Visiting tall ships prepare for final departure

Fremantle's tall ship community is again buzzing with excitement, with the Dutch tall ships back from the Abrolhos earlier than expected. Bark Europa, Tecla and Oosterschelde pulled into port early this week, joining British tall ship, Lord Nelson, at Victoria Quay's C / D Shed.

The ships are now busy making preparations to continue their world voyage. The Dutch ships leave Fremantle on Saturday morning at 9am and Lord Nelson at noon on Sunday.

This voyage will take the ships across the Great Australian Bight to Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart, and onto Sydney for the tall ship festival and International Fleet Review. The ships then race to Auckland before commencing the long voyage home.


 Our beautiful girl heads to Victoria Quay to farewell the ships

Duyfken salutes visiting tall ships

Tall ship lovers gathered at Victoria Quay on Sunday August 4th to farewell the visiting Dutch tall ships as they set off on their voyage to the Abrolhos. Duyfken was a part of the Dutch flotilla, accompanying the ships out of the harbour in a beautiful display of tall ship camaraderie and magnificent sailing.


Tecla (left), Duyfken (centre) and Oosterschelde (right). Photo by Nancy De Pinto.


Duyfken hosts Welcome Sundowner for visiting crew

The Duyfken wharf was alive with the sounds of laughter and international accents at Duyfken's Welcome Sundowner on Sunday 28th July. The Friends of Duyfken and members of the Leeuwin II community hobnobbed with crew from the visiting tall ships and VIP landlubbers, including Fremantle Mayor, Brad Pettitt. 

Standing, from left to right: Graeme Cocks (Chairman of Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation); Captain Terry (Oosterschelde); Captain Chris (Lord Nelson); Anne Marie (Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation CEO); Captain Harko (Bark Europa); Captain/First Mate Ally (Duyfken/Leeuwin II). Front row: Captain Gijs (Tecla); Bosun Jana (Oosterschelde); and, Captain Vic (Duyfken/Leeuwin II). Photo by Julie Fedele.

Duyfken open for tours

With the international ships almost on their way south, Duyfken will soon be feeling a little lonely... How about paying the Little Dove a cheer-up visit? Duyfken is open for personalised tours every day from 11am-3pm. Visit the Duyfken website for more information on visiting or getting involved as a Friend of the Duyfken or a volunteer


With Love from the Dove























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