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  • World Skiffies Women's over 50 event First thing to mention is that the organisers brought the final of the women's over 50s event forward a day because Friday's weather was forecast as rubbish meaning ...
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  • Summary Report from the World Skiffies When we arrived in Scotland to attend the World Skiffies at Stranraer Ali Grant warned us that the Scottish rowing community had gone mad, and had been training dawn and ...
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  • News from the MAWBF For those not on the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival mailing list, here's a heads up to the contents of the latest newsletter. In the 16/7/2019 edition ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2019, 8:53 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monday night at the LBT (15 July) The wind might blow, it might rain and snow, but a winter meal in good company at the LBT on a Monday night is well worth venturing out for. Here ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2019, 8:13 PM by Posts Editor
  • Golden Oldies? (WorldSkiffies record set by LBT crew!) Over on the WhatsApp media channel Deb van Velzen reports that a record time for an LBT crew was set by this Over 60 Mens team!
    Posted Jul 11, 2019, 3:39 AM by Posts Editor
  • 2019-20 Membership Dues Whilst the secretary has been away in Europe ignoring his duties (such as sending out reminder notices),  the 2018-19 financial year has ended, meaning that it is now time ...
    Posted Jul 14, 2019, 5:46 PM by Posts Editor
  • TN19 (The Snug Raid) video Saul has just posted up a video on YouTube of the Tawe Nunnuga 2019 (otherwise known as the Snug Raid) Nice work Saul! https://youtu.be/4AhnOhnYUd4
    Posted Jul 10, 2019, 6:50 PM by Posts Editor
  • Skiffies report on the BBC Our man in Scotland has passed on a link to a BBC news article on the World Skiffies - have a look - you might spot some locals :-)https://tinyurl.com/y388856j
    Posted Jul 10, 2019, 6:38 PM by Posts Editor
  • Skiffie Championship Results 2019 For those interested, results for the championships are being posted on the Scottish Coastal Rowing website at https://scottishcoastalrowing.org/ . Look in the 'Recent Posts' column on the right hand ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2019, 3:08 AM by Posts Editor
  • Monday night dinners at the LBT No matter the time of year the Monday night dinner is an LBT institution. Its a great way for long standing members to get together and catch up over a ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2019, 4:39 AM by Posts Editor
  • A beachful of Skiffs Word has it that there are 700 crews partipating in the St Ayles Skiff championships in Stranrear (Scotland).  They have set up 16 lanes in order to cope.  Could be ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2019, 4:25 AM by Posts Editor
  • FunnieS at Frank's x 2 (Twice the Fun!) Attached are flyers for the next 2 FunnieS at Frank's.Damian Callinan on the 25th of July and National Science Week Special Event on the 15th of August.NOTE ...
    Posted Jul 4, 2019, 8:02 PM by Posts Editor
  • Familiar boat, wrong hemisphere. A couple of LBTers at large spotted a familiar looking boat in Reykjavick (Iceland) harbour (pics below), and on investigation it proved to be the Sea Shepherd 's 'Brigitte Bardot ...
    Posted Jul 4, 2019, 7:35 PM by Posts Editor
  • Remember these young men? Some people may remember a group of young journeyman Dutch boatbuilders who came to Monday night dinner a year or so back, on the advice of their teacher Bert van ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2019, 7:09 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT burgee in exotic places column. Our man in the Hebrides has filed this report on a fine northern raid:This is Temple Beach on Little Bernera Island in the outer Hebrides. The villagers from across ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2019, 6:43 PM by Posts Editor
  • Lost oars! Annie Venables has put out a call for anyone spotting her lost oars:"Dear LBT Members - can you help! ......I lost my oars  in the river (Saturday 29th June) at ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2019, 6:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • Scottish winners! Shane Johnson has just (30 June) posted on Face book :"Jane received 3 first place medals from 3 races at the An Eather regatta at Shawbost on Lewis in the ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2019, 6:32 PM by Posts Editor
  • Free virtual tour of old Hobart Town Just in from John Wadsley, Maritime Heritage Coordinator from the Maritime Museum of Tasmania, that the next fabulous Monthly Talk, will be held on Tuesday, 2 July from 12 noon ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2019, 5:23 PM by Posts Editor
  • Winter Sailing is on! Pip advises that Winter Sailing in Capricornia is very much still on. New time is Sunday at noon, weather permitting. All welcome; beginners to experienced, members and prospective members, men ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2019, 1:08 AM by Posts Editor
  • The Tuesday Group (26 June) If you drop in to the LBT on Tuesday you can see a hive of boaty activity as is most appropriate! There were busy folk sanding, painting, roving, rigging and ...
    Posted Jun 25, 2019, 3:59 PM by Posts Editor
  • Yukon is back. A familiar presence on the jetty, Yukon has been absent recently to recieve the tlc required by all our water bourn vessels. She is back now with a few new ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2019, 5:12 PM by Posts Editor
  • Alls Quiet? Well you might think all is quiet after the flurrry of foreign correspondence last week. That stream seems to have dried up as Our Man in Europe metamophoses into Our ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2019, 2:51 AM by Posts Editor
  • Latest Update from the Tuesday Group (18 June '19) Graham Wright has sent through some updates from the Tuesday Group - Great work folks!The Grebe 'Lightwood Bottom' is nearly finished and should be ready to go back in the ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2019, 5:17 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT hosted the Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania (Sunday 9th June) On Sunday 9th June, the LBT hosted 56 members from the Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania, who sailed into Franklin as part of their annual pilgrimage South to the Huon ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2019, 2:39 AM by Posts Editor
  • Cooks 250th Celebrations October 2019 (A heads up from New Zealand Coastal Rowing) NZ Coastal rowing is intending to take part in the 250th celebrations in Whitianga Coromandel, marking the arrival of Captain Cook and the Bark Endeavour to New Zealand in 1769 ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2019, 2:27 AM by Posts Editor
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tn19 Raid - tawe nunnugah 2019 - small boat expedition in Southern Tasmania
And for more more information visit the Tawe Nunnugah Facebook page

tn19 Expressions of Interest are open

What better way to warm up for the 2019 Australian Wooden Boat Festival than sailing or rowing a small craft over 10 days from the edge of Tasmania’s southwest wilderness to Hobart arriving in time to join the Parade of Sails at the start of the festival?

Expressions of Interest for the tawe nunnugah 2019 Raid are now open. Follow the links at: http://lbt.rforster.org/tn19





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