10 Results for month: 04/2018

America’s Cup challenger Gretel II relocates to Hobart

One of Australia’s most famous America’s Cup racing yachts, Gretel II, has been relocated to Hobart and the River Derwent with a new berth at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. Owner Michael Maxwell plans to race the classic 12-metre in longer day races on the Derwent and DÉntrecasteaux Channel next summer as well as enjoy day sailing, cruising and ... More

Calvert’s good start in Finns at Hyeres

Jock Calvert has made a good start to the 2018 World Cup Series at Hyeres, France, to be 11th overall after day one of racing in the Olympic Finn class. The RYCT member placed 12th in race one, 17th in race two, with Calvert describing his opposition as “top notch, all 40 guys are quick and the racing was super tight!” This is the third international ... More

Morning Star reaches Osaka after 39 days

Tasmanian yacht Morning Star, the smallest and oldest yacht in the fleet, has finished second across the line in the 5,500 nautical mile two-handed, non-stop ocean race from Melbourne to Osaka, Japan. Morning Star, crewed by Launceston sailors Joanna Breen and Peter Brooks, crossed the finish line at the southern Japanese seaport early Tuesday morning at ... More

Navigation Cruise task for Claire Cunningham

Claire Cunningham is one of Hobart’s most talented and versatile sailors, but she’s been given a different task afloat next weekend, setting the course for the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania/Boags Navigation and Seamanship Cruise. Claire, a past Rear Commodore of the RYCT, was the winning navigator in last year’s Cruise and, as such, traditionally ... More

Mother’s Day 2018

Celebrate your mum with Mother’s Day lunch at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. $60.00 per person, includes a glass of sparkling on arrival. $30.00 for children under 12 years. Live Music Bookings Essential: (03) 6223 4599 MENU Platters served to the table Field mushroom filled with spinach, caramelized onion, roasted garlic & ... More

Jock Calvert continues International Finn campaign

Former Australian youth team sailboarder Jock Calvert is continuing to lift his game in his new class, the demanding single-handed Olympic Finn class. The RYCT member has just finished his second major international regatta in Europe, the huge Trofeo Princess Sofia Regatta at Palma, Spain. Calvert finished 37th overall in the 73-boat fleet of Finns, the ... More

Short-Handed Sailing in Autumn Airs

Come autumn and many keen Hobart yacht owners don’t have the problem of finding full crews to help them race on the Derwent. It’s now all about two-handed racing with just two sailors on board (in some divisions three) as against summer racing crews of between three and ten crew, depending on the size of the boat. The Combined Clubs Two-Handed ... More

Melbourne to Osaka Race re-starts

Yachts competing in the Melbourne to Osaka ocean race that were forced to shelter in Queensland ports from Cyclone Ibis early this week re-started their 5,500 nautical mile voyage to Japan on Friday. They headed out to sea from Southport, Brisbane, Bundaberg and Gladstone for a designated re-start from their suspended racing latitude, irrespective of ... More

Osaka Race yachts dash for shelter from Cyclone Iris

Almost half the fleet in the 5,500 nautical mile yacht race from Melbourne to Osaka in Japan have sought shelter in ports along the south Queensland coast as reformed Cyclone Iris moves south. Iris has become a Category 3, potentially category 4, cyclone with fierce winds and high seas off the Queensland coast between Bowen and Airlie Beach. The yachts ... More

Zephyr home in a blow at Barnes Bay

Zephyr means a ‘light, gentle breeze’ but it was quite the opposite when the yacht named Zephyr won the Barnes Day Regatta on Good Friday. In fact, it was howling out of the north-west at 25-38 knots in the afternoon, with Division 2 yachts not racing because of the near galeforce winds and several Division 1 forced to retire due to damage. Ian ... More