From The Boardroom September 2022 Monthly Update

I had three weeks overseas recently and whilst it’s great to get out and about again in the new post Covid world, coming home to Tasmania’s fresh air and clean environment is always a great joy. How lucky are we to live in Tasmania to enjoy its many fine attributes, including of course great sailing!

Our floating dry docks for the Off the Beach RIBs have arrived and been assembled. Thanks again to the many members whose generous donations made this investment possible.

It was once again my pleasure to host Tasmania’s Governor and RYCT’s Commodore in Chief, Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC and a number of other guests on “Egeria” for Opening Day maneuvers on 1 October. Great weather certainly helped draw out a bumper fleet for the traditional Sail Past led by Gypsy, representing BYC Commodore Jeff Cordell. Gypsy was awarded the trophy for the best presented yacht with the “Hawaiians” on Kamehameha winning the best themed crew dress trophy.

The 2022-23 Combined Clubs Race and Cruising Program commenced on Sunday 2 October with some fickle weather testing a good fleet in the Bligh Point Rum Challenge Channel Race. Many thanks to Captain Bligh’s Brewstillery for your generous sponsorship of this race; the rum prizes were much appreciated! Check out our Facebook page for some great photos taken by RYCT’s Sailing Manager and camera sleuth Peter Watson.

See you on the water soon!

Richard Bevan