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  • ‘Intrepid’ sailors wanted Saturday December 3
    The weather is looking kind, and the plan is to motor/sail our new (old) yacht ‘Intrepid‘ from Lindesfarne to Franklin in one go. There is space for a couple of crew: if you are interested contact Martin Riddle (
  • Oz Wooden Boat Festival November newsletter
    Read it here. All sorts of news and announcements, for instance the inclusion of a ‘work in progress’ boat from the Wooden Boat Centre.
  • Cabaret: classic movie at Palais Sunday Dec 4
    Doors open 6.30.pmAdmission $5Film starts 7.15.pmBar open.The Palais Collective Shop will be open, come in and browse before the film‘Bring a plate to share’ is back after COVID.However, if you don’t feel comfortable eating from a shared plate, you may bring your own BYO nibbles and snacks.
  • LBT Christmas Party Monday December 19, 4.30pm
    Circle it in your diary. See flyer below for details.
  • The satisfied worker
    We needed some doors to hide away our batteries, and Martin Riddle came up with the perfect solution constructed with some shed boarding he had stashed away.
  • Nancy goes to Huonville
    The boats were tied up 3 deep at the Huonville wharf on Sunday afternoon for the annual Wooden Boat Guild picnic. It is always a great social day, an opportunity to get on the water and spend time with the Guild members. Big thanks to Andrew Perkins for organising it.
  • Mooring buoys
    That line of buoys and tie off points over by the downstream pontoons are for securing the bows of our dinghies so that they can be tied up stern first to the pontoon, and we can fit more of them in. Bit of tuning to be done first. Incidentally, if anybody recognises the canoe please…
  • Those that survive
    Graham Broxham presented the Living Boat Trust with our complimentary copy of the latest edition of his survey of historic boats in front of the very scene featured on the front cover!
  • Golden Globe Race headed our way.
    The participants in this famous race have rounded Cape Horn and next stop is Storm Bay, where they are allowed to rendezvous with supporters but not come ashore. Kirsten Neuschafer has friends in Cygnet who will be taking a boat out to greet her. Follow the thrills and spills at . Kirsty has already…
  • Sydney to Hobart 2 up
    Those whose boating budget doesn’t stretch to canting keels and electronic gadgetry up the whazoo might be interested in the 2 handed class which seems to be becoming more and more popular. The Cygnet women’s yachting group are in conversation with one of these teams: 2Birds2Hobart: follow them here. Thanks to Endra O’May for pointing…
  • Flare demonstration, Margate Marina, December 1st, 5pm
    The details of using flares are easy to forget: come along to this MAST demonstration at 40 Marina Drive, Barretta to find out how it should be done.. Also of interest to pyromaniacs. Thanks to Huon News for reminding us about this.
  • Come on Nancy for free on Sunday 27th Excursion
    Never been on Nancy? Here is your opportunity to get a free trip. Nancy will be participating in the Wooden Boat Guild Annual Picnic excursion from Franklin to Huonville, starting 10.30am from Franklin this coming Sunday. If you want to have lunch at the Jet Boat Cafe you will need to book with them: see…
  • Captain Sarah Parry and the Windward Bound
    Listen to Richard Fiedler interview Sarah on ABC Conversations here.
  • Get your Huon News
    Read all about the ‘On the Water’ program.
  • A different restoration
    Fiona Peate writes that she and her husband John have retrieved from the Scouts at the Lea a kayak built by John and Olegas Truchanas. The Scouts had lost interest. ‘It was built with an aluminium frame & cotton canvas stretched & sewn over. It had a threaded section aft that could allow the skin…
  • Chemical and flammable cabinet
    We recently received a grant for $2577 from the Tasmanian Men’s Shed Association to install one of these cabinets. We are always looking to make the Shed a safer place, which this will do. Thanks to Andy Ritchie (who did the organising) and the TMSA.
  • Monday afternoon: yep it is on
    Lots to do to shakedown our boats and prepare them for sailing and for Tawe Nunnugah. Plenty of shelter if the rain persists. Come down around 3pm to work up an appetite for dinner.
  • Ocean Summit November 25th
    It is very late notice, but some members might like to attend this event. The Tasmanian Ocean Summit, presented by the Australia Institute Tasmania, will be a deep dive into Tasmania’s coastal waters and the culture, science, policy and integrated management they need. A day of collaboration to achieve a closer connection to our ocean,…
  • Draft Minutes for November committee meeting
    Find them here.
  • WOODEN BOAT GUILD Huon River Cruise Sunday 27 November 2022
    Any Rowers interested in rowing a Skiff up to Huonville for the annual Wooden Boat Guild’s Huon River Cruise on Sunday 27th November 2022. Lunch can be provided by the Huon Jet Boat Cafe for $18. This must be booked ahead. Flyer for the event here. Anyone interested please contact Lorrie: email or phone 0410…

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