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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... More

Yachties embrace IRC for Summer Pennants

Hobart yacht owners have embraced IRC as the major handicap system for the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series which starts on the River Derwent tomorrow. So far 28 yacht owners have revalidated their IRC certificates or are in the process of getting rated under this handicap category, double that of last season. The ... More

Mainland schools no match for Friends

Hobart’s Friends School has added another trophy to an impressive history in interschool sailing, with its crew yesterday winning the Australian schools match racing championship on Sydney Harbour. Skippered by Will Sargent with his team of Issi Declerck, Ethan Gailbraith, Archie Ibbott and Anna Reid, the Friends ... More

Whistler in tune in Channel Race

Whistler, one of Tasmania’s most prolific long race winners, yesterday started another season on a winning note, taking IRC and AMS handicap honours in the Channel Race, the first event of the summer season. Traditionally run by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania on the day after the colourful Opening Day of the Sailing ... More

Summer of Sail launched on Derwent

A grand day afloat on a sparkling River Derwent today launched Hobart’s Summer of Sail for 2018-19, with sailors turning out in their hundreds for their traditional Opening Day of the Sailing Season. A record fleet of near 300 craft from six Derwent yacht and motor yacht clubs sailed and motored through Sullivan’s ... More

Opening Day…a grand tradition on the Derwent

Opening Day of the Yachting Season for 2018-19 in Hobart tomorrow will mark 138 years of organised yacht racing - and a grand tradition - on the River Derwent. With a pleasant Spring day forecast, a fleet of more than 200 harbour and ocean racing yachts, cruising yachts and motor cruisers will take part in ‘Combined ... More

Friends narrow loss in Interdomions

Hobart’s Friends School has been beaten by just two points in the Interdominion Schools Team Sailing Championships in New Zealand, losing to fellow Australian school, Westminister from Adelaide. The winner of the open division was decided yesterday on the final race of the final day of competition on Algies Bay, ... More