Latest News

  • Getting the boats ready for TN25
    Steve Wilson sent this picture of the scout boat Abel Tasman undercoated and ready for painting.
  • Exhibit at the Festival
    The Australian Wooden Boat Festival writes: ‘Do you want to exhibit your product or service at the largest celebration of maritime culture in the Southern Hemisphere? You can now register! With 50% of visitors to the AWBF hailing from interstate and overseas, we are more than just a Tasmanian wooden boat gathering. You will have… Read more: Exhibit at the Festival
  • Everybody enjoys our boats
  • Sailing solo from Kettering to Queensland
    A very interesting article for sailors, both armchair and on the water, written by Val Nicholls. She doesn’t guild the lily. Thanks to Southern Wooden Boat Sailing for this one.
  • Information Exchange
    For previous Tawe Nunnugahs we set up an online system to assist participants who wanted to share transport, accommodation, equipment, information etc. See an example from 2023 here. We are doing it all again – see this webpage which can be navigated to from the TN25 homepage. To participate simply fill in the form with… Read more: Information Exchange
  • Donation to Legacy from Franklin Community
    Martin RIddle writes: I have just transferred $469 to Hobart legacy as a donation from the Franklin Community. The words accompanying the donation are: “Raised by the Franklin community – ANZAC Day breakfast at Franklin Bowls Club and special Monday Night Dinner at the Living Boat Trust. Both events coordinated by the Franklin Progress Association.”… Read more: Donation to Legacy from Franklin Community
  • Monday night Pie Night
    It has been suggested that we pause our perambulating around the world’s menus and focus in on a particular type of dish for Monday night dinner, and that that focus should be pies. Everybody has a favourite pie – whether it be of the footy night variety, or full of blackbirds or maybe spiced apples.… Read more: Monday night Pie Night
  • Expressions of Interest for Festival now open
    If you want to enter your boat in the Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2025 now is the time to fill out the initial form <<here>>.
  • Best of British Monday Night Dinner
    Having been spoilt with an Italian meal from Matt and Deb last Monday we will head north to the land of the Poms for menu inspirations for the coming repast. Bring you best British dish along with $5 for the kitty, and something to drink. If you are really stuck and are unable to cook… Read more: Best of British Monday Night Dinner
  • LBT members at large column
    Pip Stevenson has just reported in, having been part of a crew doing a delivery of the 28 metre motor yacht ‘Intrigue‘ to north Queensland. It does not look like he is doing it tough. The picture below was taken ‘at the fuel wharf in Southport, a place she is very fond of’. You wouldn’t… Read more: LBT members at large column
  • Pssst. Do you want to know a secret boating destination?
    Gary McDonald writes: The recent AFLOAT article on “Port Huon/Kermandie” reminded me of the past LBT expeditions to Port Huon in Capricornia and Monty. It occurred to me that there are also opportunities for skiffs, kayaks and canoes to venture south and perhaps that as well as the put ins at Shipwrights Point and the… Read more: Pssst. Do you want to know a secret boating destination?
  • Invitation to view the ‘Tarkine’ build
    Matt and Iefke have responded to the post in this column a couple of weeks ago by inviting us to come and visit them off the Glen Huon Rd and see the boat on the afternoon of Tuesday 21st May. We will meet at the LBT at 1pm and organise a car pool – car… Read more: Invitation to view the ‘Tarkine’ build
  • Cleaner wanted
    The LBT is looking for an independent contractor for basic cleaning of our bathrooms and kitchen. Payment will be according to the Cleaning Services Award. That is, cleaning service employee Level 1, part time (currently $27.68/hr). Preference for this position will be given to members who already make a substantial unpaid contribution to shed maintenance.Duties:… Read more: Cleaner wanted
  • Looking forward to the Wooden Boat Festival
    See <<this interview>> with Festival director Paul Stephanus conducted by Southern Wooden Boat Sailing.
  • Launch of Tally Ho
    A big moment for all we armchair boat restorers who have been following Leo and the team on Youtube for years now. Catch all the excitement <<here>>.
  • Draft Minutes for LBT April Committee Meeting
    Read them <<here>>.
  • Carbonara Night next Monday
    Matt Gogarty plans to cook us a carbonara with all the bacon left over from the Anzac breakfast, and that will be followed up by Deb van Riddle’s tiramisu. Who could ask for more? Bring $20 and something to drink. Book a seat <<here>> so we have an idea of numbers. All proceeds to go… Read more: Carbonara Night next Monday
  • Booking a boat: new system
    We know, we know. We all hate change, but hopefully this one is for the better. The existing system has done sterling service for the last 10 years but if there are ways of fixing its various idiosyncrasies and issues we have long forgotten them and it is time to move on. The new system… Read more: Booking a boat: new system
  • Expression of Interest form for tn25 now open
    If you are thinking about joining the 2025 tawe nunnugah Raid or Return Raid, either as a Participant on a boat or as Volunteer in any capacity, please complete an Expression of Interest. The EOI tells us a little about your boating experience, any special needs (dietary etc) and what you want to do on… Read more: Expression of Interest form for tn25 now open
  • Position vacant at the Wooden Boat Centre
    Their advertisement reads: ‘Are you our next Centre Administrator here at the Wooden Boat Centre? We are searching for a superstar to help take the Centre to the next level. This is a front line management role where you will be expected to get involved in customer facing activities when required. You will play a… Read more: Position vacant at the Wooden Boat Centre

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At the end of 2021 the LBT upgraded its website. News from the old site (2013-2021) can be found here.