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Archive for March, 2017

Alive fights back to win ORCi championship

Alive fights back to win ORCi championship

Tasmanian yacht Alive has won the Division A ORCi handicap category of the Australian Yachting Championship which ended in Sydney yesterday. The powerful Reichel/Pugh 66 is owned by Derwent Sailing Squadron member Phil Turner and skippered by fellow DSS member Duncan Hine. With young Hobart sailor Oli Nicholas on the helm, Alive fought back with […]

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Big plans for Harbour champion Philosopher

Big plans for Harbour champion Philosopher

Owner/skipper Shaun Tiedemann already has big plans for next season with harbour racing champion yacht Philosopher, contesting the 2018 Australian Yachting Championships and the Festival of Sails in Victoria. Philosopher, sailed by Tiedemann and his crew of under 25 year old talented sailors, yesterday won the Combined Clubs Harbour Series 2016-2017 in the AMS and […]

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Export Roo wins SB20 Tasmanian championship

Export Roo wins SB20 Tasmanian championship

Two world championships in the SB20 one-design sports boat class are now firmly in the sights of prominent Hobart yachtsman Michael Cooper – the first on The Solent off Cowes in England, the second on Hobart’s River Derwent. On the Derwent today, Cooper steered Export Roo to a convincing win in the SB20 Tasmanian State […]

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SB20 states – Export Roo leads after day one

SB20 states – Export Roo leads after day one

Consistent sailing has placed Michael Cooper and his crew of Export Roo at the top of the leader-board after the first four races today in the SB20 Tasmanian State championship on the River Derwent. Cooper returned to top form in winning the SB20’s final summer pennant last Thursday evening and has maintained that on day […]

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Burnell family’s Honey Badger bites in SB20 fleet

Burnell family’s Honey Badger bites in SB20 fleet

The Burnell boys from Sandy Bay Sailing Club chose the name of their father’s SB20 one-design sports boat – Honey Badger –  a little animal that fights ferociously above its weight. Honey Badger, the SB20 one-design sport boat,  has proven it can do just that in racing over the summer sailing season for owner/skipper Paul […]

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Nick Rogers winner with brand new boat

Nick Rogers winner with brand new boat

SB20 class founder in Tasmania Nick Rogers sailed his brand new boat, again named Karabos, to a first-up win in Thursday’s twilight pennant series. The win has given Rogers a commanding point score lead going into the final race (or two) of the summer pennant for the one-design, sports boat class next Thursday. “If there […]

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Perfect sailing on the Derwent

  The penultimate day of racing for yachts in the Combined Clubs Harbour Series produced near perfect sailing conditions on the Derwent today – with four different boats sharing the spoils in Division 1.   Shaun Tiedemann’s Sydney 36cr Philosopher was again the dominant boat in the two windward/leeward races for Division 1 and 2, […]

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