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Export Roo loses SB20 worlds by just two points

Export Roo loses SB20 worlds by just two points

Tasmania’s Export Roo, skippered by Michael Cooper, has lost the 2017 SB20 world championship title by just two points after a final day of frustrating competition on The Solent, off Cowes, England. In a surprise result, prominent British yachtsman Jerry Hill came from fifth place going into the last Gold fleet race day to snatch […]

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Export Roo on a roll on The Solent

Export Roo on a roll on The Solent

With two wins and a second, Tasmania’s Export Roo has moved further ahead on the overall rankings after day three of the SB20 world championship on The Solent in England. Michael Cooper has steered his boat to a net 5 points after Royal Yacht Squadron race officers finally managed to run three races in improved […]

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Export Roo sails to lead at SB20 Worlds

Export Roo sails to lead at SB20 Worlds

Tasmanian yachtsman Michael Cooper and his crew of David Chapman and Gerry Mitchell have sailed Export Roo to an overall lead after two days of frustrating competition at the SB20 world championship in England. So far racing has been limited to just one race each day because of light winds on The Solent, the famous […]

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Tasmanian sailors to the fore in SB20 worlds

Tasmanian sailors to the fore in SB20 worlds

Tasmanian sailors have made a great start to the 2017 SB20 one-design sports boat world championship which began on The Solent off Cowes, England, overnight. Only one race was sailed because of light winds, with Michael Cooper, at the helm of Export Roo, winning the Yellow qualifying fleet. Nick Rogers finished second in the Blue […]

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Tasmanians in SB20 Worlds at Cowes

Tasmanians in SB20 Worlds at Cowes

Eight Australians, seven from Tasmania, are among the 80-plus international helmsmen who will contest the 2017 SB20 one-design sportsboat world championship in the UK next week. Britain’s most exclusive yacht club, the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes, is conducting the championship on The Solent,  the intensely tidal, sandbank-strewn waterway between the Isle of Wight and […]

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Braving Hobart’s chilly winter

Braving Hobart’s chilly winter

The J24 class yacht T42 Another Toy and her crew from the Latham Syndicate, are certainly enjoying Hobart’s winter chill in the Derwent Sailing Squadron/Battery World Winter Series. T42 Another Toy notched up its fourth successive win of the Winter Series in a 6-10 knot NNW breeze – straight down  Mount Wellington.. The mountain was […]

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