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Archive for January, 2017

Classic yachts winners on River Derwent

Classic yachts winners on River Derwent

Two yachts built to the classic metre design, Serica and Juana,  added a touch of nostalgia to yesterday’s Combined Clubs Harbour racing on the River Derwent,  and there  could more of them next month. Juana, a ‘modern’ 8-metre class yacht with state-of-the-art keel and rudder but retaining the classic hull lines and rig, took line […]

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Philosopher starts well at Festival of Sail

Philosopher starts well at Festival of Sail

Tasmanian yacht Philosopher, Shaun Tiedemann’s Sydney 36cr, made a promising start to the Festival of Sails regatta today with a fleet of around 200 boats competing in the Williamstown to Geelong passage race. Sailing in the most competitive Rating 1 division, Philosopher finished second on corrected time under AMS scoring and third under IRC scoring. […]

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Year to go and SB20s on fire

Year to go and SB20s on fire

If the SB20 one-design sports boat ‘Grand Slam’ on the Derwent last Sunday was any example, Hobart is in for exciting and exceptionally close racing in the Worlds, to be sailed here on the Derwent in January 2018. Unfortunately, a gale on the Saturday reduced the competition to five races on the Sunday for a […]

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Emotional Rescue,  Mr Burger share L2H victory

Emotional Rescue, Mr Burger share L2H victory

  Emotional Rescue (Michael Hutchinson) and Mr Burger (Wings Three) have been declared joint overall winners of the National Pies 10th Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race. In a decision that must reflect the Wisdom of Solomon, the racing rules jury have clearly recognised the sailing skills of Hutchinson’s Emotional Rescue and the seamanship of Haros’ […]

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Philosopher crowned King of the Derwent

Philosopher crowned King of the Derwent

Shaun Tiedemann’s Philosopher yesterday proved herself to be this summer’s champion yacht of Hobart’s River Derwent, out-sailing a crack fleet to become King of the Derwent for 2016. With Shaun’s son Sam on the helm, Philosopher was named King of the Derwent after winning the IRC handicap category of the National Pies King of the […]

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