On the Water

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On the Water

Of course what we all want to do at the Living Boat Trust is get ‘on the water’ in our boats, and we do it all the time.
  • On a casual basis members take out our Grebe dinghies for a row or a sail around Egg Island or down the river.The ‘Women on the Water (WOW)’  have an organised program and traditionally meet to go rowing on Friday mornings.There are other groups that go out just about every day of the week – see the booking calendar for a list.There are expeditions and regattas and excursions organised on a regular basis – watch the news column.The ‘big daddy’ for getting on the water is ‘Tawe Nunnugah
  • And then there is our schools ‘On the Water’ program: see the Schools ProgramSailing boats, and sailing dinghies in particular, are prone to capsize, which is not a problem so long as sensible procedures are adhered to.  Before taking out a boat for saiing read the Sailing Safety Management plan here.Similarly things can go wrong in a rowing boat: read the Safety Management Plan here.

‘How to Row’ a video produced by Martin Kell for the LBT

YouTube Video

Over several years the Living Boat Trust, in cooperation with local schools, has run a program to introduce students to basic boating skills.  This has included

  • preparation and planning
  • rigging
  • ropework
  • rowing techniques
  • sailing techniques and manoeuvres
  • rescue procedures and drills
  • launching and docking
  • sailing theory and background
  • observing and understanding winds, tides and currents

We plan to continue this program into the future.  If your school wishes to be involved please contact the LBT secretary: sec@lbt.org.au

More On the Water Documents can be found here

The photo at left shows the start of a dinghy race at the Swiftsure regatta – the annual culmination of  ‘On the Water’.
See the Swiftsure Regatta 2014 page.

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