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The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • More rowing photos from Port Esperance Regatta Thanks to Lorrie Harrison for these - we notice John Young in the bow seat in the first of them.  Great to have a life member involved.
    Posted Apr 5, 2021, 2:32 PM by Posts Editor
  • Dick Geeves Thanksgiving Service 10am April 16th Because of Covid there was no proper gathering when Dick Geeves died.  His family write:  'It was always our intention to hold an event in Tasmania to celebrate our father ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 7:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • Rowing Report: Port Esperance Regatta 2021 Jane Johnson writes:The long 8km row around Hope Island was brought forward to kick off the racing events as winds were worsening and there was the likelihood of cancellation ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 3:35 PM by Posts Editor
  • Book for the Maritime Trail this coming weekend (10-11 May) Yep: it is upon us.  There are all sorts of events scattered around the State. Some of them are booked out already, some are not.  You can find out, and ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 3:21 PM by Posts Editor
  • BBQ Night 5th May It was such a success last week we have decided to do it all again.  If you aren't away for Easter, going to Lake Pedder, and don't have ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 2:41 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT fund raising event bumped to May 8th SATURDAY MAY 8TH is the new date for our LBT fundraiser, a Cabaret evening at the Palais. Some of the attractions include: Playback Theatre; Steve and Marjorie Gadd and friends ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 3:36 PM by Posts Editor
  • Capricornia to Dover (and back) Capricornia went to Dover for the Regatta. Shown here are some of the crew Rob, Hans, Will and Pip. Richard Martin and Henk (not pictured) also came down for the ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 5:42 AM by Posts Editor
  • Freyja the tender? When Capricornia arrived in Dover for the Port Esperance Regatta there was the small matter of getting the crew ashore once they had her anchored. Fortunately Freyja was to hand ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 4:35 AM by Posts Editor
  • Lady Levinia gets up steam Recently Judy and Martin Krynen passed on Lady Levinia to Brian Pain, and last week he was spotted taking her for an inaugural excursion around the Egg Islands with chief ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 4:36 AM by Posts Editor
  • New role for Betsy Walton She has become a duck roost (see pic below).  We may have a manure problem.
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 1:24 AM by Posts Editor
  • The Australian National Bushfire Health and Wellbeing Survey The Tassie Men's Shed Association writes:'A team of researchers at The Australian National University are conducting a nationwide survey to understand the past and present impact of bushfires ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2021, 12:44 AM by Posts Editor
  • Fundraiser planned for May 1st Endra O'May writes that plans are underway for 'a big night of entertainment at the Palais on May 1st - put it in your diary today!'.  More details to come ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2021, 4:40 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tickets selling fast for Maritime Trail More details from the AWBF attached: https://tinyurl.com/24p6jjyt  .  You can travel across the State to attend an event in Queenstown or Devonport, or stay right at home to ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2021, 4:05 AM by Posts Editor
  • End of Month Monday BBQ This Monday night (29th March) the cook is taking a break.  Well actually she is getting a break (in her foot) fixed.  We all hope it goes well Kate.  Those ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2021, 2:23 PM by Posts Editor
  • Athol Walter boat needs a new home If you have ever admired Grant Maddock's red 'Apache' which is often anchored in the river (pic below), you may be interested in her sister boat 'Sioux', currently in ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2021, 4:27 PM by Posts Editor
  • Autumn news from Tassie Men's Shed Association See attached: https://tinyurl.com/55ha59yr
    Posted Mar 19, 2021, 1:43 PM by Posts Editor
  • Playing pontoon(s) There is progress being made in getting the requisite permits for permanently moored pontoons, but in the meantime there is a new experiment for deploying them. See pics below.   From ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2021, 3:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • Mamma Rosa's Froiday Tombola at Frank's 9th April David Moore writes:'Mamma Rosa calls a few rounds of Bingo (in Italian AND English of course!)...complete with home-made prizes, and guaranteed laughs-a-plenty. LET'S DO ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2021, 4:39 PM by Posts Editor
  • Monday evening at the Shed It was a hive of activity: Kevin and Peter were putting a carbon fibre sleeve on the newly repaired mainmast for Capricornia, Pip Stevenson was conducting a knot tying course ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2021, 5:21 AM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Satisfaction Survey There has been quite a good response to the survey distributed a couple of weeks ago, but it would be helpful to have opinions from an even broader range of ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2021, 1:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • Pip's knots 5pm Mondays Pip Stevenson's knots class has been progressing nicely with a healthy attendance and lots being learnt.  Drop ins are welcome: just be at the Shed before 5pm. Pic from ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2021, 1:17 PM by Posts Editor
  • Lake Pedder mini-Raid - 5-8 April We are organising a mini Raid to Lake Pedder for the week following Easter (5-8 April). There will be a meeting to flesh out plans at the LBT Shed ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2021, 1:05 PM by Posts Editor
  • Wilson's Boatshed to be demolished Jay Lawry writes:'Dear Members,When I first sailed in to Port Cygnet at the very beginning of 2017 after a 14-day solo non stop passage from Albany in ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2021, 3:22 PM by Posts Editor
  • Tassie Men's Shed News Not just for men, this issue largely devoted to some of the common health 'challenges' many of us face.  Read all about it at https://tinyurl.com/yauh8x3g.
    Posted Mar 3, 2021, 3:02 PM by Posts Editor
  • Skiffie Worlds 2022 Lorrie Harrison has sent us the following announcement:  Skiffie Worlds 2022 27 June – 2 July Kortgene, Netherlands Yes, it's on again. This is the event for rowers and coxes ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2021, 2:11 PM by Richard Forster
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Highlights from the launch of 'Billie', June 2015 (photos from Annette Cauchi)

YouTube Video



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Some history: trailer for the Tawe Nunnugah 2007 movie