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

The latest, at the shed and on the water

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  • Latest Update from the Tuesday Group (18 June '19) Graham Wright has sent through some updates from the Tuesday Group - Great work folks!The Grebe 'Lightwood Bottom' is nearly finished and should be ready to go back in the ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2019, 5:17 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT hosted the Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania (Sunday 9th June) On Sunday 9th June, the LBT hosted 56 members from the Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania, who sailed into Franklin as part of their annual pilgrimage South to the Huon ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2019, 2:39 AM by Posts Editor
  • Cooks 250th Celebrations October 2019 (A heads up from New Zealand Coastal Rowing) NZ Coastal rowing is intending to take part in the 250th celebrations in Whitianga Coromandel, marking the arrival of Captain Cook and the Bark Endeavour to New Zealand in 1769 ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2019, 2:27 AM by Posts Editor
  • Visiting Bert Van Baar From Richard, Our Man in Europe:Many of us have happy memories of the Dutch team who built a sailing dinghy for the 2017 Wooden Boat Festival at the Wooden ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2019, 3:55 PM by Posts Editor
  • LBT burgee in exotic places From Richard, Our Man in Europe:Long time friends of the LBT Georg Kunert and Johanna Ender live in Wismar, an old Hanseatic League port on the Baltic sea in ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2019, 12:37 AM by Posts Editor
  • Gary Mac steps into Richard's Big Shoes Gary Mac will be taking on Richard's web duties for several weeks until he returns sun burnt and jaded from the wearing task of touring Europe in the northern ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 11:07 PM by Posts Editor
  • Scottish Coastal Rowing - The First 10 Years (Crowdfunding Appeal) From the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association:'Next year, 2020, marks the first ten years of Scottish Coastal Rowing. Join us to celebrate this milestone by helping to crowdfund a film ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 10:41 PM by Posts Editor
  • Draft Minutes for LBT Committee May meeting These minutes can be found in the usual folder. From the website ( choose Resources => 2018-19 Committee Minutes, or directly at
    Posted May 26, 2019, 4:41 PM by Posts Editor
  • Adrian Dean at the Wooden Boat Centre Last Monday night was a reminder of how lucky we are at the LBT to be part of community so rich in maritime people and resources.  Just by jumping the ...
    Posted May 26, 2019, 4:45 PM by Posts Editor
  • Get well Peter Hill Peter 'the painter' Hill is one of those unobtrusive characters who keep the LBT ticking over with his expertise and his steady work.  However when you try and find a ...
    Posted May 26, 2019, 4:33 PM by Posts Editor
  • End of sailing season We've done very well, but mid-winter is just around the corner, and until further notice organised sailing is OFF on Mondays.
    Posted May 26, 2019, 4:55 AM by Posts Editor
  • End of month do it yourself LBT dinner Dusk is falling rapidly and early these days - just the thing to encourage the building of a bonfire on the LBT lawn, and a enjoy good repaste around it.  Come ...
    Posted May 26, 2019, 4:30 PM by Posts Editor
  • MMT Talk: Tourism in Antarctica June 4th John Wadsley from the Maritime Museum writes:   'We have Dr Hanna Nielsen presenting “Destination Antarctica: Commercialisation and tourism in the far south”.  This talk traces the commercial history of Antarctica ...
    Posted May 26, 2019, 4:43 AM by Posts Editor
  • Volunteers wanted at the WBC Jenny Tubman writes:If you can spare just 4 hours a week the Wooden Boat Centre could use your help.  Please come along and meet some like minded community members ...
    Posted May 26, 2019, 4:33 PM by Posts Editor
  • No organised sailing Monday 20th May Our skippers are busy, and rain is imminent.
    Posted May 19, 2019, 3:21 PM by Posts Editor
  • Lost a camera? This one has been hanging around the LBT shed for weeks.  It is film (not digital).  Contact the secretary of you recognise it.
    Posted May 19, 2019, 3:22 PM by Posts Editor
  • Invitation to Row at Lake Meadowbank 26 May Andrew Perkins has invited us to join all manner of craft to row to a lunchtime spot down Lake Meadowbank. The rowing will take about an hour in calm water ...
    Posted May 17, 2019, 11:21 PM by Posts Editor
  • Palais Concert June 4: Van Diemen's Band Tasmania’s own Baroque super-group, Van Diemen’s Band, is joined by internationally acclaimed singer, Lotte Betts-Dean, for a concert of Baroque favourites by Vivaldi, Handel and Scarlatti ...
    Posted May 17, 2019, 7:19 PM by Posts Editor
  • When in doubt, try the trysail LBT member John Snowdon sent us this very interesting account ( of crossing Bass Strait in heavy weather in Beatrix, which visited Franklin back in autumn.  We ...
    Posted May 15, 2019, 5:32 PM by Posts Editor
  • Franklin History Walk Opening 10th June Harry Rettino sent us the invitation attached below.  If you need more information contact him:  0473 066254 or 
    Posted May 15, 2019, 5:00 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing in windy weather Pip Stevenson sent in the following report. Sailing Monday Recap; Gusty Monday 13th May.  It was definitely a full on forecast for last Mondays sailing afternoon; 25 kts and more ...
    Posted May 15, 2019, 5:01 PM by Posts Editor
  • The Franklin Fruit Loop Deb Van Velsen invites everybody to  the opening of the  Franklin Fruit Loop.  This is a scenic short-cut path between Old and New Roads across van Riddle and Johnson ...
    Posted May 14, 2019, 3:56 AM by Posts Editor
  • Farewell dinner for Stranraer crews 20th May The Stranraer St Ayles Skiff Regatta ('World Skiffies') in southern Scotland isn't until July, but some of our participating crews are leaving early to make it the 'big OS ...
    Posted May 12, 2019, 4:33 PM by Posts Editor
  • Please fill out the book It is useful, when we want to  apply for a grant for instance, to have a record of boat useage.  The best way to do this is to write it ...
    Posted May 11, 2019, 10:51 PM by Posts Editor
  • Sailing Monday (13th May) Strong winds forecast for tomorrow.  Come down and we will assess the situation 2pm and get out if possible - of recent times wind forecasts have been wrong as often as ...
    Posted May 11, 2019, 10:53 PM by Posts Editor
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tn19 Raid - tawe nunnugah 2019 - small boat expedition in Southern Tasmania
And for more more information visit the Tawe Nunnugah Facebook page

tn19 Expressions of Interest are open

What better way to warm up for the 2019 Australian Wooden Boat Festival than sailing or rowing a small craft over 10 days from the edge of Tasmania’s southwest wilderness to Hobart arriving in time to join the Parade of Sails at the start of the festival?

Expressions of Interest for the tawe nunnugah 2019 Raid are now open. Follow the links at:

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