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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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Philosopher retains IRC title – now for Hobart 2020

Philosopher retains IRC title – now for Hobart 2020

Tasmanian yachtsman Shaun Tiedemann and his young, but highly experienced crew, today sailed Hobart’s ‘gun boat’ Philosopher to its second consecutive IRC rating win in the prestigious Australian Yachting Championships on Victoria’s Port Phillip. Philosopher, a Sydney 36cr, will now go for a unique hat-trick in the 2020 championships to be sailed on Hobart’s River […]

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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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