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New caps available

posted by Posts Editor   [ updated ]

From the WOW newsletter (but available to everybody):
  • caps for sale Friday Social row and WoW meeting $12;
  • Australia Day $12 members $15 non members;
  • or at the shed;
  • also available without LBT logo $5. 

Draft minutes from LBT January Committee meeting

posted by Richard Forster   [ updated ]

'Last One' in Franklin

posted by Posts Editor   [ updated ]

Di Sullivan writes: 

'[LBT member] Ian Moncrieff's 'Last One' an Alan Witt designed Derwent Skiff, was launched in Adelaide a couple of weeks ago. 
This week she was rowed for the first time on the Huon, performing beautifully as expected. 
The Captain of the Adelaide Rowing Club gave her the thumbs up, "Ian she rows like a dream." Faint praise indeed.' 

She's now tucked up like a bug in a rug on the LBT lawn, waiting for a Monday night for more of us to try her out.  See pics (from Di) below. 

Accommodation in Franklin wanted, starting in December

posted by Posts Editor   [ updated ]

Anne Holst (Wooden Boat Centre) and Paul Cullen (Australian Wooden Boat Festival) write: 

'There will be a crew of US boatbuilders and students in Franklin to build a ‘Haven 12 1/2’ beginning second week of December for 8 weeks prior to the next Wooden Boat Festival.  They are looking for help with accommodation in Franklin for this crew... this is an opportunity for local people to make a few dollars without the agency fees if they have a house or apartment they would like to make available.  We are a public, free event supporting the wooden boat community and hope that a similar spirit might spur a few offers.  These are delightful, talented and enthusiastic people who made us very welcome in Port Townsend.  We’d like to show them some Tasmanian hospitality while they are with us. Anyone who can help is welcome to send  an email to Paul (manager@australianwoodenboatfestival.com.au) to open the conversation.' 

Navigation Hazard - North West Bay, Electrona

posted by Posts Editor   [ updated ]

Marine and Safety Tasmania , Notice No.: M08-18,  
Valid From: 18/1/2018 , until: 31/1/2018. 
Mariners are advised a yacht has sunk on a mooring at Electrona in position: 
43o 03.633 S / 147o 15.97E. The tip of the mast is just below the surface at high tide.  
Mariners should exercise caution in the area.

More on the Kettering Wooden Boat Rally

posted Jan 17, 2018, 2:33 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 17, 2018, 2:46 PM ]

Lorrie Harrison writes:

'Graeme, from Kettering Yacht Club, has invited us to join a small craft event from Kettering to the Woodbridge Pub (Peppermint Bay) for lunch & return on Saturday 10th February Leaving Kettering at 10:30am, some 3km each way.  If you want a seat in a skiff let Lorrie know (lorrieharrison@tpg.com.au) if you would like to take your own small craft, including kayaks, fill out the Kettering Yacht Club form: https://goo.gl/WDTS6S'


Use of LBT assets policy

posted Jan 16, 2018, 4:17 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 16, 2018, 6:21 PM by Martin Riddle ]

Martin Riddle writes:

'The LBT Committee recently launched a policy on the use of LBT assets. The Committee was very pleased that the policy stimulated discussion and response from members. 

Some responses identified details of managing individual assets that were more appropriate to specific guidelines developed by the user groups and sub-committees responsible for day-to-day management of assets. We have edited the policy to further emphasise the distinction between this top-level policy covering all LBT assets and guidelines for day-to-day management of individual assets. The over-arching purpose of this policy is to ensure all LBT assets are managed for the benefit of members in a consistent way. 

Use of assets by non-members raised some concern. The policy has to acknowledge there are some circumstances in which LBT assets will be used by non-members. Recognising these concerns the policy has been edited to distinguish between activities endorsed by the LBT Committee in which non-members are invited to use our assets (with examples provided) and private use by non-members. While it is conceivable that there may be circumstances in which non-members are allowed private use of LBT assets the policy recognises this would be unusual and that prospective private users should be encouraged to become members.' 

The revised Policy on Use of LBT Assets is available at https://goo.gl/Jd6C6K
 Feedback is welcome, and can be submitted to sec@lbt.org.au .  It will be used as input when the policy is considered for review by the committee.

Athol Walters classic for sale

posted Jan 16, 2018, 12:14 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 16, 2018, 12:15 PM ]

10 metre carvel huon pine cruiser and club racer: see the ad for details: https://goo.gl/bs3y4x

For those interested in salmon farming

posted Jan 14, 2018, 2:34 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 14, 2018, 2:35 PM ]

Lorrie Harrison points out that Tassal are conducting tours of their deep sea operations.  Register at http://discovertassal.com.au/

Fancy a row in Scotland?

posted Jan 14, 2018, 12:57 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 14, 2018, 12:58 PM ]

Marguerite Porte has passed on the following invitation from Topher Dawson of Scottish Coastal rowing: 

'I hope you are all well and getting some rowing in. I’d like to draw your attention to the fact that a venue and a time has been set for the 2019 [St Ayles Skiff] World Championships which will be at Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway in SW Scotland. It’s a great venue and there is a friendly and expert group of people who are working on extending a welcome to maybe 60 skiffs and 2000 rowers. Skiffs will be available to borrow so all we need is your rowers. Without you guys it would not be a Worlds so I hope to see you there!' 

For more information see https://scottishcoastalrowing.org/2018/01/10/stranraer-to-host-skiffieworlds-2019/

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