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Progress on Monty's garboards

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Florien has the planks ready to steam and fit on Tuesday morning.  Come along if you are interested.

Monday night BYO dinner

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Last Monday of the month, so the cook takes a break and the rest of us get a chance to strut our culinary stuff.  BBQ will be fired up, and bring something to share.

 Pic kennejima

Monday sailing cancelled 25th March

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Winds are looking a bit fierce.

TSO at the Palais Sunday March 31st

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Barbara Dawson writes:

'Ten Days on the Island is organizing several FREE events in the Huon Valley on Sunday 31 March, as part of ‘A Weekend in the Valley’ festivities. 
At the Palais Theatre in Franklin, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has 3 events: 
  • 10.30am Peter and the Wolf – bring your children along to experience this classic children’s tale; 
  • 2.00pm Piano Recital – Beethoven, Ravel, Mozart, Schumann; 
  • 7.00pm A Night at the Opera – 3 of Australia’s finest singers perform popular opera highlights. 
See attached programme for more details (https://tinyurl.com/y3w64emw).

NOTE – these concerts are free to attend, however due to limited seating we require that you register beforehand at Tendays.org.au/a-weekend-in-the-valley/
Refreshments will be available, and a bar open from 1.30pm. Palais doors open 30 minutes before each performance.
Support our local eateries by dining in Franklin before or after these performances.  '

Dover Easter Regatta, April 19-22

posted Mar 21, 2019, 9:44 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Mar 21, 2019, 9:44 PM ]

Lorrie Harrison writes: 

'The Mighty LBT are taking down all our 3 St Ayles Skiffs for Saturday’s events. This means we are looking for rowers and supporters. If your interested contact Lorrie who is organising the LBT team. Lorrieharrison@tpg.com.au .  Dover organised great weather, great food and great racing last year. Join us this year.' 

See www.pesc.org.au for more regatta details.  For those who need sustenance after their rowing, Dover Seafest will be on at the same time: https://farsouthfuture.org/events/seafest/ .

Presentation April 2nd: The Cartela Restoration Project

posted Mar 21, 2019, 3:46 AM by Richard Forster   [ updated Mar 21, 2019, 3:47 AM ]

John Wadsley from the Maritime Museum writes: 

'Please find attached the flyer (https://tinyurl.com/yymrugtk) for our next monthly talk – this time on the Cartela Restoration Project, presented by Ross James.  The Cartela is well known to many and there is great interest in the project that will hopefully see it returned to active duty.  As always, we will see you in the Royal Society Room at TMAG, 12 noon on Tuesday 2 April 2019.' 

New garboards for Monty

posted Mar 20, 2019, 5:00 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Mar 20, 2019, 5:00 AM ]

Before you can make 'em you have to break 'em.  In the pictures below Florien and Nick are hacking out one of the garboards which split under duress during the recent 'unTawe Nunnugah'. 

Farewell 'Old Captivity'

posted Mar 20, 2019, 4:23 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Mar 20, 2019, 12:01 PM ]

She's been a fixture on the river for some time now, a convenient turning mark, or one end of a start line, but she's off, hopefully, first to a good boatyard to fix her up, and then to some breezy sailing waters.  And yes David, they should get those fenders in.

Sailing Monday

posted Mar 16, 2019, 10:42 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Mar 20, 2019, 4:18 AM ]

8 knot winds and 22 degrees forecast for tomorrow (18th March).  Let's get down there a little earlier than usual to hoist sail after 2.00pm.  All welcome.

Purchase of Capricornia

posted Mar 16, 2019, 10:19 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Mar 16, 2019, 10:20 PM ]

The LBT has a long history with the sailing whaleboat Capricornia. She had a major refurbishment in our shed about ten years ago, and has subsequently been involved in many regattas, school events and Tawe Nunnugahs. Her owner Piet Lundstedt is offering her for sale, and the committee is disposed towards making him an offer for a number of reasons.

  • She is a very good sailing boat both for beginners and experienced sailors.
  • She is a valuable part of Tawe Nunnugah.
  • She comes with a large trailer which is also useful for our other whale boats.
  • She can be stored on the trailer.
  • She should pay her way: based on previous raids, she will provide a return on investment within a reasonable time-frame.

If you want to know more go and have a look at her (she is tied up on the square pontoon next to the Wooden Boat Centre), come for a sail on Monday evenings, or speak to your friendly committee member.

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