The Living Boat Trust - 'Where the wooden boat festival never ends'

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Farewell old LBT website You have been faithful to us and we to you, but we must move on to  Hopefully the next newsletter will be generated from there. 
    Posted Oct 31, 2021, 1:15 PM by Posts Editor
  • Cruise with the Wooden Boat Guild Date: Sunday November 21; Time: 10.30 am (depart Franklin); Destination: Huonville . For more details see the flyer below ( Note the need for an RSVP if ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2021, 12:58 PM by Posts Editor
  • Family fun day at the LBT Sunday was a reminder of how blessed we are in the Huon Valley – both with place and people. There we were beside the river on a mild spring day but ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2021, 4:30 AM by Posts Editor
  • Five mile crew This Franklin St Ayles Skiff crew formed to compete in the Castle to Crane race last year, and, as reported in this column, did very, very well. There has been ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2021, 3:21 AM by Posts Editor
  • First day of On the Water Program The vagaries of Tasmanian weather mean that sometimes this becomes the ‘In the Shed’ program, but this year got off to the perfect start with blue skies and no wind ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2021, 3:17 AM by Posts Editor
  • Friday evening rowing (Oct 29) called off Weather is against us.  We will reconvene next week.
    Posted Oct 28, 2021, 5:19 PM by Posts Editor
  • Figurehead for Freyja Jane Johnson writes: The LBT Open Day on October 31, 2021 aims to provide opportunities for “messing about with boats”, which this Sunday from 11am includes model boats, “Come and ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2021, 5:15 PM by Posts Editor
  • Insurance We are in the process of paying our insurances, which is a good time to remind ourselves of what we are covered for and what we are not. This has ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2021, 5:55 AM by Richard Forster
  • Only one week to Family Fun Day Yep, 31st of October is next Sunday. Here is a reminder of the planned activities.  When:  11.00am – 3.00pm.   Where:  the LBT shed and foreshore.  Come along and enjoy ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2021, 2:52 PM by Posts Editor
  • Race 1 McLaren series 31st October Port Huon and Cygnet Yacht clubs invite interested people to participate. See poster below.
    Posted Oct 23, 2021, 1:40 PM by Posts Editor
  • Palais Garage Sale 31st Oct See flyer below for details.
    Posted Oct 23, 2021, 1:23 PM by Posts Editor
  • BBQ Monday Coming up A quick eyeball of the calendar tells that the 25th is indeed the last Monday in October, and that hence we sing for our own suppers. If you are a ...
    Posted Oct 22, 2021, 1:33 PM by Posts Editor
  • The Shed is open The oracles have spoken, and this is what they said.'The lockdown in Southern Tasmania will end at 6pm today (Monday 18 October) but some restrictions will remain until 6pm ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2021, 1:43 PM by Posts Editor
  • 31st October Open day, family fun day When:             11.00am - 3.00pm; Where:             the LBT shed and foreshore.  Come along and enjoy:   Paul Frost's model boats (see pics below); sausage Sizzle and salad;  scones jam and ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2021, 12:54 AM by Posts Editor
  • Final reminder: LBT dues for 2021-22 For those of leaky memory, if you put off paying your yearly subscription to the LBT back in July and then lost that reminder note, it is not too late ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2021, 7:04 PM by Posts Editor
  • Rowing News October 2021 From the committee rowing team:1. Maintenance. Imagine work is extensive. Dennis is coordinating and supervising sanding, repainting and new gunnel blocks for oars. Helpers welcome2. Signing in. File ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2021, 11:31 PM by Posts Editor
  • Shed Closed until further notice Hopefully when that further notice comes it will be saying that we will be opening up 6pm on Monday, but we await confirmation from the State Government.  There will be ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2021, 4:49 AM by Posts Editor
  • LBT subcommittees In order to oversee the many activities of the LBT responsibilities are divided across various subcommittees.  These are:Executive: Peter Laidlaw, Richard Forster, Rod Macfarlan; Finance: Rod Macfarlan, Andy Ritchie ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2021, 12:35 AM by Posts Editor
  • No sailing Capricornia Now that the days are stretching out the water, particularly being on it, is starting to look tempting.  There are plenty of boats at the LBT for doing this, but ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2021, 8:12 PM by Posts Editor
  • Seniors Week We hope the second half of Seniors Week will go as well as the first half despite the ominous looking weather.  People have really been enjoying getting out on the ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2021, 5:13 PM by Posts Editor
  • Castle Forbes tide times If you thinking about getting on the water then tides - which direction, how high - can be an important consideration.  Ryan Blundell has just alerted us to the site ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2021, 1:40 PM by Posts Editor
  • Looking forward to return of 'Maritime Times' folder Dennis Muscovich has done a great job of collating our copies of this excellent publication in a large folder.  We hope that the person who has borrowed it is enjoying ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2021, 1:05 AM by Richard Forster
  • LBT Committee Meeting this week (14th) There is a draft agenda being worked on at . Draft minutes for the last meeting are at Extra business to be attended ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2021, 10:11 PM by Posts Editor
  • Seniors Week If you see a whole lot of strangers hanging around the Shed in the middle of the day this week don't be alarmed:  they have come along for a ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2021, 7:54 PM by Posts Editor
  • Friday night social rowing starts 29th Oct Meeting at 5 o’clock, get together after row for a chat, bring your own nibbles and drink.  Contact Mike Hewitt 0417376884 if there are any queries. 
    Posted Oct 7, 2021, 9:59 PM 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:

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