The Living Boat Trust - 'Where the wooden boat festival never ends'

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Pussy Cat and Owl arrive at LBT The Geneva Christian College in Latrobe has very kindly let the LBT borrow two modified Hartley TS16s for use in the tn19 Raid. Pussy Cat and Owl were previously owned ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2019, 3:39 AM by Posts Editor
  • Americana dinner It was just as well that Gretchen was out of the shed on Monday, when more than 70 people packed in to see if our American friends could cook a ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2019, 2:29 PM by Posts Editor
  • Gretchen relaunch Gretchen is going back in the water at the MAST boat ramp just south of the Franklin Bowls Club at 11am on Tuesday 22 January. Come along and help celebrate ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2019, 10:15 PM by Martin Riddle
  • 'Where song began' at the Palais, January 26th 'Violinist Simone Slattery and cellist Anthony Albrecht subtly combine a range of classical music from Bach to Vaughan Williams, with recordings of Australian birdsong while simultaneously showing illustrations, photographs and ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2019, 2:07 PM by Posts Editor
  • Look who is coming to dinner If you are hoping you are one of the precious few who made it onto the list for the Americana dinner tonight (the 14th) check below (https://tinyurl.com/ybr9dcvq
    Posted Jan 13, 2019, 1:02 PM by Posts Editor
  • Kaci Cronkhite at the Palais Monday 14th This event has proved to be so popular that we have had to move the presentation ('Finding Pax') from the Wooden Boat Centre to the Palais so that we can ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2019, 9:24 PM by Posts Editor
  • Can you lend flares and safety gear? It’s great to see the shed buzzing with activity as new volunteers work along-side the regular maintenance teams to get the LBT fleet up to scratch for the ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2019, 5:40 PM by Martin Riddle
  • Cheek pieces for the Montagu Whaler In November 2017 the following news item was posted.  'Some time ago there was discussion about how to decorate the 'cheek pieces' on the Montagu Whaler, those discs at the ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2019, 4:43 PM by Posts Editor
  • Helping out with the Homecoming Regatta The Homecoming Regatta, to be held on Thursday and Friday February 14th-15th, is planned to be much like Swiftsure Regattas of the past, with the addition of a 'welcome ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2019, 12:54 PM by Posts Editor
  • Participating in the Homecoming Regatta Organisation for the Homecoming Regatta is well underway. There are a series of events that are planned.  On Thursday 14th February:  row/sail/motor to Port Huon to accompany the ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2019, 4:31 PM by Posts Editor
  • Progress on the Havens Over at the Wooden Boat Centre the American team have the torture boards out and are bending the coamings.  See pics below.  Photos from Endra O'May
    Posted Jan 7, 2019, 1:12 PM by Posts Editor
  • Project Boat This large, Purdon built, motor boat is moored at Snug.  Unlike some it floats, which is a big start! We believe that to the right person it is a freebie ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2019, 4:04 PM by Posts Editor
  • Kaci Cronkhite and dinner Monday January 14th This 'Americana evening' (see previous post at https://tinyurl.com/y7jn6uqz) is being advertised through the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, so we are expecting swelled numbers, which will be capped ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2019, 4:45 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tawe Nunnugah 2021 Some of us are having trouble getting our heads around the fact that it is 2019 (what? already!).  Other poor souls who missed out on TN19 are looking forward to ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2019, 3:40 PM by Posts Editor
  • Dr Strangelove showing at the Palais: Jan 6 Team Movies writes:  'To welcome in the New Year Team Movies are delving into ‘The Vault’ and screening the 1964 political black comedy, Dr Strangelove. Synopsis: An insane general (Brig ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2019, 12:01 PM by Posts Editor
  • Work to be done before the Raid starts We need your help to get everything ready for the 2019 Raid. The job list includes: Sprucing up some of the LBT fleet including the Monty and SwiftsureMaintenance and ...
    Posted Jan 1, 2019, 3:43 AM by Martin Riddle
  • Please help the LBT The LBT is on a sound financial footing because it runs a major fund-raiser every two years – the tawe nunnugah Raids. For the intervening two years the Raids pay ...
    Posted Dec 31, 2018, 7:42 PM by Martin Riddle
  • Sydney to Hobart Intrepid LBT reporter Endra O'May was on hand to catch the action as the maxi's crossed the line at the end of this year's race.  What a ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2018, 2:46 AM by Posts Editor
  • Americana Evening, January 14th The theme country for the Wooden Boat Festival this year is the US of A.  We in Franklin are heavily involved, with a couple of classic American dinghies being built ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2018, 5:41 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Christmas break There is sure to be plenty of informal activity around the shed over the Christmas period,  but the Tuesday group are taking a break as are the cooks.  They will ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2018, 4:23 PM by Posts Editor
  • Women's Christmas Row this Friday The usual Friday social row is a celebratory one on this Friday (21st) at 9.00 am.  Come down dressed for the occasion.
    Posted Dec 16, 2018, 2:37 PM by Posts Editor
  • Model Boats Sue was the centre of intense scrutiny as she hot glued the model boats constructed by students at the On the Water Regatta.  Hope she got it right! Pics from ...
    Posted Dec 16, 2018, 2:23 PM by Posts Editor
  • Another boat launch One of the highlights of the On the Water Regatta was the launch of two rowing dories built by Huonville 6th grade students under the supervision of Dave Golding.  Herreshoff ...
    Posted Dec 16, 2018, 2:18 PM by Posts Editor
  • Reminder: Bring your own Christmas Party Monday night The traditional LBT Christmas Party is a 'bring a plate' and your own BBQ fair tonight (17th December).  If you want to help out some of us will be at ...
    Posted Dec 16, 2018, 1:40 PM by Posts Editor
  • Last sailing Monday for 2018 It might not be as blue this afternoon as in the pic below, but the buckets in the heavens are due to start emptying later today and there is a ...
    Posted Dec 16, 2018, 1:04 PM by Posts Editor
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tn19 Raid - tawe nunnugah 2019 - small boat expedition in Southern Tasmania


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tn19 Expressions of Interest are open

What better way to warm up for the 2019 Australian Wooden Boat Festival than sailing or rowing a small craft over 10 days from the edge of Tasmania’s southwest wilderness to Hobart arriving in time to join the Parade of Sails at the start of the festival?

Expressions of Interest for the tawe nunnugah 2019 Raid are now open. Follow the links at: http://lbt.rforster.org/tn19






New foreshore plan


Highlights from the launch of 'Billie', June 2015 (photos from Annette Cauchi)

YouTube Video



Highlights from the St Ayles Skiff Regatta 2015


Highlights from Tawe Nunnugah 2015



How to row a dinghy



Nancy arrives at the Living Boat Trust





Building 'Tuesday'



Some history: trailer for the Tawe Nunnugah 2007 movie