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20 June 2016


'NOTORIOUS' is a recreaton of a 1480's caravel, researched, designed and constructed by Graeme Wylie. The ten year project used 300 tons of reclaimed timber. 'NOTORIOUS' was launched in February 2011 at Port Fairy.

In November 2013 the Notorious visited Jervis Bay and spent a few days anchored near Vincentia.  The small timber ship created quite a bit of excitement and this seems to be the case wherever she travels.

Below is a short video of the Notorious sailing between Waratah Bay and Wilsons Promontory on Thursday 9th June 2016.  She had encountered strong winds from the North West which had her sailing along at 7 knots and more.
She was in the midst of two swells meeting SW & E as she rounded South East Point en route to Twofold Bay, Eden.

For most of us we will probably never go to sea on a sailing ship,  let alone one faithfully recreated from the 1480’s , but watching and hearing this video gives you a small sense of what it was like.
Continue to more photos from when she was in Jervis Bay Nov 2013.

Graeme and Felicite kindly gave us permission to use their video and you can follow their adventures here. https://www.facebook.com/notorioustheship/

South East Point lies on the southerly tip of Wilsons Promontory, Victoria, Australia. It commands sensational views of Bass Strait and is a major landmark for all ships travelling between the southern Australian ports (Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth) and the Pacific Ocean. South East Point is the site of the Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse.

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