10 Results for month: 08/2018

Winter Talks


Tas sailors near top in SB20s, Finns

Tasmanian amateur sailors are making their presence felt in international championships for the SB20 and Finn classes in Ireland and Slovenia. Helmsman Elliott Noye, Paul McCartney and Edward Snowball, sailing McCartney’s boat, Porco Rosso, are sharing top spot of the leader board after day one of the SB20 sportsboat European championship on Dublin ... More

Van Diemen III sparkles at Hamilton Island

The RYCT-registered, but much travelled cruising yacht Van Diemen III was not only one of the most attractive boats competing at last week’s Hamilton Island Race Week, she also proved to be one of the front-runners in her division. Despite having had to accept a penalty after being provisionally placed first on handicap in race one of Hamilton Island ... More

RYCT sailors at Radial Worlds

RYCT off-the-beach sailors Nick Smart and Max Gluskie were among an Australian contingent of five boys and two girls who have just finished competing in the Laser Radial Youth World Championships at Kiel, Germany. The huge event attracted 269 boys (sailing in four qualifying fleets) and 96 girls (two fleets) from around the world, with both boys finishing ... More

Summer keelboat racing boost for Derwent

Keelboat racing on the River Derwent, especially under IRC ratings, is to be boosted this coming summer in preparation for the Australian Yachting Championships in Hobart in January 2020. The prestigious national event will follow next year’s 75th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and other offshore races finishing in Hobart, and is expected to attract a ... More

Winter Talks – Diesel Engine Maintenance


Jock Calvert’s smart finish to Finns

Tasmanian sailor Jock Calvert missed out in making the Gold Medal fleet in the Finn class at the World Sailing Championships at Aarhus, Denmark, but finished the regatta with a first and two seconds places in the Silver fleet. Overall, he finished 48th in the fleet of 90 sailors from 42 nations contesting this Olympic men’s single-handed dinghy class ... More

Nick Hutton’s key role at Cadet Worlds

RYCT sailing manager Nick Hutton has been involved in some way with the International Cadet class since he was a lad, sailing as crew at Montrose Bay Yacht Club back in the 1960s. This week he returned from Bodstedt, Germany, after overseeing yet another successful World championship for Cadets, attracting more than 120 young sailors from 13 nations. ... More

Michael Cooper – Sailor of the Year

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Board Member Michael Cooper has been named Tasmanian Male Sailor of the Year 2018, recognising his close second place in the 2017 SB20 world championship at Cowes, UK. Cooper, who skippered Export Roo, was chosen from six finalists for the prestigious award, announced at the Australian Sailing – Tasmania awards function ... More

Peter Fletcher’s Gold Coast win on Chutzpah

Tasmanian international yachtsman Peter Fletcher has added the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race to his long list of ocean racing victories. Fletcher returned to Australia to again join Victorian Bruce Taylor aboard his40-footer called Chutzpah which today was officially declared the IRC overall winner of the 384 nautical mile race northwards up the Austral... More