9 Results for month: 09/2018

Tassie Too to join Opening Day fleet

One of our most famous racing yachts, the 21-foot Restricted Class boat Tassie Too, will join Derwent Sailing Squadron boat Young Lion in leading the fleet on the Opening Day of the Yachting Season on Hobart’s River Derwent. Opening Day, a grand tradition on the Derwent, will be held on Saturday week, 6 October, with Professor The Honourable Kate ... More

School sailors heading to New Zealand

Teams of talented teenage sailors from two of Hobart’s leading private schools, Friends and Fahan, are heading to New Zealand this week as part of the Australia versus New Zealand 2018 Interdominion Schools Team Sailing Championship. They will compete in four days of intense team racing, sailing two-crew 420 dinghies, against New Zealand’s leading ... More

Bugg, Symonds conquer at Para World Sailing

Tasmanian disabled sailors Matt Bugg and Chris Symonds have won gold medals in a brilliant final day of competition at the 2018 Para World Sailing Championships on the USA Lake Michigan. Bugg, from Hobart, clinched victory in the Norlin 2.4mR single-handed keelboat class, his greatest win since his silver medal at the Rio Paralympics, including beating ... More

Tasmanians in the hunt at Para Worlds

Tasmanian sailors Matt Bugg and Chris Symonds continue to be in the hunt for medals at the 2018 Para World Sailing Championships being sailed on the US Lake Michigan. After six 2.4 Norlin OD races, Damien Seguin (FRA), Matt Bugg (AUS) and Dee Smith (USA) are separated by just two points at the top of the standings. Just one race was completed on Thursday ... More

Tasmanians start well at Para Worlds

Tasmanian disabled sailors Matthew Bugg and Chris Symonds have made impressive starts to the 2018 Para World Sailing Championships being sailed from the US town of Sheboyan on Lake Michigan. Symonds, from Wynyard Yacht Club, scored two wins, a second and a fifth place in the Hansa 303 class and is just one point the lead in third place overall. Bugg, ... More

New photo awards to Richard Bennett

Noted Tasmanian photographer Richard Bennett has won silver awards at the Australian Professional Photographers annual awards held in Melbourne recently with three images from the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – striking aerial photographs of Wizard, Beau Geste and Comanche. Richard has kindly allowed the Club to reproduce these winning ... More

‘Gun boat’ War Games wins the battle

Wayne Banks-Smith’s Farr 40 War Games lived up to expectations – and her name – as ‘gun boat’ in the RYCT’s Hobart BMW Winter Series which ended last Sunday. War Games sailed through the fleet on a perfect Spring morning to win race five, finally overtaking the scratch boat, Peter Alcock’s Mottle 33, Kindred Spirit. This gave the DSS-based ... More

Porco Rosso Corinthian champions in Ireland

Hobart amateur sailors Elliott Noye, Paul McCartney and Edward Snowball have finished second overall and winner of the Corinthian trophy at the SB20 sportsboat European championship which finished in Ireland today. Sailing Porco Rosso, Noye (a builder), McCartney, (an eye surgeon) and Snowball (an engineer) lost the championship to a professional ... More

Jock Calvert 10th in Finn U23 Worlds

RYCT off-the-beach sailor Jock Calvert has finished his European tour this year with a satisfying 10th overall in this past week;s International Finn U23 World Championship. With no consistent wind, the final day of racing at Koper in Slovenia saw no races completed, giving Jock no opportunity to climb back up the leader board. “From 22nd last year to ... More