11 Results for month: 06/2017

RYCT Trivia Night

Every Tuesday night the RYCT will be hosting a Trivia night presented by The Quizzer of Oz.  All sorts of subjects will be covered including local content, video and audio All are welcome to attend with a $2.00 entry fee. To book a table for the quiz SMS/Call David Walch (The Quizzer of Oz) on 0427 337 845 As a bonus the RYCT Bistro will be open ... More

Bugg’s silver medal at Para World Sailing

Two Tasmanian sailors, Matt Bugg and Chris Symonds, yesterday won silver medals at the Para World Sailing Championships at Kiel, Germany. Bugg, from Hobart finished on equal first points with German Heiko Kroger but was placed second a count back in the singlehanded 2.4 Norlan one-design keelboat.  Third overall was Frenchman Seguin, the gold ... More

SB20 champion to sail for UK at Worlds

SB20 mid-winter champion Paul Burnell will contest this year’s one-design sports boat class world championship at Cowes, England, steering an English boat rather than an Australian entrant. Burnell, with his sons Toby and Ollie and young Optimist sailor Bailey Fisher in the crew, yesterday won the mid-winters on a chilly River Derwent by a comfortable ... More

Close racing in Hobart’s SB20 mid-winters

The depth of talent in Hobart’s SB20 sports boat fleet has been underlined on day one of the class mid-winter championships on the Derwent today The first three races of the weekend event for the 15-boat fleet produced three different winners and seven difficult placegetters. The racing was in the near perfect sailing conditions, a north-westerly ... More

Derwent workout for SB20 Worlds contenders

Hobart yacht watchers will see some talent in action this  weekend, with five of the seven Tasmanian helmsmen entered for this year’s SB20 World Championship taking part in the SB20 Mid-Winter championship on the Derwent. Seven Australian skippers have nominated for the 2017 Worlds in August-September, to be sailed on the famous southern England ... More

Posthumous OAM to Roger Hickman

The late Roger Hickman has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours with a posthumous Medal (OAM) in the General Division, announced on Monday. Tasmanian born and bred and a member of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania since a boy, Roger had lived in Sydney and sailed out of the Cruising Yacht Club for many years,  achieving remarkable ... More

Cracking finish for Tasmanian women’s crew

Tasmania’s crew of talented  sailors today finished the 27th Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta with flare, winning both the IRC and AMS handicap divisions of the sixth and final race on corrected time. Sailing the borrowed Archambault 35 Absolut, skipper Colleen Darcey and her crew of mostly SB20 sports boat sailors, took out the IRC rating ... More

Tasmanian women in winning form at AWKR

Hobart yachtswoman Colleen Darcey and her crew of mainly SB20 sailors today continued their winning form in the Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta on Melbourne’s Port Phillip. Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron ran three races on Saturday and completed race four today after a two-hour delay. Darcey showed great light weather skill in helming the ... More

SB20 sailor already a ‘Cape Horner’

At the age of 28, Tasmanian sailor Jo Breen has already sailed 30,000 nautical miles in oceans around the world, including rounding Cape Horn. In May next year she will skipper her own small yacht Morning Star in the 5,500 nautical mile two-handed race from Melbourne to Osaka, Japan, with a Russian woman as her crew. In the lead-up to that marathon ... More

Latest Tasmanian Yachtsman Out Now

Issue number five or the RYCT's magazine the Tasmanian Yachtsman is out now.  You can read it online HERE More