Commodore re-elected for third term

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania members last evening re-elected Commodore Matthew Johnston for his third term in office. Vice Commodore Matthews was also re-elected for her third year at the Club’s Annual General Meeting, attended by about 45 members, including half dozen Past Commodores. Stephen McCullum was ... More

At Home

The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania invites you to attend the annual At Home Cocktail Party on Friday 11th August 2017 from 7pm. Featuring cider from Willie Smiths and live music from Mojo. Prices $55 for Members and $65 for Non Members, all inclusive. Bookings essential (03) 6223 4599 More

New program for Combined Clubs racing 2017-2018

Major changes have been made to Hobart’s Combined Clubs racing programme for the 2017-2018 summer yachting season on the River Derwent, aimed at boosting fleet numbers. Instead of separate Combined Clubs Harbour and Long Race Series, nine Pennant races will be scheduled over the summer, approximately every second ... More

Friends School sailors for Interdominion Teams Racing

Tasmania will be represented by two teams, both from The Friends School, at the Interdominion Schools Teams Racing Championship against New Zealand in Melbourne in September. This follows victory by the Friends White team in the girls division at the Australian Schools Teams Racing Championship in Perth this week. ... More

Vintage yacht Bronzewing still a winner

On a chilly but sparkling River Derwent yesterday, just nine boats set sail with the shore temperature under 5 degrees to compete in the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s winter pennant. Bronzewing, Derek Adams’s vintage yacht built in the late 1800s, showed she is still a winner, taking out Division 3 from Serenity ... More

Winter Talks

Warm up at the RYCT every second Thursday evening this winter and enjoy a series of talks from a diverse and entertaining group of speakers. Our fourth winter talk on the 6th July 2017, will be presented by Jeremy Firth.   'An Idiosyncratic description of some anchorages on the NSW coast and how to get to them from ... More

RYCT Trivia Night

Every Tuesday night the RYCT will be hosting a Trivia night presented by The Quizzer of Oz.  All sorts of subjects will be covered including local content, video and audio All are welcome to attend with a $2.00 entry fee. To book a table for the quiz SMS/Call David Walch (The Quizzer of Oz) on 0427 337 845 As a ... More

Bugg’s silver medal at Para World Sailing

Two Tasmanian sailors, Matt Bugg and Chris Symonds, yesterday won silver medals at the Para World Sailing Championships at Kiel, Germany. Bugg, from Hobart finished on equal first points with German Heiko Kroger but was placed second a count back in the singlehanded 2.4 Norlan one-design keelboat.  Third overall ... More

SB20 champion to sail for UK at Worlds

SB20 mid-winter champion Paul Burnell will contest this year’s one-design sports boat class world championship at Cowes, England, steering an English boat rather than an Australian entrant. Burnell, with his sons Toby and Ollie and young Optimist sailor Bailey Fisher in the crew, yesterday won the mid-winters on a ... More

Close racing in Hobart’s SB20 mid-winters

The depth of talent in Hobart’s SB20 sports boat fleet has been underlined on day one of the class mid-winter championships on the Derwent today The first three races of the weekend event for the 15-boat fleet produced three different winners and seven difficult placegetters. The racing was in the near perfect ... More