News – Tawe Nunnagah 2013

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  • Southport – Tawe Nunnugah Raid 2013
    Southport posted Feb 4, 2013, 5:08 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Mar 8, 2013, 12:59 PM] Great day. Arrived Friday night after a speedy day for the sailors, and a ‘boisterous’ one for the rowers.  The traditional Friday night revelry was a spit roast and entertainment from Elly and her band.  Jetty House and the woofers was exemplary. Southport community put on a great cafe.  Tents adorning the campsite.  In the morning ‘Imagine’ voyaged across to Deep Hole, others took a side trip on the Ida Bay Railway.  Historian Greg Hogg gave a talk on the history of…
  • Yukon to join RaiD at Recherche Bay – Tawe Nunnugah Raid 2013
    Yukon to join RaiD at Recherche Bay posted Jan 21, 2013, 1:43 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Feb 4, 2013, 2:26 AM] Yukonwill now be joining the raid from thebeginning, Recherche Bay.  David & Ea Nash have extended the options opento people wishing to travel with them; Recherche to Southport, Southport toCygnet via Bruny Island.  Spread the word. There might never be a better opportunity to have a mini-cruise on a tall ship.www.yukon-tours.dk The picture below shows Yukon towing Capricornia and a zodiac past Egg Island in the Huon River on the way to the beginning of the RaiD.
  • Southport to Mickey’s Bay – Tawe Nunnugah Raid 2013
    Southport to Mickey’s Bay posted Feb 4, 2013, 5:19 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Feb 5, 2013, 3:20 AM] Commodore Nash and Fleet Command (Rear Admirals Laidlaw and McCrae) considered the weather and ordered an early start to avoid the forecast blustery afternoon.  The rowers set off at 8am reaching Butlers Beach by 10am.  Butlers Beach is pristine.  The fleet, which had come around the north side of Partridge Island, arrived some time later, after which all boats entered Great Taylor’s Bay, and then Mickey’s Bay.  John Hepplewhite greeted us at ‘the shack’ (thank you John, it is…
  • WOW Practice Row, Thursday 24th January – Tawe Nunnugah Raid 2013
    WOW Practice Row, Thursday 24th January posted Jan 20, 2013, 2:18 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Feb 1, 2013, 3:24 AM] Leave Franklin 3pm sharp It is about a two to three hour row, dependingon conditions. It is planned to have a relief crew arrive at Petcheys Bay, whowill leave Franklin at 5.00,  leave a car for the crew change atPetcheys, which should happen around 5.30. New road crew drive fromPetcheys to Franklin, heading back to Franklin to greet the Skiffaround 8pm. For more details speak to Jane Johnson.
  • Oyster Cove to Hobart – Tawe Nunnugah Raid 2013
    Oyster Cove to Hobart posted Feb 9, 2013, 12:19 AM by Richard Forster From Yukon: Weighed anchor, with much effort,  got shipshape and had breakfast on board, then sailed to Kettering to pick up the day passengers.  Proceeded on our way up the channel under full sail including square sail  and raffee.  Blustery winds blew out the jib sheet, during which Richard lost his hat and glasses – but the rest of the crew handled it with ease!  Reduced sail, and in heavy traffic in the Derwent reverted to using motor.  Joined other tall ships for the sail past into…
  • Evaluation survey – Tawe Nunnugah Raid 2013
    Evaluation survey posted Feb 23, 2013, 1:11 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Feb 23, 2013, 1:22 PM] Participants in the 2013 Raid should complete the evaluation survey by following the link at the bottom of the navigation window to the left.
