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The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • The Shed is open - with masks 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 17, 2021, 11:37 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 tideschart.com 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 https://tinyurl.com/t6mnyprx . Draft minutes for the last meeting are at https://tinyurl.com/ykr2mvks 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
  • Pfizer vaccination clinic Huonville, Oct 11-13 9am-5pm at the Town Hall, book now. See the flyer attached for details: https://tinyurl.com/9j52vcvb.
    Posted Oct 7, 2021, 2:54 PM by Posts Editor
  • The Island Project - dementia prevention We recently attended a Men's Shed gathering where the main presentation concerned this topic.  It was the right demographic.  From the Project home page: 'Most of the risk for ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2021, 12:20 AM by Posts Editor
  • Sea-Gals James Arkle from Huon Yacht Club writes:  'One of the fun initiatives that we are starting this year is Sea-Gals. They are holding their first get together on Monday ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2021, 11:44 PM by Posts Editor
  • 'Going down another lane' book review From the review of John Young's autobiography in 'Afloat' magazine:  'Over the past 85+ years Dr John Young (BA, MA Auckland, MA Oxford, PhD ANU), English-born actor, author ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2021, 11:12 PM by Posts Editor
  • Migrating our website The LBT website is hosted by Google Classic Sites, which is scheduled to disappear in December.  A recent failed attempt to edit the Nancy homepage indicates that Google have already ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2021, 5:48 AM by Posts Editor
  • Nancy Fanciers meeting Monday 4th Oct 5pm There are a number of issues to be considered:  Nancy's role in Seniors Week (starting Monday 11th); getting Nancy out of the water for major maintenance at the beginning ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2021, 5:52 AM by Posts Editor
  • Rowing News Jane Johnson writes:Maintenance – Freyja is back on the river and in new-found glory was taken down to Dover for an adventurous row/exploration, timed well with some picture ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2021, 4:58 AM by Posts Editor
  • Family fun day Sunday October 31st Come along and enjoy:   Paul Frost's model boats (see pics below); sausage Sizzle and salad;  scones jam and cream; music with Terry Mead and David Pittaway; mounting of new ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2021, 5:53 AM by Posts Editor
  • Monday night BBQ Last Monday of the month has come around again (can you believe it?), so it is time to oil the hotplate and check the gas bottle.  Weather looks kind, and ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2021, 3:40 PM by Posts Editor
  • Huon Yacht Club Open Day Saturday October 2nd James Arkle (the commodore) has sent the program.11.30 preparations start in the clubhouse. If you could bring along a plate of finger food that would be great. Small ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2021, 5:52 AM by Posts Editor
  • Late invitation: Men's Shed gathering 30th Sept We are looking for one more delegate to send to this meeting at Margate.  Details attached: https://tinyurl.com/mhpbskue .  Despite the name it is not gender specific: there are ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2021, 3:56 PM by Posts Editor
  • Draft minutes for the LBT 2021 AGM Get them at https://tinyurl.com/ue85acsc.
    Posted Sep 18, 2021, 5:44 PM by Posts Editor
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Willy Weather tide, wind and weather (Castle Forbes Bay)

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