Jock Calvert’s World Cup Medal win

Young Tasmanian sailor Jock Calvert has won the Finn class medal race to finish sixth overall on the final day of the Hempel World Cup Series off Genoa. “This is 100 percent my best result away from Australia,” he said after the medal race, the final event which decides the medal winners in each class following ... More

Entries open for huge 75th RSHYR

Entries are now open for the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with the just-launched Notice of Race (NOR) encouraging sailors from around the world to join the historic 75th running of the ‘Everest’ of ocean racing. First conducted in 1945 from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, the ... More

Another Dragon title to Karabos IX

Hobart yachtsman Nick Rogers today added another championship title to his unprecedented record in the International Dragon class, winning the 2019 Tasmanian championship on the River Derwent with Karabos IX. Rogers and his crew of Leigh Behrens and Oli Burnell outsailed the eight-boat fleet in all but one of the six ... More

Pennants to Doctor Who, Intrigue

Derwent Sailing Squadron Commodore Steve Chau sailed his Young 88 Young Lion to victory in the final race of Division 3 IRC of the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant, scoring an outstanding eighth win out of nine races over the season. Young Lion also won the Division 3 AMS pennant, finishing second in the final race, but ... More

Nominations for RYCT 2018/19 Sailing Awards

As we approach the end of the summer sailing season, we turn our minds to the annual awards and prizes. Many are awarded from results in pennant series and other events. But others are awarded to boats and to crew members based on nominations from boat owners and skippers. We ask you to consider nominating outsta... More

Philosopher casts its spell on Derwent

Another day on the Derwent and another day of wins for Shaun Tiedemann’s Sydney 36cr Philosopher on Saturday as she sailed to an overall victory in the Combined Clubs Inshore Series for 2018-19. Philosopher convincingly won all three Division 1 races under AMS ratings on corrected times and two out of three under IRC ... More

Three generations of Calverts win with Intrigue

Three generations of Hobart’s bestknown sailing family, the Calverts, were aboard champion yacht Intrigue when she notched up yet another double rating win in the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant on the River Derwent on Saturday. Sailing with owner/skipper Don Calvert where his son David and grandson Angus, son of the ... More

RSYS wins Sayonara Cup…by seconds

The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron challenger today won back from the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania one of Australia’s oldest and most famous yachting trophies, the Sayonara Cup, in a day of extraordinarily close match racing on the River Derwent. The Cup Challenge Match was sailed in one-design International Dragon ... More

No Sayonara for Nick

Win or lose, champion Hobart yachtsman Nick Rogers will enter the history books of yachting this weekend when he defends the historic Sayonara Cup on the River Derwent. This will be the eighth time the International Dragon World champion and 11 times Prince Philip Cup winner has steered his own boat in challenges for or ... More

Historic Sayonara Cup revival on the Derwent

Next weekend on the River Derwent will see a revival of the famous Sayonara Cup interstate yachting contest when the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania defends a challenge from the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. Champion helmsmen Nick Rogers (RYCT) and Matt Whitnall (RSYS) will skipper International Dragon class yachts in a ... More