8 Results for month: 02/2017

Cleopatra rules on River Derwent

The light to moderate winds on the Derwent and Storm Bay could not have been better for the Mumm 30 Cleopatra in yesterday’s Combined Clubs Long Race Series. Owner Matthew Denholm and his crew capitalised on an early spinnaker run down river in light winds and then a spinnaker run home in a freshening sea breeze to score a handicap double, PHS and AMS, ... More

VDL-C Cruise making good progress

The fleet in the RYCT’s Van Diemen’s Circumnavigation Cruise (VDL-C) is making good progress up the east coast towards the first major port of call, Beauty Point on the Tamar River. While there have been a number of social gatherings ashore, including Brians Corner in the Schouten Passage, with a dinner at the Tamar Yacht Club at Beauty Point this ... More

Historic Lipton Cup to Engenue

  The prestigious Lipton Cup, one of Tasmania’s oldest yachting trophies, sailed for each year at the Royal Hobart Regatta, has been won  by Engenue, a fast cruising yacht. Skippered by her senior Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania member Nigel Johnson, Engenue won the Cup in Monday’s Regatta Day race for the Combined Clubs Harbour Series. The ... More

Alive, Intrigue win Bruny handicap honours

Alive, line honours and near record breaker, and Intrigue,  the veteran of the fleet shared handicap honours in the  91st Veolia Bruny Island Race, sailed on Saturday and into the early hours of Sunday. Alive, Derwent Sailing Squadron member, Phil Turner’s state-of-the-art Reichel Pugh 66, skippered by Duncan Hine, sailed a powerful race to come ... More

Alive just short of record in Bruny Island Race

Tasmania’s fastest ocean racing yacht, the Reichel/Pugh 66, Alive, early this evening fell just short of breaking the record the 89 nautical mile Bruny Island Race, Australia’s oldest inshore/offshore yacht race. First held by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania in 1898, this was the 91st edition,  with races missed during the war years. The ... More

15 boat fleet for Bruny Island Race

  The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania has received 15 entries for Australia’s oldest inshore/offshore yacht race, the Bruny Island Race, which starts this coming Saturday, 11 February at 9.30am. Linking up with this weekend’s 179th Royal Hobart Regatta, the fleet will start from a line south of the Tasman Bridge. The 89-nautical mile race ... More

Derwent calms frustrate Long Race fleet

  A spinnaker run down the Derwent, a spinnaker run home, but in the middle of the race a big windless patch in Seacoft Bay, near the mouth the river. That was the frustrating story from many Group A yachts in yesterday’s Combined Club Long Race, the fourth of the season due to abandoning races because of galeforce winds. “Frustrating day ... More

Record SB20 fleet predicted for Crown Series

A fleet of more than 40 SB20 one-design sports boats, including several mainland crews, is expected to contest the Banjo’s Crown Series Bellerive Regatta later this month. SB20 State champion Scott Brain predicted the record fleet for the River Derwent at the launch of the Banjo’s Crown Series.. The Banjo’s Crown Series is one of the significant ... More