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Australian Wooden Boat Festival partnership
The Royal Hobart Regatta joined forces with the Australian Wooden Boat Festival to showcase feature events including a sailpast of wooden boats and tall ships classic wooden speedboat demonstration run. These were highly successful and added some spectacular viewing for Royal Hobart Regatta patrons.

Our thanks go to the Wooden Boat Festival team for their committment to our shared activities and their contribution to the success of the 175th Royal Hobart Regatta.

Wooden Boat Festival

Celebrating our nation's rich maritime culture and heritage, the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival has established a reputation as one of the world's best maritime events. Held on Hobart's vibrant waterfront, the four-day festival brings together the biggest collection of wooden boats in the southern hemisphere - a spectacular 4-day celebration of maritime culture and craftsmanship, it is now recognised as the most significant event of its kind in Australia, and is held every second year.

For more information go to their website:

www.australianwoodenboatfestival.com.au

For more information on how you can be involved as an exhibitor, commercial participant, sponsor – you can also contact the Festival office:
Email: office@australianwoodenboatfestival.com.au
Postal address: GPO Box 713, Hobart, Tas. 7001, Australia
Phone: (03) 6223 3375

In February 2011 over 600 boats – wooden craft of all shapes and sizes – congregated on the city’s historic waterfront for the ninth festival. An extensive program of entertainment, music, demonstrations, displays, and sensational food added to the vibrancy of the event.

The inaugural Australian Wooden Boat Festival was staged in November 1994 by Cathy Hawkins, Ian Johnston and Andy Gamlin thanks to financial assistance from the Tasmanian State Government, which has continued to support this iconic event to the present day. Many other sponsors have supported the event and continue to realise great benefits from this now internationally recognized Festival.
Held over a normal two-day weekend the Festival showcased 180 wooden boats, complemented by food stalls, music, dance and nautical demonstrations. Two features of the ‘94 Festival were a French frigate that transported a canoe from Isle de Pins (New Caledonia), and the HM Bark Endeavour Replica on her maiden voyage from Perth WA.