Cruising Division 'The Halvorsen Story'
'The Halvorsen Story'
Discover the history of illustrious boat building Halvorsen family with Noel Phelan, long time guide and presenter from the Australian National Maritime Museum.
The Halvorsen family came to Australia with very little and worked very hard to build a better life. However they did more than that – they showed extraordinary commitment to boat building and excellent craftsmanship and boat design skills that made their boats highly desirable. They also demonstrated outstanding seamanship by sailing their yachts with great success. Halvorsen yachts won back to back handicap honours three times in the Sydney Hobart race and they also built and raced the first Australian challenger for the America’s Cup – GRETEL for Frank Packer.
Venue: Carabella Room
Cost: There is no cost to attend the presentation, but please RSVP to assist with the setting up. Why not stay for dinner afterwards and continue the discussion with other cruising enthusiasts.
Online bookings close at 12pm on the day of the event. Please book via Reception after this time 9955 7171.