David Graney sets sail in Clipper Round the World Race
Prominent Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania member David Graney has sailed in many types of on-design racing dinghies and keelboats, with considerable success at a state, national and international level, but he has never got around to competing in Australia’s premier ocean race, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – until this year.
The start of the previous Clipper Round Round the World from the Tower Bridge, London.
Supermaxi Wild Oats XI gets the chop
Australia’s most successful ocean racing yacht, Bob Oatley’s 30-metre supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, is 30-metres no more. The sleek, silver-hulled beauty literally got the chop on Friday at the hands of owner Bob Oatley and skipper Mark Richards.
Wild Oats XI's got sliced in two in Sydney on Friday, Photo Andrea Francolini.
IRC championship win to Roger Hickman
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania perennial member Roger Hickman has added yet another brilliant victory to his extraordinary spate of major IRC wins with Wild Rose, taking out the Australian IRC championship for Division 3 at Hamilton Island.
Roger Hickman and his crew celebrate at Hamilton Island after winning the Australian IRC championship Division 3. Photo Andrea Francolini.
Voodoo Chile wins Farr 40 Corinthian title in US
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania member Lloyd Clark and his crew of Voodoo Chile have won the Corinthian division of the Rolex Farr 40 North American championships, sailed off Santa Barbara, California.
Estate Master holding a narrow lead over Voodoo Chile in this race at the Rolex Farr 40 North American championship. Photo Rolex/Farr 40 association. Photo Sara Proctor.