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Young Lion roars on River Derwent

Derwent Sailing Squadron Commodore Steve Chau today sailed his Young 88 Young Lion to victory in the final race of Division 3 IRC of the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant, scoring an outstanding eighth win out of nine races over the season. Young Lion also won the Division 3 AMS pennant, finishing second in the final race, but with five wins over the ... More

Nick Hutton’s key role at Cadet Worlds

RYCT sailing manager Nick Hutton has been involved in some way with the International Cadet class since he was a lad, sailing as crew at Montrose Bay Yacht Club back in the 1960s. This week he returned from Bodstedt, Germany, after overseeing yet another successful World championship for Cadets, attracting more than 120 young sailors from 13 nations.... More

Michael Cooper – Sailor of the Year

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Board Member Michael Cooper has been named Tasmanian Male Sailor of the Year 2018, recognising his close second place in the 2017 SB20 world championship at Cowes, UK. Cooper, who skippered Export Roo, was chosen from six finalists for the prestigious award, announced at the Australian Sailing – Tasmania awards function ... More

No wind for day two of SB20 mid-winters

With the River Derwent like a sheet of glass, day two of the inaugural SB20 mid-winter championships on Sunday had to be abandoned, leaving Honeybadger, sailed by Paul Burnell, his sons Oli and Toby and Bayley Fisher as the topscoring boat. Four races were sailed in an 8-10 knot north to north-westerly breeze on Saturday with Honeybadger setting the pace ... More

Marion Cooper awarded OAM

Marion Cooper, the first woman to be elected Commodore of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018 announced today. Marion has been recognised for her services to the community through charitable organisations, and to sailing. She was Commodore of the RYCT from ... More

Navigation Cruise task for Claire Cunningham

Claire Cunningham is one of Hobart’s most talented and versatile women 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 Cruise and, as such, traditio... More

Classy fleet for Saturday’s Bruny Island Race

The coming weekend’s JJ Richards Bruny Island Yacht Race has attracted a classy fleet of 16 yachts for the 89-nautical mile circumnavigation of the elongated island south of Hobart. The iconic race starts at 9.30am on Saturday, 10 February,  from a line between the Royal Hobart Regatta Grounds and Rosny Bluff. The Bruny Island Race takes the fleet ... More

David Graney to sail in Clipper Race – again

Prominent Tasmanian yachtsman David Graney has joined the Clipper Race Around the World for the second time, sailing on Monday from Airlie Beach in Queensland for the Chinese port of Qingdao. “I’ve signed up as mate about Sanya Serenity Coast for the leg to Qingdao and then on to Seattle,” Graney said from aboard the yacht at Airlie Beach yesterd... More

Sailing champions line up for SB20 Worlds

World and National champions, present and past, from many different international sailing classes, will be lining up on Hobart’s River Derwent tomorrow (Wednesay, 3 January) for the start of SB20 World Championship regatta for 2018. Run jointly by the Derwent Sailing Squadron and the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, the regatta starts with a three-day ... More

18 international crews for SB20 worlds

Eighteen international crews will be among the 59 boats contesting next week’s SB20 one-design sports boat world championships on the River Derwent. Many of the crew of the crews from France, Ireland, Italy, Britain, Germany, Singapore and Russia have already arrived to rig their boats and test the waters of the Derwent.  The Russian crew flies in ... More