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ZEN CROWNED KING OF THE DERWENT

ZEN CROWNED KING OF THE DERWENT

The NSW yacht Zen has been crowned overall winner of this years Harcourts Hobart King of the Derwent. The TP52 owned and skippered by Gordon Ketelbey sailed a perfect tactical race to finish 3rd over the line and win IRC on handicap. Zen has recently been acquired by Ketelbey after racing on the TP52 Super Series […]

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DSS SailPASS Membership

DSS SailPASS Membership

WANT TO GO SAILING – RACE DAY ACCESS At the Derwent Sailing Squadron we make it easy and affordable for potential new members to try out yacht racing on the River Derwent and our facilities without having to immediately subscribe to annual membership.

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Silver for Cooper in SB20 French Cup

Silver for Cooper in SB20 French Cup

The SB20 International fleet is on notice following an impressive silver-medal performance from Tasmanian crew Brett Cooper, Darren ‘Twirler’ Jones and Jock Calvert, sailing the chartered boat Aeolus in the French Cup championship at Hyeres, near Marsaille. The failure of the breeze to fill in until early afternoon dashed Cooper’s hopes of three races on […]

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Temptation best from far south

Temptation best from far south

Steve Harrison and his crew are members of Australia’s southernmost sailing club, Port Esperence Sailing Club at Dover in southern Tasmania and for five weekends during Tasmania’s chilly winter they have driven from Dover to Hobart to sail Temptation in the Derwent Sailing Squadron’s Winter Series.  And four times they have gone home winners of […]

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DSS Volunteer Pre-Season Briefing

DSS Volunteer Pre-Season Briefing

We welcome current and new volunteers interested in learning what will be involved in running the many races this season to a volunteer Pre-Season Briefing with drinks and nibbles provided at the Squadron. ~ Explanation of events in the Calendar for Season 2019-20Pipe-OpenerTasmanian Yachting ChampionshipsLaunceston to Hobart / King of DerwentSB20 NationalsClub racing ~ Safety […]

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Philposopher enters Sydney Hobart

Champion Hobart yacht Philosopher this week became the eleventh Tasmanian entrant for this year’s 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. It is the biggest contingent from the state since the 50th edition of the bluewater classic in 1995, with the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia announcing this week it had already received more than 100 […]

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