VDL-C Cruise making good progress

The fleet in the RYCT’s Van Diemen’s Circumnavigation Cruise (VDL-C) is making good progress up the east coast towards the first major port of call, Beauty Point on the Tamar River. While there have been a number of social gatherings ashore, including Brians Corner in the Schouten Passage, with a dinner at the ... More

Historic Lipton Cup to Engenue

  The prestigious Lipton Cup, one of Tasmania’s oldest yachting trophies, sailed for each year at the Royal Hobart Regatta, has been won  by Engenue, a fast cruising yacht. Skippered by her senior Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania member Nigel Johnson, Engenue won the Cup in Monday’s Regatta Day race for the ... More

Alive, Intrigue win Bruny handicap honours

Alive, line honours and near record breaker, and Intrigue,  the veteran of the fleet shared handicap honours in the  91st Veolia Bruny Island Race, sailed on Saturday and into the early hours of Sunday. Alive, Derwent Sailing Squadron member, Phil Turner’s state-of-the-art Reichel Pugh 66, skippered by Duncan Hine, ... More

Alive just short of record in Bruny Island Race

Tasmania’s fastest ocean racing yacht, the Reichel/Pugh 66, Alive, early this evening fell just short of breaking the record the 89 nautical mile Bruny Island Race, Australia’s oldest inshore/offshore yacht race. First held by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania in 1898, this was the 91st edition,  with races missed ... More

15 boat fleet for Bruny Island Race

  The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania has received 15 entries for Australia’s oldest inshore/offshore yacht race, the Bruny Island Race, which starts this coming Saturday, 11 February at 9.30am. Linking up with this weekend’s 179th Royal Hobart Regatta, the fleet will start from a line south of the Tasman ... More

Derwent calms frustrate Long Race fleet

  A spinnaker run down the Derwent, a spinnaker run home, but in the middle of the race a big windless patch in Seacoft Bay, near the mouth the river. That was the frustrating story from many Group A yachts in yesterday’s Combined Club Long Race, the fourth of the season due to abandoning races because of ... More

Record SB20 fleet predicted for Crown Series

A fleet of more than 40 SB20 one-design sports boats, including several mainland crews, is expected to contest the Banjo’s Crown Series Bellerive Regatta later this month. SB20 State champion Scott Brain predicted the record fleet for the River Derwent at the launch of the Banjo’s Crown Series.. The Banjo’s ... More

Classic yachts winners on Derwent

  Two yachts built to the classic metre design, Serica and Juana,  added a touch of nostalgia to yesterday’s Combined Clubs Harbour racing on the River Derwent,  and there  could more of them next month. Juana, a ‘modern’ 8-metre class yacht with state-of-the-art keel and rudder but retaining the ... More

Tasmanians dominate Cadet nationals

Young Tasmanian sailors, all members of Sandy Bay Sailing Club, have dominated the final results in the Australian championships for the International Cadet dinghy class. They have won the top places overall, with six Tasmanian crews finishing in the top 10 in the huge fleet of 84 boats from South Australia, Tasmania ... More

Grand Slam: exciting preview of SB20 Worlds

If last Sunday’s racing in the SB20 one-design sports boat ‘Grand Slam’ on the Derwent was any example, Hobart is in for exciting and exceptionally close racing in the Worlds, to be sailed here on the Derwent in January 2018. Unfortunately, a gale on Saturday reduced the competition to five races on the Sunday ... More