23 Marieville Esp, Sandy Bay TAS 7005  03 6223 1977

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‘B&G’ looking for advantage in L2H

‘B&G’ looking for advantage in L2H

Jeff Cordell’s smart-performing Mumm 36 B&G Advantage yesterday showed she will again be a strong contender for top honours in this month’s National Pies Launceston to Hobart, possibly repeating her handicap victory in the inaugural race in 1977. That year the boat, then called Host Plus Executive, won both IRC and PHS handicap categories and […]

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Australians survive carnage on Port Phillip

Australians survive carnage on Port Phillip

Australian Sailing’s three teams contesting the Para Sailing World Championships rose to the challenge as strong northerly winds caused carnage on Port Phillip yesterday. The winds, gusting to 30 knots, dismasted boats while others had to call for pumps to prevent them from sinking in the boisterous seas on the bay. The Australians came through […]

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Road to Rio sparkling for Matt Bugg

Road to Rio sparkling for Matt Bugg

The wide grin on Tasmanian sailor’s Matt Bugg’s face told it all yesterday as he was interviewed on a video camera at the end of day two of the Para Sailing world championships on Melbourne’s Port Phillip. Sailing his single-handed International 2.4mR class yacht called Moshi, Bugg finished second and third in the two races […]

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Bugg in top six at Para Sailing Worlds

Bugg in top six at Para Sailing Worlds

Tasmanian sailor Matt Bugg is sixth overall in a fleet of 48 boats in the single-handed 2.4mR class after day one of the Para Sailing World Championships on Melbourne’s Port Phillip. More than 130 skilled sailors from 31 nations, who suffer from a range of disabilities, have entered for what is the final qualification event […]

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Silicon Ship on course for L2H

Silicon Ship on course for L2H

Tasmanian designed and built yacht Silicon Ship yesterday gave an impressive preview to her prospects of winning next month’s Launceston to Hobart ocean race. Owned by Bellerive Yacht Club members Dave Wyatt and Gordon Clark, Silicon Ship won both the AMS and PHS handicap categories of the final pre-Christmas Combined Clubs Long Race. In last […]

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Martela’s sets sight on Launceston to Hobart

Martela’s sets sight on Launceston to Hobart

After several Sydney Hobart Yacht Races, Bellerive yachtsman Tony Williams has elected to contest this year’s Launceston to Hobart for the first time – with good credentials. His Swedish designed and built Martela, an 11.3m X-Yacht, showed she will be a yacht to beat in the long coastal race in later December with an impressive […]

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No longer that sinking feeling for Rousabout

No longer that sinking feeling for Rousabout

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania member Grahame Inglis made a winning return to racing in yesterday’s delayed start to the Combined Harbour Series on the River Derwent, but only by seconds. Racing Rousabout for the first time since the yacht was badly holed in a collision during the winter series, Inglis had to share top […]

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