Former Olympic sailor Gary Smith today took line honours in the National Pies Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race with the Fork in the Road, for the fifth time – four consecutively – in what he described as ‘a real boat race’.
As the leaders in the Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race, The Fork in the Road and Tilt, tonight sailed their final 100 nautical miles to the finish, the elderly yacht Pukana was plugging along, 40 to 50 nautical miles astern.
Port Dalrymple Yacht Club entrant, Lawless, the second lowest handicapped yacht in the fleet, has won the PHS division of Beauty Point to Low Dash in Sunday’s start of the National Pies Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race.
The lead has changed in the Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race with light winds overnight enabling Peter Cretan’s Tilt to overtake Gary Smith’s race record-holder The Fork in the Road as they sail slowly down Tasmania’s East Coast this morning. Shortly after sunrise, the two biggest racing yachts in the fleet were within sight of […]
Champion helmsman Gary Smith early this evening is driving his Launceston to Hobart Race record-holder, The Fork in the Road, across eastern Bass Strait in a bid to sail through the notorious Banks Strait before nightfall.
Pleasannt sailing conditions have been forecast for the start of the 285 nautical Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race from Beauty Point on the Tamar River at 1.30pm today. And they should continue for most of race down the East Coast of Tasmania.
The crew of Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race entrant Ultimate Challenge is making a valiant effort to reach Beauty Point in time for this afternoon’s start of the 285 nautical mile race after a week of frustrations in Hobart and on the delivery voyage up the East Coast.
Bellerive Yacht Club members Jeff Cordell and Ian Stewart are normally arch rivals when it comes to yacht racing, but on Sunday they will join forces in a bid to win the Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race.
Hobart yachtsman Gary Smith is quietly confident he can emulate, or at least again achieve his sailing successes of last summer, by taking line honours for the fourth time in Tasmania’s longest offshore race, the Launceston to Hobart.