Now for the SB20 Worlds in January

In just on a month’s time Hobart yachtsman Brett Cooper and his talented crew of the SB20 Aeolus will be lining up on the River Derwent as one of the local favourites for the World championship in this spectacular one-design sports boat class. Cooper and his crew of Darren ‘’Twirler’’ Jones and Nick Corkhill ... More

Cooper versus Cooper in SB20 Nationals

Brett Cooper versus Michael Cooper – that’s the scenario for today’s final two races in the SB20 one-design sports boat Australian championship on the Derwent. Both have crack international sailors in their crews, calling tactics in this intense lead-up regatta to the World championship here on the Derwent in ... More

One point the difference in SB20 sailing

Three straight wins on a day when the wind ranged from 0 to 25 knots have put Brett Cooper to within one point of overall leader Rob Gough at the end of day two of the SB20 Australian championship on the River Derwent. Steering Aeolus, Cooper, with his crew of international champion yachtsman Darren “Twirler” Jones ... More

Sons versus parents in SB20 Nationals

Three students from The Hutchins School, Jack Allison, Hugo Allison and William Cooper, will be racing against their parents in this weekend’s Australian championship for the SB20 one-design sports boats. Jack will skipper Warwick Dean, one of two SB20s owned by the Hutchins School Sailing Association, while his ... More

Don’s Party on the Derwent

Hobart yachtsman Don Calvert gave himself an early 82nd birthday gift on Saturday with a convincing double win in his 33-year-old yacht Intrigue in the Combined Clubs pennant race on the River Derwent. Calvert skippered Intrigue to first place on corrected time under both the AMS and IRC rating categories, continuing ... More

New Years Eve @ The RYCT

Have a roaring good time this New Years Eve at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. Five-course dinner + drinks Live music from Big Swifty and a front row seat for the fireworks. $135.00 for RYCT members $150.00 for non-members 7:30 pm for 8:00 pm Dress: Formal or your best 1920's party wear. Book a table: ... More

Something to Whistler about Maria Island

David Aplin’s yacht Whistler has added the 70th Tasports Maria Island Yacht Race to an outstanding offshore racing career over the past decade and more. The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania has confirmed the MBD36 as winner of both the AMS and IRC categories of the 180 nautical mile race around Tasmania’s rugged East ... More

Oskana in overdrive for Maria Island win

Prominent Targa rally driver, yachtsman and Hobart surgeon Michael Pritchard shifted his canting keel Cookson 50 Oskana into overdrive yesterday to win line honours in the 70th Tasports Maria Island Race. Oskana finished by 22 miles ahead of nearest rival, last year’s line winner Tilt, skippered by Peter Cretan. ... More

David Kellett speaks at 70th Maria Island dinner

Eminent yachtsman David Kellett has sailed south in 43 Sydney Hobart Yacht Races, but never in Tasmania’s major ocean race, the Maria Island Race. But he fully understands the potential perils of the final 90 nautical miles from Maria Island to Hobart, including rounding Tasman Island, applicable to both races. K... More

Maria Island test for Melbourne to Osaka yachts

Two Tasmanian yachts entered for the 5,500 nautical mile double-handed race from Melbourne to Osaka in Japan next year will contest this weekend’s 70th TasPorts Maria Island Race. Force Eleven and Morning Star are among 15 entrants for the 180 nautical mile race and have been accepted as double-handed entries for the ... More