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Archive for June, 2016

2016 L2H Info Night

2016 L2H Info Night

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Launceston to Hobart yacht race. The Derwent Sailing Squadron in conjunction with the Tamar Yacht Club will again conduct the race starting from Beauty Point on Tuesday 27th December 2016.

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Hobart sailor’s medals in Melbourne and Portugal

Hobart sailor’s medals in Melbourne and Portugal

  Tasmanian men and women sailors today achieved podium finishes in prestigious yachting championship at Cascais, Portugal and on Melbourne’s Port Phillip. On a windy Port Phillip today, Derwent Sailing Squadron member Colleen Darcey,  sailed the borrowed Melbourne yacht Absolut, an Archambault 35, to victory in the final race of the Australian Women’s’ Keelboat Regatta. […]

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Hobart women sailors fight on at AWKR

Hobart women sailors fight on at AWKR

Colleen Darcey and her all-women crew from Hobart is second overall in two handicap divisions after two days of highly competitive racing in the prestigious Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta on Melbourne’s Port Phillip. Darcey,  a past winning skipper of the AWKR, heads a combined Hobart clubs  challenge against 25 other all-women crews, in total 177 […]

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Tassie women first day winners at AWKR

Tassie women first day winners at AWKR

Colleen Darcy and her all-women crew from Hobart have made a brilliant start to the 2016 Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta on a boisterous Port Phillip,  winning all three handicap divisions of race two after a conservative start in race one. Sailing the Archambault 35 Absolut,  the Hobart women showed their heavy weather sailing skills as […]

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Tasmanian crews for SB20 Worlds

Tasmanian crews for SB20 Worlds

In a lead-up to the 2016 world championship for the SB20 class, prominent Hobart fleet skipper Michael Cooper this weekend is contesting the Portuguese nationals for the high performance sports boats. Cooper will helm his European-based, grey-hulled SB20, Export Roo,  with his regular crew of David Chapman and UK sailor Jerry Mitchell standing in for […]

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Hobart crew for women’s keelboat regatta

Hobart crew for women’s keelboat regatta

A crew of eight prominent Hobart women sailors are among 177 competitors from seven states and territories, sailing 26 yachts, who will contest the Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta on Melbourne’s Port Phillip this coming long weekend. Although the only team from ‘across the water’ (New Zealand was a late withdrawal), Colleen Darcy and her crew […]

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Wintery opening for DSS Winter S

Wintery opening for DSS Winter S

Derwent Sailing Squadron’s Winter Series began today on a wet and windy morning on the Derwent, with a small fleet of 13 keelboats braving the  gloomy forecast.   The SB20 sailors showed more enthusiasm, however,  with a fleet of 11 sailing two very closely fought races in the rain-bearing nor’-easter that ranged from 11 knots […]

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