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  • Splice the Mainbrace (a covid shutdown article from Jim) Jim Stockton is caught up in the joys of the Melbourne lockdown and has been using his down time productively - here is a tale redolent of hemp and stockholm tar ...
    Posted by Posts Editor
  • Vale Graham Wright Sad news arrived this week regarding the passing of LBT regular, Graham Wright. Graham was a prolific contributor to the LBT  Newsletter on Tuesday Group matters both as scribe and ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2021, 11:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • Public’s views sought on Huon Highway corridor study The following call and opportunity to comment has been appearing in the local papers and Facebook - worth considering!"The Huon Highway Corridor Study, Kingston to Southport, is part of ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2021, 9:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • MAST correspondence re Capricornia MAST has advised the LBT that they have considered Pip's report on the capsize of Capricornia on the 7th June and that no further investigation is required. They do ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2021, 2:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • Rowing News Progress of the figureheadsProgress is continuing on the removable figureheads on the skiffs. Plus, the maintenance crew have been busy with new footstraps on trial in the bow seat ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2021, 10:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC) to the Egg Island Reserve (Sat 24th July and 28th Aug) The Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC) are proposing to make a visit to work on the Egg Islands Reserve and will be seeking the assitance of the LBT volunteers and vessels ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2021, 10:36 PM by Posts Editor
  • Rowing News The Freyja figurehead takes shape in the covered verandah area. The cafe blinds were an initiative of the women on water rowing group that raised the funds to ensure a ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2021, 9:00 PM by Posts Editor
  • Building a replica of the 1803 Schooner 'Independence' As Endra and Richard continue their mainland adventures, they have taken time to send us titbits of their boaty discoveries. It seems that down at The Wharf, Tangara Drive, American ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2021, 2:46 AM by Posts Editor
  • Rowing News: Progress on Freya and more! Progress on Freyja as a bittern figurehead evolves. There is also a request that people who take Swiftsure out remove the Thole pins after use. On February 20 2022 the ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2021, 4:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • We all love a project! Indeed we do! What would our sheds and back yards be without such things! So here's a splendid opportunity passed through to us by Paul Fisher " regretfully up for ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2021, 3:00 AM by Posts Editor
  • Elandra A couple of notable launchings of new boats from the Wooden Boat School at the weekend: JP's Elandra and a Percy.  Pics from Endra O'May below.
    Posted Jun 27, 2021, 5:52 AM by Posts Editor
  • Draft Minutes for June LBT Committee meeting Find them at https://tinyurl.com/yzg6sz42
    Posted Jun 27, 2021, 5:44 AM by Posts Editor
  • Decorative knots Barbara Frankel writes:'A big thank you to all those who came along to the Decorative Knotting sessions this month. As there was sufficient interest she proposes to run some ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2021, 5:18 AM by Posts Editor
  • Film night 'Scattered People' Friday June 25 at 6pm at the Palais This is a Huon Refugee Support Group fundraiserEntry by donation, bar and food for sale on the night. For more details see the flyer below, and the trailer at ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2021, 3:56 PM by Posts Editor
  • New paint job for Yukon Yukon came home to Franklin at the weekend, dressed in her new livery.  What do we think? See below.
    Posted Jun 20, 2021, 7:00 AM by Posts Editor
  • Progress on Freyja's maintenance Jane Johnson writes: 'There is plenty of incentive to join in with skiff maintenance – Freyja Tim-tams. Paint stripping is 90% complete, to be followed by sanding and Cetol. There ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2021, 6:54 AM by Posts Editor
  • An evening of Playback Theatre, September 4th Save the date of this LBT fund raising event in your diaries. Playback Theatre is 'story telling through improvisation'.  Music from Steve and Marjorie Gadd and friends, and from Terry ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2021, 6:47 AM by Posts Editor
  • Responses to Capricornia capsize A debrief session was held with the crew of Capricornia after the recent capsize to get their reactions and suggestions for improvement.  Minutes are attached - see https://tinyurl.com/4bve6erh ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2021, 6:36 AM by Posts Editor
  • Satisfaction Survey We ran this survey a couple of months ago.  Thanks to all who contributed their thoughts and views, which have already been used by the committee in considering such issues ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2021, 6:17 AM by Posts Editor
  • Stay Chatty at Huon Rowing Club, 7th July Lisa Cooper writes:  'The Huon Rowing Club will be hosting a Stay Chatty presentation at our Clubrooms from 5:30pm on wednesday 7th July. The presentation will be by the ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2021, 5:54 AM by Posts Editor
  • Pay your membership for 2021-22 LBT memberships lapse at the end of June and renewal notices will be sent out shortly.  Payment details will be included in these notices: they remain the same as for ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2021, 8:23 PM by Posts Editor
  • A life on the ocean waves, 13-14 July For those looking for entertainment for younger folk during the mid-year holidays John Wadsley from the Maritime Museum has inspiration. See the flyer below for details.
    Posted Jun 17, 2021, 5:13 PM by Posts Editor
  • Treasurer's Report 20th April - 19th May Here is the report presented to the last committee meeting.  Opening balance:                            $25,001; Closing balance:                            $24,920; Term deposit opening balance:       $42,098; Term deposit closing balance:        $42,098 ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2021, 6:58 AM by Posts Editor
  • Technicolor Tangle New halyards were required for Capricornia after last Monday's mishap, and we have taken the opportunity to colour code them.  In future the spagetti junction at the base of ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2021, 2:25 PM by Posts Editor
  • Summer Days If you need a break from Tasmania's misty, atmospheric winter skies and long grey evenings you could do worse than join the Port Hacking Raid, at least in a ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2021, 5:11 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