The STV Windeward Bound is a sail training tall ship based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia that is operated by The Windeward Bound Trust, a registered charity since 1993.
Windeward Bound sailing hard, Williamstown, Victoria
Sail trainee heaven on Windeward Bound
Windeward Bound at anchor, Celery Top Island, Bathurst Harbour, Tasmania
Photo by Matthew Morris
Windeward Bound Officers at the helm
Windeward Bound at Anchor in Bathurst Harbour, Tasmania
Photo by Bill Burrell
Spectacular light in Bathurst Harbour
Photo by Rixt van der Ende
Photo Credit: Jamie Richey
Photo Credit: Jamie Richey (last photo above)
UPDATED: applications for 2019 youth leadership challenge HAVE NOW CLOSED
This December, the STV Windeward Bound will once again be setting sail from Hobart for the Youth Leadership Challenge. This 10-day youth development voyage brings together 10 young Tasmanian Mentors and 10 New Tasmanians from migrant or refugee backgrounds to promote understanding, inclusiveness, and community. We are inviting young people aged 15-18 years to apply today for this unique youth development opportunity.
Applications have now closed for this annual voyage - thank you to everyone who submitted an application.
Captain Sarah Parry Awarded 2017 International Sail Trainer of The Year
At the annual awards ceremony of the Sail Training International Tall Ships Conference, held recently in Bordeaux, France. Captain Sarah Parry was awarded the prestigious
“International Sail Trainer of the Year for 2017”
This prestigious , and much coveted, award is presented to a professional sail trainer who is recognised by their international peers as having constantly delivered an exceptional sail training programme for young people at sea...
Captain Sarah Parry commented:
“The most extraordinary thing happened, In early December we were in Bordeaux France, attending the annual conference of Sail Training International, the World Governing body of Youth Development and Sail Training.
At the annual awards ceremony I was presented with this award. This great honour frankly blew me away, and I have to say, in no small way, the honour also belongs to the entire group of wonderful young, (and older) people, past and present, who make up the entire crew, both afloat and ashore, of our great ship.
Our collective success is due to all our collective efforts”
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL
Bi-Annually in March and November the square rigged tall ship Windeward Bound sails to the majestic Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour on an eight-day adventure under sail. Port Davey lies only 115 nautical miles from Hobart, but it is the land that time forgot.
This is a voyage open to ages 18 and above, it is an "Adventure Under Sail" voyage, not a sail training program, and is not to be missed, you just need yourself and your sense of wonderment and adventure. Read more about the Port Davey and Southwest Wilderness Expedition.
The Windeward Bound Trust is a registered charity in Hobart, Tasmania that operates a traditional wooden tall ship and runs sail training voyages to foster personal development amongst young and disadvantaged Australians.