Owners and crew of Tilt and Ramrod, the line and handicap winners of the 69th TasPorts Maria Island Race, now have their sights set on Tasmania’s longest annual ocean race, the 10th Launceston to Hobart.
Starting from Beauty Point on the River Tamar on 27 December 2016, the 285 nautical mile coastal passage race takes the fleet down the East Coast ...
Veteran Bellerive Yacht Club stalwart Chris Sheehan last Saturday sailed his Young 88, Saga, to its fourth win out of five races to hold a comfortable pointscore lead in Division 2 of the Combined Clubs Harbour Series on the Derwent.
The race was the final Harbour Series race before Christmas, with four more races day programmed post-Christmas.
Matt Bugg's top Tasmanian award
Paralympic sailing silver medallist Matt Bugg has been named as the 2016 Tasmanian Athlete of the Year, beating a star-studded field of the State's best sportsmen and women.
The 35-year-old RYCT member was chosen for the award ahead of many other Tasmanians who have done exceptionally well on the international ...
Ramrod, built down the Huon of timber and fibreglass almost 20 years ago, yesterday was declared overall AMS winner of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s 180 nautical mile TasPorts Maria Island Yacht Race.
Hobart chartered accountant and RYCT member Tim Maddock bought the modified Scott Kaufman-designed 36-footer about a year ago after some five ...
Hobart yachtsman Peter Cretan missed being aboard his yacht Tilt when it took line honours in the 180 nautical mile TasPorts Maria Island Race today – because he was to sing with the TSO choir in the famous Wagner opera, Tristan & Isolde, tonight.
Tilt crossed the Castray Esplanade finish line just after 5pm, skippered by Rob Armstrong while ...
The Fork in the Road has been forced to retire from the TasPorts Maria Island Race with major steering problems as she rounded Tasman Island last night in a 35 knot westerly.
Using the emergency tiller, the crew motored 8 nautical miles into Stewart's Bay near Port Arthur and anchored until they could assess the cause of the steering loss in daylight.
Consistency is the key to winning regattas, as former Dragon world champion and 12 time Prince Philip Cup winner Nick Rogers showed in the SB20 one-design sports boat class at the BMW Showdown.
Rogers and his crew of Karabos, Simon Burrows and Andrew Roberts came from behind on Sunday to win a curtailed SB20 class, with a score of 8-1-2-2 to ...
The former champion Sydney yacht Philosopher again dominated AMS and IRC rating results in yesterday’s Combined Clubs Harbour Series on the Derwent.
With Derwent Sailing Squadron running two windward/leeward courses in the 18 knot south-east to easterly breeze for Divisions 1 and 2, Philosopher won all four AMS and IRC rated categories, but was ...