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.
'How to Row' a video produced by Martin Kell for the LBT
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
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Find out about our boats here