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Sailors of the air

Pip Stevenson and a mate have flown a motor glider all the way from Northern NSW to Burketown on the Gulf of Carpentaria to ride the ‘Morning Glory‘, ‘a rare meteorological phenomenon consisting of a low-level atmospheric solitary wave and…

President’s Report

For many of us Peter Laidlaw’s annual report is worth the price of admission to the LBT. One of the joys is that it is entirely unpredictable: this year we got a major diversion to an expedition led by Uffa…

Ros’s Boat

LBT stalwart Ros Barnett is living with her mum at her house at the mouth of the Mersey, Devonport. You would have to be in the water to be any more maritime. Pic below was taken from the front verandah.

New Committee for the LBT

At the AGM on Saturday night chairman of the meeting Peter Laidlaw dismissed the outgoing committee, with particular thanks to David Pittaway and Jane Johnson who were not standing again. The following committee for 2022-23 was then elected, with no…

Shannon on the slip

‘Slip’ was the operative word, but Stuart Meares eventually got us organised and hauled up on Monday. The good news was that the exercise revealed that all is well below the waterline. After much scrubbing, polishing, antifouling etc by Andy…