The hugely popular Pipeopener Series is conducted every September to kick off the summer sailing season.
It is the only series in Australia open to all types of keelboats, including trailerable yachts and multihulls, where the first and major race starts and finishes at night. The series consists of three races: the Friday overnight race from Hobart to Gordon, Cock of the Huon (conducted by Huon Yacht Club) on the Saturday, and the Port Huon to Gordon race on the Sunday. It is a particularly enjoyable weekend with much revelry. Prizes for the Hobart to Gordon and Cock of the Huon races are presented at the Kermandie Hotel on the Saturday night, whilst prizes for the Port Huon to Gordon and Teams Event race are presented at the DSS prize night in October.
Notice of Race details and entry forms can be found on this page well in advance of the race.
2016 Pipeopener Series
Event dates: 16 September – 18 September 2016
The 48th Pipeopener Series is sponsored by Ronald Young & Co Builders