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Heritage Sailing Tasmania

SV Rhona H
Built in 1942: Hobart's smallest and oldest working tall ship. Sails are always set and guests are welcome to participate or sit back and relax. We care about traditional sailing, conservation and health promotion whilst giving our guests a fantastic time afloat on our historic vessel.

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2023-24 SV Rhona H Heritage Sailing

Between Sunday 18 February 2024 and Saturday 16 March 2024
Join us at weekends for a sail on the River Derwent. A great opportunity to sail with us on a traditional historic Tasmanian vessel with a cup of tea or coffee and light refreshments.
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SV Rhona H full day sail cruise

Between Sunday 26 November 2023 and Sunday 3 December 2023
A full day sail with all refreshments included. Your destination includes either the Iron Pot Light or the Quarantine Station (depending on the conditions on the day).
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2022-23 SV Rhona H Heritage Sailing

Between Friday 21 October 2022 and Sunday 20 August 2023
Join us at weekends for a sail on the River Derwent. A great opportunity to sail with us on a traditional historic Tasmanian vessel with a cup of tea or coffee and light refreshments.
SV Rhona H
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2023 SV Rhona H Dark MOFO Special SAIL

Wednesday 21 June 2023
A perfect way to end your day before dinner. Join us during Dark MOFO and perhaps on the Winter Solstice. Enjoy complimentary light and warm refreshments as we celebrate Tasmania’s special event. Come dressed in warm clothes: red is best! We’ll have a ship gift for those coming along dressed in the spirit of the occasion. (No high heels please)!
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2022-23 SV Rhona H Twilight sail (refreshments included)

Between Thursday 17 November 2022 and Thursday 9 March 2023
A perfect way to end your day before dinner. Join us as the sun sets as you sail the River Derwent enjoying complimentary light refreshments.
SV Rhona H
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D'Entrecasteaux Channel sail cruise

Between Thursday 29 December 2022 and Friday 3 March 2023
Sail to Bruny Island and the Quarantine Station; trip ashore and all refreshments included. Note: a minimum number of four guests are required for the day to proceed. We will advise as soon as possible after your booking once it is confirmed.
SV Rhona H
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AWBF Sails

Between Saturday 11 February 2023 and Monday 13 February 2023
Sail on SV Rhona H during the 2023 AWBF. NB: The Parade of Sail has sold out!
AWBF
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AWBF Parade of Sail: SOLD OUT

Friday 10 February 2023
The Parade of Sail celebrates the commencement of the AWBF. Sail with us from Kettering to Hobart and see the spectacular from the decks of SV Rhona H.
AWBF: Bus departs from Brooke Street Pier
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SV Rhona H NYE cruise

Saturday 31 December 2022
NYE this year: a personalised SV Rhona H experience. An opportunity to see the early fireworks out on the water with canapé style refreshments. All tickets $100 Boarding 8pm in time for a sail around the river, then we will choose a vantage point out on the river for a spectacular view of the early fireworks before returning to the dock. We aim to be back alongside around 10pm. Limited to 15 guests.
SV Rhona H
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SV Rhona H Heritage Sailing

Between Saturday 29 January 2022 and Saturday 24 September 2022
Join us for a sail as we get back on the River Derwent. A great opportunity to sail with us on a traditional historic Tasmanian vessel with a cup of tea or coffee, light refreshments and an Artisan Federation Chocolate.
SV Rhona H
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Private Charters

Between Friday 25 June 2021 and Wednesday 30 March 2022
Private Charter: tailor made to suit your requirements. Dates are available year round, mostly on weekends, and in some summer twilights as well. It’s a great way to celebrate that special event or just have your own extra special treat. As the button shows closed, you will need to contact us to enquire about options.
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SV Rhona H Twilight sail (refreshments included)

Between Thursday 27 January 2022 and Thursday 24 March 2022
A perfect way to end your day before dinner. Join us as the sun sets as you sail the River Derwent. Enjoy complimentary light refreshments as you see the yachts racing on the harbour, the changing mood of the river and maybe a ship entering or departing Hobart.
SV Rhona H
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Woodbridge Water Fest 2022

Between Saturday 19 February 2022 and Sunday 20 February 2022
A celebration of water activities down the Channel.
SV Rhona H: at Woodbridge Jetty
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Royal Hobart Regatta Weekend

Between Saturday 12 February 2022 and Monday 14 February 2022
A selection of sails and events celebrating the 80th birthday of SV Rhona H at the 184th Royal Hobart Regatta. Bookings will open mid-December.
Royal Hobart Regatta
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Knots and Hobart’s Maritime Heritage!

