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Archive for October, 2016

BIg sailing day for Philospher

BIg sailing day for Philospher

Philosopher, Shaun Tiedemann’s modified Sydney 36cr, turned in an outstanding sailing performance on the Derwent today, winning five of the six handicap categories in two windward/leeward races. Perfect sailing conditions, warm and sunny with a light to moderate breezes forecast,  attracted all but three of the 30 yachts entered for the series out to enjoy […]

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Crew injured, man overboard in torrid day on Derwent

Crew injured, man overboard in torrid day on Derwent

  Two crewmen were injured, another was tossed overboard as strong and gusty north-westerly winds again battered Hobart’s Combined Clubs yachting fleet yesterday with consistent winds of 20-24 knots and gusts reaching 40 knots. “Unfortunately, another torrid race day on the water…gusty north-westerly winds up to 40 knots,  yet other times down to 15-22 knots […]

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Galeforce winds slash Channel Race fleet

Galeforce winds slash Channel Race fleet

  Galeforce northerly winds gusting to 50 knots on the River Derwent and in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel yesterday played havoc with Hobart yachts in their first long race of the season, forcing half the fleet to retire from the Channel Race. Out of 39 starters only 19 boats completed the course,  most of the retirees […]

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50-plus entries for Combined Long Race Series

50-plus entries for Combined Long Race Series

The summer season of Combined Clubs Long Race Series starts tomorrow (Sunday) with the traditional Channel Race, a 50-plus fleet and several newcomers to regular combined club distance racing. The Channel Race will take the fleet down the Derwent to a mark near Bligh Point on Bruny Island just inside the northern entrance to the […]

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Matt Bugg aboard Opening Day leading yacht

Matt Bugg aboard Opening Day leading yacht

Rio Paralympic Silver Medallist Matt Bugg will take a place of honour in Saturday’s Opening Day of the Yachting Season,  sailing aboard Bellerive Yacht Club Commodore Graham Mansfield in Black Magic which will lead the fleet in the 136th annual Sail Past. With the forecast for fine weather,  more than 200 craft – yachts, one-design […]

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