The Tall Ships Australia and New Zealand Operators Conference features seminars and workshops relevant to tall ship sailing and sail training, providing an opportunity for Operators to network, share practical advice, offer each other support and talk to experts.

The May 2021 Tall Ships Australia and New Zealand Operators Conference will be held online via Zoom. To register, please contact Jon Simpson at

The May 2021 Operators Conference Program

09.00Jon SimpsonWelcome
09.10Stephen MossOpening Remarks
09.20Mr David Banbury
Architect North Sydney Council
Future of the Waverton Coal Loader Wharf, Sydney
10.00Stephen MossThe Annual Billy Can Trophy
10.10Murray HenstockSuccession Planning – Tall Ships Australia and New Zealand
10.25Sydney Harbour Federation TrustTall Ship Events at the former HMAS Platypus precinct, Sydney
10.45BreakNetworking Opportunity
11.00Sarah ParryAMSA Update – new regulations and changed interpretations
11.20Jon SimpsonTANZ Bursaries – how to raise them and how to use them
11.40Lisa KluverThe Sail Training International Youth Conference
12.10Ken HarrisTall Ships in Newcastle – Event Proposal
12.25Murray HenstockSail Training Research latest findings
12.40Peter Harris and Sarah ParryTall Ship restorations Alma Dopel and Mistral II
1.00LunchNetworking Opportunity
1.30OperatorsOperator Reports
2.00Christiaan De BeukelaerSailing a tall ship across the Atlantic and back during COVID 19
3.00Stephen MossWrap up and introduction to Wonder session
3.30Jon SimpsonConference close

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