Between Saturday 18 December 2021 and Monday 14 February 2022
This is a special event supported by the City of Hobart. It is in two parts. The first is to come onboard with a small group and create a mini-mat or another piece of traditional knot craft. We will provide the materials and teach you how to make your creation that you get to keep. It may inspire you to make more. They make great gifts! Then, those who have attended the first session, a later opportunity to return for another short history sail at a reduced rate!
SV Rhona H
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SV Rhona H NYE cruise: SOLD OUT

Friday 31 December 2021
NYE this year: a personalised SV Rhona H experience.
SV Rhona H
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Iron Pot sail cruise

Monday 27 December 2021
Sail to the Iron Pot and back all refreshments included.
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SV Rhona H Flares and more!

Safety Sail Sunday 7th November 13:00
We will set sail and enjoy the afternoon before doing some safety drills and demonstrations. Afternoon tea will be served during the afternoon. It is a joint event with some special guests and you'll learn about * flares * person overboard * cold water immersion and hypothermia * how to use a fire hose and more!
SV Rhona H
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Radio course fee

Thursday 17 June 2021
Radio course fee
SV Rhona H
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SV Rhona H Twilight sail (refreshments included)

Between Thursday 18 March 2021 and Thursday 25 March 2021
A perfect way to end your day before dinner. Join us as the sun sets as you sail the River Derwent. Enjoy complimentary light refreshments as you see the yachts racing on the harbour, the changing mood of the river and maybe a ship entering or departing Hobart.
SV Rhona H
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Royal Hobart Regatta Fireworks Sail

Sunday 7 February 2021
This sail is to watch the Royal Hobart Regatta Fireworks. Depart at 8pm and we will go for sail before finding a great vantage point for the fireworks. Light refreshments included with a complimentary celebratory drink whilst you watch the fireworks. Limited to 16 guests.
SV Rhona H
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Royal Hobart Regatta Parade of Sail in conjunction with AWBF

Sunday 7 February 2021
Due to the 2021 AWBF being cancelled, a new event for 2021 has been created. Join us at Hobart and sail towards the Iron Pot where we will turn and join the fleet at 11:30 by the John Garrow Light for a return sail to Hobart. This gives the best opportunity to make use of the prevailing winds on the day as well as enjoying the spectacle of boats as they sail from the John Garrow, close to Rosny Point and back to Hobart. Morning tea and lunch onboard.
SV Rhona H
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Afternoon Sail: King of the Derwent spectator

Between Wednesday 2 January 2019 and Saturday 2 January 2021
We will set sail to watch the King of the Derwent Yacht race. Afternoon tea will be served during the afternoon Guests will see the boats sailing and it is a highlight of our calendar each year. As we are mindful of the yachts racing and are careful not to impede the race, the actual course we will sail isn’t known until we are out on the River Derwent.
SV Rhona H
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SV Rhona H NYE cruise

Thursday 31 December 2020
NYE this year: a personalised SV Rhona H experience. It of course includes seeing the new year in, canapé style refreshments, choice of complimentary cider or wine at midnight. All tickets $150 Boarding 8pm in time for a sail around the river, then we will choose a vantage point out on the river for a spectacular view at midnight. We aim to be back alongside at 00:15 limited to 12 guests.
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SV Rhona H Three hour harbour sail~cruise with lunch

Between Saturday 9 November 2019 and Saturday 21 March 2020
This 3 hour sail includes light lunch. Depart Sullivans Cove and set sail. We head north under the Tasman Bridge to Bedlam Walls Caves.
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Day sail to the Kettering Wooden Boat Rally

Saturday 8 February 2020
Depart Hobart at 09:00 Head past the John Garrow Light Sail down the Channel to Kettering and see the boats that are part of the rally We will have lunch onboard Sail back to Hobart as the boats go out and sail for the afternoon sailing activities. Morning and afternoon tea included, too.
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