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How do I become part of the Raid? - up-date 15/09/16

Added 15/09/2016 - 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. For more information go to FAQ What happens to my application if I am on the Reserve List? at:
The following information outlines the general process for joining the Raid.
The tn17 Raid is from 1-10 February, 2017. The small boat sailing/rowing expedition leaves from Recherche Bay, on the doorstep of Tasmania’s southwest wilderness and arrives ten days later in time to join the sail past at the start of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

The Raid costs $120 per person per night or $1080 for the full 10 days. Preference is given to those electing to do the whole Raid. The cost covers provision of safety boats, land support and catering. The Raid is fully catered with a dedicated chef providing breakfast, lunch and dinner. The only additional costs are alcohol or soft drinks along the way. Participants bring their own tent and bedding which is carried by road between sites so it does not clutter the small boats. Many of the camps sites are on private land and are not otherwise accessible.

Step 1- Enter an Expression of Interest. An EOI is required for each person doing the Raid. This provides us with the essential information we need to contact you and to ensure your preferences are met where possible. On the EOI you tell us whether you wish to bring your own boat or secure a place on one of the Living Boat Trust’s fleet of expedition boats.

Step 2 – If you wish to bring your own boat, enter a Boat Registration. This provides us with the information we need to assess whether your boat is suitable for the conditions we are likely to meet during the Raid. If you don’t have a boat of your own – don’t worry, the Living Boat Trust has a fleet of expedition boats and you will have told us on your EOI that you want a place on one of these.

Step 3 – If you plan to bring your own boat and would like it to be exhibited on the water at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival with the rest of the tawe nunnugah fleet then you need to register an Expression of Interest with the AWBF. If accepted you will pay a fee to be part of the AWBF.

Step 4 – This bit’s up to us. We let you know whether your Expression of Interest and/or Boat Registration has been accepted, send you an invoice and tell you how to pay. We haven't done this yet.

Step 5 – You pay the Living Boat Trust, preferably by Electronic Funds Transfer.

Step 6 – We provide you with all the other information you need to have a safe and enjoyable Raid. Okay, we’re getting ahead of ourselves here but you get my drift. Keep checking the LBT web-site for further up-dates and 'like' our Facebook page (ask a teenager).

You need to know that participants are expected to muck in and help around the camps – this is how we keep our costs down. There will be limited opportunities for doing the Raid at a reduced fee. To qualify for the reduced charge you will be required to take responsibility for additional support tasks that for several days will take you away from sailing or rowing as part of the tn17 fleet. Tasks may include cleaning Portaloos, being a dedicated kitchen hand, driving vehicles, moving camp, on-the-water safety support etc.  If we are oversubscribed, people electing upfront to pay the full fee will have priority, so this is the option to choose if you wish to be certain about securing a place on tn17. Opportunities for the reduced fee are limited and will be allocated down the track by the organising committee to people taking responsibilities for specific essential tasks – so there is a risk that you may miss out.