128 Results for year: 2018

Sydney Hobart – Tasmanians know the race track

Tasmanian boats in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race have a bit of an advantage over their NSW rivals – their boats have to be prepared before they leave for Sydney – and then their crews get to test the boats and crew out on the delivery to Sydney – a reverse Sydney Hobart. Greg ‘Enzo’ Prescott is one of three Tasmanians who has entered his ... More

New State Laser champions decided

The Laser State Championships were held at Devonport’s Mersey Yacht Club last weekend with 24 entries in all classes, Standard, Radial and 4.7. The event was held in preparation for the 2019 Oceania and Australian Laser Championships in early January, an huge sailing event that is expected to attract more than 150 entries from all States and overseas. ... More

Philosopher’s brilliant day in Inshore Series

Australian IRC champion yacht Philosopher looks right on target to retain her national title in Victoria and also must rank as favourite to win the Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race on corrected time. Philosopher, a Sydney 36cr owned and skippered by Derwent Sailing Squadron general manager Shaun Tiedemann, had a brilliant final pre-Christmas race day on the ... More

Racing Lasers at Sail Sydney, now its Bass Strait

Prominent Hobart Laser Radial sailors Will Sargent and Nicholas Smart, after a week of harbour racing at Sail Sydney, are tomorrow taking on the open waters of Bass Strait. They will join other Tasmanian Laser sailors in contesting the 2018-19 Tasmanian State Laser Championships, hosted by the Mersey Yacht Club this weekend. Sargent, who last ... More

New Year’s Day Gourmet BBQ

Relax on New Years Day at the RYCT's Gourmet BBQ. Enjoy a selection of salads, gourmet burgers and sausages, chicken and prawn kebabs, delicious desserts and more. Adults: $55.00 Children Under 12: $45.00 If you would like to order a 1/2 crayfish with your meal it is an additional $65.00. Orders must be placed before 24/12/18 Bookings ... More

Export Roo new SB20 Australian champion

Michael Cooper, skipper of Export Roo, and his team of David Chapman and Sam Tiedemann sailed into the history books on Sunday in winning their first Australian SB20 championship title on Hobart’s River Derwent. The regatta was sailed over three days from the Derwent Sailing Squadron in Hobart, ending in a strong and gusty nor’wester. It was a ... More

Karabos’ winning day at SB20 Nationals

Day two of the 2018 SB20 Australian Championship showed what one design sailing is all about, with slick crew work and clever tactics the order of the day. Race Officer Ian Ross had an interesting start to the day, with the course originally lining up on Battery Point but finishing up almost 180 degrees round to the east. Ross was able to get three ... More

Cooper-fest in SB20s on the Derwent

The 2018 SB20 Australian Championship got underway in dramatic fashion on Friday and ended as a Cooper-fest, on the water and ashore. The gauntlet was thrown down early by the youth crews with Will Cooper (Murray Jones) rounding the top mark in first place in race one, with Will Sargent (Taz Racing Team) in third and Jacob McConaghy (Warwick Dean) in ... More

91 boats set for Rolex 74th Sydney Hobart

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race promises to be another pot boiler, with one of the strongest-ever fleets chasing line honours and the overall win to secure the Tattersall Cup. A fleet of 91 will take to the 628 nautical mile journey – those from NSW, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, Queensland and ... More

Intrigue’s winning tribute to Elson Kiddle

The late Elson Kiddle, skilled yachtsman and good friend to so many in the Hobart yachting fraternity, would have been delighted by the performance yesterday of Intrigue, the yacht on which he sailed most of his life. Intrigue, skippered by longtime friend Don Calvert, won the Division 1 AMS category of the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant in a day of ... More