- Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race
- King of the Derwent Yacht Race
The Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race sponsor is iconic Tasmanian brand, National Pies. National Pies came on board in 2013 as the Naming Rights Sponsor of the Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race, and subsequently signed up for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Founded by the Gough family in 1942, National Pies is these days led by Tasmanian sailing champion Rob Gough. Thank you Rob and team for your generous support of the Derwent Sailing Squadron!
Quantum Sail Design Group
- Twilight Series
- Autumn Shorthaned Series
Michael Hutchinson from Quantum Sail Design Group is a great supporter of the Derwent Sailing Squadron sponsoring a number of events throughout the sailing season. Michael operates out of the Old DSS Clubrooms and can assist with all your new sail purchases and sail repairs.
Sundance Marine is a family owned and operated business based in Victoria, NSW and Tasmania. With offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Hobart, they are leaders in new yacht sales and new powerboats sales and in the yacht sales broking industry for over 35 years, Sundance Marine is clearly established as a successful boat dealership.
Sundance Marine are the new sponsors of SailTrain.
- Combined Clubs Short Course Championship
- Combined Clubs Two Handed Long Race Series
Cascade Brewery will this year sponsor the Short Course Championship and Two Handed Long Race Series at the Derwent Sailing Squadron. Cascade Brewery was established in 1832 and is the oldest continually operating brewery in Australia. The DSS stocks a large range of Cascade products so come in and have a try.
Ronald Young & Co Builders
- Pipe Opener Series and Teams Event
Ronald Young & Co. is this year sponsoring the Annual Pipe Opener Series along with the PO Teams Event. Renowned and multi-award winning family-owned business, with over 40 year’s industry experience, Ronald Young & Co Builders based in Hobart have an unrivalled reputation for building high quality Tasmanian residential homes.
iWest Insurance Brokers
- String of Pearls
- Midweek Series
- Bridge Race
- Zuidpool Race
- DSS Dinghy Pennant
iWest’s principle focus is that of developing relationships with their clients and utilising their experience to deliver the most appropriate solutions. iWest provide professional insurance advice to associations, companies, partnerships, sole traders and individuals about issues including risk identification and minimisation, policy selection and claims administration.
- Summer Pennant Series
Nautilus Marine is this years sponsor for the new Summer Pennant Series. Nautilus Marine Insurance, was established in 2005, and stands virtually unchallenged as a marine insurance specialist by any other in the range of products and services they can provide. The company is respected by the industry for its outstanding achievements in their short history, their high standards of expertise and for the strength of security provided to thier policyholders.
- Coastal Series
Helly Hansen this year sponsored our newest event the Coastal Series. From their home in Norway, Helly Hansen has been making professional grade gear to help people stay and feel alive for almost 140 years. Helly Hansen gear is worn and trusted by professionals on oceans, mountains and worksites.
Battery World Hobart
- Winter Series
Battery World Hobart supports our coldest races in the Winter Series. Since 1997 Battery World has become the largest and most comprehensive Australian retail franchise in the category, stocking advanced technology products and smaller, more portable battery solutions.
- Day on the Lawn
Harcourts Hobart has again sponsored the DSS Day on the Lawn featuring The Kravats. Harcourts Hobart is known for setting a high standard in real estate and property management services with their aim to build strong relationships with clients and to develop a one-stop marketing solution from conception to closure that is streamlined to an individual’s needs.
The Derwent Sailing Squadron is grateful to receive support from many local organisations. Some provide monetary support, others provide in-kind support. We are the club we are today because of the generous support of our local community.
Annual Member Raffle Sponsors
Badge Draw Sponsors
Thanks to the kind sponsorship from the following business the Derwent Sailing Squadron runs a Member Badge Draw each Friday night between 6pm and 7pm. Entry for the Badge Draw is free and you must be a financial member and present to win. If our drawn member is not present, the jackpot rolls over to the following week.
Trivia Night and Silent Auction Sponsors
The Squadron would like to thank the following sponsors for their generosity in providing items for our silent auction to raise funds for Cancer Council Tasmania.
Kravats on the Lawn Sponsors
A hugely enjoyable day in summer with bands and a gathering in excess of 200 members and friends enjoying drinks and music. This day would not be possible without the below sponsors.