tawe nunnugah 2017 (tn17)
tn17 - From Recherche Bay to Hobart by small boat: 1-10 February 2017

Return Raid - From Hobart to Franklin by small boat: 13-16 February 2017

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TN17 News

  • tn17 News – Feedback form , sharing photos, Lost and Found and bar invoices This is probably the last of the tn17 up-dates and there are a number of things to cover. Firstly thank you all for making it such an enjoyable experience - we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.  However good it was there are always things that could be improved so we are seeking your feedback. Please follow the link below to the feedback form:  http://bit.ly/2mn5c1l  We have created a numbers of ways to share Raid photos. Using Facebook, you can post your best pics to the tn17 Photo Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1907553839491022/). This is a closed group just for Raiders with almost 200 photos in it already.  Go to the site ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2017, 6:38 PM by Martin Riddle
  • Happy memories: the Return Raid The latest edition of 'Afloat' features an article about the Return Raid http://bit.ly/2odiUn6 .  This magazine is available free from many boating outlets, or view it online   at http://bit.ly/2odqJJI.  Pic from Kevin Green, Afloat
    Posted Apr 13, 2017, 5:42 PM by Posts Editor
  • Photos from the Raid We are accumulating links to the collections we know about at http://bit.ly/2lxymw9 .  Let us know about your online collection if you would like it added. Pic from Phil Meaney
    Posted Feb 23, 2017, 7:28 PM by Posts Editor
  • Return Raid departure up-date Registration and bag drop for the Return Raid is at 16 Evans Street near the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart at 11 am on Monday morning. Evans Street is behind the Henry Jones Hotel on the north side of Constitution Dock (Salamanca Place is on the south side of the dock area) – map attached.   The original plan was for the Return Raid fleet to leave Hobart from Watermans Dock on Monday afternoon, however, the current forecast is for strong westerly winds from midday Sunday, easing late on Monday afternoon. We will have a better idea of how the weather system is moving at 11 am on Monday. If the winds are unlikely to ease in time for a safe ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2017, 3:25 PM by Martin Riddle
  • The view from ‘Imagine’: Quarantine Bay to South Arm We were an all female crew with Celia as skipper. We set out for Dennes Point, and to our surprise the sea was calm, the sun came out and there was no rain. We came out of Quarantine Bay into the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and into the path of three playful dolphins. We stayed in the lee of the land and had lunch aboard in some quiet water. We set off not knowing what to expect but having been warned that there was unsettled weather expected. We rowed, the waves got bigger, the wind got stronger, the white horses grew in number. The cox changed and we started surfing down the waves and steering towards the coast. The waves got ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2017, 5:38 PM by Posts Editor
  • The view from the camp: Simpson’s Point to Quarantine Bay The camp support staff had the best view of the Simpson’s Point camp, motoring in and out over the ridge: it was spectacular. In the morning after a 7.30 breakfast the now established routine of washing up and packing up the vehicles was easily accomplished with the assistance of everybody in camp. The analogy of ants moving a grasshopper was mentioned. Ros headed out to replenish stores, chef and cooking assistants went off to preprepare meals for the day, the support group went looking for fuel and gas, whilst the setup group found their way to the new camp with a truckload of luggage, camp equipment, mobile toilets and water supplies. The tea, coffee and office marquee was ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2017, 5:21 PM by Posts Editor
  • The view for Seastar: Randall’s Bay to Simpson’s Point Seastar had been tucked away in Egg and Bacon Bay for the night, a millpond in south westerly weather, very close to Randall’s, most importantly within walking distance for dinner. In the morning we motored around for breakfast in 20 minutes. Got away before the rest of the fleet, giving us a brief feeling of superiority before we were passed by the Bay Raiders and the Core Sounds. It was a day of fair winds blowing us along at about five knots, despite leaving two reefs in. We passed Huon Island and then Arch Rock, covered in nesting gulls and resting cormorants, turned the corner at Gordon into the D’entrecasteaux Channel proper and headed directly for Simpson’s ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2017, 1:44 AM by Posts Editor
  • The view from Black Pearl: Dover to Randall’s Bay As with the day before, a bit of everything. A nice breeze out of harbour, then nothing at all around the corner and wallowing around. A stiff wind came down the river, induced us to put in a couple of reefs, and then lots of tacking backwards and forwards to get past the fish farms. After that a straight run into Randall’s Bay. Got the tent up in the Thomas’s beautiful sheep paddock, and then it bucketed with rain. Drama: we had run out of red wine, but to balance that we had a warming curry for dinner.
