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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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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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