Tawe Nunnugah Raid 2013


From Recherche Bay to Hobart by small boat, 30th January – 8th February 2013


The RaiD Blog

The 2013 Raid may be over but the reminiscences aren’t, and the plotting and planning for 2015 has already begun.  Browse this blog and site to remind yourself, if you were there, and to find out what it was all about if you weren’t.

Evaluation survey

Participants in the 2013 Raid should complete the evaluation survey by following the link at the bottom of the navigation window to the left.
Posted Feb 23, 2013, 1:22 PM by Richard Forster

Oyster Cove to Hobart

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
Posted Feb 14, 2013, 2:51 PM by Richard Forster

Alonnah to Oyster Cove (14 nautical miles)

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 …
Posted Feb 14, 2013, 2:52 PM by Richard Forster

Cygnet to Alonnah (14 nautical miles)

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 …
Posted Feb 8, 2013, 11:49 PM by Richard Forster

Best woofer

Nominate this bloke for world’s bestwoofer …he has worked bloody hard and grabs every opportunity to have a good time.
Posted Feb 8, 2013, 4:00 AM by Richard Forster

Dover to Cygnet

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 …
Posted Feb 5, 2013, 2:15 PM by Richard Forster

Mickey’s Bay to Dover

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 …
Posted Feb 5, 2013, 3:46 AM by Richard Forster

Southport to Mickey’s Bay

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 …
Posted Feb 5, 2013, 3:20 AM by Richard Forster


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
Posted Mar 8, 2013, 12:59 PM by Richard Forster

From Recherche to Southport

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 …
Posted Feb 4, 2013, 1:11 PM by Richard Forster

Expedition to the French Garden

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 …
Posted Feb 4, 2013, 2:22 AM by Richard Forster

31st January RaiD Update

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 …
Posted Jan 31, 2013, 9:19 PM by Richard Forster

30th January, Update from the RaiD

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 …
Posted Feb 3, 2013, 2:21 AM by Richard Forster

Yukon to join RaiD at Recherche Bay

Yukon will 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
Posted Feb 4, 2013, 2:26 AM by Richard Forster

WOW Practice Row, Thursday 24th JanuaryLeave Franklin 3pm sharpIt is about a two to three hour row, dependingon conditions. It is planned to have a relief crew arrive at Petcheys Bay, whowill
Posted Feb 1, 2013, 3:24 AM by Richard Forster

Assistance wanted from Tawe Nunnugah participantsAfter 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 …
Posted Feb 1, 2013, 3:25 AM by Richard Forster

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