Hobart Wooden Boat Festival

admin | February 17th, 2013 - 10:16

click for full size picturesWe were totally blown away by the response to my suggestion for ‘Skiprs’ attending the Wooden Boat Festival to get together for breakfast. Over 60 people responding to the invite. We had to change the venue to cope with the numbers, causing a bit of last minute confusion despite our best efforts to contact people.

It was a thrill for me to see the enthusiasm for Skipr.net and it looked like everyone was enjoying meeting together. Thanks everyone – we’ll do it again.

The Wooden Boat Festival (pictures) has established itself as THE venue for anyone who enjoys boats and anything made of wood (or antique outboards!). It has grown into an event that every cruising sailor needs to attend (and indeed, plenty were there. Joy and I spent three days walking around and still didn’t see everything.

The enthusiasm by the volunteers who largely run the Fest is inspiring and infectious. Well done, Hobart.


One Response to “Hobart Wooden Boat Festival”

  1. Paul Dow says:

    I would have loved to have been there for the breakfast – it would be great to meet yourself and the other skippers and crew doing such wonderful things. There are so many boats that I watch on Skipr that they feel like friends even though I have never met them, and they don’t know that I am following their travels. A pity that there is no easy way to leave a ‘calling card’ each time you have a look so see where some-one is, and conversely, for me to know who is following myself and the Admiral.
    You have a wonderful site, filling a great need and I thank you for it.

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