8 Results for month: 06/2018

Winter Talks 2018

On Thursday 12 July we will be holding the first in the 2018 series of Winter Talks. In response to the Cruising Committee’s recent survey of members we will be addressing each of the hot topics that you wanted to hear about including Destinations and Passage Planning, Navigation and GPS, Diesel Engine Maintenance, and Weather Forecasting. On 12 ... More

At Home 2018

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Jock Calvert’s best Finn results

RYCT off-the-beach sailor has celebrated his world ranking of 29 in the Olympic Finn class by finishing 28th overall and fourth U23 at Germany’s famous Kieler Woche (Kiel Week). “Both of which are my best results in an international Finn fleet!” a happy Tasmanian wrote on his facebook page after the final race in this Olympic test event. Calvert ... More

Eight Bells: Life Member Rowan Johnston sails on

Rowan Johnston, one of the great stalwarts of Tasmanian yachting, as a competitor and honorary administrator with the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania and the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, passed away earlier this week after a brief illness. Rowan, 86, was a Life Member and Past Commodore of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, where he had been a member since a ... More

Tasmanian sailors line up for Kieler Woche 2018

    Olympic aspirants, Tasmanian high-performance female sailors, Jasmin Galbraith and Chloe Fisher, begin their European campaign in the 49erFX skiff Olympic class in Germany this week. Joining them at the huge Keiler Woche (Kiel Week) regatta is another young Tasmanian with Olympic aspirations, Jock Calvert, this week ranked as 29th ... More

‘Laser Chaser’ launched at Nutgrove Beach

It’s 8am and down on Nutgrove Beach, in front of the Sandy Bay Sailing Club, the temperature is 4 degrees, with the brisk wind chill factor bringing it down to near zero. However, Sunday’s frosty morning did not deter near 90 young sailors from Tasmania and Victoria from preparing their dinghies - Lasers, International Cadets, 29ers and Optimists - ... More

Marion Cooper awarded OAM

Marion Cooper, the first woman to be elected Commodore of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018 announced today. Marion has been recognised for her services to the community through charitable organisations, and to sailing. She was Commodore of the RYCT from ... More

‘Fantastic’ start to winter racing

‘Fantastic is RYCT sailing manager Nick Hutton’s description of the club’s Hobart BMW Winter Series opening race last Sunday. “A good fleet, lots of sunshine and a 15-18 knot northerly breeze on the Derwent,” Hutton said. Significantly, it also saw the introduction of a pursuit or ‘stern chaser’ format for the RYCT’s winter racing, with ... More