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Combined Clubs Race Four Preview

Combined Clubs Race Four Preview

Tomorrow’s Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Race will be the last local long-distance race for skippers and crews to test their teamwork and tactics before competing in this year’s Christmas offshore events, the TasPorts Launceston to Hobart (L2H) and the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht races. Nearly half of this year’s 35-boat fleet for the L2H Race […]

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A Mixed Bag for Hobart Sailors

A Mixed Bag for Hobart Sailors

The River Derwent served up the proverbial box of chocolates to the fleet in the first race of the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series. The fleet got away in a 12-knot westerly breeze but the patchy airs and strong current from recent heavy rains, kept the fleet on its toes. After a short postponement, the […]

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Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series Preview 2020/21

Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series Preview 2020/21

Hobart sailing fans will get a taste of a Tasmanian summer this Saturday when the River Derwent returns to its colourful best with the start of the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Series. The series, which incorporates five harbour races and five long distance races, hosted by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, the Derwent Sailing […]

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Big Winds on the River Derwent

Big Winds on the River Derwent

Today’s Race 5 in the Combined Clubs Winter Series, hosted by the Derwent Sailing Squadron (DSS), looked like starting in idyllic conditions with air temperature around 20 degrees and a moderate NW breeze and brilliant sunshine. The DSS Race Committee set conservative courses for all Divisions with a forecast of stronger winds for later in […]

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Big week for Colleen Darcey

Big week for Colleen Darcey

Tasmanian female sailor Colleen Darcey has had a big week:  crewing on Division 3 leading yacht Young Lion in last Sunday’s Combined Club Winter Series and, on Monday taking up a new professional role as sailing manager at the Derwent Sailing Squadron (DSS). She won’t be sailing Sunday; in her new role she will overseeing […]

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Jazz Player outsails Winter fleet

Jazz Player outsails Winter fleet

Kettering Yacht Club yacht Jazz Player outsailed the strong opposition from Hobart clubs for an outright win in Division 1 of the Combined Clubs Winter Series on the River Derwent today, the outcome of good sailing and a course-reading mistake aboard line honours favourite Oskana. The win places Jazz Player, John Dryden’s Bakewell-White Z39, at […]

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