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Archive for July, 2017

Hobart helmsmen dominating SB20s at Cowes

Hobart helmsmen dominating SB20s at Cowes

Prominent Hobart yachtsmen continue to dominate results in the SB20 one-design sportsboat ‘Cowes Grand Slam’ being sailed on The Solent off Cowes on the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England. The SB20s are racing as part of the historic Cowes Week with The Solent overnight turning on very windy conditions – 20-plus […]

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Tasmanian SB20 crews lead at Cowes Week

Tasmanian SB20 crews lead at Cowes Week

Tasmanian SB20 one-design sports boats, Export Roo and Porco Rosso,  are equal first on points after day one of class racing at historic Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England. Export Roo, skippered by Michael Cooper,  had two second places while Porto Rosso, with Elliott Noye on the helm […]

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Close racing in DSS Winter Series

Close racing in DSS Winter Series

Only one point separates the two top-placed yachts in Divisions 1 and 3 of the Derwent Sailing Squadron’s Winter Series. Sunday saw day three of the DSS series, sailed in a steady northerly breeze on a bleak and showery morning on the Derwent. The forecast saw all three divisions depleted by non-starters. A third place […]

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New program for Combined Clubs racing 2017-2018

New program for Combined Clubs racing 2017-2018

Major changes have been made to Hobart’s Combined Clubs racing programme for the 2017-2018 summer yachting season on the River Derwent, aimed at boosting fleet numbers. Instead of separate Combined Clubs Harbour and Long Race Series, nine Pennant races will be scheduled over the summer, approximately every second Saturday, comprising five long day races and […]

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Women skippers show their skills in SB20s

Women skippers show their skills in SB20s

  Hobart women sailors today continued to demonstrate their skills in the SB20 one-design sports boat class, gaining top placings on the Derwent Sailing Squadron’s second day of its winter racing on the Derwent. Champion sailor Rob Gough, steering Difficult Woman, had a fight on his hands to two win the first race (race four […]

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