New State Laser champions decided

The Laser State Championships were held at Devonport’s Mersey Yacht Club last weekend with 24 entries in all classes, Standard, Radial and 4.7. The event was held in preparation for the 2019 Oceania and Australian Laser Championships in early January, an huge sailing event that is expected to attract more than 150 ... More

Philosopher’s brilliant day in Inshore Series

Australian IRC champion yacht Philosopher looks right on target to retain her national title in Victoria and also must rank as favourite to win the Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race on corrected time. Philosopher, a Sydney 36cr owned and skippered by Derwent Sailing Squadron general manager Shaun Tiedemann, had a brilliant ... More

Racing Lasers at Sail Sydney, now its Bass Strait

Prominent Hobart Laser Radial sailors Will Sargent and Nicholas Smart, after a week of harbour racing at Sail Sydney, are tomorrow taking on the open waters of Bass Strait. They will join other Tasmanian Laser sailors in contesting the 2018-19 Tasmanian State Laser Championships, hosted by the Mersey Yacht Club this ... More

Export Roo new SB20 Australian champion

Michael Cooper, skipper of Export Roo, and his team of David Chapman and Sam Tiedemann sailed into the history books on Sunday in winning their first Australian SB20 championship title on Hobart’s River Derwent. The regatta was sailed over three days from the Derwent Sailing Squadron in Hobart, ending in a strong and ... More

Karabos’ winning day at SB20 Nationals

Day two of the 2018 SB20 Australian Championship showed what one design sailing is all about, with slick crew work and clever tactics the order of the day. Race Officer Ian Ross had an interesting start to the day, with the course originally lining up on Battery Point but finishing up almost 180 degrees round to the ... More

Cooper-fest in SB20s on the Derwent

The 2018 SB20 Australian Championship got underway in dramatic fashion on Friday and ended as a Cooper-fest, on the water and ashore. The gauntlet was thrown down early by the youth crews with Will Cooper (Murray Jones) rounding the top mark in first place in race one, with Will Sargent (Taz Racing Team) in third and ... More

91 boats set for Rolex 74th Sydney Hobart

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race promises to be another pot boiler, with one of the strongest-ever fleets chasing line honours and the overall win to secure the Tattersall Cup. A fleet of 91 will take to the 628 nautical mile journey – those from NSW, South Australia, Tasman... More

Intrigue’s winning tribute to Elson Kiddle

The late Elson Kiddle, skilled yachtsman and good friend to so many in the Hobart yachting fraternity, would have been delighted by the performance yesterday of Intrigue, the yacht on which he sailed most of his life. Intrigue, skippered by longtime friend Don Calvert, won the Division 1 AMS category of the Combined ... More

Close racing as Oskana rounds Maria Island

The leading yacht in the TasPorts Maria Island Race, Oskana, at 7am today was nearing the top of the elongated island off Orford on the Tasmanian East Coat, the halfway mark in the 180 nautical mile ocean race. The Cookson 50 has led throughout the night since the start off Castray Esplanade, Hobart, just over twelve ... More

Fleet away in 71st Maria Island Race

The 16-boat fleet is away in the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s 71st annual Maria Island Yacht Race, beating to windward down the Derwent into a moderate (and chilly) sou’easter, with gusts up to 17 knots. The TasPorts Maria Island Race started off Castray Esplanade at seven o’clock this evening, with generally ... More