13 Results for month: 03/2018

Easter regatta sailing in historic Tasmanian waters

Yachts competing in the Barnes Bay Regatta and the Port Esperance Regatta over Easter will be sailing in some of southern Tasmania’s most historic waterways, the DÉntrecasteaux Channel. The two regattas offer a weekend of racing and cruising with social activities ashore at the one-time Quarantine Station on Bruny Island on Good Friday and at Port ... More

Countbacks decide Short Course Champions

Countbacks of placings throughout the series were needed to decide the Division 1 winners of the Combined Clubs Short Course Championships which ended on the River Derwent today. The results gave Bellerive Yacht Club member Jeff Cordell an overall series win with his Mumm 36 B&G Advantage under IRC scoring and close second places under AMS and ... More

Second Tassie yacht heading for Osaka

Tasmania’s second entrant in the Melbourne to Osaka Yacht Race, Force Eleven, will set sail tomorrow (Sunday) with the main body of the fleet in the double-handed, 5,500 nautical mile ocean race to Japan. Sailed by Tristan Gourlay and Jamie Cooper, the modified Adams 11.9m sloop will join 15 of the 19-boat fleet in starting from Sandringham Yacht Club in ... More

CSIRO Saildrones launched on River Derwent

No, they are not the latest one-design racing yachts to join fleet racing on Hobart’s Derwent! The orange-winged craft on the river this afternoon are a fleet of wind and solar-powered autonomous vehicles called Saildrones, unveiled by the CSIRO in Hobart before setting off on a mission to capture valuable ocean data. The high-tech, unmanned ... More

Derwent Pennant winners for 2017-18 summer season

Hobart’s senior racing yachtsman Don Calvert today added yet another summer pennant (two, in fact) to his remarkable career with his 33-year-old Castro 40, Intrigue. Calvert and his long-time crew sailed Intrigue almost perfectly in the perfect sailing conditions on the River Derwent for the final race of the Combined Clubs summer pennant series, winning ... More

Jock Calvert impresses in Finn Europeans

  Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania off-the-beach sailor Jock Calvert has sailed an impressive regatta in this week’s hotly contested International Finn class European championships at Cadiz in Spain. Calvert is 43rd in the 93-boat fleet with overall results after eight races dominated by the experienced European sailors. He is eight placed in the ... More

Tasmanian sailor to lead Melbourne Osaka fleet to sea

Young Tasmanian yachtswoman Joanna Breen tomorrow afternoon will be steer her S&S34 Morning Star from Melbourne’s Port Phillip out into Bass Strait to be the first yacht away in the staggered start for the Melbourne to Osaka ocean race. Ahead of her and co-skipper Peter Brooks is a non-stop, double-handed race of 5,500 nautical miles from the ... More

Laser sailors ‘test the waters’ in Bass Strait

  Last weekend a fleet of 23 Tasmanian sailors raced their International Laser dinghies in Bass Strait off Devonport’s Mersey Bluff.  In early January 2019, there could be as many as 300 of these single-handed boats racing there. Mersey Yacht Club hosted the Tasmanian International Laser Class annual State championship over the long weekend as ... More

2.4mR Nationals,  Lasers & Port Cygnet Regatta

  World ranked Tasmanian sailor Matt Bugg has shown over the weekend he has lost none of his seamanship and tactical skills in the International 2.4mR yacht, the class in which he won a silver medal at the Rio Paralympics. The 2017 Tasmanian Sailor of the Year Bugg today clinched a record eighth consecutive victory in the Australian open 2.4mR ... More

Laser championships in Bass Strait this weekend

The Tasmanian District Laser Association State Championships 2018 will be held at the Mersey Yacht Club over this long weekend, with a strong representation from the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. With the racing area out in Bass Strait off Devonport, this is a wonderful opportunity for sailors to experience offshore dinghy racing. Sailing in these ... More