November 2015 Newsletter
Duyfken Foundation in Good Hands
This year’s Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday, 27th October at the Royal Perth Yacht Club Annexe in Fremantle. 30 members attended to hear an update on the past year’s achievements from Chairman, John Longley.
And an exciting year it was. One that has provided the groundwork for a major year ahead in 2016, with the 2½ months regional engagement program associated
with the Hartog Voyage.
A new Board of Management was elected as follows:
Deputy Chair Ron Reddingius
Treasurer John Anderson
Secretary Louisa Schmidt
Board Member Robin Chester
Board Member David Kerbey
Board Member Michael Lefroy
Board Member David Bowden
Board Member Vikki Baldwin
Board Member Geoffrey Leach
Board Member Kasper Kuiper Board Member Frank Kaleveld
|New Summer Sailing Dates Announced
Already Duyfken’s Ocean Sailing Program is filling rapidly, so new dates are now in the offing. Your day sail begins at 12.30pm at the ship’s berth behind Little Creatures, with a port departure at 1.00pm for your 3½ hours at sea with the wind in your hair and a little salt water perhaps!
Here are the added dates:
It’s Been A Big Job
31 big days of maintenance to complete Stage 1 of the major refit before Duyfken leaves for Hartog Voyage in September 2016 and countless hours of contribution from a team of volunteers and shipwrights resulted in these major tasks being completed:
- Installation of new stainless steel fuel tanks with a full upgrade of the fuel lines
- Complete upgrade of the electrical system
- Re-caulking of the hull seams
- Engine room upgrade that saw work done to make this area airtight
- Full replacement of the fire suppression and acoustic lining in the engine bays
- Full inspection below the water line with the appropriate remedial work
- A fresh lick of anti-fouling
- … just a handful of what was achieved by the team!
They say a picture tells a thousand words...here are just a sample of some of the work.
Hartog Voyage Update
In late August 2016, Duyfken will set sail from her home port of Fremantle on a 6 week Voyage that will first take her south
to Bunbury, then north again to Mandurah, Hillarys, Jurien Bay, Dongara, Geraldton and finally Denham at Shark Bay.
At each port, Duyfken will be on exhibition for school groups and members of the general public to come aboard and discover the challenges experienced by the ‘Dutchies’ in their quest to grow the trade from the East Indies.
You Can be Part of The Crew
There will be 8 separate Voyages ranging in length from 1-12 days duration as part of this historic adventure, with 4 crew positions per Voyage being
offered to those who would like to pay for this once in a lifetime experience.
Expressions of interest for these crew berths are now open. So if you would like an Information Voyage Pack, then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.