tn19 news

tn21 - Information on how to book

posted Dec 8, 2020, 4:16 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Dec 8, 2020, 4:17 PM ]

You previously joined the tn19 mailing list indicating you were interested in doing the 2019 tawe nunnuagah Raid organised by the Living Boat Trust in Franklin. If you want to join the Raid in 2021 please visit the tn21 website at: Booking is easy but involves several steps designed to ensure we get the information we require to deliver the Raid and you get the information you need to prepare for it. Step 1: Join the tn21 mailing list at – this means you will get information up-dates as soon as they are posted. Step 2: Complete the Expression of Interest form at - this provides us with the information we need to plan for your participation in the Raid. Step 3: Book your place at To give you confidence in booking, the LBT Committee has agreed to offer a full refund of the tn21 fee to anyone unable to join the Raid because of Covid-related government restrictions right up to the start of the Raid. 

Should LBT buy Capricornia?

posted Apr 7, 2019, 5:56 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Apr 7, 2019, 6:52 PM by Posts Editor ]

Capricornia is currently being offered for sale by her owner. She is familiar to many members, having participated in all recent tawe nunnugah Raids and has provided the opportunity to participate in the Raids to many members who either don’t own their own boats or are unable to row for long distances. If she is sold and no longer available to participate in the Raids, the LBT’s ability to provide its members with the opportunity to experience the Raids will be significantly diminished. The LBT Committee is currently considering purchase of Capricornia and encourages submissions from members, either in favour or against the acquisition, to help them with their decision – submissions already received are available at:  The purchase will only go ahead if there is a show of support for adding her to the LBT fleet. Please send your thoughts to the LBT Secretary at: 

Where have all me mates gorn?

posted Mar 21, 2019, 9:17 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Mar 21, 2019, 9:35 PM ]

There is a poor lonely paddle at the LBT shed wondering what has happened to its half dozen siblings.  Last positive sighting was at the Snug unRaid encampment.  If anybody has further intelligence please post it to

Timetable for tawe nunnagah refunds

posted Mar 14, 2019, 7:26 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Mar 14, 2019, 7:27 PM ]

Thank you to everyone who has supplied their bank account details for the refund.  We have over 150 invoices to process, and no two are the same. Some members have waived any refund, asked that funds be distributed between multiple accounts, or made other specific requests. This is a big job as we need to get all the details right, and generate the paperwork to support our GST assessment. 

At the moment we are looking to begin refunds by the end of March (when the Treasurer is back online after knee surgery), and to complete the process by the end of April.

tn19 Refunds - LBT Committee decision

posted Feb 25, 2019, 5:44 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Feb 25, 2019, 5:50 PM ]

The LBT Committee met on Thursday 21 February and considered the matter of refunds for the tn19 Raid that was disrupted by the threat of bush-fires caused by extreme weather conditions. The decision of the Committee on refunds is available using the link at the end of this message. A link to the Committee’s decision will also be posted to the Snug 2019 raiders WhatsApp group. Please use the following link to read the details of the Committee’s decision and the process for claiming a refund.

Lament of the Montagu whaler and Reprise

posted Feb 8, 2019, 9:22 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Feb 8, 2019, 9:22 PM ]

I've been asked to post the words to the Reprise to the Lament of the Montagu whaler. You can hear Bernie Bruen singing his original lament at The words to the Reprise declaimed last at the dinner at the Hope and Anchor are available at

tn19 and RR19 clothes and hats

posted Feb 8, 2019, 9:05 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Feb 8, 2019, 9:06 PM ]

We've been asked about tn19 badged clothes, hats etc. In the past we've done them in advance, over-estimated the demand and been left with a lot of stuff that quickly becomes out of date. This year we thought we'd make to order. If you have thoughts on the type of gear you'd like or ideas for designs, please rough them out and send them to:

Return Raid - Hobart bag drop and planned departure

posted Feb 8, 2019, 8:57 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Feb 8, 2019, 8:57 PM ]

If you are on the Return Raid and have bags in Hobart that you want taken to Snug by road, leave them at the LBT tent at the boat festival between 12 noon and 1pm. Phil will be there at 1pm to pick them up. We plan to have the fleet leaving at about 2pm. The forecast for Monday afternoon is NW 10-15 knots - if that's what we get, it means a good reach down to Tinderbox and then a beat across to Snug.

Return Raid is on!!

posted Feb 5, 2019, 3:29 AM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Feb 5, 2019, 3:30 AM ]

Despite all the disruption of the recent bush fires, the Return Raid is expected to run more or less as originally planned. The fleet will leave Watermans Dock on Monday afternoon but instead of heading for South Arm, we will set a course back to Snug. Everyone's enjoying it so much that they want one more night here before heading south - well that's not exactly true, the logistics of setting up for one night at South Arm are just too difficult. On Tuesday we're back to our original schedule and will sail from Snug to Woodbridge; on Wednesday from Woodbridge to Charlotte Cove and then the final day we return to Franklin stopping off at the Port Huon Yacht Club on the way through.

tn19 - Refunds will be equitable

posted Feb 3, 2019, 4:41 PM by Martin Riddle

The LBT Committee has not had the opportunity to meet and consider refunds in detail but can assure everyone that it intends to be reasonable and equitable. The Committee has agreed that any refund would be the same for those who joined the self-organised Raid at Snug as for those who didn’t.  The people at the Snug Raid are using resources already paid for, which otherwise would have been wasted. Other expenses for that group are coming from a self-organised kitty. So don’t hold back from joining the Snug activities thinking it might influence a possible refund – it won’t. It’s great to see that people are enjoying their time on the water.

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