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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Best in show Graham Wright writes:  'Still a bit more work to do, but checking all the bits and pieces that have been cleaned, painted, varnished or polished. Gretchen is starting to look ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2018, 1:03 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monday sailing looking good Nice mild winds of around 10 knots are predicted for this afternoon (15th October), so lets get sailing: Monty, the Grebes and whatever else we can hoist a rag on ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2018, 2:38 PM by Posts Editor
  • How things used to be John Walduck writes:  'We have just been to the War Memorial in Canberra, and saw this model of the HMAS Sydney (the ship that was lost off Western Australia in ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2018, 2:03 PM by Posts Editor
  • Charlotte Cove: the place to be On late Friday morning a small LBT fleet caught the outgoing tide and a gentle north easterly to get down the river to meet the sea breeze at Port Huon ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2018, 1:26 PM by Posts Editor
  • Excursion to Charlotte Cove 12th October This was advertised a while back: and now it is happening!  Weather is looking good (in the 20's!), and a band of enthusiasts are organising.  If you wish to ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2018, 5:56 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tuesday evening oar making Lorrie Harrison writes:'The Skiffs need a spare set of oars and we are looking for interested members to help.  Peter Laidlaw is guiding the construction every Tuesday  until completion ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2018, 2:26 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Committee meeting this Wednesday 10th October There is an agenda being compiled at Draft minutes for the last meeting are at
    Posted Oct 7, 2018, 12:22 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT at Port Huon Lorrie Harrison writes:  'Our Skiff crews were well rewarded for joining in Port Huon Yacht Club Opening Day.   Castle Forbes Bay in Imagine won Best Dressed Crew, while Making Waves ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2018, 7:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • Fair breeze for sailing Monday, 8th October Willy Weather is predicting that there should be a nice sea breeze coming in this afternoon (see pic below). Lets get down to the pontoon to rig up from 3pm ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2018, 11:55 AM by Posts Editor
  • AMSA port visits Claire Cunningham from AMSA writes:  'Please find attached ( information regarding upcoming AMSA port visits designed to provide an update on National Law requirements, how to interact ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2018, 11:43 AM by Posts Editor
  • A Monty on the Murray? Frank Tucker from the Riverboat Society in Mildura writes:  'Your Club was put forward to me as one which may be able to assist in my quest for data re ...
    Posted Oct 4, 2018, 2:37 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT features in 'Afloat' If you missed the September edition of  'Afloat' never fear: you can catch up online, particularly page 38 which featured an article on the LBT ( ...
    Posted Oct 4, 2018, 1:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • Reminder: opportunity for sail/row on Monty this Saturday 6th Monty will be going down to the Huon Yacht Club to participate in their season opening, and there is still space aboard.  If you want to come submit your name ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2018, 2:51 PM by Posts Editor
  • Day 6 of the kayak course And they are in the water.
    Posted Sep 29, 2018, 6:50 AM by Posts Editor
  • If you REALLY need a heartstarter There is one over at Franklin Marine  - a defibrillator that is.  In an emergency anybody can use it - it literally talks you through what needs to be done - but do ...
    Posted Sep 29, 2018, 6:40 AM by Posts Editor
  • Two broken arms? No worries. After the Friday First Aid course those attending know what to do in this and numerous other circumstances.  Thanks to Arthur from St John's for putting on a practical ...
    Posted Sep 28, 2018, 3:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • Skin on frame kayaks Day 2 of the course over at the Wooden Boat Centre sees the frames well under way.
    Posted Sep 25, 2018, 3:23 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT committee September meeting minutes Get 'em at 
    Posted Sep 23, 2018, 11:22 PM by Posts Editor
  • The Homecoming Regatta, February 2019  An enthusiastic group has been beavering away organising a regatta to follow the Wooden Boat Festival.  It will start on Thursday evening the 14th of February with the return of ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2018, 4:12 PM by Posts Editor
  • Minestrone and do it yourself Monday night As always the cooks are having the last Monday night in the month off, leaving the rest of us to forage for ourselves.  Tuesday new bloke Enrico has contributed a ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2018, 1:56 PM by Posts Editor
  • The LBT has a new committee At the AGM on Saturday night the following committee was elected.  President:  Peter Laidlaw  Secretary: Richard Forster  Treasury: Rod MacFarlan  Ordinary members:  Graham Rankin, Martin Riddle, David Pittaway, Paul Frost ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2018, 12:55 AM by Posts Editor
  • The gaffers The gaffers of course are the boats, not the sailors. As everybody knows, real boats, of which we have a unique collection, have gaffs and yards. Let’s get the ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2018, 4:02 PM by Posts Editor
  • Flicking the switch At a morning tea celebration on Friday commissioner Adriana Taylor opened the new facilities on the wharf upstream of the Wooden Boat Centre.
    Posted Sep 21, 2018, 12:22 AM by Posts Editor
  • Steaming the gunwhales It was all hands on deck at the Wooden Boat Centre on Wednesday when the new gunwhales were steamed and fitted to the couta boat that is being restored.
    Posted Sep 19, 2018, 3:41 PM by Posts Editor
  • Billie back in the water Lizzie and Karen have had Billie in the shed for her pre-season service, and gave her a bit of a makeover whilst they were at it.  She's back ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2018, 3:42 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:

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