Seniors Week 2019 - Sailings for Seniors, October/November 2019

 Try something different for Seniors Week

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

Mark Twain



Images of last years trips  HERE 

A TripAdvisor review of one of these trips HERE

Tas Senior Article about last years trip HERE


One of the comments about the trip

UPDATE: These trips have been very popular and most have booked out very quickly.  We are looking at doing some more of these trips.  If you want to be informed when they are going to occur please email or phone the Lady Nelson Office  03 62 34 3348

Are you ready for a Tall Ship Sailing Adventure from Hobart?

This two night trip is an ideal taste of Tall Ships life while sailing around the beautiful South East of Tasmania.  Where will we go?  That really depends on the weather but optons could include sailing around Bruny Island, Frederick Henry bay and Norfolk Bay.  If the wind is not too willing a bit of a sail around Storm Bay.  Towards evening we will find a scenic bay and anchor for the night,

LadyNelsonVoyage courtesy of Nick Hayward on Vimeo.

Our Accommodation
You will all have a bunk, it is a bit like bunkhouse accommodation.

Our Food
FREE-RANGE organic brown wild duck breast and leg  stuffed with hand-polished Israeli pearl couscous, surrounded by a sprinkling of sun-dried heirloom apple picked by naked virgins under a full moon.

No, none of the above but usually something like roasts, with pre dinner dips and nibbles a dessert.  Lunch is usually  a selection of meats and salads and soup. For breakfast you can stick with the continental options or weaken and indulge in bacon and eggs and sides.

Your Tasks
You can climb the masts, furl and unfurl the sails, steer the ship, handle the lines, help out all round or watch the crew do it.  Most people who come away on our trips want to get involved in sailing the ship.  You do not have to go up the masts (unless you want to).  It will be entirely up to you how much you get involved in the sailing versus just enjoying Tassie's spectacular coast as it passes you by.  After dinner you may want to join in singing a sea shanty or two.

We will have some mini courses where you can be taught basic navigation, Knots and splices and other nautical tasks.

Departure Dates

14 to 16 October       Departure 1000 on the 14th back around 1000 on the 16th

11 to 13 November    Departure 1000 on the 11th back around 1000 on the 13th

13  to 15 November.  Departure 1400 on the 13th back 1400 on the 15th



To register your interest: contact the office on (03) 6234 3348 

Cost:   $320 for 3 days-2 nights, including all accommodation , sailing and meals.

Physical Capabilities

While the physical demands of sailing can be as low as you want, you will need to have sufficient mobility to able to move around a multi decked ship including 'going below' via ships ladders ( a cross between stairs and a ladder). If you are unsure, contact our office on 03 6234 3348 and we can provide advice.