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)
Mistral II training program officially launched!
The Windeward Bound Trust was delighted to officially launch the Mistral II restoration and workplace training project with the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Training, The Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP.
The Windeward Bound Trust has received more than $220,000 in grant funding through the Department of State Growth’s Training and Work Pathways Program. The grant will not only help begin Mistral II’s restoration, but also provide important skills and training to local job seekers who are facing barriers entering the workforce.
Managing Trustee of the Windeward Bound Trust, Captain Sarah Parry, extended her sincere thanks to the State Government for their support for Mistral II’s new life.
“The restoration project will provide local job seekers with experience in a supportive, structured workplace and training to help them enter the workforce,” Captain Parry said.
“We hope that this program will help give our young trainees the helping hand they need to get a start in the workforce and realise their potential.”
“Helping to restore such a historic vessel and preserving its place in maritime history is an enriching and deeply satisfying experience.”
“Trainees will work regular hours with a shipwright to manufacture and install new frames, beams and decks on Mistral II and restore her paintwork. While they help bring her back to life, our trainees will also undertake short course training programs through TasTAFE and Seafood & Maritime Training.”
“We’re so proud to be the custodians of Mistral II. We look forward to her being out on the blue water once more, providing youth development and sail training opportunities to the Australian community.”
“On behalf of the Board, our crew and the young Tasmanians who will one day set sail on her, I want to thank Minister Rockliff and the State Government for their support and for giving Mistral II a second life.”
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
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.