Invitation from the Convenor

Tasmania is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 kilometres to the south of the Australian mainland, separated from it by the Bass Strait, with the archipelago containing the southernmost point of the country. With the Indian Ocean to the West, the Pacific to the East and the Southern Ocean to the South, Tasmania is no stranger to all things maritime. Laying smack bang in the path of the roaring forties, Tasmanians have a strong relationship and respect for the sea.