The Living Boat Trust - 'Where the wooden boat festival never ends'

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • New paint job for Yukon Yukon came home to Franklin at the weekend, dressed in her new livery.  What do we think? See below.
    Posted Jun 20, 2021, 7:00 AM by Posts Editor
  • Progress on Freyja's maintenance Jane Johnson writes: 'There is plenty of incentive to join in with skiff maintenance – Freyja Tim-tams. Paint stripping is 90% complete, to be followed by sanding and Cetol. There ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2021, 6:54 AM by Posts Editor
  • An evening of Playback Theatre, September 4th Save the date of this LBT fund raising event in your diaries. Playback Theatre is 'story telling through improvisation'.  Music from Steve and Marjorie Gadd and friends, and from Terry ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2021, 6:47 AM by Posts Editor
  • Responses to Capricornia capsize A debrief session was held with the crew of Capricornia after the recent capsize to get their reactions and suggestions for improvement.  Minutes are attached - see ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2021, 6:36 AM by Posts Editor
  • Satisfaction Survey We ran this survey a couple of months ago.  Thanks to all who contributed their thoughts and views, which have already been used by the committee in considering such issues ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2021, 6:17 AM by Posts Editor
  • Stay Chatty at Huon Rowing Club, 7th July Lisa Cooper writes:  'The Huon Rowing Club will be hosting a Stay Chatty presentation at our Clubrooms from 5:30pm on wednesday 7th July. The presentation will be by the ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2021, 5:54 AM by Posts Editor
  • Pay your membership for 2021-22 LBT memberships lapse at the end of June and renewal notices will be sent out shortly.  Payment details will be included in these notices: they remain the same as for ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2021, 8:23 PM by Posts Editor
  • A life on the ocean waves, 13-14 July For those looking for entertainment for younger folk during the mid-year holidays John Wadsley from the Maritime Museum has inspiration. See the flyer below for details.
    Posted Jun 17, 2021, 5:13 PM by Posts Editor
  • Treasurer's Report 20th April - 19th May Here is the report presented to the last committee meeting.  Opening balance:                            $25,001; Closing balance:                            $24,920; Term deposit opening balance:       $42,098; Term deposit closing balance:        $42,098 ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2021, 6:58 AM by Posts Editor
  • Technicolor Tangle New halyards were required for Capricornia after last Monday's mishap, and we have taken the opportunity to colour code them.  In future the spagetti junction at the base of ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2021, 2:25 PM by Posts Editor
  • Summer Days If you need a break from Tasmania's misty, atmospheric winter skies and long grey evenings you could do worse than join the Port Hacking Raid, at least in a ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2021, 5:11 PM by Posts Editor
  • Decorative Knots class cancelled June 14 Barbara Frankel sent a message to say that she has reacted to her Covid jab and is not well enough to take the class.
    Posted Jun 13, 2021, 4:59 AM by Posts Editor
  • Shed full of tables On Saturday we started getting set up for the 60+ visitors from the Cruising Yacht Club having dinner on Sunday night.  Every skerrick of space will be needed to fit ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2021, 4:15 PM by Posts Editor
  • Castle to Crane results Lorrie Harrison writes:'Just in, LBT’s Five Mile Crew has won the Median Trophy for the Irish leg of the Castle to Crane.   As we all Row under very ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2021, 5:58 AM by Posts Editor
  • Work on Freyja Jane Johnson writes:'There is progress on Freyja with many hands making light work. The Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday work groups aim to have the skiff back on the water ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2021, 1:47 AM by Posts Editor
  • Drogues Jim Stockton writes:'While Melbourne has been enjoying its lockdown, I've been experimenting with a type of sea anchor called the Jordan series drogue. It isn't new, but ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2021, 4:20 AM by Posts Editor
  • If it bleeds it leads Last Monday evening the local press made great play of a swamped Capricornia which, admittedly, did take some water aboard when the crew encountered a squall off Castle Forbes Bay ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2021, 5:28 AM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing Monday June 7th Looks like we will have some wind this afternoon:  see you at the Shed at 1pm.
    Posted Jun 6, 2021, 3:29 PM by Posts Editor
  • Reminder: Monday evening decorative knots course Be at the Shed for a 5pm start with Barbara Frankel.  Bring some rope.  Pic from Animated Knots.
    Posted Jun 6, 2021, 3:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • Castle to Crane Living Boat Trust crews have been rowing in this international 'Covid' event, organised 'cos we can't make it to the British (and Irish) isles for the real thing.  Lorrie ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2021, 1:28 AM by Posts Editor
  • LBT Committee meeting June 10th That's this coming Thursday.  There is an agenda being prepared at .  Speak to your friendly committee member or send an email to ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2021, 10:07 PM by Posts Editor
  • Funnies at Frank's July 8th: Peter Berner Here is a likely looking event if you need to lock in your social calendar a month ahead.  See flyer below for details. 
    Posted Jun 5, 2021, 6:49 PM by Posts Editor
  • Where's Yukon? She's on the hard at Prince of Wales Bay, getting prepared for her trip home to Denmark.  Progress is being documented on the Facebook page: ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2021, 2:39 PM by Posts Editor
  • Rowing news The Secret Passage St Ayles Skiff journey on June 4 was postponed due to the weather and a new date will be announced soon. It is essential to book on ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2021, 6:18 PM by Posts Editor
  • Castle to Crane “Five Miles From Home” 2021 Readers of this column will recall that 2 of our crews (the 5 Mile Crew and Castle Forbes) won their divisions of the first leg of this international event, and ...
    Posted May 30, 2021, 6:20 PM by Posts Editor
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tn19 Raid - tawe nunnugah 2019 - small boat expedition in Southern Tasmania

New foreshore plan

Highlights from the launch of 'Billie', June 2015 (photos from Annette Cauchi)

YouTube Video

Highlights from the St Ayles Skiff Regatta 2015

Highlights from Tawe Nunnugah 2015

How to row a dinghy

Nancy arrives at the Living Boat Trust

Building 'Tuesday'

Some history: trailer for the Tawe Nunnugah 2007 movie