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Archive for September, 2018

Tassie Too to join Opening Day fleet

Tassie Too to join Opening Day fleet

One of Tasmania’s most famous racing yachts, the 21-foot Restricted Class boat Tassie Too, will join Derwent Sailing Squadron boat Young Lion in leading the fleet on the Opening Day of the Yachting Season on Hobart’s River Derwent. Opening Day, a grand tradition on the Derwent, will be held on Saturday week, 6 October, with […]

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Talented school sailors off to New Zealand

Talented school sailors off to New Zealand

Teams of talented teenage sailors from two of Hobart’s leading private schools, Friends and Fahan, are flying to New Zealand this week to prepare for the Australia versus New Zealand 2018 Interdominion Schools Team Sailing Championship. After training this coming weekend they will compete in four days of intense team racing, sailing two-crew 420 dinghies, […]

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Bugg, Symonds conquer at Para World Sailing

Bugg, Symonds conquer at Para World Sailing

Tasmanian disabled sailors Matt Bugg and Chris Symonds have won gold medals in a brilliant final day of competition at the 2018 Para World Sailing Championships on the USA Lake Michigan. Bugg, from Hobart, clinched victory in the Norlin 2.4mR single-handed keelboat class, his greatest win since his silver medal at the Rio Paralympics, including […]

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John Cole-Cook’s winning comeback

John Cole-Cook’s winning comeback

Former prominent ocean racing yachtsman and radio-controlled yacht racing enthusiast John Cole-Cook made a winning return to keelboat racing today in the coveted Cock of the Huon sailed off historic Shipwrights Point on the Huon River. Skippering his cruiser/racer Barcoo, a Jarkan 46, Cole-Cook won Division 3 of the race on the Huon River and, […]

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Big fleet for 50th Pipe Opener Series

Big fleet for 50th Pipe Opener Series

Tonight’s 50th Pipe Opener Series race down the River Derwent and D’Entrecasteaux Channel has attracted the biggest fleet in years, with 35 yachts due to set sail from off Castray Esplanade at 7.00pm. The 32 nautical mile race to Garden Island near the mouth of the Huon River is a lead-up to the coveted Huon […]

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Tasmanians in the hunt at Para Worlds

Tasmanians in the hunt at Para Worlds

Tasmanian sailors Matt Bugg and Chris Symonds continue to be in the hunt for medals at the 2018 Para World Sailing Championships being sailed on the US Lake Michigan. After six 2.4 Norlin OD races, Damien Seguin (FRA), Matt Bugg (AUS) and Dee Smith (USA) are separated by just two points at the top of […]

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Our sailors start well at Para Worlds

Our sailors start well at Para Worlds

Tasmanian disabled sailors Matthew Bugg and Chris Symonds have made impressive starts to the 2018 Para World Sailing Championships being sailed from the US town of Sheboyan on Lake Michigan. Symonds, from Wynyard Yacht Club, scored two wins, a second and a fifth place in the Hansa 303 class and is just one point the […]

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Keelboat owners embracing IRC ratings

Keelboat owners embracing IRC ratings

Hobart yacht owners are quickly embracing the international rating rule, IRC, as the major handicap system for Combined Clubs racing this coming season. At least a dozen owners have already signed up to get an IRC rating with the Combined Clubs working group anticipating there will be between 40 and 50 boats racing under IRC […]

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