Pear Tree Cruise 2018


SB20 sailors, volunteers dominate RYCT awards

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania members who competed in or were part of the Volunteers team that ran the highly successful 2018 SB20 World Championship, have dominated special awards and perpetual trophies at today’s prizegiving. These winners, with trophies presented by Commodore Tracey Matthews, were: The Governor... More

RYCT Prize Night

The 2018 RYCT Prize Giving will be held on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 after being postponed due to the storms in Hobart. Join us for lunch at 1pm. Cost is $45.00pp or $25.00 for children under 12. Make sure you book your table today: (03) 6223 4599 More

RYCT Prize Night Postponed

Due to extreme weather conditions causing a continuing power outage in Sandy Bay, 2018 RYCT Prize Night has been postponed. Prize Giving will now be held on Sunday 20th May from 1pm. More

RYCT winners at Combined Clubs Prize Night

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania senior yachtsman Don Calvert headed a line-up of members who collected trophies at Saturday evening’s Tasmania Combined Clubs Prize Night Dinner held at the RYCT. Calvert skippered his Castro 40 Intrigue to victory in the Division 1 AMS and IRC categories of the Combined Clubs summer ... More

Perfect weather for 60th Navigation Cruise

Last weekend turned on perfect weather for the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s 60th Navigation and Seamanship Cruise, described as the equivalent of a car rally on water. Once again, the Cruise proved a great test of navigation skills and boating safety knowledge on the River Derwent and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, ... More

America’s Cup challenger Gretel II relocates to Hobart

One of Australia’s most famous America’s Cup racing yachts, Gretel II, has been relocated to Hobart and the River Derwent with a new berth at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. Owner Michael Maxwell plans to race the classic 12-metre in longer day races on the Derwent and DÉntrecasteaux Channel next summer as well as ... More

Calvert’s good start in Finns at Hyeres

Jock Calvert has made a good start to the 2018 World Cup Series at Hyeres, France, to be 11th overall after day one of racing in the Olympic Finn class. The RYCT member placed 12th in race one, 17th in race two, with Calvert describing his opposition as “top notch, all 40 guys are quick and the racing was super tight!... More

Morning Mist

Morning Star reaches Osaka after 39 days

Tasmanian yacht Morning Star, the smallest and oldest yacht in the fleet, has finished second across the line in the 5,500 nautical mile two-handed, non-stop ocean race from Melbourne to Osaka, Japan. Morning Star, crewed by Launceston sailors Joanna Breen and Peter Brooks, crossed the finish line at the southern Japanese ... More

Navigation Cruise task for Claire Cunningham

Claire Cunningham is one of Hobart’s most talented and versatile sailors, but she’s been given a different task afloat next weekend, setting the course for the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania/Boags Navigation and Seamanship Cruise. Claire, a past Rear Commodore of the RYCT, was the winning navigator in last year’s ... More