21 Results for month: 10/2018

BMW Showdown this weekend

This weekend’s BMW Showdown regatta on the River Derwent has added significance this year, as a lead-up to more than a dozen Australian national championships for off-the-beach and sports boat classes in Hobart this summer. Tasmania’s biggest off-the-beach and one-design keelboat regatta, next Saturday and Sunday, 3-4 November, includes events for ... More

SOLAS Trusts Fundraising Dinner

RYCT Members, ocean racers and guests are invited to attend an evening in support of the CYCA Safety of Life at Sea Trusts with guest speaker Wendy Tuck. Rolex World Sailor of the year nominee Wendy Tuck is the first female skipper to win and the first Australian skipper to twice compete in a Round the World race. A ten-time competitor in the Rolex ... More

Tasmanian yacht brings Sydney Hobart fleet to 92

Champion Tasmanian yachtsman and Sydney Hobart veteran Greg ‘Enzo’ Prescott’s latest racing yacht, 2Unlimited, is the last of 92 boats to be entered for the 74th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Entries closed at 5.00pm last Friday….”I believe I was the last boat to enter….right on five o’clock”, Prescott said yesterday, adding “and this ... More

Wild day for River Derwent sailing

A near galeforce sou’-wester came roaring up the River Derwent at more than 30 knots this afternoon, playing havoc with the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant race, with a man overboard (MOB) situation, a dismasting and other gear damage that forced five yachts to retire. It was a bleak day for yacht racing, with the SW consistently over 30 knots whipping ... More

Isle of Caves double to Philosopher

Judging by her double win overnight in the Isle of Caves race. Shaun Tiedemann’s Philosopher is already showing the right form to successfully defend her Australian Yachting Championship IRC division title on Melbourne’s Port Phillip next January. Owner/skipper Shaun Tiedemann’s plans to take Philosopher, a Sydney 36cr, to Melbourne in early ... More

Melbourne Cup 2018

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Memorable day for Paul & Michelle Boutchard

Paul Boutchard and his wife Michelle today returned to yacht racing on the River Derwent in their J35 Mem after a break of more than a year, and scored four Division 1 wins. Today was the first day of the Combined Clubs new Inshore Series and two of their wins were under IRC, the scoring system now adopted by Combined Clubs as the major handicapping ... More

Alive joins 74th Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet

Tasmania now has two boats in the fleet for the 74th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with Alive this week joining Black Sheep as entries for the Boxing Day ocean classic pass 70, including five 100-footers. Alive is a powerful Reichel Pugh 66, owned by South-East Asia-based, Derwent Sailing Squadron member Philip Turner and skippered by fellow-member ... More

Doctor Who – Time Lord of yachting

The Time Lord of Hobart yachting, Roger Jackman’s Doctor Who, yesterday sailed to a double handicap victory in the opening race of the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant on the River Derwent. Flying her new masthead spinnaker, the Davidson 52 excelled in the light breeze, with helmsman Rod Jackman picking the right wind shifts to take corrected time ... More

Young Tasmanians show match race skills

What a great couple of weeks, interstate and overseas, for Will Sargent and his crew(s) from the Friends School,the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania and Sandy Bay Sailing Club in the Interdominion Schools Team Racing Championships in New Zealand, followed by the Australian Schools and Open Youth Match Racing Championships in Sydney. With Will on the helm in ... More