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  1. Tony Nelson
    March 20, 2019 @ 7:44 pm

    I was there,demonstrating and teaching the art of sculling,an obscure,archaic,almost forgotten skill.. It will remain to be the fundamental ability to move a small vessel.. No matter how much engine or sail power, radio, EPIRB, fancy electronic gear that you have,this ability can save you,, in many situations!.
    Like the wooden boats surrounding,, it has a natural beauty which will endure.
    I have been doing this for seventy years, in this remote AWBF I met others who knew more, so that I have improved my understanding and presentation.
    A benefit to me and to those who learned from me.
    A wonderful Festival..

  2. Neil Henderson
    March 20, 2019 @ 9:25 pm

    It would appear that the author has spent little time at classic/wooden boat festivals in Australia. We have the best boat building timbers in the world and some of the best boat designers (remember Australia II?). Try going to the Sydney festival, or Paynesville, or Goolwa, or Narooma………………..mate.

    • Brion Toss
      March 21, 2019 @ 7:03 am

      I look forward to seeing all those events, and singing their praises.