    Posted Feb 8, 2017, 1:39 AM by Posts Editor
  • Tawe Nunnugah: the view from the safety boat (Seal) The most dramatic day was when the fleet was hit by a squall off Southport. The Montagu Whaler capsized in the middle of reefing drills off Southport Jetty - the main sheet jammed at an inopportune moment. People were taken off by driving the inflatable just over the gunwhales to make it easy for them to get in, leaving only the skipper aboard. The anchor had been deployed, but was tangled in other lines, and took some time to retrieve. Eventually ‘the Monty’ was slowly towed into harbour, still full of water. In the meantime Imagine had been caught on a surf beach, and another rescue boat, Flat Calm, had got into difficulties trying to assist them. It needed needed to ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2017, 1:35 AM by Posts Editor
  • The view from Swiftsure - Southport to Dover A very quiet seaward passage out of Southport. Dolphins and albatross along the way. The wind came up, straight out of Dover harbour. Swiftsure decided she did NOT want to go home, and we engaged in a series of tacks backwards and forwards across the entrance, very slowly making our way in. The destination was in sight but the wind was dropping and in the end we reluctantly accepted a tow into the beach. Esperance Yacht Club were great hosts, the providers of a very welcome shower, and the venue for wine and song that evening. Thanks to Matt and Gill for organising. We are learning about Swiftsure as we go.
    Posted Feb 8, 2017, 1:33 AM by Posts Editor
  • First days: the view from Allecat (Allecat is a 20 foot Core Sound open sail boat)  We arrived in Franklin from Lennox Head in northern NSW after a 3 day drive to go straight to the LBT dinner. Caught up with a lot of people we had met before, helped around the shed and generally just settled in. Judy and I came along with Alex, our 24 year old daughter who did the TN 13.  The trip to Cockle Creek was fun in the rickety old bus made better by the Scallop pies on the way. The road has not improved I can report.  Cockle Creek was funny as we all arrived and descended on the most southerly national park in Australia only to find a ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2017, 3:10 AM by Posts Editor
  • Return Raid – where to join the fleet With everyone busy preparing for the northwards tn17 Raid the participants joining us on 13 Feb for the Return Raid might be feeling a little neglected. Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you. The main thing you need to do is find the Living Boat Trust marquee at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival and ask for the tn17 Raid people. The Raid fleet will be at Waterman’s Dock opposite the Brook Street Pier and near Peter Johnson’s chandlery with the LBT marque somewhere close by. Try to make contact by 11 am and we will aim to be under way in the early afternoon. Your camping gear and any bags you don’t need on the ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2017, 3:53 AM by Martin Riddle
  • Things we may have forgotten to tell you…. You need something to put your lunch in because no-one likes soggy, squashed sandwiches and as the world already has enough lunch-boxes we’re not going to give you one - so you’ll have to bring your own. On the up-side, you don’t need to bring crockery, cutlery or camp chairs as we will provide them all.  Please don’t drag all your best Festival-going clothes with you on the Raid. Separate them from the clothes and camping gear you need for the Raid and leave them in Franklin. We will bring them to Hobart to meet you on Friday 10 February.      If you are buying new camping equipment, please remove all the manufacturer’s ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2017, 4:06 AM by Martin Riddle
  • Three new FAQs posted – Boat Allocations, Gear Lists and Transport Options Three new FAQs have been posted on the tn17 web site. They deal with the following questions: + What Transport is available? – go to: https://sites.google.com/a/rforster.org/lbt/tn17/frequently-asked-questions/whattransportisavailable  + What Gear should I bring? – go to: https://sites.google.com/a/rforster.org/lbt/tn17/frequently-asked-questions/whatgearshouldibring   + How will people be allocated to boats? – go to: https://sites.google.com/a/rforster.org/lbt/tn17/frequently-asked-questions/howwillpeoplebeallocatedtoboatsforpeoplenotbringingthereownboats  All the FAQs are at: https://sites.google.com/a/rforster.org/lbt/tn17/frequently-asked-questions  If you have unanswered questions please contact me, but look at these first. Emails to: info@tawe-nunnugah.org
