Exciting News! Prepare to be inspired as SisterShip Training brings together a powerhouse of speakers at an exclusive event aboard P&O’s Pacific Adventure next Sunday.
Maritime Careers for Women: Endless Possibilities
These remarkable women & men in maritime will share their wisdom, experiences, and insights, paving the way for a brighter future in the industry. Stay tuned for empowering stories that break barriers and ignite change!
One of our expert panellists: Julie Porter, Operations Director and Crew (and Skipper!)
Julie Porter, is a passionate registered nurse and sail-cruise tour operator, has found her perfect harbor in Hobart, Tasmania. Just a stone’s throw from her workplace within Tasmania’s Statewide and Mental Health Service, Julie operates the historic (small) tall ship SV Rhona H alongside her partner, Charles Burns. In 2014, they established Heritage Sailing Tasmania, a not-for-profit venture combining traditional sailing, conservation, and health promotion.
With Hobart’s scenic waterfront as their backdrop, Julie and Charles offers traditional sailing tours in Tasmanian waters. Their commitment to marine conservation, mental health promotion and sustainable tourism earned them accolades, including the title of Sailing Company of the Year for Australasia and Asia in 2017, Sustainable Tour Company of Hobart in 2018, Tasmanian Volunteer of the Year (2023) and most recently they were recognised as finalists in the Tasmanian Tourism Awards.
For Julie, SV Rhona H is not just a ship; she’s a cherished legacy and a way to remind everyone to embrace the present moment even during the most challenging times.
Learn more about Julie – (she is very inspirational!): here