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Father’s day in Mothers Day race

Father’s day in Mothers Day race

It was father’s day on Mother’s Day for Hobart yachtsman Angus Sprott today when he and his teenage son Fynn sailed Sea Temple to their second win of the Derwent Sailing Squadron’s Autumn Short-Handed Series on the River Derwent. Angus, a former Commodore of Sandy Bay Sailing Club and offshore sailors, owns Sea Temple, a […]

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Midnight Rambler’s Short-Handed win

Midnight Rambler’s Short-Handed win

Twenty years ago last December, the then Sydney-based yachtsman Ed Psaltis skippered AFR Midnight Rambler through 80-knot winds in the Tasman Sea to win the tragic 1998 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Today, Psaltis, now re-located to Tasmania, skippered his current yacht, a Sydney 36 also called Midnight Rambler, to his first win as a ‘local’ […]

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Father and son success in Short-Handed Series

Father and son success in Short-Handed Series

  Father and son crew of Angus and Fynn Sprott scored an impressive outright win on a torrid opening day to Derwent Sailing Squadron’s Autumn Short-Handed Series on the River Derwent yesterday. Angus is immediate past Commodore of Sandy Bay Sailing Club while teenager Fynn has moved through the off-the-beach sailing ranks from Optimists to […]

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Midnight Rambler joins Short-Handed fleet

Midnight Rambler joins Short-Handed fleet

  Hobart’s yacht racing fleet has a prominent newcomer, 1998 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race overall winning skipper Ed Psaltis with his Sydney 36, Midnight Rambler. Psaltis, who has re-located from Sydney to Tasmania,  has entered Midnight Rambler in the Derwent Sailing Squadron’s Autumn Short-Handed Series 2019, which starts on the River Derwent on Sunday morning. […]

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Tasmanian crew for women’s keelboat regatta

Tasmanian crew for women’s keelboat regatta

A talented crew of Tasmanian yachtswomen, headed by international sailor Jo Breen, has entered for the Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta on Melbourne’s Port Philip in early June. They will race the well-performed Sydney 38 class yacht, Chutzpah, in what is shaping up to be a record fleet of boats, crewed by women from all States […]

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Young Lion roars on River Derwent

Young Lion roars on River Derwent

Derwent Sailing Squadron Commodore Steve Chau yesterday sailed his Young 88 Young Lion to victory in the final race of Division 3 IRC of the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant, scoring an outstanding eighth win out of nine races over the season. Young Lion also won the Division 3 AMS pennant, finishing second in the final […]

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Philosopher casts its spell on Derwent

Philosopher casts its spell on Derwent

  Another day on the Derwent and another day of wins for Shaun Tiedemann’s Sydney 36cr Philosopher on Saturday as she sailed to an overall victory in the Combined Clubs Inshore Series for 2018-19. Philosopher convincingly won all three Division 1 races under AMS ratings on corrected times and two out of three under IRC […]

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Three generations of Calverts on winner

Three generations of Calverts on winner

  Three generations of Hobart’s bestknown sailing families, the Calverts, were aboard champion yacht Intrigue when she notched up yet another double rating win in the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant on the River Derwent yesterday. Sailing with owner/skipper Don Calvert where his son David and grandson Angus, son of the late Bruce Calvert, with Don […]

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Who’s Who of Derwent yachting win again

Who’s Who of Derwent yachting win again

  Roger Jackman’s Doctor Who and Don Calvert’s Intrigue on Saturday on Saturday showed they still head the who’s who of yacht racing on Hobart’s River Derwent, each notching up another win the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant. With two more Pennant race days to complete the summer season, Doctor Who, skippered by Rod Jackman, has […]

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Heatwave enjoys hot day on Derwent

Heatwave enjoys hot day on Derwent

Bellerive Yacht Club member Matthew Keal and his crew obviously enjoyed Hobart’s hot weather  on Saturday, scoring a double handicap win with the aptly named Heatwave in the Combined Club’s Summer Pennant race. Heatwave, a Mumm 36 design, sailed well above her rating to take out the Division 1 IRC category by almost seven-and-a-half minutes, […]

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