9 Results for month: 08/2017

Export Roo on a roll on The Solent

With two wins and a second, Tasmania’s Export Roo has moved further ahead on the overall rankings after day three of the SB20 world championship on The Solent in England. Michael Cooper, a member of the RYCT and the DSS, has steered his boat to a net 5 points after Royal Yacht Squadron race officers finally managed to run three races in improved ... More

Export Roo sails to lead at SB20 Worlds

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmanian director Michael Cooper and his crew of David Chapman and Gerry Mitchell have sailed Export Roo to an overall lead after two days of frustrating competition at the SB20 world championship on The Solent in England. So far racing has been limited to just one race each day because of light winds on this famous waterway ... More

Tasmanians in SB20 Worlds at Cowes

Eight Australians, seven from Tasmania, are among the 80-plus international helmsmen who will contest the 2017 SB20 one-design sportsboat world championship in the UK next week. Britain’s most exclusive yacht club, the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes, is conducting the championship on The Solent,  the intensely tidal, sandbank-strewn waterway ... More

RYCT sailors at World Youth Laser Radials

RYCT members Sam King and Max Gluskie competed in last week’s World Youth Laser Radial Championships at Medemblik in The Netherlands. The weather was a mix of light and medium conditions, meaning that consistency and resilience paid out. Sam King placed 14th overall in the Gold Fleet and Max placed 44th in Silver fleet. The point spread analysis for ... More

Veteran Bronzewing leads Winter Series

Bronzewing, arguably Australia’s oldest regular racing yacht,  took an early step towards celebrating her 122nd birthday with a win in Division 3 of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s Winter Series on Sunday. Bronzewing, as she has always been named, was launched on the River Tamar on September 28, 1895, built of Huon pine by the famous Launceston ... More

Blue Water Ball

Our annual Blue Water Ball is on again in 2017.  It's sure to be a wonderful night for fine food, drink, with music from Dr Fink and DJ Pete til late. Saturday 9 September 2017 at 8:00pm Book Online HERE More

RYCT to celebrate 70th Maria Island Race

One of Australia’s oldest ocean races, the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s 180 nautical mile Maria Island Race, will celebrate its 70th anniversary when it starts on Friday, 17 November 2017. The Tasports Maria Island Race, around the rugged south-east coast of Tasmania, ranks second only to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in post-World War II ... More

Tasmanian Sailing Awards 2017

  Yachting Hall of Fame honour to Matt Bugg Rio Paralympic silver medallist Matt Bugg has been inducted into the Tasmanian Yachting Hall of Fame and again named Tasmanian Male Sailor of the Year. The honour was announced on Saturday evening at Yachting Tasmania’s annual sailing awards, held at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, with Bugg ... More

Tasmanian SB20 helmsmen on Cowes Week podium

Tasmanian SB20 helmsmen Elliot Noye and Michael Cooper fired a warning shot over the bow of the international SB20 fleet during the Lendy Cowes Week 2017 Grand Slam Regatta. Sailed as part of the full sailing program of historic Cowes Week, the Grand Slam consisted of eight races sailed in total and two drops. The series was sailed over four days of ... More