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VERTIGO DIZZY WITH SUCCESS

VERTIGO DIZZY WITH SUCCESS

Its official, Victorian sailor Tim Olding and his crew sailing the Summit 35, Vertigo, was this afternoon declared the overall winner of the Riversdale Estate Wines L2H 2019. Official results were announced at today’s prize-giving at the Derwent Sailing Squadron with the trophy for overall winner and IRC divisional winner presented by Her Excellency Kate […]

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FORK IN THE ROAD HAS DONE IT AGAIN!

FORK IN THE ROAD HAS DONE IT AGAIN!

Hobart sailor Gary Smith has again taken out line honours in this year’s Riversdale Estate Wines Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race. Smith sailing his Bakewell-White yacht Fork in the Road Yachting has defended his title for his 8th consecutive line honours win. Racing between Victorian yacht Dream, and Fork in the Road has been extremely close since […]

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VERTIGO TAKES THE LEAD ON HANDICAP

VERTIGO TAKES THE LEAD ON HANDICAP

Veritgo, from the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, has taken the handicap lead in this year’ s Launceston to Hobart Yacht race. The summit 35, owned by Tim Olding, is now leading Heatwave – Mumm 36 in IRC and AMS overnight. At 7am this morning Tim Olding reported that they had left the Mercury Passage after a beautiful dawn […]

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HEATWAVE HEATING UP THE FLEET ON DAY 2 OF L2H

HEATWAVE HEATING UP THE FLEET ON DAY 2 OF L2H

Hobart yachtsman Matthew Keal’s Heatwave – Mumm 36 is heating up this year’s Launceston to Hobart yacht race as she chases down the current line honour front runners Gary Smith in Fork in the Road Yachting and Robert Green’s 50-footer Dream. Heatwave is currently sitting in 3rd position for line honours and 3rd on IRC. Heatwave made the transition […]

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Impressive start at Launceston to Hobart Race 2019

An impressive fleet of 19 yachts have crossed the start at Beauty Point for the 13th year of the Riversdale Estate Wines Launceston to Hobart yacht race. Weather conditions for the 285 nautical mile race are favourable for both line honour favourites, Gary Smith’s, Fork in the Road and Ken Gourlay’s, radical Pogo 40, Green. […]

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Vertigo finalises tactics for the L2H Yacht Race

Vertigo finalises tactics for the L2H Yacht Race

The reputation of the Riversdale Estate Wines Launceston to Hobart (L2H) Yacht Race as a tactical race with lots of turning points, tides and currents to juggle, is what has drawn Victorian team, Vertigo, to the start line for the first time. Skipper Tim Olding, representing the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, has received glowing reports […]

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RAD REJIGGED AND READY TO RACE

RAD REJIGGED AND READY TO RACE

Riversdale Estate Wines Launceston to Hobart (L2H) entrant, RAD, will be back on the start line of the 2019 race hoping for more than an ounce of luck on the journey south after an early exit in 2018. RAD, a Radford 35 skippered by Brent Mckay from the Kettering Yacht Club (KYC), was dismasted in last year’s race and […]

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RACE DIRECTOR INSIGHT

RACE DIRECTOR INSIGHT

Apart from the challenges of sailing out of the Tamar into Bass Strait then eastwards across the North East Tasmanian coast, the first major obstacle to broach (no pun intended!) is passing through Banks Strait in order to head south down the East Coast. Of course Bass Strait, described by the Bureau of Meteorology as […]

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ALL CALM ON THE L2H FRONTLINE

ALL CALM ON THE L2H FRONTLINE

Offshore racing can challenge even the hardiest sailors, but what motivates two outdoor adventurers used to climbing and skiing in rugged terrain to leave the land and turn to offshore sailing? Professor Ian Snape and Greg Kuehn had minimal sailing experience but have taken to sailing like ducks to water and are racing in this […]

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L2H Pre Race Gourmet BBQ

L2H Pre Race Gourmet BBQ

The L2H Race Committee wants you to join us at the pre race event on Thursday 26th December and is now subsiding the cost of a gourmet BBQ so you only pay $10 for all you can eat. The BBQ will be cooking at the Tamar Yacht Club Annex from 6pm with premium steak, DSS […]

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