‘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 ... 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 longsta... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... More

Seven Tasmanian yachts enter Sydney Hobart

Entries for the 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race have already exceeded 60 boats from throughout Australia and overseas, included seven Tasmanians. This is the largest Tasmanian contingent for the 628 nautical mile ocean classic in years, and there may be more. With months to go the close of entries, the Cruising Yacht ... More

Winter Talks 2019

Join us at the RYCT for our free Winter Talks series. Starting on Thursday 13th June 2019 at 7 pm with 'History and Restoration of Tassie Too' presented by Kenn Batt, President of Friends of Tassie Too. All are welcome to attend. More

RYCT Perpetual Trophies presented

The Governor’s Cup for ‘Outstanding Yachting Achievement’ is one of the most prestigious perpetual trophies awarded each year by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. At last evening’s trophy presentation dinner at the Club, the 2019 winner was named as Phillip Turner, owner of Alive, the first Tasmanian boat in 39 ... More

Mothers Day Luncheon 2019

Celebrate your mum with Mother’s Day lunch at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. $60.00 per person, includes a glass of sparkling on arrival. $30.00 for children under 12 years. Live Music from Bridget Pross 12.00 pm Bookings Essential: (03) 6223 4599 or email corporate@ryct.org.au More

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