Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Windeward Bound"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Windeward Bound, Naomi Durdin, River Derwent, Tasmania , 02/2005

Source, location, date:
Naomi Durdin,
River Derwent, Tasmania,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Windeward Bound
Registered port:Hobart
Type of rigging:BRIGANTINE
Year built:1995
Yard:ANM shed at Pavillion Point, Hobart, Australia
Overall length:33.20 m
Length (hull):24.10 m
Breadth:6.30 m
Draught:3.20 m
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 26 May 2005

  • built in Hobart in 1995 totally by volunteers and with the support of many sponsors.
  • operated by a registered charity, the Windeward Bound Trust as a sail-training vessel for Tasmanians and Australians.
  • 2002-2003 "Windeward Bound" completed the Matthew Flinders Circumnavigation Voyage of Australia, celebrating the bicentennial of Matthew Flinders' voyage of discovery, during the voyage 200 years ago Flinders circumnavigated Australia on board of the "Investigator", producing a map of remarkable accuracy on which for the first time the word 'Australia' was provocatively inscribed.
  • named after Mr. Lewis Winde, builder of an 1848 Boston schooner on which the Tasmanian vessel is modelled


Website (English, 15 May 2005):
Brigantine Windeward Bound: introduction and information about sail training, voyages schedules, basic information about the ship, photos, the Matthew Flinders Reenactment voyage 2002-2003, contact address