12 Results for month: 12/2016

Sabots, day 2: Changes at the top

For more than a century the tiny Sabot junior sailing dinghy has produced some of the world’s best sailors – and the best in the class are on show on the River Derwent this week. A fleet of near  60 young sailors,  aged from seven to 15, is contesting the 53rd Australian championships out of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, where the Sabot has ... More

Sabot Nationals day 1: Queenslanders dominate

Teenage Queensland sailing rivals Luke Richmond and Talia Bulstrode are sharing top billing after day one of the 53rd Sabot Australian championships on Hobart’s River Derwent. Luke, sailing Carbon Copy, is in the South Queensland Sabot Association, Talia, helming Wobbly Boot, is representing the North Queensland Sabot Association. Queenslanders ... More

LOYAL skipper and his crew maintained their faith

The bookies didn’t back LOYAL to win line honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, but the crew backed themselves in terms of maintaining their faith in a boat that was built to be the fastest super maxi in the world but that had never delivered, not as Speedboat nor Rambler nor Perpetual LOYAL. Finally, the Juan Kouyoumdjian-design ... More

Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: Another year for TP52s?

Rolex Sydney Hobart skipper Matt Allen announced today he will leave his more comfortable 60 foot, purpose-built for the race Carkeek 60 at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia dock, choosing to be flung around on his TP52, Ichi Ban, on Boxing Day. Allen has been waiting for a clearer picture of the weather models and now thinks this could be a TP52 ... More

Swarm of Sabots on the Derwent

Ocean racing yachts finishing their races from Sydney, Launceston and Melbourne’s won’t have Hobart’s River Derwent to themselves next week – near on 60 tiny Sabot dinghies will be out there racing too. The Royal Yacht of Tasmania,  in addition to finishing the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet of about 90 starters, is conducting the Hobart ... More

Queensland sailor wins Tasmanian Moth States

Prominent Queensland sailor Matthew Chew scored a narrow win in the Tasmanian championship for the foiler Moth class, sailed on the Derwent over the weekend. In a short series, a ‘test’ event for the upcoming Moth nationals at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania from 4-9 January 2017,  Chew won by one point from RYCT member and World Masters ... More

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – a week to go

A week out from the start of the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, 91 yachts are making final preparations to their boats ahead of the arduous 628 nautical miles south in the Tasman Sea. Heavy rain in Sydney last week hampered the work on many boats,  but the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is confident all 91 boats will be on one of the ... More

Eight Metres return to the Derwent

Yachting on Hobart’s River Derwent took a step back in time, more than four decades in some instances, when Bellerive Yacht Club held its annual North Sails IOR Cup on the river last weekend. Included in the fleet was a Classic Yacht division, with three International Eight Metre class yachts competing, along with a Six Metre, reminiscent of yacht ... More

Rob Gough Wins RYCT SB20 Pennant

World champion sailor Rob Gough has finished at the top of the leader board in the SB20 one-design sports boat RYCT summer pennant on the Derwent, outsailing a fleet of many of Hobart’s most talented sailors. Strong northerly winds, gusting to near 40 knots, forced the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania to abandon the final pre-Christmas twilight races, ... More

Twilight Racing Cancelled 08/12/2016 15:43

Twilight Racing for this evening 08/12/2016 has been cancelled due to high winds. More