9 Results for month: 02/2018

2018 J Boag Navigation Cruise

Join the crew of ‘BJ’ for the 60th year of the  RYCT/Boags Navigation & Seamanship Cruise, 27-29 April 2018 Entries through RYCT Office or online at www.ryct.org.au/nav18, $35 per vessel. Entries close Monday 23rd April Function at Kettering Yacht Club, $25 pp - please confirm numbers with RYCT Office. Berthing available on outside ... More

SB20, Dragon Champions decided in Crown Series

Tasmania’s champion sailors in the one-design SB20 and International Dragon classes were decided over the weekend on the River Derwent as part of the Crown Series Bellerive Regatta. Tasmania’s largest regatta saw close to 150 boats, involving more than 600 sailors, young and old, contesting three days of close racing to decide to top boats in nine ... More

Saga wins Hobart Regatta’s historic Lipton Cup

  Bellerive Yacht Club member Chris Sheehan today sailed his Young 88 Saga to victory in the Royal Hobart Regatta’s historic sailing trophy, the Lipton Cup. The Cup is decided on the best corrected time under PHS scoring by yachts in all four divisions of the Combined Clubs summer pennant series. Multiple, but unsuccessful America’s Cup ... More

Bruny Island Race double to Off-Piste

In the early hours of this morning, Paul Einoder’s Off-Piste crossed the finish line of the 89 nautical mile Bruny Island Yacht Race, 14th and last in fleet.  soon after, the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania declared the Beneteau Oceanis 34 the winner of both the AMS and PHS categories of this historic circumnavigation of Bruny Island, south of Hobart race, ... More

Bruny Island Race line honours to Oskana

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania member Mike Pritchard this evening added to his competitive racing honours in state-of-the-art rally cars and yachts by finishing first in the Club's iconic JJ Richards Bruny Island Yacht Race with his Cookson 50, Oskana. Oskana crossed the finish line off Hobart’s Castray Esplanade at Battery Point at 21:41:04 AEST for an ... More

Classy fleet for Saturday’s Bruny Island Race

  Tomorrow’s JJ Richards Bruny Island Yacht Race has attracted a classy fleet of 16 yachts for the 89-nautical mile circumnavigation of the elongated island south of Hobart. The iconic race starts at 9.30am on Saturday, 10 February,  from a line between the Royal Hobart Regatta Grounds and Rosny Bluff. The Bruny Island Race takes the fleet ... More

120 Year Anniversary of Bruny Island Race

This year marks 120 years since the first Bruny Island Race, then called the Ocean Race, was run on 19th March 1898.  It wasn't a sure thing that the race could be organised by the Derwent Sailing Club (RYCT) as outlined in the below article, published in The Mercury newspaper on Monday 21st March 1898, with prize money being the biggest hurdle.  But ... More

Long race win to Crusader, the Derwent’s newest yacht

The River Derwent’s newest addition to its racing fleet, the Melges 32 Crusader, scored her first win on the river in yesterday’s Combined Clubs series. It was only her second pennant race since Huon Yacht Club and Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania member Scott Sharp bought the fast boat from the mainland only weeks ago. Crusader turned in an impress... More

Tassie Too returns to the Derwent tomorrow

One of Tasmania’s most famous racing yachts, the 21-foot Restricted Class boat Tassie Too (affectionately referred to as “TT”), will once again grace the waters of Hobart’s River Derwent tomorrow morning, Saturday, 3 February. It will be the first sail on the Derwent in more than a decade for the 90-year old record-winning Forster Cup veteran.  ... More