23 Marieville Esp, Sandy Bay TAS 7005  03 6223 1977

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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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Oskana powers up for West Coaster

Oskana powers up for West Coaster

Michael Pritchard’s canting keel Cookson 50 Oskana today gave a classic display of downwind power sailing under spinnaker in the final race of the Derwent Sailing Squadron/Battery World Winter Series. On the first spinnaker run Oskana was hitting 20 knots-plus as she surfed across Sandy Bay, gybing downwind towards the leeward mark off the John […]

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DSS Pipe Opener celebrates 50th

DSS Pipe Opener celebrates 50th

Derwent Sailing Squadron and Huon Yacht Club’s opening event of the yachting season, the Pipe Opener Series, is celebrating its 50th this month, with an added status. The Combined Clubs have included the popular Friday night race as part of this summer’s Offshore Trophy, with the finish of the race down the Derwent and the […]

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Another Tasmanian crew win at Cadet Worlds

Another Tasmanian crew win at Cadet Worlds

Sand Bay Sailing Club’s Archer Ibbott and James Gough have become the second Australian crew to win a race at the International Cadet World Championships at Bodstedt, Germany. Ibbott (15) and Gough (12) won race eight, the last race on day three of the championship to lift them to seventh overall in the 63 boat […]

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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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