Shipping News - Winter 2015





Winter 2015

Read about upcoming public voyages, and the charitable work of the Windeward Bound Trust that those voyage fees support!

2016 Autumn Port Davey Expedition
24 February - 2 March 2016
Eight Days inclusive
$3,650 per passenger
Port Davey is a World Heritage area, and one of the last untouched wildernesses of the modern world. A harbour larger than Sydney Harbour, surrounded by mountains and protected from the effects of the Southern Ocean, Port Davey is the perfect place to relax, explore, and discover. 
Go on a zodiac ride up the Melaleuca River, kayak around the Celery Top Islands, take in the view from atop Mount Parry, or just soak up the sun on deck and tuck into a good book…the choice is yours. 
The sailors will also delight in the opportunity to round Australia's southernmost point at the helm of a traditional tall ship. Windeward Bound is the perfect way to experience Port Davey, combining 19th century authenticity with 21st century comfort and convenience.
This voyage is now open for bookings. There are plenty of spots, but space is limited to 10 passengers, so act fast! For inquiries or bookings, email or ring 0438 120 599. Happy sailing!
What else are we up to?
2015 Youth Leadership Challenge
Newest scholarship program graduate

2015 Youth Leadership Challenge

11 - 20 December 2015

The annual Youth Leadership Challenge is is a ten-day youth development voyage aboard STV Windeward Bound involving 20 Tasmanian youth aged 15 – 18, ten positive young Tasmanian mentors, and ten New Tasmanians from refugee backgrounds. This program promotes understanding, inclusiveness, and community by bringing together young people of vastly different backgrounds, and giving them the opportunity to connect and grow with one another.
We are proud to say that the Youth Leadership Challenge has received financial sponsorship this year from Dick Smith Foods, the Tall Ships Voyaging Fund, Rotary Club of Hobart, Rotary Tasmania, and individual Rotary clubs throughout the state. This voyage also receives program support from the Migrant Resource Centre of Southern Tasmania.

Maritime Scholarship Program

Newest graduate: Captain Gavin Smith

Most people who know about the Windeward Bound Trust know that we provide youth development sail training voyages to young Australians...what many don't know is that our non-officer crew are all volunteers, and most are studying, with our support, towards maritime qualifications with a goal of an eventual career.

We have provided full training and scholarships for over 36 of our voluntary crew to attain Masters or Coxswains certificates of competency over the years. Gavin Smith was our most recent graduate, earning a Master <24 and MED II. We are incredibly proud of the effort that Captain Smith put towards his studies, and warmly congratulate him! Here is a photo of Captain Sarah presenting him with his epaulets during a recent celebration at the Hope and Anchor Tavern.