18 Results for month: 11/2016

Relax & Raft Up

You're invited to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at the club with live music and featured beers from 2pm to 5pm followed by a raft up on the water with on-board catering. Please register your interest at the club as bookings are essential. More

TasPorts Maria Island Race winners for L2h

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 ... More

Sheehan’s Saga of Sailing

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. Race ... More

Matt Bugg’s Top Tasmanian Award

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 ... More

Ramrod, Tilt take Maria Island handicap honours

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 ... More

Opera takes precedence over Maria Island victory

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 ... More

Race leader forced out of Maria Island Race

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. ... More

Children’s Christmas Party

  Members are invited to celebrate Christmas with their children at the RYCT Children's Christmas Party on Saturday 3rd of December. With plenty of kids food available we also have grown up food on the BBQ for purchase. We ask parents to bring a small gift as the children will get a special visit from Santa! More

Consistent Karabos takes SB20s

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 ... More

Philosopher, Saga dominate Harbour yachting

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 ... More