    Posted Jan 20, 2017, 11:37 AM by Posts Editor
  • tn17 – IMPORTANT Booking Form – Dinner, Transport, PFDs Please follow the link below to the tn17 Booking form. The form will allow you to book a place at the Pre-departure Dinner in Franklin on Tuesday 31 January; book transport from Franklin to Recherche Bay on 1 February; book transport from Hobart to Franklin on 10 February; book transfer of bags not needed for the Raid from Franklin to Hobart on 10 February and book an LBT PFD if you don’t have one of your own.   If you use the form your booking information will be safe – if you send me an email request it will probably get lost. Follow the link to the form:  https://goo.gl/XWDqmz   Only 4 days left to pledge a contribution ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2017, 1:05 PM by Posts Editor
  • Reef early, reef often Recent strong winds in southern Tasmania are a timely reminder of the importance of having a good reefing system on your boat and knowing how to use it. Wind strength can change quickly in the waters we will be traversing during the Raids. Even when we set out in the morning with a favourable forecast, it’s always possible the wind will get up and make everything a little too exciting during the day.  Knowing how to reduce sail quickly and under gusty conditions is essential for ensuring you keep control of your vessel. Before the Raid check your reefing systems, making sure everything is running freely and that all fittings are secure and are not going to tear ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2017, 1:06 PM by Posts Editor
  • Return Raid – major changes to route announced We have made major changes to the route for the Return Raid. We will now spend the first night (13 Feb) at South Arm, the second night (14 Feb) at Woodbridge and the final night (15 Feb) at Charlotte Cove.   The main reason for the changes are to reduce the passage on the first day. The organisers of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival prefer vessels to remain on site until Monday afternoon making it difficult for us to get an early start and raising the likelihood that we would be facing a long haul into a sea breeze on the first day out. The new schedule starts with a short passage of 7 NM to South Arm. If you have ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2017, 3:43 AM by Posts Editor
  • There’s nothing more important than safety, but….. So far we have received 46 responses to our questionnaire on drink preferences for the Raid and just 5 responses to the questionnaire on boat safety equipment! Ok there are more than 100 people doing the raid and we all have to drink something so we’d expect more responses on that one. We will be doing safety inspections of all boats before departure and it will make it easier for you and for us if you have completed the safety equipment questionnaire in advance – so please, if you're bringing your own boat and haven’t done so already, go on-line and complete the questionnaire – just follow the link: http://bit.ly/2eFh6UA.  On the other hand, it ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2017, 1:07 PM by Posts Editor
  • Please bring your Life Jackets and advice on taking a PFD on an airline Everyone participating in the Raid on a small boat is required to wear an approved life jacket (PFD). The Living Boat Trust has a few communal PFDs but not enough for everyone. If you have a life jacket please it along.  If you are flying to Hobart and your life jacket is the type inflated with a CO2 cylinder you have to declare it to the airline ahead of time. You need to look up their Dangerous Goods pages on the web and it will tell you what you have to do. You will probably be required to send them an email with your flight details and booking reference. For example (to Qantas): “To: dgenquiries@qantas.com.au - I will ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2017, 1:08 PM by Posts Editor
