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  • Come and help at the Wooden Boat Centre
    Liz Lord writes: ‘Are you friendly, outgoing & community minded? Here at the Wooden Boat Centre we are looking for new crew members to get aboard & help us share the story of our wonderful maritime heritage. We need meeters & greeters, tour guides with passion, and woodworkers in the workshop. Spend half a day,…
  • Monday night dinner
    John Pollard sent in the following details for his Moroccan lamb tagine: The usual drill: so that the cook knows how many he is cooking for please arrive before 6:30pm or let us know beforehand that you are coming (email, text message to 04977 86572).
  • Return Raid sail past
    Martin Kell lives on the river downstream from Franklin, and set up his video camera to film the boats coming past on the final day – see
  • Tawe Nunnugah hasn’t finished for everybody
    Rob Blackburn is still in the thick of reconciling the bar tabs. The accounts should be out shortly.
  • Swiftsure Regatta – Area of Competition
    Please be advised that the Swiftsure Regatta will be taking place on Saturday, 25th March 2023.  The Regatta runs from 10am to 4pm, and will involve multiple small rowing and sailing craft using the river and canal in an area from the north of South Egg Island down stream to the south of Rat Island.…
  • Storage of Imagine’s Oars
    Over the past few weeks, for some unknown reason, Imagine’s oars are getting stuck in the tubes in the oar locker. Until we sort out something better just one oar per tube please, with the other two oars in the locker but loose on top of the pile of oars.  Thanks from Lorrie
  • SWIFTSURE REGATTA Saturday 25th March 2023
  • Olive May’s First Passage?
    That is the question old friend of the LBT Andrew Wilson wants answered: read all about it in the latest edition of Southern Wooden Boat Sailing here. For those who don’t know her Olive May is one of Tasmania’s oldest (the oldest?) working boats, is currently kept at Port Huon, and periodically cruises up to…
  • Monday night dinner 13th March
    Menu: Moussaka, ratatouille, roast potatoes, bread and salad. Dessert rhubarb and apple crumble. If you are coming please send a text message to 04977 86572, email, or come before 6.30pm so that we know numbers.
  • Opportunity to join Yukon
    Matt Wardell writes: ‘ Sail with Yukon in Europe! Berths have become available on Leg 15 of the Yukon journey home. This is a 24 night leg from Palma, Mallorca to Douarenez, Northern France sailing from the Mediterranean though the Straits of Gibraltar to Porto in Portugal and and then across the Bay of Biscay…
  • Dover Regatta Friday 7th-9th April
    Save the date, and think about participating either rowing or sailing. More details here.
  • More Tawe Nunnagah reports
    Tawe Nunnugah participants shared news, questions and gossip and photos on WhatsApp, Tom Stevens has gathered all this together here, or go straight to the pics here. If you subscribe to the Wooden Boat Association’s newsletter ‘Shavings’ you may already have read Jim Stockton’s account of his participation in the Raid. If not you can…
  • Pip at the slip (again)
    Here is a familiar figure doing familiar things. The coat hanger in the background of the second pic below gives a clue to the location.
  • Borrowed for Tawe Nunnugah?
    The equipment in the Grebes is being made ready for the On the Water program, and one anchor can’t be spotted. Could be a case of domestic blindness, or it may have gone in another boat. Any clues gratefully received: post to
  • Vale Judy Krynen
    The Wooden Boat Centre posted the following eulogy, which we at the Living Boat Trust can only endorse. The Wooden Boat Centre was informed yesterday of the passing of Judy Krynen on Sunday 5 March 2023. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the Krynen family at this sad time. For the many people who knew…
  • Monday March 5th night mystery chef
    Come along before 6.30pm, text 04977 86572, or leave a comment on the Facebook page dinner post so that we know numbers. A menu has been emailed to us: Tandoori chicken, Basmati rice, Split pea Dahl, Cucumber raitaHandmade chappatis, Pickles, Yogurt and fruit dessert, Veg alt: homemade felafels. Now all we need to know is…
  • Waterfront in the Huon News
    You might have been mistaken for thinking that last week’s Huon News was the Waterfront News. There was a big spread on our Wooden Boat Day, and another on the million dollar grant for the Cartela dry dock.
  • New telly for the Shed
    David Moore is upgrading and has passed on his whopper TV to us. Just have to figure out where to store it. It will be great for presentations and viewing summer highlights such as this and this. Thanks David!
  • Franklin Primary School Reading Program
    Here is a chance to help out: read to the kids once a week. See the flyer below for details.
    The noticeboard in the Shed has been taken over for organising teams. Sign up, sign up!

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