Big plans for Harbour champion Philosopher

Owner/skipper Shaun Tiedemann already has big plans for next season with harbour racing champion yacht Philosopher, contesting the 2018 Australian Yachting Championships and the Festival of Sails in Victoria. Philosopher, sailed by Tiedemann and his crew of under 25 year old talented sailors, yesterday won the ... More

No illusions about winner in Long Race

The penultimate day of racing in the Combined Clubs Long Race Series yesterday produced significant changes in overall standings with ‘gun boat’ Philosopher toppled from her number one berth in Group A handicap categories. The new joint leaders in AMS are David Brett’s Hanse 400e, Illusion and Matthew Denhol... More

Sam is king of the Laser Radials

Champion teenage sailor Sam King scored four wins and a second, out of the six final races sailed in the Laser Radial State championships on the Derwent of the weekend. Four races were sailed on Saturday, with RYCT race officers yesterday completing a further four races in NW winds up to 15 knots, gusting to 20 ... More

Export Roo wins SB20 Tasmanian championship

Two world championships in the SB20 one-design sports boat class are now firmly in the sights of prominent Hobart yachtsman Michael Cooper – the first on The Solent off Cowes in England, the second on Hobart’s River Derwent. On the Derwent last weekend, Cooper steered Export Roo to a convincing win in the SB20 ... More

SB20 states – Export Roo leads after day one

Consistent sailing has placed Michael Cooper and his crew of Export Roo at the top of the leader-board after the first four races today in the SB20 Tasmanian State championship on the River Derwent. Cooper returned to top form in winning the SB20's final summer pennant last Thursday evening and has maintained that ... More

Tasmanian Laser sailors tune-up for Worlds

This weekend’s International Laser Tasmanian State championships on the River Derwent will be a significant regatta preparation for several teenage Tasmanian sailors and a Queenslander heading for world championship in Europe mid-year. The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Laser Association expect ... More

Burnell family’s Honey Badger bites in SB20 fleet

The Burnell boys from Sandy Bay Sailing Club chose the name of their father’s SB20 one-design sports boat – Honey Badger -  a little animal that fights ferociously above its weight. Honey Badger, the SB20 one-design sport boat,  has proven it can do just that in racing over the summer sailing season for ... More

Nick Rogers winner with brand new boat

SB20 class founder in Tasmania Nick Rogers sailed his brand new boat, again named Karabos, to a first-up win in last Thursday’s twilight pennant series. The win has given Rogers a commanding point score lead going into the final race (or two) of the summer pennant for the one-design, sports boat class next ... More

Big sailing weekend upcoming at the RYCT

There is no yacht racing out of the RYCT this  coming long weekend, but the following weekend, 18-19 March, promises to be a big one on the Derwent for a multitude of sailors and race management. The club will be host to two Tasmanian State championships, SB20s and Lasers, and the final event for the summer season of ... More

Yachties switch to short-handed sailing

After a long summer of racing their boats with a full crew, ranging from five to 12 sailors, 15 Hobart yacht owners had only one crew to growl at in yesterday’s Combined Clubs Two-Handed Long Race Series on the Derwent. In the easy sailing conditions there was probably little or no shouting with the fleet beating ... More