tn19 news

Wooden Boat Festival registration – password now needed

posted Nov 23, 2018, 4:31 PM by Martin Riddle

Wooden boats doing the Raid can still register to be afloat with the rest of the tn19 Raid fleet in Watermans Dock during the AWBF.  To register you will need a password. To get the password, contact the tn19 Raid coordinator ( Late registration has been arranged by the AWBF specially for the Raid boats – please do not share the password with anyone not doing the Raid. Watermans Dock is only suitable for the Raid boats – not larger accompanying yachts. To register for the AWBF follow the link:  

We need to ask you a few questions....

posted Nov 22, 2018, 11:37 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Nov 22, 2018, 11:37 PM ]

We try to keep things as simple as possible for everyone in the lead up to the Raid but there is some information we just have to get from you to assist with planning, safety and catering. Among other things, we need to know whether you have any health issues the fleet doctor should be aware of or any particular dietary requirements. We have put these and other questions in a simple, on-line questionnaire and ask that everyone participating in the tn19 Raid or the Return Raid completes the questionnaire whether you will be on a privately–owned Raid boat, on an LBT owned/managed boat, on accompanying yachts, or as a volunteer in Camp Support or in the Safety Boats. Please follow the link to our questionnaire and complete the sections relevant to you:

tn19 Privateers – we need a photograph of your boat

posted Nov 21, 2018, 5:33 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Nov 21, 2018, 5:35 PM ]

For safety reasons it’s important that we can quickly identify all boats in the tn19 fleet. With this in mind, we need a good photograph of your boat on the water, with sails up if applicable. This includes both the smaller Raid boats and the larger accompanying yachts. We will collate them to create a quick reference which will be distributed to each boat in the fleet. Please send a clear photograph of your boat to:

Meeting for Camp Support volunteers - 5pm 26 Nov LBT Shed

posted Nov 17, 2018, 5:08 PM by Martin Riddle

With just over two months to go before the start of the 2019 tawe nunnugah Raid it’s time to get down to detailed planning. There will be a meeting of people interested in volunteering as part of the Camp Support team at 5pm at the LBT Shed on Monday 26 November.  The main aim of this meeting will be to get to know each other and start considering roles, divvying up responsibilities and generally seeing whether we have the essentials covered. If you are in the vicinity of Franklin and are interested in helping with land support for the Raid please come along – whether or not you have previously registered as a Volunteer. For more information go to the tn19 website at:

Booked and not paid? We will hold your place only until 31 November.

posted Nov 12, 2018, 2:45 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Nov 12, 2018, 2:45 PM ]

We are coming to the pointy-end of the booking stage of tn19 Raid and Return Raid planning. More than 80% of places on tn19 have been booked and paid. We now need to confirm the remaining places. If you have booked a spot and not yet paid, please do so before the end of November so we can offer any remaining places. After November, remaining places will be available on a first-come basis irrespective of prior booking. The only exceptions will be for people who have contacted me to request more time to pay - we will continue to hold these places beyond the end of November but please let us know immediately if you decide to withdraw. If you have booked a place for your own boat as a Privateer please ensure all your crew have also booked and paid. In the next few days we will send out a questionnaire requesting information needed for planning, safety and catering - please complete this promptly. We need this information from everyone who will be participating, whether as Camp Support Volunteers, Safety Boat Operators, on the small Raid boats or the accompanying yachts.

tn19 Safety Equipment on Privateers

posted Oct 27, 2018, 7:02 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Oct 28, 2018, 3:43 AM ]

If you are bringing your own boat on the Raid now is a good time to be checking your safety equipment. The first few days of the Raid will be in waters classified by Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) as ‘Sheltered Waters’. North of Dover we will be in ‘Smooth Waters’ ( Please make sure you have everything required on vessels operating in Sheltered Waters ( Before departure all boats will be inspected for safety including safety equipment. As well as the equipment on the Mast list all Raid boats must carry a VHF, as this is the main means of communication within the fleet, and a heaving line with a fender attached in case of person overboard. In previous years MAST has exempted our open boats from the requirement to carry a fire extinguisher. I will let you know if the exemption applies to tn19 when I hear back from MAST. The LBT has standardised on the Icom M23 handheld VHF which until 12 November are on special at Whitworths for $199.95. Remember flares have a limited life, so check the dates on the ones you have. We encourage you to support your local chandler and if you still need anything when you get to Franklin there is a well-stocked chandler (Franklin Marine) next to the LBT shed. 

Registrations for the AWBF still possible

posted Oct 27, 2018, 3:08 AM by Martin Riddle

If you are doing the Raid on a wooden boat it’s not too late to register for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival. The organisers of the AWBF reserve Watermans Dock for the tn19 Raid small boat fleet. Although general registrations for boats on the water are now closed, they are still accepting registrations from wooden boats that have been part of the tn19 Raid. If you would like the convenience of leaving your boat with the rest of the tn19 fleet during the festival go to:

During the registration process you will be asked to provide information on your boat including size, materials, where/when built etc. You will also be asked to provide at least 2 photographs of your boat.

More Raid places on St Ayles skiffs available

posted Oct 14, 2018, 9:29 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Oct 14, 2018, 9:30 PM ]

Robert Ayliffe from StrayDog BoatWorks has long been a friend and supporter of the Living Boat Trust and has come to our aid once again by offering to bring extra St Ayles skiffs with him from the mainland. As a consequence we can now offer extra places on both the 10-day tn19 Raid and the Return Raid for people wanting to row all the way on a skiff. If you have already entered an Expression of Interest you should have received the link to the booking site where you can confirm your
place. If you haven't yet entered an EOI do so and we will send you the link. 

tn19 and Return Raid still available but filling quickly

posted Oct 14, 2018, 9:16 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Oct 14, 2018, 9:16 PM ]

Spots on both the 10-day tn19 Raid and the 4-day Return Raid are limited and filling quickly. Places are limited to the number we can feed and accommodate on the camp sites. Signing on to our mailing list tells us you are interested in receiving up-dates on the Raid; submitting an EOI tells us you are serious about joining the Raid BUT the only way to absolutely confirm your place is to book at the booking site and  pay the invoice when you receive it. If you haven't received the link to the booking site please let me know. If you are taking your own boat on the Raid don't forget your crew need to book too. You can pay for them if you like or they can do it themselves either by submitting an EOI telling us they will be on your boat or you can give them the link to the booking site. If you have any questions please contact me directly on:

Privateers - don't forget to register for AWBF

posted Oct 14, 2018, 8:42 PM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Oct 14, 2018, 8:43 PM ]

If you are bringing your own wooden boat on the Raid and want the convenience of leaving it at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival for the weekend 8-11 February you must register with the AWBF ( Please use the large text boat at the end of the AWBF on-line form to tell them that you will be part of the Living Boat Trust's tn19 tawe nunnugah Raid.

1-10 of 23