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The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Classic Movie Night at the Palais: Sunday 2 April The movie this week: Last Ride.  Team Movies writes:  'I had not heard of this film until I recently watched an interview with the  Aussie actor, Hugo Weaving. Weaving said ...
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  • Sail to Three Hummock Island on the Julie Burgess For those with $1500 burning a hole in their pockets, this might be a good way to spend it.  The 'Julie Burgess' is a beautifully restored ketch run by the ...
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  • Sailing called off: Monday 27th There is a high chance of rain and strong winds, so let's wait for that fair weather.
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  • Foreshore plan discussion On Monday at 6pm Martin Krynen will be at the shed to discuss the new foreshore plan prepared to go with the Evaporator Shed development.  This plan is available at ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2017, 6:18 PM by Posts Editor
  • Dutch Skiff Regatta Bert Van Baar writes:'Did you know that the next international St Ayles Skiff Regatta will be held in the Netherlands? The end of May is the time to be ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2017, 11:24 PM by Posts Editor
  • Easter Row Liz Marshall writes:'Ladies: we need you to attend our Easter Friday row to try and beat last year's numbers. Let me know if you are coming, and bring ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2017, 11:16 PM by Posts Editor
  • New Tasmanians visiting LBT Deb Van Velsen writes:  'New Tasmanians who were previously refugees or asylum seekers will visit the LBT on Sunday 23rd April from 10:30am.  We would love extra people so ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2017, 3:42 PM by Posts Editor
  • Cygnet's Le Weekend Tess Hallinan writes:  'The Lady Nelson is coming to Cygnet's "Le Weekend" 7-10th April, when Cygnet celebrates its French connections. The original Lady Nelson met with Baudin's ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2017, 2:53 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monday sailing (with a difference) Looks as though the weather will be benign on Monday afternoon, so time to rig up and get out on the water.  The thought is that we may do it ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2017, 4:54 AM by Posts Editor
  • Dover Regatta (including St Ayles Skiff races) Karen Corbin writes:  'The 2017 Dover Regatta will be held over the Easter weekend commencing Friday 14th April.  Lots of fun for all, including great food and a dance ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2017, 11:37 PM by Posts Editor
  • Anitra V Phil from Sydney brought his boat down to participate in the Cygnet regatta, but forgot to pack his crew.  An invitation issued to the LBT Monday night diners quickly remedied ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2017, 1:53 PM by Posts Editor
  • Dutchies in Franklin: short documentary Bert van Baar sent us a link to this. The translated introduction says:  'BOAT BUILDING IN WAKE OF ABEL TASMAN. In early December six students left from the Wood and ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2017, 5:49 AM by Posts Editor
  • Fun on the water: we aren't the only ones Last weekend Snug oval and beach were awash with scouts who had congregated for their annual regatta.  We were particularly taken with the custom office trailer and the number and ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2017, 5:46 AM by Posts Editor
  • Tassie's Whale Boys: Whaling in Antarctic Waters John Wadsley from the Maritime Museum writes:  'Hi to all my MHOoT buddies, Now I’m sure you all like to sit down and have a good read, after a ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2017, 12:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • Volunteer awards Lisa Plohl from Huon Council writes:  'Council is very excited to announce and open the Volunteer Awards for 2017.  This is the first year that these very important awards will ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2017, 12:41 PM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin: slow town (and we like it) You've got your slow food, your slow boats, and now it seems Franklin is to have a slow road.  Bec Enders writes:  'The Franklin Progress Association (FPA) has had ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2017, 12:50 PM by Posts Editor
  • New plan for the waterfront Martin and Judy Krynen are going apace with the development of the old evaporator sheds, and have had some plans for further development around their site drawn up.  Of note ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2017, 7:08 PM by Posts Editor
  • Working Waterfront March newsletter See attached (http://bit.ly/2ndX0nP): all the news from the Wooden Boat Centre, a nice historical piece from Allan Cato on the wreck of the Natal Queen, plus much ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2017, 7:03 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monday Grebe sailing is BACK We have recovered from raids and regattas, the Oracle (that would be Peter Laidlaw) has been consulted, the entrails of a brim caught on the marina have been examined, and ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2017, 4:16 AM by Posts Editor
  • New Raid pics from Endra Pictures from the Raid have been coming in (see  bit.ly/2nbmty5 ) including some beauties from Endra O'May at bit.ly/2nb9oEX.  There were big pods of dolphins encountered ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2017, 3:37 PM by Richard Forster
  • Using Council Land: new by-laws The Huon Council writes:'Council intends to make a new Council Land & Recreational Facilities By-law, By-law No. 1 of 2017 to replace the current By-law.  The purpose ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2017, 7:41 PM by Posts Editor
  • Skiffs on Parade Zainab Clarke has sent in a large collection of photos from the Skiff Regatta.  There is some good 'uns of the Skiffs in the boat parade at http://bit.ly ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2017, 3:54 PM by Posts Editor
  • Lady Nelson at Port Huon Marcia Waller writes:  'You may be interested in the sailing tours on the Lady Nelson this weekend from Port Huon. The Rotary Club of Huon Valley have partnered with the ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2017, 5:25 PM by Posts Editor
  • Barefoot Bowls at Franklin Bec Enders writes:  Date:  Friday 10 March 2017; Time: 5:00pm for approximately a 5:30pm start; RSVP:  Return email please to me (becjon@iinet.com.au).  5 reasons why ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2017, 5:27 PM by Posts Editor
  • Waarnambool Regatta 4th-5th March A team from the LBT competed successfully in the Skiff section of this regatta, and, more importantly, had a great time.  Thanks to Pat Groot and all our friends at ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2017, 5:17 PM by Posts Editor
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Meteye Franklin Forecast
Willy Weather tide, wind and weather (Castle Forbes Bay)

Concept plans for Evaporator Sheds (Cumulus Studios)




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