91 entries so far for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

With entries closing on Friday week, 27 October, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has so far received 91 entries for the 73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Late entries of boats from Russian and South Korea, and the dozen Clipper Race competitors have boosted e international entries. In addition to these boats, ... More

Excellent turnout for Combined Clubs River Race

Doctor Who, one of Tasmania’s most successful racing yachts of the past three decades, yesterday made a winning comeback in the opening race of the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant, a river race on the Derwent. Skippered by Rod Jackman, the black-hulled sloop which won its division of the Sydney Hobart race in 1990, ... More

70th Maria Island Race Dinner

Join us at the RYCT to celebrate the 70th Maria Island Race on Friday, 10th November 2017. Special guest speaker for the evening will be David Kellet OA, chairman of the CYCA SOLAS Trust. The anniversary dinner starts at 7 pm with a 3-course dinner with drinks included, $110 per person.  Silent auction in aid ... More

Filepro’s tribute to past skipper

Former Sydney Hobart winning yacht Filepro and her crew yesterday payed a fine tribute to past skipper Darren Clarke, killed in a car rally accident earlier this year. Filepro took line honours and won Division 1 of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s Channel Race, the traditional opening long race of the  sailing ... More

S2H entries line up for Channel Race

Tasmania’s two entries for this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Oskana and Magic Miles, are entered for this coming Sunday’s RYCT Channel Race. A fleet of 22 boats has nominated for the 30 nautical mile race, from Hobart to Bligh Point and return, starting at 10am off Castray Esplanade. This will be ... More

Sam King wins Radials at NSW Youth Championships

Hobart sailor Sam King yesterday clinched an impressive overall win in the hotly contested Laser Radial class at the NSW Youth Sailing Championships at Trinity Point on Lake Macquarie. In another good result for the Tasmanian youth team, 29er sailors William Wallis and Brendan Crisp stormed home to take third place ... More

Sam King leads Radials at NSW Youth Championships

RYCT sailor Sam King has a handy overall points lead in the Laser Radial class going into the final day of racing at the NSW Youth Sailing Championship on Lake Macquarie. King won the first three races on Saturday and on Sunday scored a win, a second, a fifth and an OCS to be on a net 11 points after seven races. K... More

Intrigue to lead Opening Day Sail Past

Intrigue, veteran yachtsman Don Calvert’s Castro 40, will lead the fleet in the Parade of Sail on Opening Day of the Yachting Season Saturday week, 7 October. Intrigue, built down the Huon 33 years ago, represented Australia at the Admiral’s Cup in 1985 and was top-scoring team yacht. Over the next 32 years ... More

Helsal 3 now NSW entry for Sydney Hobart

Longtime Hobart-based ocean racing yacht Helsal 3 has now been listed as a New South Wales entry for this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, reducing to just two the number of Tasmanian yachts entered for the ocean classic. Owned and raced by the Fisher family for many years, the Adams/Barrett 20, is now listed on ... More

RYCT Winter Pennant winners finish on high note

  The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s Winter Pennant 2017 ended today with the overall winners, Wildfire and Serenity, each clinching victory with outright wins in the two divisions. The final day was a disappointing one in fleet numbers, only three boats starting in Division 2 and four in Division 2. Weather... More