10 Results for month: 11/2017

Don’s Party on the Derwent

Hobart yachtsman Don Calvert gave himself an early 82nd birthday gift on Saturday with a convincing double win in his 33-year-old yacht Intrigue in the Combined Clubs pennant race on the River Derwent. Calvert skippered Intrigue to first place on corrected time under both the AMS and IRC rating categories, continuing his remarkable success in a variety ... More

New Years Eve @ The RYCT

Have a roaring good time this New Years Eve at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. Five-course dinner + drinks Live music from Big Swifty and a front row seat for the fireworks. $135.00 for RYCT members $150.00 for non-members 7:30 pm for 8:00 pm Dress: Formal or your best 1920's party wear. Book a table: (03) 6223 4599 RSVP: 27th December ... More

Something to Whistler about Maria Island

David Aplin’s yacht Whistler has added the 70th Tasports Maria Island Yacht Race to an outstanding offshore racing career over the past decade and more. The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania has confirmed the MBD36 as winner of both the AMS and IRC categories of the 180 nautical mile race around Tasmania’s rugged East Coast which started on Friday ... More

Oskana in overdrive for Maria Island win

Prominent Targa rally driver, yachtsman and Hobart surgeon Michael Pritchard shifted his canting keel Cookson 50 Oskana into overdrive yesterday to win line honours in the 70th Tasports Maria Island Race. Oskana finished by 22 miles ahead of nearest rival, last year’s line winner Tilt, skippered by Peter Cretan. Oskana crossed the final line at ... More

David Kellett speaks at 70th Maria Island dinner

Eminent yachtsman David Kellett has sailed south in 43 Sydney Hobart Yacht Races, but never in Tasmania’s major ocean race, the Maria Island Race. But he fully understands the potential perils of the final 90 nautical miles from Maria Island to Hobart, including rounding Tasman Island, applicable to both races. Kellett last Friday evening was guest ... More

Maria Island test for Melbourne to Osaka yachts

Two Tasmanian yachts entered for the 5,500 nautical mile double-handed race from Melbourne to Osaka in Japan next year will contest this weekend’s 70th TasPorts Maria Island Race. Force Eleven and Morning Star are among 15 entrants for the 180 nautical mile race and have been accepted as double-handed entries for the race around Tasmania’s East ... More

Winning river race for Derwent Sailing Squadron

Not only was it the turn of the Derwent Sailing Squadron to run Saturday’s Combined Clubs summer pennant river race but club members and their boats dominated results. On a perfect day for sailing on the Derwent, DSS club manager Shaun Tiedemann’s Sydney 35cr Philosopher won each handicap category of Group 1, PHS, AMS and IRC. The club’s sailing ... More

Rob Gough’s masterly performance at BMW Showdown

  Hobart businessman and champion sailor Rob Gough is emerging as one of the strongest local contenders for the 2018 World championship for the SB20 one-design sports boats. Gough yesterday steered Difficult Woman to an impressive overall win at the hotly contested BMW Showdown regatta on the River Derwent where the Worlds will be sailed next ... More

30 knot sou’wester limits BMW Showdown racing

A chlly sou’wester howling down from a snow-capped mountain at 30 knots, along with visibility-reducing rain showers, and hail, was not conducive to pleasant and safe racing in the BMW Showdown this afternoon. Wisely, principal race officer Nick Hutton ‘pulled the pin’ early for all courses as the sou’wester blasted across the Sandy Bay waterfr... More

Top SB20 sailors in BMW Showdown

The two top-placed Australian SB20 skippers at this year’s World Championship and Cowes Week Grand Slam on the Isle of Wight, England, have entered for the coming weekend’s BMW Showdown regatta on the River Derwent. Michael Cooper, skippering Export Roo, finished a close second in the Worlds while Elliott Noye, helming Porco Rosso, was an equally ... More