The River Derwent served up the proverbial box of chocolates to the fleet in the first race of the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series. The fleet got away in a 12-knot westerly breeze but the patchy airs and strong current from recent heavy rains, kept the fleet on its toes. After a short postponement, the […]
Hobart sailing fans will get a taste of a Tasmanian summer this Saturday when the River Derwent returns to its colourful best with the start of the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series. The series, which incorporates five harbour races and five long distance races, hosted by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, the Derwent Sailing […]
The Ronald Young & Co Builders 52nd Pipe Opener celebrated a hugely successful three day race with the help of Kettering Yacht Club. The race which had been immensely popular with the Hobart fleet saw this year an average of 40 boats competing throughout the event. Friday night saw Brett Cooper’s Crusader take out line […]
The success of this years Combined Clubs Winter Series demonstrated the enthusiasm of our Hobart sailors to return to sailing in these unprecedented times. The 2020 Ronald Young & Co Builders Pipe Opener is the traditional lead-up to the official opening of Southern Tasmania yachting season. This year the Pipe Opener will be a collaboration […]
Today’s Race 5 in the Combined Clubs Winter Series, hosted by the Derwent Sailing Squadron (DSS), looked like starting in idyllic conditions with air temperature around 20 degrees and a moderate NW breeze and brilliant sunshine. The DSS Race Committee set conservative courses for all Divisions with a forecast of stronger winds for later in […]
Tasmanian female sailor Colleen Darcey has had a big week: crewing on Division 3 leading yacht Young Lion in last Sunday’s Combined Club Winter Series and, on Monday taking up a new professional role as sailing manager at the Derwent Sailing Squadron (DSS). She won’t be sailing Sunday; in her new role she will overseeing […]
The DSS is one of Tasmania’s oldest and largest yacht clubs. Located waterside at Sandy Bay, Hobart, our club offers members a large marina, an active yacht racing and social schedule along with RYA and Australian Sailing approved sailing and boat training courses. Our clubhouse restaurant and bar offers both members and visitors a great place for a drink, meal or function with superb food and stunning views.