WOW Newsletter (December 17)

Christmas Social Friday 18 December, 5pm at the L.B.T.  


Christmas Social 

A very Christmassy event will be happening at the LBT this Friday.

Come on down to see all the floats and participants leave for the Franklin Christmas Parade at 5:15, then we can have our own social until 6:15 when we start to prepare the boats and  crews to row down with a  very special person to the Christmas festivities on the Green. Those who would like to row we leave the LBT at 6:15. Other LBT members will be joining us so a chance to go out in the Swiftsure, skifffs, or sail a grebe.

A chance to wear the Christmas Bling!


BYO drinks and nibbles for the WoW social.


New Years Day Row and Picnic to Shipwrights Point
Anyone interested in a New Years Day row to Shipwrights Point?  Skiffs and kayaks and private boats welcome.
Leaving LBT at 10.30 (i.e. be at LBT at 10am), and departing Shipwrights Point at around 1.30 to catch the high tide back to Franklin.
Bring picnic lunch and drinks.
Let me know if you are interested, and I will be in touch closer to the date 

Social Rowing
Each Friday to be on the water by 9:30.

When rowing with your crew please make sure you:
1. book the boat - I am happy to help if you need assistance
2. complete the rowing registration book
3. make a contribution towards maintenance of the boat
4. When tying up the boat remember fenders work best on the outside of the boat


Monday 21st December will be the last LBT dinner of the year, and as is traditionally the case, the cooks get a night off, and it a BRING YOUR OWN.  There will be SOME BBQ fair available for sale.  NO COST. 

Nubeena Regatta Saturday 23 January
Hans is looking for people to join him in the Nubeena Regatta. This is a great opportunity to spread the word of the joys of rowing and to row in a different location. An invitation to join us has gone to Cygnet and Taroona. Should be a great weekend away.

The council are organising the event which goes all day ending in a feast at night. The organisers would like to know quickly if we are going to attend. Could you please let Hans know if you are interested. Phone: 0448050337


Geelong Regatta 12-14 March

When next you see Richard, Marguerite or Lorrie have a chat about this regatta. We really would like some more to join us. The Wooden Boat Centre is interested in participating in the Wooden Boat Festival in Geelong being held at the same time. The regatta is expected to be a promotion of St Ayles Skiffs and more a fun, social event, with a lot of mix 'n match crews.


Australia Day

We will have an opportunity at the Huon Australia Day event to get involved. Maybe a come 'n try? Any other suggestions?


I am off to Brisbane again on Saturday. Unable to send out any newsletters until I return but I am contactable by email and phone. 

Thanks you for opening and reading the Newsletter as well as contributing.

What a great year this has been, starting with our very successful St Ayles Skiff Regatta! Followed with lots of rowing and friendship. Thank you everyone who came out in the boat with me. I loved every row. Big thank you to the unique LBT for letting it all happen.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and see you on the river in 2016.


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