9 Results for month: 07/2018

No wind for day two of SB20 mid-winters

With the River Derwent like a sheet of glass, day two of the inaugural SB20 mid-winter championships on Sunday had to be abandoned, leaving Honeybadger, sailed by Paul Burnell, his sons Oli and Toby and Bayley Fisher as the topscoring boat. Four races were sailed in an 8-10 knot north to north-westerly breeze on Saturday with Honeybadger setting the pace ... More

Gripping finish to Sydney Gold Coast Race

In a gripping finish to the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, Queensland supermaxi Black Jack early this morning match-raced and beat Wild Oats XI by just under two minutes at the end of the 384 nautical mile race up Australia’s east coast. Peter Harburg’s Black Jack finished at 07:26:20 in 6-9 knots of cool north-westerly wind, reversing last ... More

RYCT sailor joins Clipper celebrations

Sailing history was made at the weekend when Australian sailor Wendy Tuck became the first woman to ever win a round the world yacht race after clinching the overall victory in the Clipper 2017-18 Race. Joining Wendy and the crew of Sanya Serenity Coast for the celebrations at Liverpool, England, today was prominent Hobart yachtsman and RYCT member David ... More

RYCT Flag Officers re-elected

The Commodore of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Tracy Matthews has been re-elected unopposed at the Annual General Meeting, as were Stephen McCullum as Vice-Commodore and Richard Bevan as Rear-Commodore. Returning Directors re-elected were Tony Cowley, Will Logan and Gavin Adamson while new Directors are Peter Martin and Neil Shephard. Fifty Year ... More

Close racing in RYCT Winter Series

The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s BMW Winter Series, this year a pursuit or ‘’stern chaser’ format, is producing close results and a tight overall pointscore. After today’s third of the five-race series, just six points separate the leading six boats in the single fleet with three different clubs represented in the top standings. Today’s ... More

At Home 2018

Join us at the annual At Home Cocktail Party, an evening of delicious food and live entertainment. There will plenty of delicious canapes made from fresh Tasmanian ingredients, including Tassie Oysters, Longford Eye Fillet, Plenty Valley Lamb and Huon Salmon. Drinks are included featuring James Boag and premium Clover Hill Sparkling wines. Live ... More

Fahan top girls in schools team racing

A team of seven girls from Hobart’s Fahan School have won the all-female division of the Australian Secondary Schools Team Racing Championships at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron in Victoria. Competing two-up in a team of three Pacer dinghies, the teenagers sailed a brilliant final to beat the Ascham School from Sydney, 2-0 in the best of three. The champion ... More

RYCT Off The Beach sailors in schools team racing

Four teams from Hobart schools, Friends, Fahan, Hutchins and, for the first time, Taroona High School, will contest the 2018 Australian Secondary Schools Team Racing Championships on Port Phillip next week. Friends and Hutchins are past winners of the championship and have gone on to represent, and win, the Interdominion contest against New Zealand ... More

Top Portuguese finish for Hobart SB20 sailors

Hobart sailors Elliott Noye, Paul McCartney and Edward Snowball have finished a close second overall in the Portuguese national championships for the SB20 sports boat class. Sailing Porco Rosso, they won the final race yesterday to clinch the silver medal on a countback, sandwiched between two top Portuguese crews. This was the second runner-up place ... More