Rowing

Rowing has been important to the LBT since its earliest days. 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. See the latest rowing news below.

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If you intend going rowing an important document is the Rowing Safety Plan

Pic from Zainab Clark

Rowing News

  • After the weekend flood
    There is a wall of debris hemming in the Skiffs.
  • The Argonauts Club
    The recent 90th birthday of the ABC was an opportunity to wallow in nostalgia, and one of the programs that was remembered fondly was the Argonauts Club. The Argonauts could hoist a sail but largely relied on oars, which was reflected in their theme song. Fifty mighty Argonauts, bending to the oars, Today will go…
  • Skiffie Worlds in the Netherlands
    Follow all the action at https://www.skiffieworlds2022.com/ It would have been good for the LBT to be there, but back late last year when we were considering it Covid loomed very large.
  • St Ayles Skiff 10 year anniversary film
    Scottish Coastal Rowing have put out this history: see https://youtu.be/qFsWiFeIzsQ. A lot of the footage comes from the 2019 World Skiffies at Stranraer, with some familiar faces from both hemispheres popping up.
  • Taking advantage of high water
    The tide and river flows have had water lapping around the top of the wharf, an opportunity to visit the lagoon at the downriver end of Egg Island which at other times is too shallow to for safe rowing. The Tuesday crew were on to it.