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Bellerive Yacht Club’s Jeff Cordell and his Mumm 36, Host plus Executive, have emerged as the top performing yacht in Group 1 of the pre-Christmas racing for the Combined Clubs Harbour Series.

Host Plus Executive did not win a race on the Derwent yesterday, settling for second placings in two of the three handicap categories in each of the two windward/return races.

Veteran Hobart yachtsman Don Calvert underlined his skills as a light weather helmsman on the Derwent today, steering his 30-year-old Intrigue to a double handicap victory in the Combined Clubs Long Race Series.

Octogenarian yachtsman Tom Kirkland yesterday 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, now in his mid 80s, is a 50-Year member of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania,  having joined the Club back in 1958 and been an active sailor ever since.

Cool Change, a Northshore 33 sailed by Chris Bobbi, scored a comprehensive victory in the Galapagos Duck Betsey Island Race.  The boat was well sailed  and handled the changes in conditions better than the fleet.


Melbourne Cup Lunch photos

Melbourne Cup Lunch photos are now available by clicking on the link below.

Andrew Viney Photography Melbourne Cup Photos



Now open every weekend. 

Breakfast, Brunch or Coffee and Cake will be available from 9.00am to 2.00 pm. 

The pancakes come highly recommended. Click here to view the brunch menu.

Stormbird (Graeme Evans) was the first boat to start the race and got through the changing breeze at the Gellibrand mark to leave his fellow first starter, Wendy, and the rest of the fleet struggling in his wake.


In one of the slowest race for some time Stormbird finished more than six minutes in front of the next boat.