Including courses in Storm Bay and the Channel, as well as transiting the tricky River Derwent, the race will see a fleet of over 40 boats greet the starter at 10:00.
This season, for the first time, the Hobart Combined Clubs Bellerive Yacht Club, the Derwent Sailing Squadron Inc and Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania will be conducting separate pennant series for Long and Harbour races. This reflects the changing makeup of the fleets and boat owners’ preferences.
For the coming season the Combined Clubs have decided to adopt the ORC Club rating system, alongside IRC and PHS, for handicap racing. ORC is a worldwide rating system that is expected to provide a more accurate rating for each boat than previous systems.