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Archive for July, 2018

Aussie Cadets’ mixed results in fickle winds

Aussie Cadets’ mixed results in fickle winds

On a day of very shifty winds, the Australian team has had mixed results on day two of the International Cadet World Championships being sailed at Bodstedt, Germany. Three races were sailed overnight, with five Australian crews in the top 20 of the 63-boat fleet, two in the top six. Peter Allen and Ashton Rowstron […]

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Paul Burnell sets pace in SB20 mid-winters

Paul Burnell sets pace in SB20 mid-winters

Paul Burnell, his sons Oli and Toby and Bayley Fisher, sailing Honeybadger,  set the pace in the inaugural mid-winter championship on the Derwent for the high-performance SB20 sports boat class. Burnell won the first two races in light north to north-westerly winds, following these with a seventh and a fifth for a 14 point total, […]

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Cadet sailors prepare for action in Germany

Cadet sailors prepare for action in Germany

Eight young Tasmanian sailors, all members of Sandy Bay Sailing Club, are about to represent their country in the International Cadet World Championships in Germany. The championship, which has attracted 120 Cadet crews from 13 countries, opens overnight with a practice race and the opening ceremony at Bodstedt. The first day of competition will be […]

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SB20 basck on Derwent for Mid-Winters

SB20 basck on Derwent for Mid-Winters

Hobart’s fleet of high-performance SB20 sports boats is back on the Derwent this weekend with crews returning to championship racing after the hiatus that followed the spectacular world championships last summer. A fleet of 14 SB20s, smaller than expected but high in quality, will contest the inaugural mid-winter championship over eight races today and tomorrow. […]

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Hobart 29er girls impress at Youth Worlds

Hobart 29er girls impress at Youth Worlds

  Hobart sailors Alice Buchanan and Dervla Duggan have produced impressive results on the penultimate day of the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships being sailed off Corpus Christie in Texas. Sailing in the 29er skiff class, the Sandy Bay Sailing Club members finished the day with a brilliant 3-5-2 score to jump from 14th to […]

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Rain, wind, chill and snow deter most sailors

Only nine boats and their hardy crews out of 25 entries turned out for this morning’s DSS/Battery World Winter Series on the Derwent, with heavy snow blanketing Mount Wellington, rain squalls and WSW wind gusts of up to 30 knots on the river. As the race started off Castray there was a brief burst of […]

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Sandy Bay sailors taking on the world

Sandy Bay sailors taking on the world

Hobart’s Sandy Bay Sailing Club has a remarkable record in producing Australian and World champions in various off-the-beach racing dinghies, and this week another team of talented and dedicated young sailors is heading overseas for another World championship. Four crews of International Cadet Dinghy sailors from Sandy Bay, a small club nestling in the sand […]

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