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Tasmanian sailors line up for Kiel Woche 2018

Tasmanian sailors line up for Kiel Woche 2018

Olympic aspirants, Tasmanian high-performance female sailors, Jasmin Galbraith and Chloe Fisher, begin their European campaign in the 49erFX skiff Olympic class in Germany this week. Joining them at the huge Keiler Woche (Kiel Week) regatta is another young Tasmanian with Olympic aspirations, Jock Calvert, this week ranked as 29th in the world in the single-handed […]

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Top class fleet entered for DSS Winter Series

Top class fleet entered for DSS Winter Series

An excellent fleet, in quantity and quality has been entered for the opening race of the Derwent Sailing Squadron/Battery World Winter Series, which starts on Sunday. In change from recent winter series, races will start and finish off Castray Esplanade, with ‘Biddy’ Badenach again the race officer. The first division of the 23-boat fleet starts […]

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Last race wins clinch Autumn Short-Handed Series

Last race wins clinch Autumn Short-Handed Series

Last race wins on Sunday clinched overall victories in four of the six divisions of the Derwent Sailing Squadron/Quantum Sails Autumn Short-Handed Series on the Derwent With the five races sailed in mostly light, at times very light, breezes, the light displacement boats did well in overall results. Winning the last race hinged on finding […]

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Mother’s Day Short-Handed win for Felicity Allison

Mother’s Day Short-Handed win for Felicity Allison

  Hobart sailor Felicity Allison celebrated Mother’s Day today with a win in the SB20 sports boat division of the Derwent Sailing Squadron’s Autumn Short-Handed Series, with her husband Will has crew, helming the rather appropriately named boat, Cook Your Own Dinner. “I think Will will be cooking dinner tonight,” quipped the mother to two […]

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Dynamic Dynamo couple sailing short-handed

Dynamic Dynamo couple sailing short-handed

  Husband and wife team Steve and Trina Davidson on Sunday sailed their I550 sports boat Dynamo to a second successive win on in the Derwent Sailing Squadron/Quantum Sails Short-Handed Series. Revelling in the light and rather flukey breeze, the Davidson’s took out a line and handicap double in Division 5 (non-spinnaker). On handicap they […]

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Short-Handed Sailing in Autumn Airs

Short-Handed Sailing in Autumn Airs

Come autumn and many keen Hobart yacht owners find they don’t have the problem of rounding up a full crews to help them race on the Derwent. It’s now all about two-handed racing with just two sailors on board (in some divisions three) as against summer racing crews of between three and ten crew, depending […]

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Melbourne to Osaka Race re-starts

Melbourne to Osaka Race re-starts

Yachts competing in the Melbourne to Osaka ocean race that were forced to shelter in Queensland ports from Cyclone Ibis early this week re-started their 5,500 nautical mile voyage to Japan on Friday. They headed out to sea from Southport, Brisbane, Bundaberg and Gladstone for a designated re-start from their suspended racing latitude, irrespective of […]

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