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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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Bugg’s silver medal at Para Worlds

Bugg’s silver medal at Para Worlds

Two Tasmanian sailors, Matt Bugg and Chris Symonds,  have won silver medals at the Para World Sailing Championships at Kiel, Germany Bugg, from Hobart finished on equal first points with German Heiko Kroger but was placed second a countback in the singlehanded 2.4 Norlan one-design keelboat. Third overall was Frenchman Sequin, the gold medallist at […]

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SB20 champion to sail for UK at Worlds

SB20 champion to sail for UK at Worlds

SB20 sports boat mid-winter champion Paul Burnell will contest this year’s one-design sports boat class world championship at Cowes, England, steering an English boat rather than an Australian entrant. Burnell, with his sons Toby and Ollie and young Optimist sailor Bailey Fisher in the crew, today won the mid-winters on a chilly River Derwent by […]

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Close racing in Hobart’s SB20 mid-winters

Close racing in Hobart’s SB20 mid-winters

The depth of talent in Hobart’s SB20 sports boat fleet has been underlined on day one of the class mid-winter championships on the Derwent today The first three races of the weekend event for the 15-boat fleet produced three different winners and seven difficult placegetters. The racing was in the near perfect sailing conditions, a […]

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Derwent workout for SB20 Worlds contenders

Derwent workout for SB20 Worlds contenders

Hobart yacht watchers will see some talent in action this  weekend, with five of the seven Tasmanian helmsmen entered for this year’s SB20 sports boat World championship taking part in the SB20 Mid-Winter championship on the Derwent. The Mid-Winters are being conducted by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania and the Derwent Sailing Squadron with […]

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Hobart women set for AWKR win

Hobart women set for AWKR win

With four wins out of five races so far sailed, the Tasmanian crew led by Colleen Darcey, look set to win the IRC division of the Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta. Sailing Absolut, an Archambault 35, the Tasmanians crew of mainly SB20 sports boat sailors today were in top form,  winning both the IRC and AMS […]

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Jo Breen already a ‘Cape Horner’

Jo Breen already a ‘Cape Horner’

  At the age of 28, Tasmanian woman Jo Breen has already sailed 30,000 nautical miles in oceans around the world, including rounding Cape Horn. In May next year she will skipper her own small yacht Morning Star in the 5,500 nautical mile two-handed race from Melbourne to Osaka, Japan, with a Russian woman as […]

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Clean sweep for Rob Gough in SB20s

Clean sweep for Rob Gough in SB20s

World sailing champion sailor Rob Gough yesterday made a clean sweep of the SB20 sports boat division of the Derwent Sailing Squadron’s opening day of its club Winter Series. Gough steered Difficult Woman to three straight, albeit narrow, wins off scratch and was also the topscoring boat of the day on corrected times. It was […]

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Hobart women sailors heading for national regatta

Hobart women sailors heading for national regatta

A crew of talented Hobart women sailors is heading for Melbourne late next week to compete again teams from all States in the 27th annual Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta on Port Phillip. Heading the crew is Derwent Sailing Squadron member Colleen Darcey, a past winning regatta skipper contesting her fifth AWKR, as is foredeck hand […]

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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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