Jock Calvert’s smart finish to Finns

Tasmanian sailor Jock Calvert missed out in making the Gold Medal fleet in the Finn class at the World Sailing Championships at Aarhus, Denmark, but finished the regatta with a first and two seconds places in the Silver fleet. Overall, he finished 48th in the fleet of 90 sailors from 42 nations contesting this Olympic ... 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 ... 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 ... More

Peter Fletcher’s Gold Coast win on Chutzpah

Tasmanian international yachtsman Peter Fletcher has added the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race to his long list of ocean racing victories. Fletcher returned to Australia to again join Victorian Bruce Taylor aboard his40-footer called Chutzpah which today was officially declared the IRC overall winner of the 384 nautical ... 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 ... More

Gripping finish to Sydney Gold Coast Race

In a gripping finish to the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, Queensland supermaxi Black Jack early this morning match-raced and beat Wild Oats XI by just under two minutes at the end of the 384 nautical mile race up Australia’s east coast. Peter Harburg’s Black Jack finished at 07:26:20 in 6-9 knots of cool ... More

RYCT sailor joins Clipper celebrations

Sailing history was made at the weekend when Australian sailor Wendy Tuck became the first woman to ever win a round the world yacht race after clinching the overall victory in the Clipper 2017-18 Race. Joining Wendy and the crew of Sanya Serenity Coast for the celebrations at Liverpool, England, today was prominent ... More

RYCT Flag Officers re-elected

The Commodore of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Tracy Matthews has been re-elected unopposed at the Annual General Meeting, as were Stephen McCullum as Vice-Commodore and Richard Bevan as Rear-Commodore. Returning Directors re-elected were Tony Cowley, Will Logan and Gavin Adamson while new Directors are Peter ... More

Close racing in RYCT Winter Series

The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s BMW Winter Series, this year a pursuit or ‘’stern chaser’ format, is producing close results and a tight overall pointscore. After today’s third of the five-race series, just six points separate the leading six boats in the single fleet with three different clubs represen... More

At Home 2018

Join us at the annual At Home Cocktail Party, an evening of delicious food and live entertainment. There will plenty of delicious canapes made from fresh Tasmanian ingredients, including Tassie Oysters, Longford Eye Fillet, Plenty Valley Lamb and Huon Salmon. Drinks are included featuring James Boag and premium ... More