  • tn17 - more on safety equipment Safety is central to all our planning for the tn17 Raid. We hope that all the hard work will have been done before we start so that everyone can enjoy the Raid without worrying. A few weeks ago we sent out information on preparing your boat – the article and checklists are still available on line at:  http://lbt.rforster.org/tn17/tn17-news/boatownersboatandgearsafetychecks-lists.  If you are bringing your own boat and haven’t done so already, please run through the checks and make sure everything is shipshape. Discussions among the tn17 safety team have identified four items not previously on our list of safety equipment: 1. A sea-anchor or drogue to help you hold station if conditions ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2017, 1:09 PM by Posts Editor
  • Help 'Our Monty' join the Raid Tawe Nunnugah isn't just a cruise in company, but a shared opportunity for participants to sail and row a variety of small boats in waters which would otherwise be too daunting.  We think that one of the most interesting of those boats is the Montagu Whaler, currently undergoing restoration in the Wooden Boat Centre. Every capital ship in the navies of the British Commonwealth used to carry a whaler for a variety of duties, and they were famously seaworthy and good for both rowing and sailing. Now they are a rarity.   Once it is complete ours will likely be the only working Whaler remaining in Australia. Help us restore 'our Monty' in time for the Raid by making a ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2016, 11:10 PM by Posts Editor
  • tn17 drink preferences Now that the Raid is getting closer it’s time to start thinking of the important details that make the Raid a success – and there’re few things more important than making sure everyone is happy with the occasional drink as the sun goes down. In the past we’ve provided a limited choice and as a consequence many participants have chosen to bring their own drink supplies. The problem with this is that every day as we load and unload gear from the truck we are constantly shifting personal bags weighed down by beer and wine. In 2017 we hope to avoid this by providing what you want. So with this in mind we have created another of those ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2016, 11:06 PM by Posts Editor
  • All tn17 Raid and Return Raid places are confirmed To my surprise, we had someone who has already paid their invoice ask when they would hear if they are on the confirmed list to do the Raid. I must admit I hadn’t realised that we’d left any uncertainty but just to be sure – if you have paid, you are on the confirmed list and we are not going to kick you off.   We have now been able to offer everyone on the Reserve List the opportunity to join the Raid thanks to everyone’s quick responses by either confirming their place by paying or confirming their withdrawal from the 2017 Raids. If you are among those that withdrew – thanks for your interest, thanks for being clear with ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2016, 1:49 AM by Posts Editor
  • Routes for tn17 and Return Raid now available We've now confirmed the locations for each night of the tn17 and Return Raids. Links to both the tn17 and Return Raid route maps are available from the tn17 web-page (https://sites.google.com/a/rforster.org/lbt/tn17 then go to the box on the left side).     The maps show where we will be camping and include some planned lunch stops - if you've got suggestions for others please let us know. We've also added the approximate distance over the water for each leg of the Raids - so you know what you're in for. There are still a few spots available for both tn17 and the Return Raids. Preference will be given to people wanting ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2016, 12:51 AM by Martin Riddle
  • Tawe Nunnugah Boats: 'Bittern' The 'Bittern' will be the latest Living Boat Trust St Ayles Skiff when she is launched on November 27th.   She was built by a small community group under the leadership of Grant Drummond in the Wooden Boat Centre. As the picture below shows she is in the final stages of painting in the LBT workshop annex. Pic from Lorrie Harrison
    Posted Nov 5, 2016, 11:31 PM by Posts Editor
  • 'Seastar' gets a cleanup Up and down the coast barnacles are being scraped, frayed sheets replaced,  anti-foul applied and engines checked as boats are prepared for Tawe Nunnugah.  Shown below is Ken Thomson blasting a season's worth of growth from the hull of the 28' Hartley 'Seastar'.  Send us a pic and story of your TN17 boat preparations (info@tawe-nunnugah.org) and we will publish them in the news column.
