Cooper-fest in SB20s on the Derwent

The 2018 SB20 Australian Championship got underway in dramatic fashion on Friday and ended as a Cooper-fest, on the water and ashore. The gauntlet was thrown down early by the youth crews with Will Cooper (Murray Jones) rounding the top mark in first place in race one, with Will Sargent (Taz Racing Team) in third and ... More

91 boats set for Rolex 74th Sydney Hobart

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race promises to be another pot boiler, with one of the strongest-ever fleets chasing line honours and the overall win to secure the Tattersall Cup. A fleet of 91 will take to the 628 nautical mile journey – those from NSW, South Australia, Tasman... More

Intrigue’s winning tribute to Elson Kiddle

The late Elson Kiddle, skilled yachtsman and good friend to so many in the Hobart yachting fraternity, would have been delighted by the performance yesterday of Intrigue, the yacht on which he sailed most of his life. Intrigue, skippered by longtime friend Don Calvert, won the Division 1 AMS category of the Combined ... More

Philosopher’s magic in Maria Island Race

Eleven nautical miles down the River Derwent from the finish of the 180 nautical miles Maria Island ocean race early this morning it looked like a potential winning day for two of the smaller boats in the fleet, Off-Piste and Footloose. Rounding the Iron Pot, the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s race tracker computer ... More

Children’s Christmas Party

RYCT Members and their families are invited to the annual RYCT Members Children's Christmas Party. Santa will be docking to bring presents and there will be fun and games for the whole family with kids food available. Bookings are essential: (03) 6223 4599 or email We ask that parents ... More

Close racing as Oskana rounds Maria Island

The leading yacht in the TasPorts Maria Island Race, Oskana, at 7am today was nearing the top of the elongated island off Orford on the Tasmanian East Coat, the halfway mark in the 180 nautical mile ocean race. The Cookson 50 has led throughout the night since the start off Castray Esplanade, Hobart, just over twelve ... More

Fleet away in 71st Maria Island Race

The 16-boat fleet is away in the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s 71st annual Maria Island Yacht Race, beating to windward down the Derwent into a moderate (and chilly) sou’easter, with gusts up to 17 knots. The TasPorts Maria Island Race started off Castray Esplanade at seven o’clock this evening, with generally ... More

Late entries boost Maria Island fleet

Late entries have lifted the fleet for this coming weekend’s 71st TasPorts Maria Island Race, with a talented line-up of 17 boats from four different Southern Tasmanian yacht clubs due to set sail on Friday evening. Champion sailor Greg ‘Enso’ Prescott has nominated his recently acquired, modified Farr 40, the ... More

Hat-trick to Derwent doyen Don Calvert

The doyen of Hobart keelboat racing, Don Calvert, has given himself an early 83rd birthday present, scoring a hat-trick of wins with his 34-year-old yacht Intrigue in the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant on the River Derwent. Skillfully skippered in the variable River Derwent breezes by the near 83-year-old Calvert (his ... More

Winning day for SB20 sailor Andrew Smith

Today was a winning day for Huon Valley orchardist and sailor Andrew Smith – he organised the raising of more than $15,000 as drought relief for farmers and his boat Smigger won the SB20 sports boat class at the BMW Showdown. Smith took the day off sailing to run the fund raiser at Willie Smith’s, his family’s ... More