Please select your home edition
Edition
Spinlock 728x90

Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race - Tamar River yachts eye line honours

by Peter Campbell on 20 Dec 2012
Close racing after the start of the L2H last year. © Andrea Francolini Photography http://www.afrancolini.com/
The Good Guys Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race 2012 will have five Tamar River yachts of the 35 entries, which includes Peter Rae-skippered cruising yacht Genevieve. The Launceston to Hobart race is set to start from Beauty Point at 11a.m on 27 December.

Among the northern entrants is Peter Rae, the 80-year-old former senator and past chairman of the Hydro-Electric Commission, who will skipper his cruising yacht Genevieve.

The crew of Genevieve, a Jeanneau 42DS from the Port Dalrymple Yacht Club, includes three of the crew, Peter Rae, his then 18-year-old son Jamie and Charlie Youll who sailed aboard Rae’s yacht Sarnia the 1976 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.



Next week Peter and Jamie Rae and Charles Youll will join forces again to sail Genevieve in the L2H, with two 15-year-olds, Peter Rae’s grandson Elliott and a school friend, Matthew Watson, making up the crew.

This will be the first race, albeit in the cruising division, for Genevieve, with Rae planning to sail the boat in the Van Diemens Land Cruise circumnavigation of Tasmania next February.

Other northern boats in the fleet are Andrew Jones’ Inglis 47 AdvantEDGE, and David Allan’s Sydney 38,Obsession, both from the PDYC, and the Tamar Yacht Club entrants Allusive, a Lyons designed pilot house cruising yacht skippered by John Joyce, and Careena, Ross Carey’s Van Der Stadt 40. Genevieve and Careena are both entered in the Cruising Division of the L2H.

The well-sailed Allusive made the most of her favourable rating (handicap) to place second on corrected time to overall winner Masquerade in last year’s race. AdvantEDGE was sixth boat to finish but 10th on corrected time.



Masquerade, Tony Harmsen’s Morgan 35, will be lining up again, along with past handicap division winners Host Plus Executive (Jeff Cordell), Pisces (David Taylor) and Footloose (Stewart Geeves).

Returning to the L2H race after a break of two years is past line honours winner The Fork in the Road, a fast Bakewell-White 45 skippered by former Olympic yachtsman Gary Smith from the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania.

Another interesting entrant is Sea Quest, the Radford 14 in which Hobart yachtsman Joshua Fahey had planned to sail solo around the world in less than 180 days and break Launceston yachtsman Ken Gourlay’s fastest solo circumnavigation by an Australian boat.

Fahey, a member of the Derwent Sailing Squadron, had to abandon his attempt because of battery problems only days into the voyage and returned to Hobart last week.



He plans to set sail again on the circumnavigation in October next year but in the meantime has decided to sail, with a crew, in the Launceston to Hobart Race.

Full details of the race fleet, including crew lists, can be viewed on The Good Guys Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race web site: Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race 2012

Progress of the fleet can be viewed in real time on the Ocean Tracker web site: Ocean Tracker

Safety at Sea - Baltic - 3X-Yachts AUS X4 - 660 - 2Pantaenius - Worldwide Support

Related Articles

World Cup Series Hyères – Kontides steals gold again
On the second day of live Medal Racing, it was the turn of the One and Two Person Dinghies to have their day. A colder, overcast day with a steady 8-12 knot breeze did nothing to dampen the spirits of the final few lucky World Cup Series medallists.
Posted today at 6:15 pm
FAST40+ Spring Regatta – Hitchhiker declared winner
Hosted by the RSYC, the wind gods blew too hard on the second day resulting in racing abandoned for the last day Stewart Whitehead’s Carkeek 40+ Rebellion tide on points with Hitchhiker but was second on count back.Tony Dickin's Jubilee was in impressive form, scoring three podium finishes to end the regatta just one point off the lead in third.
Posted today at 5:26 pm
Team Oman Air score big breeze win at Extreme Sailing Series
A resounding victory in the final race of the penultimate day kept Team Oman Air's dreams of second podium finish alive Phil Robertson's men proved uncatchable as they romped home to glory in the seventh and last outing of the day as Qingdao delivered a 20-knot breeze blasting through the city's stadium racecourse.
Posted today at 4:55 pm
Young guns firing in tricky penultimate day of Extreme Sailing Series
The British team, the youth wing of America's Cup challenger, went into the action at the bottom of the Act leaderboard Skipper Rob Bunce's team of talented under 24s enjoyed their most successful outing since joining the global Stadium Racing tour at the start of 2016, only missing the podium once in seven races on Fushan Bay.
Posted today at 4:34 pm
Nations' Cup – NZ wins again
52 boats from 13 Nations and a planet turned out for one of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s most colourful events Competitors set out to find blue skies and a varied breeze of five to 10 knots with Race Officer Lucy Sutro sending racers on a three-loop harbour course between the Central Club buoy off of the Wan Chai Ferry terminal then to Shau Kei Wan(SKW) and back.
Posted today at 1:04 pm
Debbie says the 8thP with Insurance is Patience (Pt.III)
We’re back to keep exploring the nature of TC Debbie and how she came to tell us about the eighth P of insurance We’re back to keep exploring the nature of TC Debbie and how she came to tell us about the eighth P of insurance. We’ve looked at what it was like to come into a disaster zone, seen the evidence of those that did the right thing, and how the area is already on the road to recovery. Now we’ll see why patience is the key in the aftermath of her fury.
Posted today at 4:55 am
Still all to play for in Act 2 as light airs curtail racing in Qingdao
The Extreme Sailing Series™ fleet will go into the second half of Act 2 in Qingdao split by just 12 points on day two. The Extreme Sailing Series™ fleet will go into the second half of Act 2 in Qingdao split by just 12 points after super-light winds prevented racing on day two.
Posted today at 4:31 am
FAST40+ Spring Regatta - Hitchhiker comes out fighting
Hosted by Royal Southern Yacht Club, the first day of the FAST40+ Spring Regatta produced some highly competitive racing Hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, the first day of the FAST40+ Spring Regatta produced some highly competitive racing. Just a few weeks ago, Bas de Voogd's Hitchhiker was blown off its cradle and they were not sure if they would even make their debut in the class at the FAST40+ Spring Regatta, but it was the opposition that was blown away in the first two races.
Posted today at 1:51 am
Team Aqua takes control of RC44 Sotogrande Cup
With racing cancelled yesterday due to severe conditions, the fleet ventured out today in marginally improved conditions Once again the wind, although shifty, was less of an issue than the sea state, which was initially so massive that the RC44s were disappearing up to their spreaders in the troughs.
Posted on 29 Apr
Skiff success in first Hyeres World Cup finals day
Fletcher and Bithell held on tightly to the silver spot going in to the 49er finale to secure a third straight podium The French Riviera venue served up perfect conditions for the first of the event’s two medal race days, with bright sunshine and winds averaging 15 knots providing the ideal playground.
Posted on 29 Apr