RYCT Winter Pennant winners finish on high note

  The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s Winter Pennant 2017 ended today with the overall winners, Wildfire and Serenity, each clinching victory with outright wins in the two divisions. The final day was a disappointing one in fleet numbers, only three boats starting in Division 2 and four in Division 2. Weather... More

Export Roo 2nd in SB20 worlds by just two points

Tasmania’s Export Roo, skippered by Michael Cooper, has lost the 2017 SB20 world championship title by just two points after a final day of frustrating competition on The Solent, off Cowes, England. In a surprise result, prominent British yachtsman Jerry Hill came from fifth place going into the last Gold fleet race ... More

Export Roo ‘praying for no wind’ on final day

Tasmania’s Export Roo, skippered by Michael Cooper, goes into the final day of racing at the 2017 SB20 world championship at Cowes with a slender three-point lead in the Gold fleet. Cooper notched up a 3-2-10-24 scorecard on the penultimate day of competition on The Solent which, with a carryover score of five from ... More

Export Roo on a roll on The Solent

With two wins and a second, Tasmania’s Export Roo has moved further ahead on the overall rankings after day three of the SB20 world championship on The Solent in England. Michael Cooper, a member of the RYCT and the DSS, has steered his boat to a net 5 points after Royal Yacht Squadron race officers finally ... More

Export Roo sails to lead at SB20 Worlds

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmanian director Michael Cooper and his crew of David Chapman and Gerry Mitchell have sailed Export Roo to an overall lead after two days of frustrating competition at the SB20 world championship on The Solent in England. So far racing has been limited to just one race each day because of light ... More

Tasmanians in SB20 Worlds at Cowes

Eight Australians, seven from Tasmania, are among the 80-plus international helmsmen who will contest the 2017 SB20 one-design sportsboat world championship in the UK next week. Britain’s most exclusive yacht club, the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes, is conducting the championship on The Solent,  the intensely ... More

RYCT sailors at World Youth Laser Radials

RYCT members Sam King and Max Gluskie competed in last week’s World Youth Laser Radial Championships at Medemblik in The Netherlands. The weather was a mix of light and medium conditions, meaning that consistency and resilience paid out. Sam King placed 14th overall in the Gold Fleet and Max placed 44th in Silver ... More

Veteran Bronzewing leads Winter Series

Bronzewing, arguably Australia’s oldest regular racing yacht,  took an early step towards celebrating her 122nd birthday with a win in Division 3 of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s Winter Series on Sunday. Bronzewing, as she has always been named, was launched on the River Tamar on September 28, 1895, built of ... More

Blue Water Ball

Our annual Blue Water Ball is on again in 2017.  It's sure to be a wonderful night for fine food, drink, with music from Dr Fink and DJ Pete til late. Saturday 9 September 2017 at 8:00pm Book Online HERE More

RYCT to celebrate 70th Maria Island Race

One of Australia’s oldest ocean races, the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s 180 nautical mile Maria Island Race, will celebrate its 70th anniversary when it starts on Friday, 17 November 2017. The Tasports Maria Island Race, around the rugged south-east coast of Tasmania, ranks second only to the Rolex Sydney Hobart ... More