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November 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Victorian Maritime Industry Lunch
Join colleagues from Searoad Ferries and Port Phillip Sea Pilots for a special Victorian maritime industry lunch.
Our special guest, The Hon. Melissa Horne MP, Minister for Ports and Freight, will deliver a Victorian maritime industry update.
Alma Doepel Ship Restoration progress report.
Learn about the Waypoint Foundation–a newly created charity dedicated to youth development through tall ship sailing programs.
About the Alma Doepel
The Alma Doepel is the oldest Australian-built tall ship. She has launched many maritime industry careers including Ships’ Masters, Pilots and Harbour Masters. Even today, she holds the speed record for a sailing vessel with cargo, crossing between Tasmania and the mainland!
Throughout the 1980’s and 90’s Alma Doepel conducted sail training on Port Phillip Bay for Victorian youth from diverse backgrounds, including those considered at-risk.
Youth Development Programs run aboard youth sail training ships like the Alma Doepel, help our young people build resilience, develop deeper awareness of themselves and how to work in teams and get along with others. They build lifelong skills and connections. These are important factors, to building postive mental health and reducing youth suicide.
The ship is now nearing the end of her restoration and will soon return to the water to continue her much needed work with young people.Many other states have their own youth sail training ship that promote careers in the maritime industry for young people. It is now time Victoria had a similar opportunity to make a positive impact.
Date: November 22, 2023
Location: The Hotel Windsor Grand Ballroom, 111 Spring St MelbourneTime: 12:30 – 2:30pm
Tickets: $220 per person or $2,200 for a table of 10
Book now at: www.almadoepel.com.au