Wooden Boat Building NOT a dying art!

The Phil Renouf Memorial Lecture 

The 11th in the series remembering the man.

Wooden Boat Building … NOT ……. a dying art! Guest Speaker John Young

Bookings are beginning to come in fairly fast now for the 11th annual Phil Renouf Memorial Lecture as this topic proves to be of great interest and, perhaps, even a little controversial. As stated in an earlier notice about this upcoming talk the Guest Speaker is John Young, a notable Tasmanian wooden boat builder and historian who established the Wooden Boat School, first at Port Huon in 1992 and then moved it to Franklin in 1994. John and Ruth Young managed the school until 2000 when it was sold. John has a long history teaching and building boats using Tasmanian timbers.

The end of his talk John will be joined by several prominent Sydney wooden boat craftsmen to take questions and provide answers on the way ahead. It promises to be an interesting and popular event. It is hoped that John will be joined by Simon Sadubin of Sydney Harbour Wooden Boats, well known timber boat specialist Gary Ferres, Ian Smith of Woodcraft Boats.

Not all of them will necessary agree with the inference in the title of John’s talk that wooden boat building is NOT a dying art. Where are the apprentices being trained to carry on this age-old tradition?

Hugh Lander, Public Affairs Manager at the Fleet, who has been involved with he lecture series since its inception advises SHF members to be sure to book. “As this talk will be very popular members, and their guests, are urged to put the date in their diary now and to book to ensure their seat” he said.

ANMM and SHF Members $25 General admission $35, including Coral Sea wines and refreshments

Phil Renouf Memorial Lecture: Thursday 21 March 2013

Speaker: John Young: Wooden Boat Building … NOT ……. a dying art!

6pm – 8.30pm in the ANZ Theatre – Bookings are essential and can be made through the Membership Office at the ANMM on 02 9298 3646 or to members@anmm.gov.au