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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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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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