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On the Water

Of course what we all want to do at the Living Boat Trust is get 'on the water', and we do it all the time.
  • On a casual basis members take out our Grebe dinghies for a row or a sail around Egg Island or down the river.
  • The 'Women on the Water (WOW)'  have an organised program and traditionally meet to go rowing on Friday mornings.
  • There is also a group that goes out for a row (or a sail) on Thursday mornings
  • There are expeditions and regattas and excursions organised on a regular basis - watch the news column.
  • The 'big daddy' for getting on the water is 'Tawe Nunnugah'
And then there is our schools 'On the Water' program: see the 2020 program

'How to Row' a video produced by Martin Kell for the LBT

YouTube Video

Over several years the Living Boat Trust, in cooperation with local schools, has run a program to introduce students to basic boating skills.  This has included
  • preparation and planning
  • rigging
  • ropework
  • rowing techniques
  • sailing techniques and manoeuvres
  • rescue procedures and drills
  • launching and docking
  • sailing theory and background
  • observing and understanding winds, tides and currents
We plan to continue this program into the future.  If your school wishes to be involved please contact the LBT secretary: sec@lbt.org.au

More On the Water Documents can be found here

The photo at left shows the start of a dinghy race at the Swiftsure regatta - the annual culmination of  'On the Water'.
See the Swiftsure Regatta 2014 page.

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