The restoration of 117-year-old Alma Doepel, one of Australia’s oldest tall ships is well advanced in Melbourne’s Docklands. The restoration project will restore the ship to her former glory, to recommence youth sail training on the Victorian Coast.
The cost of the project is $4 million and $2.8 million has already been raised through sponsorships and donations. The remaining $1.2 million required to finish the project is actively being sought through fundraising and new sponsorships.
At the core of the future Alma Doepel work is the delivery of 9 day Youth Sail Training Voyages. These voyages are designed for enable young people to learn about themselves, others and the maritime world. Building their life skills and resilience through a method that has been used for centuries the world over.