Sailing Adventures Launch in Melbourne
Melbourne Sailing Adventures has recently launched in Melbourne. Combining a beautiful traditional timber sailing boat and a stunning location, Melbourne Sailing Adventures creates a unique adventure, for locals and visitors alike. Whether you’ve never been sailing before or you’re an enthusiast you’ll appreciate the timber craftsmanship, the old world charm of travelling on a traditional sailing vessel and the energising feeling that only saltwater and sea air can give you.
The Alexander Stewart is a traditionally rigged ketch styled after ‘The Spray’ the ship in which Joshua Slocum achieved the first solo circumnavigation of the globe in 1898, visiting Melbourne on his voyage. The Alexander Stewart was hand built by three generations of the Mitchell family. A family of boatbuilders: grandfather, Alexander Stewart Mitchell (who the boat is named after), together with his sons Clive and John Mitchell worked on the vessel for almost 20 years, finally completing the project in the late 80’s. The fourth generation of Mitchells are now keeping the dream alive. A true family story.
The Alexander Stewart has 9 private double cabins and a comfortable saloon and galley area. After working in the Whitsundays for 10 years, the vessel is now based in Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour at Docklands and sailing in Port Phillip Bay with a capacity for 30 people for day trips or 18 overnight.
Melbourne Sailing Adventures will be running regular tours including, 3 hour sailing trips and 3 day Bay adventures and is also available for private charters.
For more information or to make a booking please visit www.melbournesailingadventures.com.au
The Alexender Stewart is one of two tall ships that will visit Corio Bay in March 2016 for the Geelong Wooden Boat Festival.