Sail with Heritage Sailing Tasmania onboard SV Rhona H with our all volunteer crew. The ship was built in Launceston in 1942, is Hobart’s oldest working sailing boat and listed on Australian Register of Historic Vessels.
She is a tall ship but a gaff ketch so sails are always set! She is at the very end of Elizabeth Street Pier and an experience many say is a highlight of a stay in Tasmania.
Our Vision: “Heritage Sailing Tasmania’s vision is to integrate traditional sailing, conservation and health promotion in Tasmania. We do this by aiming to provide our guests and all who sail with us a unique and personalised Tasmanian experience as they sail on an historic Tasmanian tall ship in our beautiful waterways.”
Mission Statement We are in the business of embracing traditional sailing and nautical skills whilst showcasing an historic Tasmanian vessel and Tasmanian waterways.
1. We take a personal interest in our guests, their experiences and memories of Tasmania.
2. Our volunteer crew provide high quality experience and take pride in sharing their skills and experiences.
3. We specialise in traditional sailing and nautical skills and promote all measures to enhance and support the protection of our environment.
4. Health Promotion is inherent in all our activities.
We are currently offering two hour sails most weekends and in summer we offer limited twilight sails as great way to wind down and watch the sunset.
Most trips sail under the Tasman Bridge and back through the finish line of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. When the wind is right we also sail through historic Battery Point where you get a great view of the old slipways and Mt WEllington/Kunanyi.
Sails are set on every trip and you are welcome to help sail the vessel, haul a line, take the helm or sit back and relaxed.