Jock Calvert continues International Finn campaign

Former Australian youth team sailboarder Jock Calvert is continuing to lift his game in his new class, the demanding single-handed Olympic Finn class. The RYCT member has just finished his second major international regatta in Europe, the huge Trofeo Princess Sofia Regatta at Palma, Spain. Calvert finished 37th overall ... More

Short-Handed Sailing in Autumn Airs

Come autumn and many keen Hobart yacht owners don’t have the problem of finding full crews to help them race on the Derwent. It’s now all about two-handed racing with just two sailors on board (in some divisions three) as against summer racing crews of between three and ten crew, depending on the size of the ... More

Melbourne to Osaka Race re-starts

Yachts competing in the Melbourne to Osaka ocean race that were forced to shelter in Queensland ports from Cyclone Ibis early this week re-started their 5,500 nautical mile voyage to Japan on Friday. They headed out to sea from Southport, Brisbane, Bundaberg and Gladstone for a designated re-start from their suspended ... More

Osaka Race yachts dash for shelter from Cyclone Iris

Almost half the fleet in the 5,500 nautical mile yacht race from Melbourne to Osaka in Japan have sought shelter in ports along the south Queensland coast as reformed Cyclone Iris moves south. Iris has become a Category 3, potentially category 4, cyclone with fierce winds and high seas off the Queensland coast between ... More

Zephyr home in a blow at Barnes Bay

Zephyr means a ‘light, gentle breeze’ but it was quite the opposite when the yacht named Zephyr won the Barnes Day Regatta on Good Friday. In fact, it was howling out of the north-west at 25-38 knots in the afternoon, with Division 2 yachts not racing because of the near galeforce winds and several Division 1 forced ... More

Easter regatta sailing in historic Tasmanian waters

Yachts competing in the Barnes Bay Regatta and the Port Esperance Regatta over Easter will be sailing in some of southern Tasmania’s most historic waterways, the DÉntrecasteaux Channel. The two regattas offer a weekend of racing and cruising with social activities ashore at the one-time Quarantine Station on Bruny ... More

Countbacks decide Short Course Champions

Countbacks of placings throughout the series were needed to decide the Division 1 winners of the Combined Clubs Short Course Championships which ended on the River Derwent today. The results gave Bellerive Yacht Club member Jeff Cordell an overall series win with his Mumm 36 B&G Advantage under IRC scoring and close ... More

Second Tassie yacht heading for Osaka

Tasmania’s second entrant in the Melbourne to Osaka Yacht Race, Force Eleven, will set sail tomorrow (Sunday) with the main body of the fleet in the double-handed, 5,500 nautical mile ocean race to Japan. Sailed by Tristan Gourlay and Jamie Cooper, the modified Adams 11.9m sloop will join 15 of the 19-boat fleet in ... More

CSIRO Saildrones launched on River Derwent

No, they are not the latest one-design racing yachts to join fleet racing on Hobart’s Derwent! The orange-winged craft on the river this afternoon are a fleet of wind and solar-powered autonomous vehicles called Saildrones, unveiled by the CSIRO in Hobart before setting off on a mission to capture valuable ocean ... More

Derwent Pennant winners for 2017-18 summer season

Hobart’s senior racing yachtsman Don Calvert today added yet another summer pennant (two, in fact) to his remarkable career with his 33-year-old Castro 40, Intrigue. Calvert and his long-time crew sailed Intrigue almost perfectly in the perfect sailing conditions on the River Derwent for the final race of the Combined ... More