February 2017 - a busy month in and around Franklin

posted Jul 27, 2016, 1:11 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Aug 2, 2016, 2:16 PM ]

February 2017 is shaping up to be a very big month for small boats in the south of Tasmania, with much of the action happening in and around Franklin.

The Living Boat Trust in Franklin is once again organising a 10-day small boat expedition starting at Recherche Bay at the very edge of Tasmania’s southwest wilderness and finishing in Hobart in time to join the sail past at the start of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival (AWBF). Row or sail in company through stunning coastal scenery, camping at exclusive locations and being fed by our expedition chef - what better way to arrive at the festival? The tawe nunnugah Raid (tn17) runs from 1-10 February 2017, is fully catered and costs only $1080 per person. Bring your own boat, or book a spot on one of the LBT’s expedition boats. For more details and to submit an Expression of Interest go to: 



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Following the AWBF, the Living Boat Trust is organising a ‘Return Raid’ over four days, 13-16 February. This is a self-catered sail/row in company from Hobart to Franklin with a small cost to cover safety boats and other expenses. If you are interested in being part of the Return Raid, submit an Expression of Interest at: http://lbt.rforster.org/tn17


Franklin once again hosts the St Ayles Skiff Championships (Tasmania) on 17-19 February, 2017. Organised by the wonderful Women on Water, with racing on Saturday and Sunday - open to all genders. The Regatta starts with the opening ceremony on Friday afternoon (17 February) followed that evening by a gala music event at the Franklin Palais.  On Saturday there will be an open air concert and food stalls to accompany the skiff racing. 


Form a crew, or join a  crew – for more information go to: tasskiffie2017.org