Since its earliest days the Living Boat Trust has been all about rowing. The first boat built in our Shed was a rowing whaler (‘Swiftsure‘): there is some great footage of her participating in the 2007 Tawe Nunnugah here. for many years our Grebes have been used for schools rowing programs. However in more recent times by far our most popular boats have been our St Ayles Skiffs (Imagine, Billie, and Freyja), light and seaworthy and ideal for voyages both long and short around the Huon Estuary and beyond.

Pic from Zainab Clark

Rowing News

  • Want to Row a St Ayles Skiff?
    If you are interested in having a go at rowing on any of the below days, please contact the following: Sundays – 10am to 12 Contact Dennis 0428 364 178 Tuesdays – 1:30pm to 3:30 Contact Mike 0417 376 884 Fridays – (Women’s group) 9:30am to 11:00am Contact Lorrie 0410335 809 Friday evenings – 5pm…
  • The Roger Harwood
    At the last committee meeting it was decided that the famous Roger Harwood small dinghy race around Egg Island should be included in our Christmas celebrations on 19th December. For those who are wondering about Roger, he is still very much with us, and, Gary McDonald reports, rows his Whitehall up the Kermandie River most…
  • Five mile crew
    This Franklin St Ayles Skiff crew formed to compete in the Castle to Crane race last year, and, as reported in this column, did very, very well. There has been a beautiful video made about them: see
  • Friday evening rowing (Oct 29) called off
    Weather is against us. We will reconvene next week.
  • Weekend rowing
    Pip Stevenson writes:  ‘Open weekend rowing will commence this Saturday (22nd May) at 11 oclock.  This session is expected to go for about an hour and a half and is intended particularly for people who can’t get to the LBT during the week.  It is hoped that this will include some budding young rowers and…