Please select your home edition
Edition
Cyclops 2022 - Sailmon Bundle - LEADERBOARD

Hobart Combined Clubs Summer Pennant & Long Race Series - Race 1

by Nick Hutton 10 Oct 2021 00:39 PDT 9 October 2021
Intrigue, Heatwave, Quest, Joint Custody & Guilty Pleasures run down the river under spinnaker soon after the start © Colleen Darcey

The Combined Clubs Summer Pennant kicked off on Saturday with the first race in the Long Race Series, conducted by the Derwent Sailing Squadron.

The DSS Race Management Team sent the Group 1 boats on a course that allowed them to stretch their legs as they headed out to a mark in Storm Bay for a 33.0nm race distance.

With a light forecast for the afternoon, Groups 2 to 4 raced to Seacroft Bay and then to Blackmans Bay, before heading back to the finish off Castray Esplanade.

With breezes largely from the north and west, the Derwent and Storm Bay lived up to their reputations as challenging sailing locations. Winds varied from near calm to well above the 20-knot mark during the day, testing both crews and tactics.

Group 1 honours on PHS went to Garry Cripps' Gulity Pleasures VI, while Midnight Rambler (Ed Psaltis) Whistler (Drew Latham) and Intrigue (David Calvert) shared the spoils in AMS and IRC handicap divisions.

Greg Prescott's new Melges 40 2Unlimited was the boat to beat for speed and took Line Honours from Andrew Jones' AdvantEdge and Tilt, Peter Cretan.

Glenn Roper's Natelle Two took Group 2 PHS, 42 South (Mark Ballard) AMS and Arunga (Andrew Parker) IRC. Line Honours in Group 2 went to Richard Grant's Cromarty Magellan.

In Group 3, Bryan Walpole's Invincible took the Line Honours/PHS/IRC treble with Justin Barr's Rumbeat taking AMS. Stewart Geeves' Footloose made the podium in all three handicap divisions.

Peter Bosworth's Astrolabe won Group 4 from Innovator (Ian Smith and Dean Aberle) with Steve Mannering's Camlet Way in third.

Next Saturday sees the first race in the Combined Clubs Harbour Series conducted by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, with the first race to start at 1:30pm.

Related Articles

18ft Skiff NSW Championship in Sydney race 7
Another brilliant finishing burst by the current Australian champion Another brilliant finishing burst by the current Australian champion Tech2 team to win Race 7 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today has set the scene for a match race type finish to the series Posted today at 8:40 am
Tanguy Le Turquais, dreaming big
Working his way up to achieve his goal of competing in 2024 Vendée Globe After recently acquiring an IMOCA, Tanguy Le Turquais is methodically working his way up to achieve his goal of competing in the 2024 Vendée Globe. Posted on 22 Jan
RORC Transatlantic Race Day 15
Scarlet Oyster dares to dream Two weeks into the RORC Transatlantic Race, three more French teams have crossed the finish line outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. Posted on 22 Jan
AkzoNobel sponsor Newport Bermuda Race
A long history of success for sailors propels AkzoNobel to formally support the 635nm race The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) is pleased to welcome AkzoNobel Yacht Coatings as an Official Sponsor of the 2022 "Thrash to the Onion Patch." Posted on 22 Jan
ILCA NZ Nationals - Day 3: Leaderboard unchanged
In the ILCA 7's it was again a two out of three bullet day for reigning World Champ Tom Saunders Patience was the name of the game for the beginning of day 3. The fleet was on course for a 1pm start as scheduled, with a light easterly blowing. Posted on 22 Jan
2022 GKA preliminary event schedule
We're stoked to have some awesome events lined up We're stoked to have some awesome events on the schedule in 2022. Despite ever-evolving global challenges, the GKA celebrated an awesome 2021 season. Posted on 22 Jan
C-foils to be fitted to Nexans - Art & Fenêtres
In refit since December with foils acquired from Alex Thomson Racing In refit since December, Fabrice Amedeo's monohull is undergoing a complete transformation as she's equipped with C-shaped foils. Posted on 22 Jan
49th BVI Spring Regatta - Charter and race
Sailors from around the world are looking to come back to the British Virgin Island and race Many of sailors from around the world are looking to come back to the British Virgin Island and race. For those who don't own their own boat, there is a wide selection of race boats to charter depending on what crews are looking for. Posted on 21 Jan
Ryan Finn sets off on solo journey to San Fran
The current record for this trip is 81 days, and Ryan plans on making it in just 70 days! Ryan began his solo journey to San Francisco via Cape Horn on Tuesday, January 18th. He will be attempting the word record for the fastest single handed route to San Francisco. Posted on 21 Jan
RORC Transatlantic Race Day 14
The 15 teams still racing have seen a rapid rise in boat speed The latest teams to finish the RORC Transatlantic Race are Volvo 70 HYPR (ESP) skippered by Jens Lindner and Halvard Mabire's ORC50 GDD (FRA) racing Two-Handed with Miranda Merron. Posted on 21 Jan
J Composites 2020 - FOOTERHenr-Lloyd 2021 For the love of foul weather FOOTERArmstrong-Suptonic-728x90-2 BOTTOM