    Posted Nov 2, 2016, 9:24 PM by Posts Editor
  • Boat owners – boat and gear safety checks-lists   Christmas and the Raid will soon be on us and when the silly season strikes it could be hard to find time to check out your boat. So now’s a good time to get the cover off, open the lockers and make sure everything on board is ship-shape.   All vessels participating in the tn17 Raid, whether privately owned or vessels owned or managed by the Living Boat Trust, must be seaworthy and must carry at least the minimum safety equipment required by Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST). We’ve set-up a simple check-list designed to make it easy for you to ensure everything’s in order – just follow the link: http://bit.ly/2eFh6UA   Our check ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2016, 8:33 PM by Posts Editor
  • Only one week to go to pay your invoice and confirm your place on tn17  Deb and I spent Monday and Tuesday this week scouting sites on Bruny Island and we have some great spots lined up for the tn17 Raid. But don't miss out - invoices for tn17 went out two weeks ago. If you received an invoice and haven’t done so already you have only a week now to confirm your place by paying. If you have paid but have not heard from us - thank-you and my apologies for not yet getting back to you, we've had a slight hiccup in the system. After 28 October we will start offering the unconfirmed places to people on the Reserve List. So, if you have an invoice for tn17 and still want ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2016, 4:06 AM by Martin Riddle
  • Do you have a preference for rowing or sailing? It’s funny how the arrival of an invoice focuses the mind. Several people who signed up to do the Raid on an LBT vessel have recently asked how we plan to allocate people to boats. Well our first task is to find out what you want – and to that end we have developed another of those fun on-line forms. To complete the form, please follow the link: http://bit.ly/2dTXh91   If you are bringing your own boat, or are crew on a private vessel, this form is NOT for you – but don’t be disappointed, we’re developing one just for you. However, if you indicated in your EOI that you want to do tn17 in one ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2016, 2:38 PM by Martin Riddle
  • What to expect if you are on the Reserve List for tn17 We set a limit on the numbers on the Raid to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience. We reached that limit on 15 September 2016. Those who entered their EOI on or before 15 September are on the Priority List. If you submitted after 15 September you were placed on our Reserve List.   Invoices have been sent to those on the Priority List and they have been told they must pay by 28 October to confirm participation otherwise they will forfeit their place. Those that don’t pay by 28 October will be removed from the Priority List and placed at the end of the queue on the Reserve List. We will then be in a position to ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2016, 12:29 AM by Martin Riddle
  • Brace yourselves: invoices on the way The good news is that organisation for the Raid is proceeding rapidly. The not so good, for those on the Priority List (those who entered an EOI before 15 September), is that you should prepare to break into your piggy banks: we are about to bill you. The even worse news is that invoices will be accompanied by ‘Conditions of Participation' and ‘Payment Policies’ documents. These things aren't much fun. One's heart drops and eyes glaze over when dealing with them, but before you send us money we need to be clear about expectations to avoid future disappointment. To this end we've tried to keep these documents as brief and to the point as possible - hence the ...
    Posted Oct 4, 2016, 2:28 PM by Posts Editor
  • Don't forget to register your boat for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival If you are doing the tn17 Raid in your own wooden boat and want to display it at the Festival you need to register it with AWBF. Time to register is running out. Registrations for boats afloat close on 17th October and for boats displayed on land,12 December. We can't do this for you.If you want your boat to be displayed on the water with the rest of the tn17 fleet – the advice from Bronwyn (AWBF) is to include the words (RAID ENTRY) just like that, in brackets at the beginning of the ‘Boat History’ section of the registration form.You will need at least two photographs - one showing the bows of your boat and the other ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2016, 7:59 PM by Posts Editor
  • tn17 Raid full - any new applications (EOIs) will go on the Reserve List Response to the call for Expressions of Interest to participate in the 2017 tawe nunnugah Raid has been outstanding. We have already reached our limit for number of participants and any new EOIs received from now on will go on a Reserve List.   People who have already entered EOIs are on our Priority List. They will soon be sent details on how to pay including timelines. Once we receive full payment they will be placed on our Confirmed List. In fairness to all, we cannot exclude other potential participants by holding places indefinitely – so if we don’t receive payment on time they will be removed from the Priority List to make room for someone on the Reserve List. Timelines ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 11:55 PM by Martin Riddle
  • Comfortable camping and day-to-day activities on the tn17 Raid - FAQs  Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) includes two recent additions about life during the tawe nunnugah Raid.  Apart from sailing and rowing what else happens during the Raid? Are there any tricks for making life more comfortable at the camps? Are there things you want to know about the tn17 that would be of general interest?  If so, we will create a new FAQ and share it with everyone. Send your questions to us at: info@tawe-nunnugah.org
    Posted Aug 24, 2016, 10:43 PM by Martin Riddle
  • TN17 Poster It’s the people that make each tawe nunnugah Raid a unique and memorable experience. Now’s the time to get the word out and see who we can attract to join us for tn17 (1-10 February, 2017). If you have a colour printer and go to places frequented by boaty people, please download the PDF of the tn17 poster (available here), Print out a few copies and pin them up in prominent places on all their noticeboards.
