Race leader forced out of Maria Island Race

The Fork in the Road has been forced to retire from the TasPorts Maria Island Race with major steering problems as she rounded Tasman Island last night in a 35 knot westerly. Using the emergency tiller, the crew motored 8 nautical miles into Stewart's Bay near Port Arthur and anchored until they could assess the cause ... More

Children’s Christmas Party

  Members are invited to celebrate Christmas with their children at the RYCT Children's Christmas Party on Saturday 3rd of December. With plenty of kids food available we also have grown up food on the BBQ for purchase. We ask parents to bring a small gift as the children will get a special visit from ... More

Consistent Karabos takes SB20s

Consistency is the key to winning regattas, as former Dragon world champion and 12 time Prince Philip Cup winner Nick Rogers showed in the SB20 one-design sports boat class at the BMW Showdown. Rogers and his crew of Karabos, Simon Burrows and Andrew Roberts came from behind on Sunday to win a curtailed SB20 class, ... More

Philosopher, Saga dominate Harbour yachting

The former champion Sydney yacht Philosopher again dominated AMS and IRC rating results in yesterday’s Combined Clubs Harbour Series on the Derwent. With Derwent Sailing Squadron running two windward/leeward courses in the 18 knot south-east to easterly breeze for Divisions 1 and 2, Philosopher won all four AMS and ... More

69th Maria Island Race

The TasPorts Maria Island Race, the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s major annual offshore race, starts next Friday 18 November, with a fleet of 11 yachts competing. While most the entrants are using the 180 nautical mile race as a qualifier for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race or the National Pies Launceston to ... More

New Years Day Seafood Fest

  Our annual Seafood Fest is on again! Held on New Years Day, the Seafood Fest will have a delectable selection of seafood as well sides with drinks available at the bar. Save the date - this event is usually a sell out. More

Weather No Dampener For Bumper Melbourne Cup Crowd

  What a day! If only the weather matched the festivities inside! A bumper crowd of over 130 people enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch and a flutter keeping the UBet technician very busy for the duration of the event. Special thanks must go to Sandy Bay Living/Your Grand Event and Ashley Matthews for the ... More

Sailing families excel in Showdown

  Sailing families from Hobart and Launceston underlined their skills on the River Derwent on Sunday, a more placid final day for the BMW Showdown regatta for one-design keelboats and off-the-beach dinghies. In contrast to Saturday’s boat-battering, gusty westerly 20 to 30 knots, yesterday’s racing was ... More

Two SB20s dismasted in gusty BMW Showdown

  Snow on the mountain, cold showers on a chilly 12º morning,  plus a rather dire forecast for very strong winds, failed to dampen the enthusiasm of more than 150 youth and adult sailors who went out on the Derwent today to contest the BMW Showdown in one-design keelboats and dinghies. Unfortunately, there ... More

BMW Showdown Launched at RYCT

Commodore Matthew Johnston last evening officially launched this weekend’s BMW Showdown, welcoming executives of Hobart Autohaus to the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. Regatta officials and a number of competitors attended the launch function among them teenager Sam King who will be helming his father Roger’s SB20, ... More