Sailing

Co-Op Toyota 1500 Twilight Race Results

Results of Twilight Race

Saturday 12 February 2022                   9.30am

Bruny Island Race

The Bruny Island Race is the oldest, continuously (almost) conducted inshore/offshore race in Australia, starting in front of the Regatta Grounds. This year marks 95 years since the races inception.

The Bruny Island Race is an 89 nautical mile (165km) circumnavigation of the elongated Bruny Island. The race finishes at Castray Esplanade, Battery Point. 

The New Zealand maxi yacht Konica Minolta set the record of 8 hours 02 minutes and 59 seconds in 2005, a record that still stands today. Tasmania’s largest yacht “Alive” owned by Phillip Turner has come close a number of times in beating this record.

Entry forms and sailing Instructions are available through the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania website.

Sunday 13 February 2022                     5.30pm – 7.30pm

Co-Op Toyota 1500 Twilight Race

Co-Op Toyota have supported the Royal Hobart Regatta for many years and with the growth in the number of yachts competing in this event, this year they have increased their sponsorship to $1500.  This will be a fantastic incentive for skippers and make for some very competitive racing.

This popular event separates yachts into two Divisions, both are non –spinnaker races. The start line is directly in front of the Regatta Grounds which is a wonderful vantage point for spectators. 

Division 1 boats start at 5.30pm and are followed five minutes later by the smaller yachts in Division 2.  Both Divisions will sail a course which includes permanent marks in the River Derwent close to the spectators. The Mottle Cup is an additional prize for skippers of these yachts and is a race within Division 2.

Entry for both Divisions is free, it is easy and can be completed through the link below where Sailing Instructions can be downloaded.

This event will be followed by the traditional Regatta Fireworks which start around 9.30pm.

Monday 14 February 2022                    1.30pm – 4.30pm

Elevate Wealth 3000 Lipton Cup

This year local financial services firm, Elevate Wealth, have provided an incredible $3000 as prize money for this series of races. No other yachting series in Tasmania can match this amount, so the competition amongst the skippers should be intense.

There are two racing categories, one for spinnakers and the other for those skippers who prefer to sail without a spinnaker. Each category is separated into two Divisions. The start line for all races is directly in front of the Regatta Grounds which is a fantastic vantage point for spectators. 

The spinnaker Divisions start at 1.30pm and are followed ten minutes later by the non-spinnaker yachts. Both Divisions will sail a course which includes permanent marks in the River Derwent close to the spectators.

In the spinnaker races, the winner on handicap in Division 1 will be presented with the Elevate Wealth Lipton Cup. This Cup was presented to the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania in 1914 and has been competed for ever since. It is probably the most prestigious yachting trophy in Tasmania.

Entry for all races is free, it is easy and can be completed through the link below where Sailing Instructions can be downloaded.

Protest form can be downloaded in the link below