Tas sailors take on the world

Young Tasmanian sailors are this week showing their skills, but their overall standings have suffered from start line infractions, at international regattas in Poland, Italy and Samoa.  Final races overnight will decide their overall placings. At the Pacific Games in Samoa,  Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania member ... More

Two-handed crews for Sydney Hobart 2020

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia will accept two-handed entrants into its key events, including the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the club announced today. In a move the club hopes will attract the next generation of sailors from across Australia and around the world, the CYCA’s board has unanimously passed ... More

Frontline battle in Winter Race

Eight yachts and their crews braved a real winter’s day for race two of the RYCT’s Hobart BMW Winter Series on the River Derweny today. A strong and gusty 22-25 knot breeze from the WNW, a mid-morning temperature of around 9 degrees (felt like 5 degrees) and a chilly shower or two greeted the hardy sailors. Mains ... More

At Home 2019

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Laser sailor’s first-up winner in Dragons

Teenage Laser sailor Max Gluskie added a new dimension to Hobart’s fleet of International Dragon class yachts on Sunday when he steered Ridgeway to victory in race six of the Derwent Sailing Squadron’s Winter Solstice Championship on the Derwent. It was Royal Yacht of Tasmania’s off-the-beach sailor’s first ... More

Disappointing Cascais result for Porco Rosso

The Tasmanian crew of Elliott Noye, Paul McCartney and Edward Snowball, sailing Porco Rosso, have finished a disappointing sixth overall in the SB20 Portuguese championship at Cascais which ended overnight with a raceless day. Misty conditions limiting visibility and light breezes resulted in the PRO deciding to keep ... More

Unfinished Business for Porco Rosso in Portugal

Australian SB20 team Porco Rosso (Elliott Noye, Paul McCartney and Ed Snowball) is looking forward to a rematch with reigning Portuguese National Champion José Paulo Ramada (Dom Pedro Hotels) as the 2019 SB20 Class Portuguese National Championship gets underway in the coastal resort town of Cascais on the Portuguese ... More

‘Men overboard’ costly to Tas SB20 crew

A ‘men overboard’ situation has cost the Tasmanian crew of Porco Rosso a potential victory in the SB20 class UK championship on The Solent, off the south coast of England. Both helmsman Elliott Noye and mainsheet hand and boat owner Paul McCartney slipped off the stern of their boat as it broached approaching the ... More

Queen’s Birthday Honour to ‘Biddy’ Badenach AM

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania past Commodore and Life Member, Robert ‘Biddy’ Badenach AM, has been recognised for his services to yachting and Australian Rules football in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The AM (Member of the Order of Australia) honours his outstanding contribution to both sports and also his longsta... More

Two world class brands join forces on the water – RYCT x Sotheby’s International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR), the world’s leading luxury real estate group and The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (RYCT), the host of world-class sailing competitions and finish line to the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race have announced the beginning of a joint partnership agreement with Sotheby’s International ... More