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Pussy Cat and Owl arrive at LBT

posted by Martin Riddle   [ updated by Posts Editor ]

The Geneva Christian College in Latrobe has very kindly let the LBT borrow two modified Hartley TS16s for use in the tn19 Raid. Pussy Cat and Owl were previously owned by Mission Afloat in Conningham and are not your ordinary Hartley having been converted to open boats for sail training purposes. They need a little bit of work to get them shipshape for the Raid - if you'd like to help, please contact the tn19 Raid Coordinator: info@tawe-nunnugah.org

Americana dinner

posted Jan 15, 2019, 2:27 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 2:29 PM ]

It was just as well that Gretchen was out of the shed on Monday, when more than 70 people packed in to see if our American friends could cook a meal as well as they build a boat.   They did not disappoint, and the masses went away happily sated. Many thanks to Ginny and the kitchen team. 

  Pics from Deb Van Velsen

Gretchen relaunch

posted Jan 14, 2019, 10:15 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Jan 14, 2019, 10:15 PM ]

Gretchen is going back in the water at the MAST boat ramp just south of the Franklin Bowls Club at 11am on Tuesday 22 January. Come along and help celebrate the great work done by the Tuesday/Thursday group to get her shipshape once again.

'Where song began' at the Palais, January 26th

posted Jan 13, 2019, 1:55 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 13, 2019, 2:07 PM ]

'Violinist Simone Slattery and cellist Anthony Albrecht subtly combine a range of classical music from Bach to Vaughan Williams, with recordings of Australian birdsong while simultaneously showing illustrations, photographs and videos of birds and landscapes.'

More details on the flyer below (https://tinyurl.com/yb64hy8z) and on the website https://wheresongbegan.com/

Look who is coming to dinner

posted Jan 13, 2019, 12:46 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 13, 2019, 1:02 PM ]

If you are hoping you are one of the precious few who made it onto the list for the Americana dinner tonight (the 14th) check below (https://tinyurl.com/ybr9dcvq)

Kaci Cronkhite at the Palais Monday 14th

posted Jan 10, 2019, 9:09 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 10, 2019, 9:24 PM ]

This event has proved to be so popular that we have had to move the presentation ('Finding Pax') from the Wooden Boat Centre to the Palais so that we can all fit.  Everything else stays the same: 6pm start, no charge (for the presentation), sign up on the form at https://tinyurl.com/yae7rusd .  Dinner, unfortunately for the late comers, is booked out.

Can you lend flares and safety gear?

posted Jan 10, 2019, 5:40 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Jan 10, 2019, 5:40 PM ]

It’s great to see the shed buzzing with activity as new volunteers work along-side the regular maintenance teams to get the LBT fleet up to scratch for the start of the LBT’s major fund-raiser. A huge thanks to every-one who has come along to support the LBT. Every boat in the Raid must have safety equipment required by MAST – including a set of in-date flares. Flares have a three year usable life. The Raid is the only time the whole of the LBT fleet is on the water beyond the Huon at the same time and therefore the only time we need full safety gear for every boat. It’s painful to spend LBT’s hard-earned cash on flares that are only used for two Raids. If you have flares, anchors, sea-anchors (drogues) etc that you can lend to the LBT for the Raid please contact Martin Riddle (the Raid Coordinator): info@tawe-nunnugah.org  If we can’t borrow, we have no choice other than to spend LBT money on them.

Cheek pieces for the Montagu Whaler

posted Jan 7, 2019, 4:41 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 7, 2019, 4:43 PM ]

In November 2017 the following news item was posted. 

'Some time ago there was discussion about how to decorate the 'cheek pieces' on the Montagu Whaler, those discs at the front of the boat where a ship's crest would normally be displayed.  Friend of the LBT (and old Whaler man) Bernie Bruen suggested knots to be replaced each year:  that way we end up with a nice little display collection.  We thought that it would be great if Greg Guy could tie the initial set, and he did.  On Tuesday we had a ceremony to install them with John Young doing the honors.' 

It is time to replace Greg's knots, and the Homecoming Regatta would be a good time to do it.  We would like to honor somebody associated with the LBT by giving them the opportunity to tie the next set.  The question is, who?  If you have a recommendation please forward it, with your reasons, to sec@lbt.org.au.

Helping out with the Homecoming Regatta

posted Jan 7, 2019, 4:25 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 8, 2019, 12:54 PM ]

The Homecoming Regatta, to be held on Thursday and Friday February 14th-15th, is planned to be much like Swiftsure Regattas of the past, with the addition of a 'welcome to fleet' dinner to get things underway.  As a consequence the need for volunteers to run the event is scaled back considerably from the wonderful Tasskiffie regattas we have held at this time of year in the past.  Nevertheless we do need a few helpers to get things organised and keep them moving along. The jobs we are looking at include, Thursday night welcome home dinner, setting up course (Thursday evening), safety boat, dockmistress/master, starter, finisher/results recorder, life jackets, MC, spare hand, tidy up (Friday afternoon).  If you can assist please complete the form at https://tinyurl.com/ydcfrcyh

More details about the regatta can be found at http://homecoming-regatta.org/

Participating in the Homecoming Regatta

posted Jan 7, 2019, 3:34 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 7, 2019, 4:31 PM ]

Organisation for the Homecoming Regatta is well underway. There are a series of events that are planned. 
On Thursday 14th February: 
  • row/sail/motor to Port Huon to accompany the Return Raid boats as they come back from the Wooden Boat Festival;
  • a welcome to fleet;
  • dinner and music. 

On Friday:
  • whaleboat races;
  • Skiff races;
  • the Roger Harwood dinghy race;
  • Rat Island sailing. 

If you want to participate (and you do!) it would be a great aid to planning if you could register as soon as possible using the form at https://tinyurl.com/yb28z7yz

More details about the regatta can be found at http://homecoming-regatta.org/

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