1 Gold, 3 Silvers for Australia’s Sailors at Rio

Photo by Getty Images Australia has finished the 2016 Rio Olympics with one Gold Medal and three Silver Medals out of the seven sailing classes it contested over the past two weeks. In a tough series, the sailors at Rio had to compete in up to 12 races in conditions that ranged from light and variable to ‘waves ... More

Winter Pennants down to the wire

So far four races have been sailed in the RYCT Winter Series, mostly in light to moderate northerly breezes with some sharper and colder gusts coming down from a snow-capped Mount Wellington. The only certain winner looks to be Tom Stearnes and Alice Grubb’s Big Ted, which leads Division 1 (SB20 class) on PHS ... More

OTB sailors farewell their champion

Matt will represent Australia in the Norlin 2.4mR one-design class, ranked number four in the world in this single-handed small keelboat. It is his second Paralympics, having finished sixth overall at the London Games. OTB chair, RYCT Director Will Logan, hosted the function with young sailor Finlay Crisp ... More

Burton’s Tactics Win Gold

Australian sailors Tom Burton, Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin have etched their names into the Olympic sporting history books this morning, with success on the waters of Guanabara Bay. Tom Burton’s performance in the Laser showed tactics, grit and persistence that rewarded him with a Gold Medal. Going into the ... More

Rio Sailing Protest Puts Lilley Back in Medal Race

, It was a tough day for the Australians in Guanabara Bay, with light conditions that saw the start of racing postponed. However, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan retain second overall in the 470 men with an 8th and a 10th. In the women's 470 Carrie Smith and Jaimie Ryan had a 6-13 result to remain 11th overall while in ... More

Opening Day 8th October 2016

Cruise the sensational River Derwent in comfort as we place you at the forefront of Opening Day festivities where boats from all clubs gather en masse for the maritime tradition of the sail-past.  Enjoy light lunch on board before returning to the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania to continue the celebration with live ... More

Fast, furious and wild Nacra 17’s Olympic debut

None of the Olympic model Nacra 17s have sailed in Tasmanian waters but theRioracing will certainly be spectacular to watch – provided sailing does get some air ... More

Friends School Wins National Team Racing

Hobart’s Friends School has won the 2016 Australian Secondary Schools Teams Racing Championships at Goolwa,South Australia, contested last week by 60 young sailors from schools from all States and Territories.   The Friends School Blue and White sailing teams at Goolwa, South Australia last week. The ... More

RYCT New Life Members

Their nominations for Life Membership followed the re-election unopposed of Commodore Matthew Johnston, Vice Commodore Tracy Matthews and Rear Commodore Claire Cunningham. In a vote of confidence in the overall management of the Club, all directors up for election this year, along with two newly nominated ... More

Women power on winner Wot’s Next

Young women learning to sail through Athena Sailing joined the crew of Graeme Wood’s Sydney 47 CR Wot’s Next this morning in winning the opening race of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s Winter Series on the River Derwent. Wot’s Next, with Wood helming and Ollie Nicholas calling tactics, took line and handicap ... More