Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Dutch Tall Ships

Contact: Annette Sluik
E: info@tecla.nl W: www.tecla-sailing.com and www.dutchtallships.com

Location: Australian coast
Dates: August to October           Closing Date: 10 October 2013

Intended Audience: Youngsters, study groups, students, teachers

Three historical ships visiting Australia this spring. We are looking for students, youngsters, study groups to join us on the different legs along the coast of Australia, starting Fremantle after that Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart and Sydney where the Tall Ship Race to Auckland will start! There are berth available for individuals as well as for groups.

For the students that take part in classes or schools involved in Tasmania this could be a great opportunity to really experience life on board. They will learn all aspects of sailing and living a sailors live. The guests on board will participate in the watch system and steer, be on the lookout, fill in the logbook, plot positions on the charts, learn about GPS positions, dead reckoning, taking a bearing and using these in the chart. They will learn the basic seaman skills like rope handling, belaying, pulling and when longer on board: Knots, splicing, sanding down, painting etc. Students can collect sea time and the experience on board is a good addition to the theory you are offering.

Guests can be part of our adventure and sail with us on a part of this voyage. All separate legs can be joined by individual guest crewmembers.
  • Fremantle - Abrolhos Islands - Fremantle (Batavia voyage), 3 - 14 August
  • Fremantle - Adelaide - Melbourne, 16 August - 30 August - 8 September
  • Melbourne - Hobart, cruise in company, 13 - 22 September
  • Hobart - Sydney, cruise in company, 24 September - 5 October
  • Sydney - Auckland, Tall Ship's Regatta, 9 - 25 October
For more information and bookings please check our website.