    Posted Aug 25, 2016, 7:34 PM by Posts Editor
  • The TN17 FAQ List Got some questions about TN17?  Before sending your query to info@tawe-nunnugah.org check that there isn't already an answer on the Frequently Asked Questions List: http://goo.gl/8O2RmQ.  This list is also accessible from the menu on the tawe-nunnugah.org homepage.
    Posted Jun 20, 2016, 6:27 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tawe Nunnugah 2007: the film 'This is the story of a nine day voyage through time and space in ten simple small boats and a wooden whale boat in the wake of the nunnagahs, the foreign explorers, the convict ships the whalers and  trading ketches of the past, and the fishing boats and yachts of the present, towards the biggest wooden boat festival in the southern hemisphere which is held every two years in Hobart, Tasmania.' (taken from John Young's introduction)  Ten years later, and the spirit expressed in that film lives on: see the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLTbHd8A1Sw (or click on the video link below). 
    Posted Jun 17, 2016, 9:05 PM by Posts Editor
  • Beat the rush and register for the next tawe nunnugah Raid (tn17) now. Marketing for the 2017 Raid is starting to ramp up. We have an article in the next Australian Wooden Boat Festival newsletter and expect it to attract a lot of interest - so get your EOI in now and beat the rush. We have decided to limit  the number of people on the Raid to about the size of past Raids so that we can continue to use the lovely hidden camp sites that we have visited previously. To be fair to everyone, if we are oversubscribed we will offer priority to those people who apply early. Don’t leave it to chance and risk missing out – get your application in now. The Expression of Interest and Boat Registration forms are ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2016, 8:53 PM by Posts Editor
  • The TN17 'Info Exchange' is open for business The TN17 Info Exchange has been set up to enable people to ask questions and share answers.Do you need help with something to do with TN17?Do you have information you want to share?Can you provide assistance to other TN17 participants?    See what topics have already been raised at: Info Exchange    Create a new discussion topic or provide answers through the form at: http://bit.ly/1U0b8rZ
    Posted May 22, 2016, 1:31 AM by Posts Editor
  • Communications for Tawe Nunnugah 2017 There are a couple of ways to get yourself onto the mailing list:  complete the form at http://bit.ly/23n905x or register your interest in being on the raid at http://bit.ly/23n970L .  Messages are generated automatically from the tawe-nunnugah.org news page, which has a couple of advantages:it isn't reliant on the memory of the secretary; if emails get lost there is always the news page as a reference.The disadvantage is that email systems such as Gmail tend to classify these messages as 'promotions' and stick them under a tab where nobody looks.  See the example in the second screen grab below.  The trick (for Gmail) is to RIGHT click on the item ...
    Posted May 20, 2016, 5:24 PM by Martin Riddle
  • TN17 is coming! Martin Riddle, an experienced raid sailor who has participated in all previous TN raids, has volunteered to coordinate the committee for the 2017 event.  See his initial planning discussion document attached: http://bit.ly/1Q7achP.  He will be looking for people to work on this committee, so get that volunteering hand from behind your back and prepare to wave it in the air!
    Posted Feb 22, 2016, 7:23 PM by Martin Riddle
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