TIC: Greg Rowlings

Coach: Elliot Noye
Captain of Sailing: TBC
Staff: Robert Tuck, Peter Starkey, Matt Groves

2018 Information – Coming Soon


Sailing Permission Letter 2017


The Hutchins School has developed a significant reputation for its efforts in sailing with many boys competing at national and international level. There is a parent group that supports school sailing and its particular focus is teams racing.


Sailing Team Sailing & School Regatta Team Results 1993 – 2013


Team racing in Pacer dinghies (2 person)

The school enters teams into High School Teams Racing events that are conducted by Yachting Tasmania.
These are held in Terms 1 and 4 and run for approximately 6 weeks each on Tuesday/Wednesday evenings (depending on the division) between 3:45pm and 7:20pm.

Yearly Plan

What’s required

Teams’ racing offers opportunities for boys with a range of skills from basic beginners through to competent helmsmen.
Enthusiasm and commitment are the key requirements.
Boys with little or no sailing experience will be teamed with an experienced helm.

  • Boys must have suitable wet suits, an approved buoyancy vest and be able to swim
  • Boys need to make their own way to and from sailing at the Sandy Bay Sailing Club, Nutgrove Beach
  • A roster will be given one week before sailing starts

Any boy involved in this sport must observe all instructions given to them.
They must:
▪ Follow all safety rules (as stated in YA regulations as well as Notice of Race documents).
▪ Not enter the water when sailing unless directed by TIC/Coach.
▪ Return directly to shore when told or signalled to do so.
▪ Make known to the School any medical problems (asthma, epilepsy etc).
▪ Wear a full length wetsuit (or equivalent) and approved buoyancy vest.
▪ Be able to pass a basic swimming test as per YA learn to sail competencies (25-50m with a PFD fitted)

Please note:

The school uses Facebook as a medium to contact students. The site is called “Hutchins Sailing 2014”. We will update this to “Hutchins Sailing”. Although not compulsory to join, it’s another way we can communicate with older students. This is a closed group and we ask the boys to adhere to acceptable usage guidelines when posting items.

Yacht Sailing & Sail Training

TIC: Peter Starkey

Competent Crew Course.

Sailing Day: Tuesday or Wednesday 4:00pm to 6:00/6:30pm
Theory Day:  to be advised later

Students will be placed in a crew to sail one day per week.  Wednesday will concentrate on racing training, Tuesday will be cruising training.   Seamanship will be similar in both programs.

For sailing days please meet in the car park of the RYCT, Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay Rd side.  Crew will require warm, weatherproof clothing and a buoyancy vest or life jacket is mandatory. (Please let me know if this is a problem).  Sailing gloves, sun hat or beanie and sea boots may be worn, appropriate to the weather, but are not essential.  Non-marking sport shoes or wetsuit boots are acceptable.

All students will be provided with a log book and course book for the National Keelboat Program.  As they progress and gain competencies, these will be signed off and Course Completed certificates will be awarded at appropriate times.

Keelboat Racing

RESTRICTIONS: Keelboat crewing experience

  • Sailing days will be Wednesdays
  • For sailing days students will meet in the car park of the RYCT, Marieville Esplanade at 4:00 pm. Crew will require warm, weatherproof clothing. A buoyancy vest or life jacket is mandatory (some are available to borrow onboard)
  • Racing is carried out on the School’s yacht Aurora II with a qualified YA instructor onboard
  • We will enter in twilight races conducted by Bellerive Yacht Club
  • If weather is too poor to race, theory lessons may be conducted onboard.  Sailing is only cancelled in exceptional circumstances


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