tn19 news

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the past we've done them in advance, over-estimated the demand and been left with a lot of stuff that quickly becomes out of date.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.

Fun and games at the Snug encampment

posted Feb 2, 2019, 4:53 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Feb 2, 2019, 4:55 PM ]

Some pics (courtesy of Pip Stephenson and Endra O'May) of some of the activities going on, including an overnight sailing trip to Alonnah.

Hope and Anchor tn19 Welcome still on

posted Feb 1, 2019, 2:45 AM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Feb 1, 2019, 2:47 AM ]

The Hope and Anchor pub is still expecting us for the Welcome to Hobart event from 3.15pm on Friday 8 Feb. Nibbles will be provided and drinks available to buy at the bar. We have also made a bulk booking for dinner which, because of the numbers expected, will either be a limited menu or a fixed price with a couple of options - yet to be decided. Just in case anyone is uncertain about this - we book the venue, you pay for your dinner. If you wish to stay for dinner please complete the form at - don't put it off too long as it's filling fast.

tn19 - Return Raid still on (for now at least)

posted Feb 1, 2019, 2:25 AM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Feb 1, 2019, 3:01 AM ]

The tn19 adhoc contingency planning brains trust met as usual at 10am at the LBT shed and agreed that we expect to be able to support the Return Raid much as originally planned, leaving Hobart and the AWBF on Monday 11 Feb and arriving in Franklin on Thursday 14 Feb. Although some have suggested we extend the Return Raid, we have decided against this because people have made plans around the original dates. Of course, if the fire situation in southern Tasmania deteriorates between now and then we will be forced to review this decision.

DIY Raid - see, you don't need us

posted Feb 1, 2019, 12:38 AM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Feb 1, 2019, 12:38 AM ]

Great to hear that the do-it-yourself Raid is getting in to full swing - just don't wait for us, we might be some time.

Looking for clean air?

posted Jan 30, 2019, 1:45 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Feb 16, 2019, 2:46 PM by Richard Forster ]

Seems everybody in towns from the Huon Valley to north of Hobart is coughing and spluttering in the smoke from the fires.  If it is a real issue for you and you want to relocate refer to .  The snapshot below shows that on Thursday morning (31st) the coast up around Triabunna, Orford and Maria Island are good places to be.

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