10 Results for month: 10/2016

Big sailing day for Philosopher

Philosopher, Shaun Tiedemann’s modified Sydney 36cr, turned in an outstanding sailing performance on the Derwent last Saturday, winning five of the six handicap categories in two windward/leeward races. Perfect sailing conditions, warm and sunny with a light to moderate breezes forecast,  attracted all but three of the 30 yachts entered for the series ... More

BMW come aboard the Showdown

The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s major spring regatta, the Showdown, has a new sponsor in prestige car dealers Hobart Autohaus and will be known as the BMW Showdown. The BMW Showdown will be held next weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 5-6 November with the sponsorship also extending to the revived Green Island Race to be held on the Saturday. The ... More

Entries close for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

A fleet of between 80 and 90 yachts is expected to contest this year’s 72nd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race,  with entries closing on Friday,  29 October.  The fleet includes four yachts on the register of Tasmanian clubs. The final fleet will not be announced until Monday, 31 October, but with a few days to the close of nominations the Cruising ... More

Former Sydney Hobart winner excels on windy Derwent

More than two decades after she won the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on IMS corrected time, the Bellerive Yacht Club syndicate-owned Filepro today showed she is still competitive and, in fact, a fine winner. Filepro, skippered by Darren Clark, won the PHS and IRC categories of the Combined Clubs Long Race on corrected time, and finished a close second to ... More

Harbour Race Series 1 – another torrid day on Derwent

  Two crewmen were injured, another was tossed overboard as strong and gusty north-westerly winds again battered Hobart’s Combined Clubs yachting fleet on Sunday with consistent winds of 20-24 knots and gusts reaching 40 knots. “Unfortunately, another torrid race day on the water…gusty north-westerly winds up to 40 knots,  yet other times ... More

Flying 11 NSW Youth Championships Report

  28 Flying 11’s contested the 2016 NSW Youth Championships this past long weekend at Georges River 16FSSC: Manly 9, Belmont 6, Hunters Hill 3, Gosford 3, Avalon 2 and one each from Lane Cove, Vaucluse, Middle Harbour, Tasmania and Queensland. Congratulations to Thomas Steenson and Cameron Burt (Belmont 16FSSC) who narrowly defeated ... More

Big SB20 fleet for RYCT Showdown 2016

A fleet of between 30 and 40 SB20 one-design sports boats is expected to contest the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s Showdown Regatta on the River Derwent over the weekend of 5-6 November. Entries from Victoria are also expected, with the current Australian champion SB20, Robert Jeffreys’ boat Red, already shipped to Tasmania. Online entry is now ... More

Massive Fleet For Opening Day

  Hobart boat owners with their crew and families celebrated the Opening Day of the 136th Yachting Season the River Derwent today with a massive fleet of more than 250 craft saluting the Governor of Tasmania, Professor Kate Warner, in a spectacular sail past in historic Sullivan’s Cove. “At least 250 boats on the water…on a perfect spring ... More

Gale Force winds slash Channel Race fleet

Gale force northerly winds gusting to 50 knots on the River Derwent and in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel yesterday played havoc with Hobart yachts in their first long race of the season, forcing half the fleet to retire from the Channel Race. Out of 39 starters only 19 boats completed the course, most of the retirees being forced out with sail and ... More

RYCT Flying 11 crew a close second in NSW Youths

  Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Flying 11 class sailors Brendan Crisp and Daniel Maree were beaten for first place overall by just one point on the final day of the NSW Youth Championship. Sailing on the Botany Bay course, they finished second in the final race on Monday to NSW sailors Thomas Steenson and Cameron Burt, a win that gave the NSW ... More