Emergency Preparedness Workshops: Meet our Tasmanian Facilitator Julie Porter

I’ve been friends with Julie for a long time. I am thrilled she has joined our team. I’ve followed her sailing adventures for a long time.

Julie Porter is a Tasmanian Credentialed Mental Health Nurse and Clinical Nurse Educator in Tasmania and a self-confessed tall ship tragic. She moved to Tasmania in 2010 from Queensland and soon after reignited her passion for tall ships, ropework and classic boats. Originally from Upper Hutt, NZ, Julie trained as a Registered Nurse at Christchurch Polytechnic and then completed degrees in Management, Mental Health, Tropical Medicine, Adult Education and Training. Tasmania opened up unforeseen opportunities. With her partner Charles Burns, they purchased the historic ship SV Rhona H and created the model now known as “Head Waves”. Head Waves combines traditional sailing, nautical skills, conservation and health promotion using a public health and health-tourism focus. Her passion is safety and preparedness and using the water (preferably on it, not in it) for relaxation. She has a wealth of tall ship experience, beginning in 1982 in NZ with the Spirit of Adventure and has a passion for sharing her love of classic boats and tall ships. Julie is completing a Master <24m and will be supported in delivering the module by Charles who has a Master <24m and MED3 and a fascinating eclectic tall ship and classic boat history. Join them at the historic Mariners Cottage in Battery Point for the course.

Editor’s note: Charles has also sailed in the UK and I am aware that Charles has almost circumnavigated Australia by tall ship!

You can book to attend  Julie’s Workshop by clicking here, on the 23rd and 30th March (over two evenings), and on the same link, you can register your interest in further Workshops (at the bottom).

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See what else we get up to here.

Read more about who the Emergency Preparedness Workshops are for here.

Who’s this course for?
This course is for anyone that wants to feel safe and confident on the water; Catamaran owners, monohull owners, motorboat owners. It’s about YOUR boat, and YOUR systems and equipment – it’s about YOU and YOUR crew. Read more here.

Emergency Preparedness Workshop

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