Saga wins Hobart Regatta’s historic Lipton Cup

  Bellerive Yacht Club member Chris Sheehan today sailed his Young 88 Saga to victory in the Royal Hobart Regatta’s historic sailing trophy, the Lipton Cup. The Cup is decided on the best corrected time under PHS scoring by yachts in all four divisions of the Combined Clubs summer pennant series. Multiple, ... More

Bruny Island Race double to Off-Piste

In the early hours of this morning, Paul Einoder’s Off-Piste crossed the finish line of the 89 nautical mile Bruny Island Yacht Race, 14th and last in fleet.  soon after, the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania declared the Beneteau Oceanis 34 the winner of both the AMS and PHS categories of this historic circumnavigation of ... More

Bruny Island Race line honours to Oskana

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania member Mike Pritchard this evening added to his competitive racing honours in state-of-the-art rally cars and yachts by finishing first in the Club's iconic JJ Richards Bruny Island Yacht Race with his Cookson 50, Oskana. Oskana crossed the finish line off Hobart’s Castray Esplanade at ... More

Classy fleet for Saturday’s Bruny Island Race

  Tomorrow’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 ... More

120 Year Anniversary of Bruny Island Race

This year marks 120 years since the first Bruny Island Race, then called the Ocean Race, was run on 19th March 1898.  It wasn't a sure thing that the race could be organised by the Derwent Sailing Club (RYCT) as outlined in the below article, published in The Mercury newspaper on Monday 21st March 1898, with prize ... More

Long race win to Crusader, the Derwent’s newest yacht

The River Derwent’s newest addition to its racing fleet, the Melges 32 Crusader, scored her first win on the river in yesterday’s Combined Clubs series. It was only her second pennant race since Huon Yacht Club and Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania member Scott Sharp bought the fast boat from the mainland only weeks ... More

Tassie Too returns to the Derwent tomorrow

One of Tasmania’s most famous racing yachts, the 21-foot Restricted Class boat Tassie Too (affectionately referred to as “TT”), will once again grace the waters of Hobart’s River Derwent tomorrow morning, Saturday, 3 February. It will be the first sail on the Derwent in more than a decade for the 90-year old ... More

Jock Calvert 4th in Finn Nationals

Jock Calvert has finished a close fourth overall in the Australian International Finn championship at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, just one point out of third place. RYCT member Calvert finished the 10-race regatta at the weekend with a 3-3-3-4, only once placing worse than ninth in the regatta. Rio Olympic ... More

Jock Calvert 4th in Finn Nationals

Jock Calvert has finished a close fourth overall in the Australian International Finn championship at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, just one point out of third place. The RYCT member finished the 10-race regatta at the weekend with a 3-3-3-4, only once placing worse than ninth in the regatta.  Rio Olympic ... More

Australian Yachting title to Philosopher

River Derwent racing yacht Philosopher, skippered by Shaun Tiedemann, yesterday became the first Tasmanian boat to win an Australian Yachting Championship. In a boat-for-boat, last race finish on Melbourne’s Port Phillip,  the Sydney 36cr from Derwent Sailing Squadron won the IRC category of Division 3 of Australia... More