First Tasmanian winners in Flying 11s

Young Hobart sailors Brendan Crisp and Daniel Maree yesterday created Tasmanian sailing history when they won the Australian championship in the Flying 11 skiff class against a 44 boat fleet, mostly from New South Wales and Queensland. Crisp (16) and Maree (12) are the first Tasmanians ever to win the Flying 11 ... More

Tasmanian crews first day winners in Cadets

Sandy Bay Sailing Club crews have won the first two races of the International Cadet Australian championship which began off the beaches of Adelaide yesterday. Two weeks after their luckless results (three disqualifications) at the World championship In Argentina, William Cooper and Hugo Allison won the opening race ... More

Young Tasmanian sailors set the pace

  Young Tasmanian sailors, aged from eight to 16, are setting the pace at national one-design dinghy Australian championships on the Derwent and on Adelaide’s St Vincents Gulf. On Hobart’s River Derwent, Royal Yacht club of Tasmania sailors Brendan Crisp and Daniel Maree today scored their third win in five ... More

Moth Nationals, Day 5; Moths fly out on sea breeze

The 2017 International Moth Australian Championships ended yesterday day with the fifth day of magnificent sailing conditions in Hobart, a warm and sunny summer’s day, a sparkling River Derwent and with a freshening sea breeze. The championship winner for 2017 had already been decided on Sunday,  with Sydney ... More

Moth Nationals, day 4: McKnight now umbeatable

Josh McKnight, 2012 world and defending Australian champion in the high-flying foiler Mach2 Moth class, cannot be beaten for first place in the 2017 International Moth nationals on Hobart’s River Derwent. Three more straight wins yesterday clinched victory for the Sydney sailor, giving him 11 wins and a third place in ... More

Moth Nationals, day 3: McKnight’s 8th win

The ‘Garda of the South’ is how foiler Moth pioneer and designer Andrew McDougall describes Hobart’s River Derwent after three days of competition in the International Moth Australian championships. McDougall, at 61, is one of the elder statesmen of this high flying class, and the designer of the Mac2 being ... More

Moth nationals, day 2: ‘Champagne sailing’

Hobartian Rob Gough, the current world masters champion in the International Moth class, is holding third place overall after day two of the Australian championship on the River Derwent, the lightweight foilers achieving spectacular speeds downwind. The 47-year-old class veteran and former Australian champion, has ... More

Moth Nationals, day 1: McKnight heads the leader board

Hobart’s River Derwent turned on perfect conditions, a freshening summer sea breeze of 15-20 knots,   for the start of competition in the International Moth Australian championship. The sailors responded with some extraordinary speed dashes on their foiler Moths, incredibly close mark roundings and tight finishes in ... More

Foiler Moths start their ‘Derwent Dash’

Australia’s fastest single-handed dinghy sailors, aboard their foiler Moths, today began their ‘Derwent Dash’, turning on spectacular speeds in practice races for their Australian championship. In just 15-16 knots easterly breeze, the top boats were reaching 20 knots plus across the river, completing the ... More

Sabot Nationals, Finals: Victory to Drummoyne sailor

Two straight wins today clinched the 53rd Sabot Australian championship for 14-year-old Brin Liddell, sailing Speed Demon from Drummoyne Sailing Club on Sydney Upper Harbour. While New South Wales and Queensland sailors dominated overall results in these eight foot long dinghies, Tasmania’s team had three sailors in ... More