9 Results for month: 07/2017

Hobart helmsmen dominating SB20s at Cowes

Prominent Hobart yachtsmen continue to dominate results in the SB20 one-design sportsboat ‘Cowes Grand Slam’ being sailed on The Solent off Cowes on the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England. The SB20s are racing as part of the historic Cowes Week with The Solent overnight turning on very windy conditions – 20-plus knots gusting to 30 in the ... More

Hat-trick to Wildfire in Winter Series

The red-hulled Wildfire on Sunday scored her third consecutive win in the RYCR Winter Series to take a commanding points lead in Division 2. Skippered by Malcolm Robinson, Wildfire, finished second across the line to Gary Cripps’ Ciao Bay II Ian Snape) and reversed the order on corrected time. Wildfire heads the leaderboard on 3 points after ... More

Tasmanian SB20 crews at Cowes Week

Tasmanian SB20 one-design sports boats, Export Roo and Porco Rosso,  are equal first on points after day one of class racing at historic Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England. Export Roo, skippered by Michael Cooper,  had two second places while Porco Rosso, with Elliott Noye on the helm had a third and a win in the almost ... More

Commodore re-elected for third term

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania members last evening re-elected Commodore Matthew Johnston for his third term in office. Vice Commodore Matthews was also re-elected for her third year at the Club’s Annual General Meeting, attended by about 45 members, including half dozen Past Commodores. Stephen McCullum was elected as Rear Commodore, replacing ... More

At Home

The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania invites you to attend the annual At Home Cocktail Party on Friday 11th August 2017 from 7pm. Featuring cider from Willie Smiths and live music from Mojo. Prices $55 for Members and $65 for Non Members, all inclusive. Bookings essential (03) 6223 4599 More

New program for Combined Clubs racing 2017-2018

Major changes have been made to Hobart’s Combined Clubs racing programme for the 2017-2018 summer yachting season on the River Derwent, aimed at boosting fleet numbers. Instead of separate Combined Clubs Harbour and Long Race Series, nine Pennant races will be scheduled over the summer, approximately every second Saturday, comprising five long day ... More

Friends School sailors for Interdominion Teams Racing

Tasmania will be represented by two teams, both from The Friends School, at the Interdominion Schools Teams Racing Championship against New Zealand in Melbourne in September. This follows victory by the Friends White team in the girls division at the Australian Schools Teams Racing Championship in Perth this week. Friends Purple (boys) also qualified ... More

Vintage yacht Bronzewing still a winner

On a chilly but sparkling River Derwent yesterday, just nine boats set sail with the shore temperature under 5 degrees to compete in the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s winter pennant. Bronzewing, Derek Adams’s vintage yacht built in the late 1800s, showed she is still a winner, taking out Division 3 from Serenity (Graham Hall) and Ingenue (Nigel ... More

Winter Talks

Warm up at the RYCT every second Thursday evening this winter and enjoy a series of talks from a diverse and entertaining group of speakers. Murray Jones, an international judge, will be discussing everything you need to know from the 2017-2020 update of the Racing Rules of Sailing. Update your knowledge for the upcoming sailing season. Entry is ... More