Pipe Opener Series
The hugely popular Pipe Opener Series is conducted every September to kick off the summer sailing season.
It is the only series in Australia open to all types of keelboats, including trailerable yachts and multihulls, where the first and major race starts and finishes at night. The series consists of three races: the Friday overnight race from Hobart to Gordon area, Cock of the Huon (conducted by Huon Yacht Club) on the Saturday, and the Port Huon to Gordon race on the Sunday. It is a particularly enjoyable weekend with much revelry. Prizes for the Cock of the Huon are presented at the Kermandie Hotel on the Saturday night, whilst all other prizes are presented at the DSS Winter Prize Night.
Event dates: 20 September – 22 September 2019
The 51st Pipe Opener Series is sponsored by Ronald Young & Co Builders