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  • Take on Tassie takes on Yukon Tourism Tasmania have made a series of short promotional films to encourage intrastate tourism, and one of them features 'Yukon'.  Watch it at https://www.facebook.com/takeontassie/videos/565029507716396 ...
    Posted Jul 2, 2020, 3:49 AM by Posts Editor
  • Wooden Boat Festival News For the latest from the festival see https://mailchi.mp/australianwoodenboatfestival/festival-on-the-horizon?e=29b9f360bf
    Posted Jul 2, 2020, 5:13 AM by Posts Editor
  • Keeping the LBT beautiful Thank you Landcare for tending to the 'native plants belt' which provides an eye pleasing and effective border to the car park.  From their Facebook page:'Today a few intrepid ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2020, 3:58 PM by Posts Editor
  • Skiffs: why row 'em? Sally Ward from Scotland, who spent last summer with us building boats and getting on the water, sent us a link to this nice video with an explanation for the ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2020, 3:15 PM by Posts Editor
  • Restrictions on rowing Skiffs lifted Jane Johnson from the Rowing Subcommittee writes (on June 28th):  'Covid restrictions have been lifted so full crews are allowed on Grebes and Skiffs. Have fun out on the water ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2020, 3:01 PM by Posts Editor
  • Improving Tasmania’s health and wellbeing The Tasmanian Government recently announced that 'a total of $2 million will be available for community organisations and local governments to help improve the health and well being of their ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2020, 2:45 PM by Posts Editor
  • 2020-21 Membership Dues The bad news is that LBT memberships lapse at the end of the financial year (June 30th) and that members will shortly be receiving reminders to pay for renewal.  The ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2020, 2:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT shed has a Mobile 'Defib' machine (AED) AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator, and it is a good thing for a demographic which is getting too old, exercising (on and off) too hard and (for some of ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2020, 2:01 PM by Posts Editor
  • Mistral II Our president ('The Great Rudder') Peter Laidlaw has been leading a team restoring the historic yacht Mistral II in Constitution Dock.  Of course the teamwork largely ended a couple of ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2020, 4:52 PM by Posts Editor
  • Wooden Boat Centre opening July 1st In another sign of the improving times, the Wooden Boat Centre have announced that they will be opening up for tours from July 1st.  It has been a hive of ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2020, 3:39 PM by Posts Editor
  • Julie Burgess to stay in Devonport Graeme Norris keeps us up to date with goings on on the North Coast, and he reports that the 'Julie Burgess' will stay in Devonport. From the Advocate:  'The council ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2020, 3:11 PM by Posts Editor
  • Boat building in Indonesia Mike Dredge writes:  'Some years ago I was involved in a short aid project in Madura, an island to the east of Java. The concept was to teach the local ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2020, 3:43 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Committee Meeting this coming Thursday 18th June Find the agenda at https://tinyurl.com/y9gvekqc .  If you want something addressed send details to the secretary, sec@lbt.org.au.  Find the minutes for the last meeting at ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2020, 3:51 PM by Posts Editor
  • Rowing Policy at the LBT, as at June 13th Jane Johnson and Mike Hewitt write (on behalf of the committee): 'In June 2020, COVID restrictions are being lifted, however some remain in place until further notice:  Rowing of Grebes ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2020, 3:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing St Ayles Skiffs in WA John Longley sent the attached pics.  He writes: 'A couple of pics showing our rigs. The top one is Dotsie with the full sail. The second is Ripple with one ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2020, 3:11 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tuesday group back on the job The Tuesday group has been back for a couple of weeks now, doing the regular jobs (Nancy maintenance) and the irregular (who knows what will turn up) with Graham Wright ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2020, 2:44 AM by Posts Editor
  • All spaced out at Monday night dinner Endra did the cleaning, Kate did the cooking, and the rest of us did the eating.  It was a good night.  May there be many more.  Pic from Endra O ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2020, 6:23 PM by Posts Editor
  • Council approves foreshore redevelopment plan On May 27th the council resolved the following.  The Report on the Community Engagement Summary Report on the Draft Franklin Foreshore Rehabilitation and Development Plan be received and noted.  The ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2020, 6:08 PM by Posts Editor
  • Quest A while back an advertisement seeking a new home for the vintage model sailing yacht Quest was placed in this column: https://tinyurl.com/y7ln3ytc .  Jos Verbaken took up the ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2020, 3:50 PM by Posts Editor
  • Covid 19 Policy The LBT recently completed the Government policy template, which can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/yawwdhh7 or in the folder on the shelving with our other documents.
    Posted Jun 7, 2020, 5:05 AM by Posts Editor
  • A new boat build at the LBT It seems only a yesterday that Zoe, Daisy and Mark Adams were marking up the plywood to make a Duo Dinghy, but that can't be right - yesterday Daisy was ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2020, 6:25 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monday night dinner is back: June 8th The Tasmanian Government has brought forward opening up and so have we.  Paul Frost has put the requisit signage up, Kate Horweg has plans for managing the kitchen with a ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2020, 5:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • Congratulations Glyn Shevels Glyn Shevels has received an 'Outstanding Volunteer Service Award',  the brief citation for which reads as follows.  'Glynn Shevels arrived in Tasmania in 2010 and immediately become involved in the ...
    Posted May 31, 2020, 3:11 PM by Posts Editor
  • Another binge watch We have been pointed to another well documented boat build:  'There's another Youtube channel that may interest LBT members and that's 'Acorn to Arabella'. Two young blokes building ...
    Posted May 27, 2020, 3:17 PM by Posts Editor
  • Cat Dink - Gary Macdonald's isolation project Gary has built himself a catamaran rowing dinghy, and posted details of the build at https://mrmacstaswegia.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_21.html.  It will be interesting to hear ...
    Posted May 26, 2020, 5:03 AM by Posts Editor
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New foreshore plan


Highlights from the launch of 'Billie', June 2015 (photos from Annette Cauchi)

YouTube Video



Highlights from the St Ayles Skiff Regatta 2015


Highlights from Tawe Nunnugah 2015



How to row a dinghy



Nancy arrives at the Living Boat Trust





Building 'Tuesday'



Some history: trailer for the Tawe Nunnugah 2007 movie