  • From Recherche to Southport – Tawe Nunnugah Raid 2013
    Announcements‎ > ‎ From Recherche to Southport posted Feb 4, 2013, 12:55 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Feb 4, 2013, 1:11 PM] The first passage day of Tawe Nunnagh dawned with with the grey skies and the odd shower still persisting. They say that you have not really experienced the SW of Tassy if it has not rained.  There was a real air of excitement at the skippers meeting as Dave Nash gave the briefing and weather. Camp breakdown went very smoothly and there was even a smile on Ground Captain John Walduck’s dial.  Onto the water with…
  • Mickey’s Bay to Dover – Tawe Nunnugah Raid 2013
    Mickey’s Bay to Dover posted Feb 5, 2013, 12:04 AM by Richard Forster   [ updated Feb 5, 2013, 3:46 AM] Wind gods smiled again, after tide gods let us down. Tide way out this morning, leaving 1 boat a good couple of hundred metres out of the water. A group of seafarers went from boat to boat lifting (and dragging in Black Pearl’s case) most of the small boats back into the water. Even the safety boat Njord was high and dry, and was refloated by 20 or so willing helpers. We all sailed to Butlers beach (point on…
  • Expedition to the French Garden – Tawe Nunnugah Raid 2013
    Announcements‎ > ‎ Expedition to the French Garden posted Feb 4, 2013, 2:22 AM by Richard Forster  Trip to the French Garden. Shakedown cruise for the crews. Weather a bit inclement showers coming through with a light southwest wind. Arrive at French Garden a hearty lunch and an interesting walk around the remains of the garden created by Bruni D’encateaux and his fellow French scientists. Trip back saw an increase the wind a good test for crews. Safety checks completed by the safety team led by Pete Laidlaw the LBT President and Dave Nash the skipper of the mothership the…
  • Dover to Cygnet – Tawe Nunnugah Raid 2013
    Announcements‎ > ‎ Dover to Cygnet posted Feb 5, 2013, 1:09 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Feb 5, 2013, 2:15 PM] Another beautiful day dawns on the Raid at Far South Camp at Dover. The daily routine is now feeling like normal life. Hearty breakfast , skippers meeting, another favourable forecast, pack the truck and head to sea. Light south east breeze has us tacking out of Port Esperence rounding Blubber Head bearing away onto a quarter run down the coast to Cygnet Point. Suddenly a nasty incident when the Derwent Raider rowed by Julian is struck by…
  • Alonnah to Oyster Cove (14 nautical miles) – Tawe Nunnugah Raid 2013
    Announcements‎ > ‎ Alonnah to Oyster Cove (14 nautical miles) posted Feb 8, 2013, 11:58 PM by Richard Forster Another post from ‘Imagine’ With a refreshing sleep and new crew, the rowers headed off first, keen to beat the forecast northerlies with a quick crossing over to the protective landmass of Gordon.An easy crossing riding the waves and currents and running with the wind was a cause for celebration until Northerlies again tested the indefatiguable crew. Good skippering brought the Skiff team to Birchs Bay for a lunchbreak and swim before pushing on to Oyster Cove. Conditions off Flowerpot, Kettering…
  • Cygnet to Alonnah (14 nautical miles) – Tawe Nunnugah Raid 2013
    Announcements‎ > ‎ Cygnet to Alonnah (14 nautical miles) posted Feb 8, 2013, 11:44 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Feb 8, 2013, 11:49 PM] The view from ‘Imagine’. The troops pushed on to the Wooden Boat Festival with a voyage to Alonnah on Bruny Island. “Imagine” rowers left first in beautiful still conditions with an aim to beat the southerlies by heading past Huon Island early, aiming for an easy run past Spectacle Island and then into the Alonnah haven. However, the still waters came under the influence of strong northerlies making the journey a real test for…
  • Assistance wanted from Tawe Nunnugah participants – Tawe Nunnugah Raid 2013
    Announcements‎ > ‎ Assistance wanted from Tawe Nunnugah participants posted Jan 13, 2013, 12:19 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Feb 1, 2013, 3:25 AM] After Tawe Nunnugah is all over you’ll want to hang around the festival and relive the highlights with your fellow expeditioners.  What better way to do it than to help out at the Living Boat Trust marquee? We will be at the hub of activity next to Waterman’s Dock.  To register your interest complete the form at http://tinyurl.com/ahg5e4h
  • Best woofer – Tawe Nunnugah Raid 2013
    Announcements‎ > ‎ Best woofer posted Feb 8, 2013, 4:00 AM by Richard Forster Nominate this bloke for world’s bestwoofer …he has worked bloody hard and grabs every opportunity to have a good time. Comments
  • 31st January RaiD Update – Tawe Nunnugah Raid 2013
    Announcements‎ > ‎ 31st January RaiD Update posted Jan 31, 2013, 8:15 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Jan 31, 2013, 9:19 PM] The voyage fromRecherche Bay to Hobart has commenced! Over 30 wooden boatsgathered at the most southern point of Australia to begin the 197kmjourney into Sullivan’s Cove in Hobart, to participate in theWooden Boat Festival in Waterman’s Dock from February 8 to 11. There they will join aflotilla of boats from all over the world to celebrate the beauty andappeal of wooden boats and the adventure, endurability and romance ofwater travel. A St Ayles Skiff isparticipating for…
  • 30th January, Update from the RaiD – Tawe Nunnugah Raid 2013
    Announcements‎ > ‎ 30th January, Update from the RaiD posted Jan 30, 2013, 2:58 AM by Richard Forster   [ updated Feb 3, 2013, 2:21 AM] All going well , hearty feed marquee’s up everyone heading to bed excited with the prospect of days ahead. Well done to all, a fantastic effort.  A southerly change has just come through accompanied by some gentle rain. Will keep you updated on progress, please forward to any who may be interested. Cheers Ali McRae