Export Roo wins SB20 Tasmanian championship

Two world championships in the SB20 one-design sports boat class are now firmly in the sights of prominent Hobart yachtsman Michael Cooper – the first on The Solent off Cowes in England, the second on Hobart’s River Derwent. On the Derwent last weekend, Cooper steered Export Roo to a convincing win in the SB20 ... More

VDL-C Cruise making good progress

The fleet in the RYCT’s Van Diemen’s Circumnavigation Cruise (VDL-C) is making good progress up the east coast towards the first major port of call, Beauty Point on the Tamar River. While there have been a number of social gatherings ashore, including Brians Corner in the Schouten Passage, with a dinner at the ... More

LOYAL skipper and his crew maintained their faith

The bookies didn’t back LOYAL to win line honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, but the crew backed themselves in terms of maintaining their faith in a boat that was built to be the fastest super maxi in the world but that had never delivered, not as Speedboat nor Rambler nor Perpetual LOYAL. ... More

Swarm of Sabots on the Derwent

Ocean racing yachts finishing their races from Sydney, Launceston and Melbourne’s won’t have Hobart’s River Derwent to themselves next week – near on 60 tiny Sabot dinghies will be out there racing too. The Royal Yacht of Tasmania,  in addition to finishing the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet of about 90 start... More

BMW Showdown Launched at RYCT

Commodore Matthew Johnston last evening officially launched this weekend’s BMW Showdown, welcoming executives of Hobart Autohaus to the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. Regatta officials and a number of competitors attended the launch function among them teenager Sam King who will be helming his father Roger’s SB20, ... More

BMW Showdown lead-up to Cadet Worlds

Twelve young sailors from Sandy Bay Sailing Club, all selected to represent Australia at the International Cadet World championship in December, are expected to compete in this weekend’s BMW Showdown. The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s iconic annual one-design keelboat and off-the-beach regatta will be held over ... More

Australian Women’s Match Racing Championship – DAY 1

  Eight teams of women sailors for New South Wales, Western Australia, Victoria and Tasmania today began racing for the 2016 Australian Women's Match Racing Championship on Hobart's River Derwent. Sharing the lead with six wins each after the first round-robin are two talented young crews from Sydney's Royal ... More

Export Roo On The Hop In SB20 Worlds

This places the Tasmanian yacht on a net 27 points after six of the scheduled 14 races, one point behind the second placed French crew and just six behind the leading Russian boat. Victorian entrant Flirtatious (Chris Dare) has dropped from third to fourth overall, starting the day with a 61st place in the ... More

Pipe Opener Cruise

Cruise to Port Huon and watch the yacht racing on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Friday Night – cruise down to Kettering for dinner or cruise to an overnight anchorage of your choice according to weather and tidal conditions. Saturday - cruise on up the Huon River at your pace and anchor off the Huon Yacht ... More

Tasmanian yachts at Hamilton Island

Tasmanian owned yachts Alive and Infinity have had an overall division win and a second at the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week sailed in the Whitsundays last week.. Derwent Sailing Squadron entrant Alive won the ORCi category of Rating Division A. Skippered by Duncan Hine, Alive won five of the seven races on ORCi ... More