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

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  • Cygnet maritime history presentation Tess Hallinan writes:  'Attached is the flyer ( for the Cygnet Living History Museum's display of Cygnet's Maritime History by Jean-Louis Boglio at Burton ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2020, 5:05 PM by Posts Editor
  • Another Atkin boat Gretchen was joined by a 'big sister', John Pollard's 'Louie' on Monday night.  John, Piet Lundstedt and crew had used the sea breeze to sail all the way up ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2020, 4:46 PM by Posts Editor
  • Pip's news Pip Stevenson recently had a job transporting a super yacht down the NSW coast.  Just as well he had gained some experience with us sailing Capricornia  - we hope he was ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2020, 4:33 PM by Posts Editor
  • Visit from the Australian Wooden Boat Festival Paul Stephanus and his merry people have been out and about, scouting locations for the proposed 'Maritime Trail' weekend in April, and we were on their list.  Read all about ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2020, 5:36 PM by Posts Editor
  • Wooden Boat Centre news Covid isolation has meant that the Wooden Boat Centre has been, well, isolated.  But that doesn't mean that they haven't been getting on with it.  Those of us ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2020, 1:47 AM by Posts Editor
  • Christmas Row December 18th December See flyer below for details:
    Posted Nov 27, 2020, 1:58 PM by Posts Editor
  • First LBT long table of the season At last Monday night's BBQ the weather was right, the midgies weren't too ferocious and it was time!  We spread out a bit more than in times past ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2020, 1:11 PM by Posts Editor
  • The 'Cadet' sails For years a Cadet dingy left by Nick Fryer has been sitting over by the stone wall waiting for somebody to take up the challenge of restoring her.  Mark Adams ...
    Posted Nov 27, 2020, 2:59 PM by Posts Editor
  • Spring Bay Community Boatshed Newsletter Attached is the news from our friends at Spring Bay (Triabunna):  For more about them see their website: ...
    Posted Nov 27, 2020, 1:18 PM by Posts Editor
  • Waratah season If you need a break from the water then you could do worse than head for the mountains where the native vegetation is in full flower.
    Posted Nov 28, 2020, 12:04 PM by Posts Editor
  • On the Water Program completed for 2020 The Grebes are packed away safely in the shed, the life jackets have been returned to their hangers, and another group of children have trooped back to school having enjoyed ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2020, 12:07 PM by Posts Editor
  • Human Rights Day at the Palais Thurs Dec 10 Zainab Clark sent the flyer below (  Looks like a really good event.  More information from Zainab at
    Posted Nov 26, 2020, 12:06 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monty sails Kevin Robson took this snap as she zipped past on a recent Friday evening showing a fair bit of antifoul.
    Posted Nov 22, 2020, 11:51 AM by Posts Editor
  • Draft Minutes for November LBT Committee Meeting Get 'em at 
    Posted Nov 22, 2020, 11:48 AM by Posts Editor
  • Excursion with the Wooden Boat Guild to Huonville The annual rally went off without a hitch on Sunday.  This was helped by the personal line to the weather gods possessed by Andrew Perkins: as usual we were blessed ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2020, 11:42 AM by Posts Editor
  • Julie Burgess news For those who haven't been keeping up, the 'Julie Burgess' is the 'Yukon' of Devonport, and she recently sailed into very troubled financial waters.  Graeme Norris has been keeping ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2020, 6:31 PM by Posts Editor
  • Great News! Return of the Monday LBT BBQ Time to take advantage of warm, summer evenings.  Bring something to go on the hot plate and something to share down to the Shed this coming Monday around 6.30pm ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2020, 1:34 AM by Posts Editor
  • Bushfire Awareness Evening 2nd December The fire brigade are running an awareness evening 4pm-7pm at the Palais on this date. See flyer below for more details.
    Posted Nov 18, 2020, 4:26 PM by Posts Editor
  • Stocking stuffer Gary Macdonald spotted this t-shirt which struck a chord with us. Pic from
    Posted Nov 15, 2020, 1:03 PM by Posts Editor
  • Swiftsure Regatta 6th December It is coming up!  9.30 am                 Roger Harwood dinghy row; 9-10.30 am            Whaleboat time trials; 10.30 - 12noon      St Ayles Skiffs 1 km pursuit; 12 -1 pm ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2020, 3:54 PM by Posts Editor
  • Cruise with the Wooden Boat Guild to Huonville this coming Sunday 22nd We advertised this event a while ago, and suddenly it is upon us.  Nancy is going up as well as Skiffs and whatever other boats we can muster.  If you ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2020, 3:59 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tawe Nunnugah 21 Itinerary The team have been at work and the map below shows the proposed route and stops - click on it for an enlarged version.  As can be seen there will be ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2020, 5:11 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Committee meeting Thursday 12th November An agenda is being compiled at  If there is business you wish to see addressed send it to or speak to your ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2020, 4:07 PM by Posts Editor
  • Feel the width Peter and Ninka's Kelpie has been rafted up to Kevin and Sandra's Merlin at the pontoon recently.  Both boats are a similar length, but a front on view ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2020, 2:04 PM by Posts Editor
  • Not a hole, an opportunity Paul Frost, with the help of friends, has filled the gap at the end of the verandah with a very stylish storage locker.
    Posted Nov 6, 2020, 2:06 PM by Posts Editor
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Meteye Franklin Forecast
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