Andrew Hunn, Amelia Catt receive Yachting Tasmania awards
Prominent Farr 40 skipper Andrew Hunn and Rio Olympic Games aspirant Amelia Catt today were named as the Tasmanian Sailors of the Year along with other annual awards.
Yachting Tasmania president Ron Bugg presents the Male Sailor of the Year award to Andrew Hunn. Photo Peter Campbell.
Octogenarian sailor still a winner
Octogenarian yachtsman Tom Kirkland today showed he is far from retiring from the sport, steering Ragtme to a convincing win in Group 6 of the Combined Clubs Harbour Series on the Derwent.
Tom Kirkland at the helm of Ragtime. Photo Dane Lojek.
Gary Smith inducted into Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame
Former world champion and Olympic sailor Gary Smith, a member of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, today was inducted into the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame.
Premier Will Hodgman with Gary Smith at today's Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame presentation, Photo Peter Campbell
Whistler’s hat-trick in TasPorts Maria Island Race
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entrant Whistler is provisional winner of all three handicap categories of the TasPorts Maria Island Race sailed off the south-east coast of Tasmania over the weekend.
Whistler was the only boat to carry a spinnaker all the way down the River Derwent after the start. Photo Peter Campbell.