crossings from Vancouver to Hong Kong and twice from Hong Kong to New Zealand. In […]
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Who’s It Going To Be?

By AWBF on Jul 16, 2018 04:42 pm
It is an exciting exercise for each MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival – choosing the design for the festival poster.  The accumulated collection of festival posters from1994-2017 represents some of the finest colloquial artwork in Tasmania, as local artists contribute to the record.  The posters have come in many styles and formats and each one […]
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Chairman’s message – July 2018

By AWBF on Jul 13, 2018 12:31 pm
Now that we are past the shortest day of the year, I know all boat owners, and their crews, will be thinking about getting their boats ready for the coming season, and of course, the next MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival!  It is great to hear that we have already received more than 120 expressions […]
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Look Back Down the River

By AWBF on Jul 08, 2018 01:57 pm
Now, here’s a great lounge room game you can play when it’s cold and raining and definitely not sailing weather outside.  Check out Off Center Harbor’s latest video release, The River Home. You might need a pen and paper, or be ready to hit the ‘rewind’ button, but the challenge is to name as many […]
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GM’s Log – July 2018
Every Picture Tells a Story
Sailing to Tasmania
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