tn21 news

Thinking of joining us from interstate?

posted Aug 30, 2020, 1:52 AM by Martin Riddle

None of us know what travel restrictions may be in place in February 2021 but if you want to join the Raid, we're happy to help. The LBT Committee has agreed to offer a full refund to people prevented from attending by government restrictions - we hope this will give you confidence to book knowing you won't lose the participation fee. We realise that many people have to plan well in advance to bring their boat to Tasmania for the Raid and the thought of booking for the Spirit of Tasmania may all be too much with the current level of uncertainty.  Don't let that stop you joining us - we may be able to find a local boat that you can skipper yourself. Use the Expression of Interest to let us know if you would like us to find a 'self-drive' boat you can skipper yourself.  Complete the Expression of Interest here and let us know: 

tn21 - Expression of Interest opens

posted Aug 23, 2020, 12:59 AM by Martin Riddle

If you would like to be part of our small boat expedition in Tasmania in late summer 2021, follow the link and complete the Expression of Interest (EOI). The EOI was originally designed around the usual 10-day Raid arriving in Hobart for the AWBF and then a smaller, 4-day Return Raid. The Wooden Boat Festival has now been cancelled and COVID-19 has forced everyone to reconsider their plans - ourselves included. Depending on demand, we may run two separate expeditions as before or we may merge them. The EOI gives you the opportunity to tell us what you would like to do. Complete the tn21 Expression of Interest form here: 

Planning for tn21 continues

posted Jun 13, 2020, 9:48 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Jun 14, 2020, 5:29 PM ]

Thank-you for joining the tn21 Raid mailing list. Although you haven’t heard from us recently we haven’t been completely idle. We have been working away in the background to ensure we have the foundations in place to run the Raid. We have lined up Kate to organise the catering, we have agreement to use all the camping spots we need for the expedition and have started to put together the volunteer support team. This Thursday The LBT Committee will be meeting face-to-face for the first time in months and I will be asking them for approval to start committing expenditure. Of course Covid-19 is adding an extra layer of complexity to our planning and as the Raid approaches we will continually review our procedures to ensure they are appropriate for the prevailing conditions. We realise that one thing we can’t bring to the planning is the perspective of those of you who need to travel to Tasmania to join the Raid.  If there is anything you think we could do that would make it easier for interstate and overseas people to join us, please let us know at: 

Need a Raid boat?

posted May 27, 2020, 4:04 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated May 30, 2020, 7:29 AM ]

Rob Blackburn suggests this Ness Yawl might do the trick:

tn21 Raid planning - COVID-19

posted Apr 15, 2020, 10:25 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Apr 15, 2020, 10:59 PM ]

The thought of enjoying a 10-day small boat expedition with a fleet of like-minded people in early 2021 may feel like a distant hope - but if we don’t start planning, it definitely won’t happen. Read the LBT Committee’s statement on planning for the 2021 tawe nunnugah tn21 Raid at None of us knows what the World will be like in 2021 so we are not asking people to make a financial commitment too far in advance. We already know you are interested because you joined the tn21 email list (which is why you have recieved this message) . We’ll do all the organising and let you know when we need more information from you. You were generous to us during the bushfires of 2019, now it’s our turn.

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