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  • Sailing lay day Monday 24th Skippers are busy.  May be an opportunity to get Capricornia out in the evening.
    Posted Feb 22, 2020, 12:23 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monday BBQ coming up A quick glance at the kitchen roster posted by Kate below ( tells us that last Monday of the month is indeed coming up.  Bring something for ...
    Posted Feb 22, 2020, 12:15 PM by Posts Editor
  • Latest AWBF newsletter The Australian Wooden Boat Festival never sleeps!  See News includes an item about Andrew 'Old Sea Dogs' Wilson, and  word of the departure of 'Admiral' for ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2020, 3:00 AM by Posts Editor
  • Draft LBT Policy on fund-raising At it's February meeting the LBT Committee provisionally approved a new fund-raising policy - see .  This document is now available for members to comment on ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2020, 2:00 AM by Posts Editor
  • Mooring Works – Marine Farm Lease 186 Brabazon Point MAST reports:  Mariners are advised Tassal will be undertaking mooring work at MF186, Brabazon Point commencing 24 February 2020.  The corner markers will be moved to the co-ordinates shown ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2020, 12:37 AM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin foreshore development Many LBT members will be aware that in 2018 the Huon Valley Council won a grant of $750k from the State Government to improve the Franklin Waterfront. There was a ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2020, 3:24 PM by Posts Editor
  • Of droughts and flooding rains A couple of weeks ago Pip Stevenson went home to northern New South Wales to deal with bushfires and drought.  Pretty much ever since he has been flood bound!  He ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2020, 1:00 PM by Posts Editor
  • Academy Award winner at the Palais March 1st We learnt this from Franklin Palais Events.  Yes, it is 'Parasite' which has just won the Oscar for best picture for 2019.  Read all about it on Rotten Tomatoes: https ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2020, 12:40 PM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin History Group February Newsletter See attached: .  Interesting item on the history of lighting in Franklin.  Electricity wasn't a done deal in 1913.
    Posted Feb 16, 2020, 12:26 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing Monday 17th Feb Hans says that the day is looking ideal for learning how to deal with light winds in Capricornia.  See you at noon at the shed. Pic from Garry Macdonald
    Posted Feb 15, 2020, 7:08 PM by Posts Editor
  • Careful with that fuel locker Recently enough fuel siphoned out of a tank and into the bottom of the locker to have caused quite a bang if a match had been applied.  Attention smokers!
    Posted Feb 12, 2020, 4:39 AM by Posts Editor
  • Excursion to Kettering As everybody knows, we live on the best sheltered waterway in Australia and last weekend a small LBT fleet was able to take full advantage of it.  First night was ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2020, 7:38 PM by Posts Editor
  • Office on the move again Over the years the LBT office has been shunted around the shed as needs dictated, and Richard Page recently had his big crane in operation to move it back to ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2020, 2:27 PM by Posts Editor
  • Rowers and sailors wanted Jane Johnson writes:  'There are many times available to row the St Ayles Skiffs during the week. If you enjoy being up early, ready to “carpe diem” or “seize the ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2020, 1:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • Skiff launch in Western Australia Jane Johnson passed on the following: 'Thanks for your email & interest in our skiffs.  We are in the early planning stages of the launching celebrations other than to say the ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2020, 2:48 PM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin History on the radio Deb van Velsen alerted us to this very nice item on the ABC Joel Rheinberger show:
    Posted Feb 2, 2020, 1:38 PM by Posts Editor
  • No sailing Monday Feb 3rd That fair weather skipper Hans Sipsma says the forecast is looking too glum to take Capricornia out. 
    Posted Feb 2, 2020, 1:24 PM by Posts Editor
  • Charlotte Cove expedition planning Martin Riddle writes:  Final Details Planning Meeting  At the LBT shed on Monday at 5.30pm before the dinner.   LBT boats   Hans will skipper Capricornia, and with 8 people wanting ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2020, 12:43 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing Monday 27th January Hans Sipsma writes:  'Light winds from the north, possible landing party to raid the Kermandie pub on the not so holy day.  Starting at 12 noon.' 
    Posted Jan 26, 2020, 2:38 AM by Posts Editor
  • End of a project boat Bob Tubman decided that his 'yellow boat', which has been sitting outside the backdoor of the Shed, was beyond repair.
    Posted Jan 22, 2020, 2:04 PM by Posts Editor
  • The boat merry-go-round Boats go back in the water, boats come out.  Graham Wright sent the following pics.  The Monty, Swiftsure and Absent Friends are 'taking up' after recent repaint jobs, and poor ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2020, 1:06 PM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin History Group newsletter See attached:
    Posted Jan 19, 2020, 1:52 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing Monday 20th Jan There were very good reports of sailing last Monday, Hans plans to have Capricornia out again today.  See you at the pontoon at noon.
    Posted Jan 19, 2020, 1:40 PM by Posts Editor
  • North Franklin Foreshore Development At the last State election the Huon Valley Council received $750k for a project with the following outcomes.  Marina area providing areas for commercial vessels and tourist cruises to dock ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2020, 1:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • Julie Burgess news Graham Norris, our man on the north coast, has sent us this news clipping from the Advocate about the Julie Burgess.  Apparently council are about to consider tenders.
    Posted Jan 19, 2020, 1:53 PM 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