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Monday dinner Jan 25: BYO

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As usual at the end of the month - an opportunity for culinary creativity.  Big dinner for Tawe Nunnugah participants (and others who want to come) on Tuesday night.

Dover Discovery in January

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Jane Johnson writes:

Living Boat Trust members traveled down to Dover to explore Port Esperance on board the St Ayles Skiff Freyja, which is on loan to the Dover community who are constructing their own Skiff. Freyja is available for use in Dover during their build for “Come and Try” days. Freyja can be rowed or sailed easily which is what the LBT group reinforced this week with explorations around the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Port Esperance. A lunch stop after tying up in the crystal-clear waters of Hope Island, was followed by a quick sail back to shore with strengthening winds. Thanks to members of the Port Esperance Yacht Club who coordinated the collection of oars and fittings. The Living Boat Trust in Franklin is looking forward to the launch of the first Dover St Ayles Skiff and to sharing many journeys in the future. A new St Ayles Skiff women’s row/sail group is starting on Thursdays at 2 in Franklin for anyone interested, contact Jane 0400 717140.

LBT First Aid Kits missing

posted Jan 23, 2021, 5:55 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Jan 23, 2021, 5:56 PM ]

Four First Aid Kits belonging to the LBT have gone missing - one larger kit in a blue carry case, one medium kit in a white carry bag and two marine kits in waterproof plastic cannisters. All are labelled 'LBT' and are numbered. If you have borrowed them please return them to the Shed as soon as possible. If we don't get them back very quickly we will buy replacements tommorow as they are needed for the tn21 Raid. We depart on Wednesday and Tuesday is a Public Holiday, so Monday is the last opportunity for us to buy replacements from St Johns in Hobart. If you have borrowed them and can't get them back to us before noon tomorrow when we buy replacements, you probably need a first aid kit and will be happy to pay the replacement costs - just let us know and we'll send you the LBT bank details.

Planned Program for Franklin Regatta, February 14

posted Jan 23, 2021, 12:34 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 23, 2021, 12:51 PM ]

The Franklin St Ayles Skiff Regatta/ Living Boat Trust Open Day.  

Program 2021.


Sunday February 14.

  • Start times may change, crews to be ready 15 mins before.

9am      Open Women 1km, 9.15   Open Men 1km, 9.30   Open Mixed 1km.  

10.00    Open Women 2km 10.30 Open Men 2km, 11.00 Open Mixed 2km.

11.30    State of Origin 1km (Form a mixed team of birthplace or background).

              Tasmania, Victoria, NSW, Queensland, S.A., W.A., other.

12.00    Continent of Origin 1km (Form a mixed team of birthplace or background)

              Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Other

12.30    250m dash all skiffs.

1pm     Sausage Sizzle   “Come and Try” – sail or row – open to all, Family fun.  

             Land - parachute games, tug of war, snakes and ladders & more.

            Water- Skiffs, Whaleboats, Grebes, community races, Nancy Tours.

3 to 5pm    Presentations, Snacks & Entertainment.  

tn21 Welcome Dinner - Members Invited

posted Jan 20, 2021, 11:35 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Jan 20, 2021, 11:37 PM ]

The tn21 Raid Welcome Dinner will be held at the LBT Shed at 6.30pm for 7.00pm on Tuesday 26 January 2021. All LBT members and friends are invited. The Dinner is included in the fee already paid by those participating in the Raid and is free to all tn21 volunteer helpers. Extra tickets for friends and family, for LBT members not involved in the Raid and for anyone else who would like to come are available at $30 each. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. If you would like to come to the Welcome Dinner follow the link to the booking form.  Even if you are doing the Raid as participant or helper, and think we should know whether or not you're coming to the dinner, please fill it out anyway - it will help us with the catering and reduce the chance of either wasting food or someone going hungry. Book for the dinner here: https://tinyurl.com/yxcwz8ak

Getting ready to shift Capricornia

posted Jan 19, 2021, 3:03 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 19, 2021, 3:04 AM ]

Capricornia has a wee bit of weight in her, and getting her lifted so that she can go on the trailer requires a mighty lot of people, or something mechanical like chain blocks.  Lacking the people, Pete and Piet got the chain blocks set up on Monday afternoon.

Testing and tagging

posted Jan 19, 2021, 2:57 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 19, 2021, 2:57 AM ]

One of the many jobs that must be done regularly in the shed is to check all the electrical equipment.  Tom Stevens has done it a couple of times now - including this summer.  Thanks Tom.

Across the dutch

posted Jan 17, 2021, 1:42 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 17, 2021, 1:44 PM ]

Maybe for we Tasmanians it is the double dutch.  A recent post from Off Center Harbor reminded us that the Kiwis have a very vibrant wooden boat scene.  It pointed us to 'Waitemata Woodys'  (waitematawoodys.com), which, besides its own content has links to lots more. 

Funnies at Frank's February 12th

posted Jan 12, 2021, 12:25 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 12, 2021, 12:26 AM ]

David Moore writes:

'The headline act is Chris Franklin, a true Aussie legend, supported by Ben Richardson and Brittany Szlezak. Dinner is available at the venue on the night as-well. Bookings advised for dinner reservations: https://www.trybooking.com/BNNQM. The  latest information on who is coming and when, can be found through Facebook,  www.face ok.com/pg/franksciderbar/events/, or the Frank's Events web page:www.frankscider.com.au/funnies-at-franks.'

For details of the Feb 12 event see the flyer below.

Augusta Hospitality

posted Jan 10, 2021, 1:49 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 10, 2021, 1:49 PM ]

Jane Johnson writes:
'Shane and Jane Johnson, joined Augusta (W.A.) crew to explore the Hardy's Inlet near the Blackwood River. The Augusta skiffs, after a much-celebrated launch in September, have been well-used by the Augusta community rowing group, which has even explored further afield up to Molloy Island. The next challenge could be the open waters of the ocean at Flinders Bay. The group are really enjoying the freedom created by the building of the St Ayles Skiffs which has opened up opportunities for so many locals. For the Tasmanians, in testing conditions, it was a great start to 2021 with a New Year's Day exploratory row. Zoom and Colour Patch were named through sponsorship rights - after a local cafe and a fast boat. Thankyou Augusta for a wonderful start to the new year and the hospitality of a small community.' 

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