New Years Eve @ The RYCT

Have a roaring good time this New Years Eve at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. Five-course dinner + drinks Live music from Big Swifty and a front row seat for the fireworks. $135.00 for RYCT members $150.00 for non-members 7:30 pm for 8:00 pm Dress: Formal or your best 1920's party wear. Book a table: ... More

Something to Whistler about Maria Island

David Aplin’s yacht Whistler has added the 70th Tasports Maria Island Yacht Race to an outstanding offshore racing career over the past decade and more. The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania has confirmed the MBD36 as winner of both the AMS and IRC categories of the 180 nautical mile race around Tasmania’s rugged East ... More

Oskana in overdrive for Maria Island win

Prominent Targa rally driver, yachtsman and Hobart surgeon Michael Pritchard shifted his canting keel Cookson 50 Oskana into overdrive yesterday to win line honours in the 70th Tasports Maria Island Race. Oskana finished by 22 miles ahead of nearest rival, last year’s line winner Tilt, skippered by Peter Cretan. ... More

David Kellett speaks at 70th Maria Island dinner

Eminent yachtsman David Kellett has sailed south in 43 Sydney Hobart Yacht Races, but never in Tasmania’s major ocean race, the Maria Island Race. But he fully understands the potential perils of the final 90 nautical miles from Maria Island to Hobart, including rounding Tasman Island, applicable to both races. K... More

Maria Island test for Melbourne to Osaka yachts

Two Tasmanian yachts entered for the 5,500 nautical mile double-handed race from Melbourne to Osaka in Japan next year will contest this weekend’s 70th TasPorts Maria Island Race. Force Eleven and Morning Star are among 15 entrants for the 180 nautical mile race and have been accepted as double-handed entries for the ... More

Winning river race for Derwent Sailing Squadron

Not only was it the turn of the Derwent Sailing Squadron to run Saturday’s Combined Clubs summer pennant river race but club members and their boats dominated results. On a perfect day for sailing on the Derwent, DSS club manager Shaun Tiedemann’s Sydney 35cr Philosopher won each handicap category of Group 1, PHS, ... More

Rob Gough’s masterly performance at BMW Showdown

  Hobart businessman and champion sailor Rob Gough is emerging as one of the strongest local contenders for the 2018 World championship for the SB20 one-design sports boats. Gough yesterday steered Difficult Woman to an impressive overall win at the hotly contested BMW Showdown regatta on the River Derwent where ... More

30 knot sou’wester limits BMW Showdown racing

A chlly sou’wester howling down from a snow-capped mountain at 30 knots, along with visibility-reducing rain showers, and hail, was not conducive to pleasant and safe racing in the BMW Showdown this afternoon. Wisely, principal race officer Nick Hutton ‘pulled the pin’ early for all courses as the sou’wester ... More

Top SB20 sailors in BMW Showdown

The two top-placed Australian SB20 skippers at this year’s World Championship and Cowes Week Grand Slam on the Isle of Wight, England, have entered for the coming weekend’s BMW Showdown regatta on the River Derwent. Michael Cooper, skippering Export Roo, finished a close second in the Worlds while Elliott Noye, ... More

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Entries close with 110 yachts

Last year’s overall winner and the record-breaking line honours victor are among the quality 110 entries, including a record 31 internationals, received by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) for the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race which starts at 1pm on Boxing Day. Giacomo, the V70 New Zealander Jim ... More