Yacht clubs welcome Constitution Dock plan

TasPorts’ innovative proposal to build a floating marina within historic Constitution Dock on the Hobart waterfront has been welcomed as a key for berthing the huge fleet for the 75th edition of one of the world’s most famous ocean yacht races, the 2019 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. They also see ir as an ongoing ... More

Tasmanian Olympic sailors honoured

Four Tasmanians who have represented Australia in sailing at Olympic and Paralympic Games have been honoured as recipients of the prestigious Barrenjoey Pin. Gary Smith and David Connor, who sailed in the Flying Dutchman class at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, accepted their pins from Australian Sailing executive David Edwards ... More

Tasmanian Sailing Awards 2019 announced

The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania last evening hosted the annual Tasmanian Sailing Awards, recognising the contributions to the sport over the past year by successful racing competitors, coaches, race officers, professional administrators, and volunteers from around the State. In total, 15 awards were presented to members ... More

Eleven Tasmanian yachts in 75th Sydney Hobart

Eleven Tasmanian yachts have now been entered for this year’s 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the biggest contingent from the State since the 50th edition of the bluewater classic in 1995. The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia announced this week it had already received more than 100 entries. Expectations are for a ... More

Commodore Matthews back for third term

Commodore Tracy Matthews has been re-elected unopposed for a third term as senior Flag Officer of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. Members unanimously endorsed her leadership of Tasmania’s senior yacht club at last night’s 138th annual general meeting. With Vice-Commodore Stephen ‘Rowdy’ McCullum not seeking ... More

Hobart schools Out-sail Kiwis

Sailing students from Hobart’s Friends, Hutchins and Fahan schools have headed a brilliant victory over New Zealand sailors in the annual Interdominion Secondary Schools Team Championship. Excelling on their home waters, Hobart’s River Derwent, the Hobart schools, plus Scots College and Ascham from Sydney, ... More

Tas sailors take on the world

Young Tasmanian sailors are this week showing their skills, but their overall standings have suffered from start line infractions, at international regattas in Poland, Italy and Samoa.  Final races overnight will decide their overall placings. At the Pacific Games in Samoa,  Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania member ... More

Two-handed crews for Sydney Hobart 2020

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia will accept two-handed entrants into its key events, including the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the club announced today. In a move the club hopes will attract the next generation of sailors from across Australia and around the world, the CYCA’s board has unanimously passed ... More

Frontline battle in Winter Race

Eight yachts and their crews braved a real winter’s day for race two of the RYCT’s Hobart BMW Winter Series on the River Derweny today. A strong and gusty 22-25 knot breeze from the WNW, a mid-morning temperature of around 9 degrees (felt like 5 degrees) and a chilly shower or two greeted the hardy sailors. Mains ... More

Laser sailor’s first-up winner in Dragons

Teenage Laser sailor Max Gluskie added a new dimension to Hobart’s fleet of International Dragon class yachts on Sunday when he steered Ridgeway to victory in race six of the Derwent Sailing Squadron’s Winter Solstice Championship on the Derwent. It was Royal Yacht of Tasmania’s off-the-beach sailor’s first ... More