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Classic Movie Night at the Palais: Sunday 2 April

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The movie this week: Last Ride

Team Movies writes: 

'I had not heard of this film until I recently watched an interview with the  Aussie actor, Hugo Weaving. Weaving said this was his most challenging role to date and the one he was most proud of (words to that effect). So I did my research and found this gem of a film.  Synopsis: The film follows a young boy (Tom Russell) accompanying his father (Hugo Weaving), who is wanted by the police, across Australia. (Courtesy Wikipedia)'   

Last Ride’ is rated M.  Admission $5', upstairs at the Franklin Palais.  Doors open 6.30pm, film starts when someone flicks the lights, after 7.15pm but before 7.30pm.  

Sail to Three Hummock Island on the Julie Burgess

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For those with $1500 burning a hole in their pockets, this might be a good way to spend it.  The 'Julie Burgess' is a beautifully restored ketch run by the Bass Strait Maritime Centre in Devonport, similar to Yukon.  See flyer below for details.

Sailing called off: Monday 27th

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There is a high chance of rain and strong winds, so let's wait for that fair weather.

Foreshore plan discussion

posted Mar 24, 2017, 6:18 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Mar 24, 2017, 6:18 PM ]

On Monday at 6pm Martin Krynen will be at the shed to discuss the new foreshore plan prepared to go with the Evaporator Shed development.  This plan is available at http://bit.ly/2mh0q4a.


Dutch Skiff Regatta

posted Mar 20, 2017, 11:24 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 11:24 PM ]

Bert Van Baar writes:

'Did you know that the next international St Ayles Skiff Regatta will be held in the Netherlands? The end of May is the time to be here.  Just look at http://www.wsv-st-ayles-skiff-regatta.nl/about-woudrichem.html '

Easter Row

posted Mar 20, 2017, 11:16 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 11:16 PM ]

Liz Marshall writes:

'Ladies: we need you to attend our Easter Friday row to try and beat last year's numbers. Let me know if you are coming, and bring your Easter hat.'

New Tasmanians visiting LBT

posted Mar 20, 2017, 2:59 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 3:42 PM ]

Deb Van Velsen writes: 

'New Tasmanians who were previously refugees or asylum seekers will visit the LBT on Sunday 23rd April from 10:30am.  We would love extra people so there can be more boats out with people, as well as just joining in the fun. 

In 2015, more than 40 people had a really enjoyable time at the LBT. There was great fun on the water as Tess and Jane J. took 5 crews of keen new rowers in Imagine, and the Nancy did 4 short trips with Martin and Deb. The group paid to go on the boats and brought their own picnic lunch which Zainab helped to set out. The group finished the afternoon with picking and sampling a few apples at Richard and Lorna Clauson’s orchard in Castle Forbes Bay. 

This year a mix of people from Afghani, African and other backgrounds have been invited. This is a great opportunity for them to see and experience the countryside, meet new people and try new activities, as well practice driving and speaking English.' 

Cygnet's Le Weekend

posted Mar 19, 2017, 7:33 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 2:53 PM ]

Tess Hallinan writes: 
'The Lady Nelson is coming to Cygnet's "Le Weekend" 7-10th April, when Cygnet celebrates its French connections. The original Lady Nelson met with Baudin's French exploration party in 1802 and later became one of the two ships to carry the first settlers to Risdon Cove. "In the Wake of Baudin" is the theme of the visit and it is sponsored by the volunteer Lady Nelson organisation, the Cygnet Living History Musueum and the Huon Valley Community Bank  branches of the Bendigo Bank. Read the posters to see the variety of different sailing trips offered. The longer trips are fully catered.'

Flyer attached: http://bit.ly/2mKBXoN

Monday sailing (with a difference)

posted Mar 19, 2017, 4:54 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Mar 19, 2017, 4:54 AM ]

Looks as though the weather will be benign on Monday afternoon, so time to rig up and get out on the water.  The thought is that we may do it with 'the Monty'.

  Pic from Endra O'May

Dover Regatta (including St Ayles Skiff races)

posted Mar 16, 2017, 2:25 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Mar 16, 2017, 11:37 PM ]

Karen Corbin writes: 

'The 2017 Dover Regatta will be held over the Easter weekend commencing Friday 14th April.  Lots of fun for all, including great food and a dance on the Saturday night. For further information on the program see www.pesc.com.au .  There will be skiff races on Saturday the 15th commencing at 10am. Races will be 1km open men, womens and mixed. There will also be a longer race (approx. 5.5 km) around Hope Island in the afternoon.  There is a small registration fee for all rowers. Please contact Karen Corbin at kcorbin4216@yahoo.com  to register your team or individual interest.' 

  Pic from Phil Meany

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