11 Results for month: 06/2019

Frontline battle in Winter Race

Eight yachts and their crews braved a real winter’s day for race two of the RYCT’s Hobart BMW Winter Series on the River Derweny today. A strong and gusty 22-25 knot breeze from the WNW, a mid-morning temperature of around 9 degrees (felt like 5 degrees) and a chilly shower or two greeted the hardy sailors. Mains were reefed, small jibs hoisted and ... More

At Home 2019


Laser sailor’s first-up winner in Dragons

Teenage Laser sailor Max Gluskie added a new dimension to Hobart’s fleet of International Dragon class yachts on Sunday when he steered Ridgeway to victory in race six of the Derwent Sailing Squadron’s Winter Solstice Championship on the Derwent. It was Royal Yacht of Tasmania’s off-the-beach sailor’s first regatta in the classic one-design ... More

Disappointing Cascais result for Porco Rosso

The Tasmanian crew of Elliott Noye, Paul McCartney and Edward Snowball, sailing Porco Rosso, have finished a disappointing sixth overall in the SB20 Portuguese championship at Cascais which ended overnight with a raceless day. Misty conditions limiting visibility and light breezes resulted in the PRO deciding to keep all boats ashore, leaving Dom Pedro ... More

Unfinished Business for Porco Rosso in Portugal

Australian SB20 team Porco Rosso (Elliott Noye, Paul McCartney and Ed Snowball) is looking forward to a rematch with reigning Portuguese National Champion José Paulo Ramada (Dom Pedro Hotels) as the 2019 SB20 Class Portuguese National Championship gets underway in the coastal resort town of Cascais on the Portuguese Riviera tonight. Porco Rosso is in ... More

‘Men overboard’ costly to Tas SB20 crew

A ‘men overboard’ situation has cost the Tasmanian crew of Porco Rosso a potential victory in the SB20 class UK championship on The Solent, off the south coast of England. Both helmsman Elliott Noye and mainsheet hand and boat owner Paul McCartney slipped off the stern of their boat as it broached approaching the leeward rounding marks, leaving ... More

Queen’s Birthday Honour to ‘Biddy’ Badenach AM

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania past Commodore and Life Member, Robert ‘Biddy’ Badenach AM, has been recognised for his services to yachting and Australian Rules football in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The AM (Member of the Order of Australia) honours his outstanding contribution to both sports and also his longstanding roles in community events, ... More

Two world class brands join forces on the water – RYCT x Sotheby’s International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR), the world’s leading luxury real estate group and The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (RYCT), the host of world-class sailing competitions and finish line to the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race have announced the beginning of a joint partnership agreement with Sotheby’s International Realty becoming major partner for ... More

Ex-Sharpie sailors just beaten in 505 Riva Cup

Former champion Sharpie sailors, Tasmanian Nick (‘Camel’) Johnston and South Australian Mal Higgins, now joined forces in the International 505 class, have finished the closest of seconds in the prestigious Euro Cup Rival del Garda sailed on Italy’s famous Lake Garda. The Australian lost by a boat length and one point in a 51 boat fleet in the final ... More

Wintery start to Hobart BMW Winter Series

Cold, wet and near windless. That is the apt description of conditions on the River Derwent today for the first race in the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s Hobart BMW Winter Series. In fact, only seven boats finished the course, despite it being shortened to one lap, a credit to the sail trimming of the crews to maintain boat speed in just a few knots ... More