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Philosopher’s brilliant day in Inshore Series

Philosopher’s brilliant day in Inshore Series

Australian IRC champion yacht Philosopher looks right on target to retain her national title in Victoria and also must rank as favourite to win the Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race on corrected time. Philosopher, a Sydney 36cr owned and skippered by Derwent Sailing Squadron general manager Shaun Tiedemann, had a brilliant final pre-Christmas race day […]

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Intrigue’s winning tribute to Elson Kiddle

Intrigue’s winning tribute to Elson Kiddle

The late Elson Kiddle,  skilled yachtsman and good friend to so many in the Hobart yachting fraternity, would have been delighted by the performance yesterday of Intrigue, the yacht on which he sailed most of his life. Intrigue, skippered by longtime friend Don Calvert, won the Division 1 AMS category of the Combined Clubs Summer […]

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Hat-trick to Derwent doyen Don Calvert

Hat-trick to Derwent doyen Don Calvert

The doyen of Hobart keelboat racing, Don Calvert, has given himself an early 83rd birthday present, scoring a hat-trick of wins with his 34-year-old yacht Intrigue in the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant on the River Derwent. Skillfully skippered in the variable River Derwent breezes by the near 83-year-old Calvert (his birthday is on 26 November) […]

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Tasmanian yacht brings Sydney Hobart fleet to 92

Tasmanian yacht brings Sydney Hobart fleet to 92

  Champion Tasmanian yachtsman and Sydney Hobart veteran Greg ‘Enzo’ Prescott’s latest racing yacht, 2Unlimited, is the last of 92 boats to be entered for the 74th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Entries closed at 5.00pm last Friday….”I believe I was the last boat to enter….right on five o’clock”,  Prescott said yesterday,  adding “and this […]

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Doctor Who – Time Lord of yachting

Doctor Who – Time Lord of yachting

The Time Lord of Hobart yachting, Roger Jackman’s Doctor Who, on Sunday sailed to a double handicap victory in the opening race of the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant on the River Derwent. Flying her new masthead spinnaker, the Davidson 52 excelled in the light breeze, with helmsman Rod Jackman picking the right wind shifts to […]

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Young Tasmanians show match race skills

Young Tasmanians show match race skills

What a great couple of weeks, interstate and overseas, for Will Sargent and his crew(s) from the Friends School,the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania and Sandy Bay Sailing Club in the Interdominion Schools Team Racing Championships in New Zealand, followed by the Australian Schools and Open Youth Match Racing Championships in Sydney. With Will on […]

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Friends leads Interdominion team sailing

Friends leads Interdominion team sailing

Hobart school, Friends, has maintained its lead on day two of the open division of the 2018 Interdominion Schools Team Racing Championships being sailed on Algies Bay, north of Auckland, New Zealand. Fellow Hobart school Fahan slipped from equal first after day one to fourth in the all-girls division, but their round-robin two competition was […]

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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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