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Pritchard buys Sydney Hobart winner Victoire

Pritchard buys Sydney Hobart winner Victoire

Prominent Hobart surgeon, yachtsman and motor sports enthusiast Michael Pritchard and his sailing wife Bianca have bought the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race winner Victoire. The powerful Bruce Farr-designed, New Zealand-built Cookson 50, with a canting keel, now berthed at the DSS, will begin its Tasmanian racing career in spring this year after crew […]

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Octogenarian sailor’s IRC pennant

Senior Hobart yachtsman Don Calvert, now in his early 80s, yesterday added another pennant to a long and successful local and international career with his Castro 40, Intrigue. Intrigue won the IRC rating category of the 30 nautical mile Betsey Island race, the last race of the Combined Clubs Long Race Series, to gain a […]

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Zephyr excels in more than a zephyr of breeze

Zephyr excels in more than a zephyr of breeze

A yacht named after that most gentle of breezes, Ian Johnston’s Zephyr, again excelled in wild westerlies gusting to 35 knots on the Channel yesterday. Zephyr finished top yacht in the Tassal Barnes Bay Regatta, finishing third in the morning Wrest Point to Dennes Point pursuit race and then winning Division 1 of the afternoon […]

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Alive fights back to win ORCi championship

Alive fights back to win ORCi championship

Tasmanian yacht Alive has won the Division A ORCi handicap category of the Australian Yachting Championship which ended in Sydney yesterday. The powerful Reichel/Pugh 66 is owned by Derwent Sailing Squadron member Phil Turner and skippered by fellow DSS member Duncan Hine. With young Hobart sailor Oli Nicholas on the helm, Alive fought back with […]

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Big plans for Harbour champion Philosopher

Big plans for Harbour champion Philosopher

Owner/skipper Shaun Tiedemann already has big plans for next season with harbour racing champion yacht Philosopher, contesting the 2018 Australian Yachting Championships and the Festival of Sails in Victoria. Philosopher, sailed by Tiedemann and his crew of under 25 year old talented sailors, yesterday won the Combined Clubs Harbour Series 2016-2017 in the AMS and […]

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Export Roo wins SB20 Tasmanian championship

Export Roo wins SB20 Tasmanian championship

Two world championships in the SB20 one-design sports boat class are now firmly in the sights of prominent Hobart yachtsman Michael Cooper – the first on The Solent off Cowes in England, the second on Hobart’s River Derwent. On the Derwent today, Cooper steered Export Roo to a convincing win in the SB20 Tasmanian State […]

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Nick Rogers winner with brand new boat

Nick Rogers winner with brand new boat

SB20 class founder in Tasmania Nick Rogers sailed his brand new boat, again named Karabos, to a first-up win in Thursday’s twilight pennant series. The win has given Rogers a commanding point score lead going into the final race (or two) of the summer pennant for the one-design, sports boat class next Thursday. “If there […]

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Perfect sailing on the Derwent

  The penultimate day of racing for yachts in the Combined Clubs Harbour Series produced near perfect sailing conditions on the Derwent today – with four different boats sharing the spoils in Division 1.   Shaun Tiedemann’s Sydney 36cr Philosopher was again the dominant boat in the two windward/leeward races for Division 1 and 2, […]

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