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Archive for March, 2018

Zephyr wins at Barnes Bay in more than a zephyr

Zephyr wins at Barnes Bay in more than a zephyr

Zephyr means a ‘light, gentle breeze’ but it was quite the opposite when the yacht named Zephyr won the Barnes Day Regatta on Friday. In fact, it was howling out of the north-west at 25-38 knots in the afternoon, with Division 2 yachts not racing because of the near galeforce winds and several Division 1 […]

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Easter regatta sailing in historic Tasmanian waters

Easter regatta sailing in historic Tasmanian waters

Yachts competing in the Barnes Bay Regatta and the Port Esperance Regatta over Easter will be sailing in some of southern Tasmania’s most historic waterways, the DÉntrecasteaux Channel. The two regattas offer a weekend of racing and cruising with social activities ashore at the one-time Quarantine Station on Bruny Island on Good Friday and at […]

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Second Tassie yacht heading for Osaka

Second Tassie yacht heading for Osaka

  Tasmania’s second entrant in the Melbourne to Osaka Yacht Race, Force Eleven, will set sail tomorrow (Sunday) with the main body of the fleet in the double-handed, 5,500 nautical mile ocean race to Japan. Sailed by Tristan Gourlay and Jamie Cooper, the modified Adams 11.9m sloop will join 15 of the 19-boat fleet in […]

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Derwent Pennant winners for 2017-18 summer season

Hobart’s senior racing yachtsman Don Calvert today added yet another summer pennant (two, in fact) to his remarkable career with his 33-year-old Castro 40, Intrigue. Calvert and his long-time crew sailed Intrigue almost perfectly in the perfect sailing conditions on the River Derwent for the final race of the Combined Clubs summer pennant series, winning […]

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Great day for spinnakers on the River Derwent

Great day for spinnakers on the River Derwent

What more could a Hobart sailor ask for on an early autumn day – a spinnaker run down and back up a sparkling River Derwent in mostly 10 knots of breeze, 25 degrees of temperature and a clear blue sky. That was how the crews of 47 yachts would have enjoyed yesterday’s Combined Clubs long […]

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