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Abel Day at the LBT

posted by Posts Editor   [ updated ]

On Thursday the LBT was privileged to host Chris Abel and his Barbershop Choir from the Sunshine Coast.  They are in Tasmania for a singers gathering.  Chris is the great-grandson of Tucker Abel who built the Nancy, and this was a long awaited, and emotional, opportunity to see the boat.  We were able to give him two for one, as Dave Conway brought Eva Blanche, another Tucker Abel boat, up to the pontoon.  That's Chris in the orange rainjacket in the pics below.  The choir gave us a couple of tunes, and then we we were off for a cruise in company around the Egg Islands and back through the canal.  We topped off the morning in the Shed with cups of tea, slices of Tess Hallinan's cake, and conversation with the restorer of Nancy, Martin Krynen - see final pic.  Who'd be anywhere but Franklin?

  Pics from Nell Tyson

Where's Wally?

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We tracked him down (Peter Laidlaw that is) in the bowels of Mistral II, a project boat being restored for the Windeward Bound Trust.  Pete and David Nash are the supervising boatbuilders - see https://www.windewardbound.com.au/mistral-ii for more details.  As is apparent from the second pic below, Mystral II is berthed just behind the May Queen in Constitution Dock. 

The Great River Race

posted Sep 15, 2019, 4:42 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 15, 2019, 4:42 PM ]

Barb Dawson draws attention to this race on the Thames - see https://youtu.be/WXyHbw-w5uM .  Maybe we need to enter a crew sometime in the future if we can organise borrowing a boat: it looks like fun! 

'The Great River Race is an annual competition held on London's River Thames. Any traditional-style coxed boat propelled by oars or paddles can take part. The competition was started in 1988 and covers 21 miles.' 

YouTube Video

Monday sailing, 2pm Sept 16th

posted Sep 15, 2019, 4:25 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 15, 2019, 4:25 PM ]

Rain is forecast to clear and moderate breezes forecast to arrive.  Let's get down to the pontoon and get sailing this afternoon.

LBT Committee meeting Wed 18th Sept

posted Sep 15, 2019, 5:20 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 15, 2019, 5:20 AM ]

There is a draft agenda (still being worked on) at https://tinyurl.com/y2rnz6be .  Send any extra business to sec@lbt.org.au.

World Skiffies short video

posted Sep 14, 2019, 7:32 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 14, 2019, 7:32 PM ]

Karl Gallienne alerted to this one, which captures the spirit of the event pretty well: https://youtu.be/9v4ZO-0EC94

YouTube Video

Barbershop choir on the Nancy on Thursday morning

posted Sep 14, 2019, 6:36 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 14, 2019, 6:45 PM ]

Chris Tucker, the great grandson of Tucker Abel who built the 'Nancy', will be bringing his choir down to perform on Nancy on Thursday morning (19th Sept) early: around 8.30 to 9am at this stage.  Should be good fun - come down and have a listen!  If you are a 'Barbershop' fan you might also be interested in the Barbershop Harmony Festival which they are participating in: www.barbershopconvention.com.au .

  Pic from https://www.sunshinestatesmen.com

Posting the news at the shed

posted Sep 12, 2019, 6:09 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 14, 2019, 6:46 PM ]

Our 'in the shed' correspondent reports. 'The LBT has a new notice board. Design and construction courtesy of the Tuesday group. No more notices being stuck to the windows!'

Capricornia sailing this afternoon at 2pm Monday 9 Sept

posted Sep 8, 2019, 3:41 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Sep 12, 2019, 5:46 AM by Posts Editor ]

The forecast looks good. Everyone welcome. Meet at the shed at 2pm.

Minutes, minutes, minutes

posted Sep 2, 2019, 3:33 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 2, 2019, 3:33 PM ]

Lots of organising at this time of year: 

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