Summer Pennant Race 3

With a 20-knot westerly forecast, RYCT Race Officer Nick Hutton reached for some of the longest courses in the book for last Saturday’s 3rd Summer Pennant Race. All Divisions headed off from a Castray start in a firm nor’wester that gradually faded as the boats neared the first mark off Cartwright’s Point. By ... More

Melbourne Cup Luncheon 2019


Five super maxis join 75th fleet

Of the six super maxis in the world capable of contesting the gruelling 628 nautical mile bluewater classic, five have entered the Rolex 75th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, among an expected fleet of 150 boats. Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Commodore Paul Billingham announced the super maxi line-up and confirmed the huge ... More

Opening Day – a grand tradition maintained

If there is one thing about Tasmanian sailors and their boats, it must be their longevity. Obviously, something in the water, or their easy access to some of the finest racing and cruisers waters in the world, abeit chilly at times. Weather-beaten sailors in 70 and 80s, a yacht more than a century old, a Huon-pine ... More

Westward, Black Magic to lead Opening Day fleet

The historic cutter Westward will lead next Saturday’s Opening Day fleet on the River Derwent to mark the upcoming 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, joining Bellerive Yacht Club Commodore Graham Mansfield’s Black Magic at the head of the expected fleet of more than 200 boats, ranging from kayaks to ocean racing ... More

Countback decides match racing title

Jordan Reece, head coach of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Youth Sailing Academy, showed that he, personally, has the match racing skills that he has been imparting to Academy students when he sailed on the River Derwent over the weekend Returning to the helm for the first time in six years, Reece won the ... More

Silver for Cooper in the SB20 French Cup

The SB20 International fleet is on notice following an impressive silver-medal performance from Tasmanian crew Brett Cooper, Darren ‘Twirler’ Jones and Jock Calvert, sailing the chartered boat Aeolus in the French Cup championship at Hyeres, near Marseille. The failure of the breeze to fill in until early afternoon ... More

RSHYR now part of Australian Yachting Championships

Tasmania will host the Australian Yachting Championships for the first time in early January 2020, with the Rolex 75th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race now included as part of the championships, also for the first time. Notice of Race for the prestigious national championship for IRC-rated yachts was released yesterday, with the ... More

Cruise Opening Day 2019

Cruise in comfort this Opening Day aboard the beautifully appointed Excella. Relax and enjoy a light lunch as we place you at the forefront of Opening Day festivities. $70.00 per person, all welcome. Book your ticket today (03) 62223 4599 More

Alive to defend Rolex Sydney Hobart

Tasmanian-owned yacht Alive is returning to Australia to defend the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race the 66-footer won last year, with the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia last week receiving her entry for what will be the 75th running of the bluewater classic. Alive’s overall victory last year was the first by a yacht ... More