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posted Jan 10, 2013, 2:05 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Jan 10, 2013, 2:05 PM]

Hi folks,

I’m doing the RaiD TN13 and I have seen mention of ""cargo"" somewhere.  Now I think that this is a fine idea – it gives some edge to us doing more than just having a pleasant sail up the channel.  Furthermore there seems an opportunity to further the aims of the LBT with regard to the coming age of sail – and even raise some funds.

If we carried coal (or apples or wine or whatever ) and raffled / sold it in Hobart …..?

At it’s simplest implementation one would wrap a lump of coal (picked up off the ground at Recherché bay?) in a square of hessian tied with ‘natural’ string and with a label / screed setting out the aims of the LBT as I saw on the website.  Each boat to carry one (or more) should’t be too onerous for a beginning.

I appreciate that it may be too late for this year , and with the fires (I pray they won,t impact the raid) there may be no spare energy to bring this idea off,  but I thought it was worth canvassing.


Very best wishes,

Frank Raisin"