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Major Sponsors

Riversdale Estate Wines

- Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race

The Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race sponsor is award winning Tasmanian Riversdale Estate Wines. Riversdale Estate Wines came on board in 2017 as the Naming Rights Sponsor of the Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race.  Riversdale Estate is located in the Coal River Valley and lies in the shadow of the famous UTAS radio telescope. Thank you Ian and the team for your generous support of the Derwent Sailing Squadron!

Riversdale Estate Wines website

Quantum Sail Design Group

- Twilight Series
- Autumn Shorthaned Series

Michael Hutchinson from Quantum Sail Design Group is a great supporter of the Derwent Sailing Squadron sponsoring a number of events throughout the sailing season. Michael operates out of the Old DSS Clubrooms and can assist with all your new sail purchases and sail repairs.

Quantum website


- SailTrain

On a global scale, environmental sustainability is a key focus for organisations, businesses and industry alike. At Veolia, our aspiration is to contribute to environmental sustainability through every aspect of our business.   Broadly speaking, sustainability encompasses economic and social development and environmental protection. In our everyday lives, it’s about making smarter choices, whether it’s saving energy or being water-wise.

Veolia is the new sponsors of SailTrain.

Veolia website


- Combined Clubs Short Course Championship
- Combined Clubs Two Handed Long Race Series

Cascade Brewery will this year sponsor the Short Course Championship and Two Handed Long Race Series at the Derwent Sailing Squadron. Cascade Brewery was established in 1832 and is the oldest continually operating brewery in Australia. The DSS stocks a large range of Cascade products so come in and have a try.

Cascade website

Ronald Young & Co Builders

- Pipe Opener Series and Teams Event

Ronald Young & Co. is this year sponsoring the Annual Pipe Opener Series along with the PO Teams Event. Renowned and multi-award winning family-owned business, with over 40 year’s industry experience, Ronald Young & Co Builders based in Hobart have an unrivalled reputation for building high quality Tasmanian residential homes.

Ronald Young & Co Builders website

Fred Barrett Yacht Design

- Betsy Island Race

Fred Barrett Yacht Design is this year sponsoring the Betsy Island Race with the Squadron. Fred works out of the DSS and can assist in design consultancy specialising in naval architecture, yacht construction, project management and engineering.

FBYD website

iWest Insurance Brokers

- Cruising
- String of Pearls
- Midweek Series
- Bridge Race
- Zuidpool Race
- DSS Dinghy Pennant

iWest’s principle focus is that of developing relationships with their clients and utilising their experience to deliver the most appropriate solutions. iWest provide professional insurance advice to associations, companies, partnerships, sole traders and individuals about issues including risk identification and minimisation, policy selection and claims administration.

iWest website

Nautilus Marine

- Summer Pennant Series

Nautilus Marine is this years sponsor for the new Summer Pennant Series. Nautilus Marine Insurance, was established in 2005, and stands virtually unchallenged as a marine insurance specialist by any other in the range of products and services they can provide. The company is respected by the industry for its outstanding achievements in their short history, their high standards of expertise and for the strength of security provided to thier policyholders.

Nautilus Marine website

Helly Hansen

- Coastal Series

Helly Hansen this year sponsored our newest event the Coastal Series. From their home in Norway, Helly Hansen has been making professional grade gear to help people stay and feel alive for almost 140 years. Helly Hansen gear is worn and trusted by professionals on oceans, mountains and worksites.

Helly Hansen website

Battery World Hobart

- Winter Series

Battery World Hobart supports our coldest races in the Winter Series. Since 1997 Battery World has become the largest and most comprehensive Australian retail franchise in the category, stocking advanced technology products and smaller, more portable battery solutions.

Battery World website

Harcourts Hobart

- Day on the Lawn

Harcourts Hobart has again sponsored the DSS Day on the Lawn featuring The Kravats. Harcourts Hobart is known for setting a high standard in real estate and property management services with their aim to build strong relationships with clients and to develop a one-stop marketing solution from conception to closure that is streamlined to an individual’s needs.

Harcourts website

Supporting Sponsors

The Derwent Sailing Squadron is grateful to receive support from many local organisations. Some provide monetary support, others provide in-kind support. We are the club we are today because of the generous support of our local community.

Badge Draw Sponsors

Thanks to the kind sponsorship from the following business the Derwent Sailing Squadron runs a Member Badge Draw each Friday night between 6pm and 7pm. Entry for the Badge Draw is free and you must be a financial member and present to win. If our drawn member is not present, the jackpot rolls over to the following week.

Trivia Night and Silent Auction Sponsors

The Squadron would like to thank the following sponsors for their generosity in providing items for our silent auction to raise funds for Cancer Council Tasmania.

Kravats on the Lawn Sponsors

A hugely enjoyable day in summer with bands and a gathering in excess of 200 members and friends enjoying drinks and music. This day would not be possible without the below sponsors.