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What transport is available?

posted Jan 18, 2017, 11:48 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Jan 20, 2017, 1:01 PM by Posts Editor ]

We will organise the following buses at the start and end of the tn17 Raid:

  • Wednesday 1st February - we will organise two bus runs from the LBT Shed in Franklin to Cockle Creek. People dropping off boats and then doing the trailer shuffle back to Franklin will have preference for the later bus.
  • Friday 10th February Constitution Docks, Hobart to Franklin – times for bus run(s) will depend on demand

You can book places on these buses on-line at:

If you are joining the Raid on Sunday 5th February because your boat was assessed as not suitable for doing the more exposed parts of the Raid south of Dover we can provide some assistance but you need to sort out the details with us. We assume you have a car and trailer and that you need help to get your trailer back to Franklin. If you are an early riser and are very efficient at rigging your boat you could plan to join the fleet in the morning in Dover in time to rig, launch and sail with the fleet during the day but that will be very rushed. A less stressful alternative would be to take a leisurely drive to Randalls Bay, enjoy a peaceful day there rigging and testing your boat before the fleet arrives in the afternoon.  If you are joining on 5th February you need to contact the tn17 Coordinator to confirm your details. Email to:

If you think you have arranged for us to help with transport that is not covered above and you have not yet discussed this in detail with the Raid Coordinator, you’d better contact him because he’s probably forgotten – that’s why we have a preference for people doing the whole Raid. Email to:

If you need transport at other times, your options are:

  1. Put out a request using our ‘Info Exchange’ tool available on line at:

  2. Public transport – TassieLink Buses provides the bus service between Hobart and Franklin, their time-tables are available on-line at:

  3. There are several options for getting from the Hobart Airport to Hobart and back.