The last Tasar worlds were Japan 2017
The UK will hold the Tasar Worlds in 2019
2017 Tasar Nationals - Porthpean Sailing Club 1st-3rd SeptemberAfter a 5 year break the Tasar fleet assembled for another attempt to conquer the infamous slope at Porthpean. What a pleasant surprise on arrival to find a loaned 4 wheel drive tractor unit that towed all the boats up 3 at a time. Not that the slope is that bad but after a long hard day sailing the help of the tractor is very welcome.
This was the 6th Tasar National Championships to be held at Porthpean since the first in 1991. Scheduled to be a 3 day event with 3 racing sessions for the 8 race series. The advantage of having racing sessions is that the RO can decide on the day from the conditions as to how many races he runs. The 3 day weather forecast promised good sailing conditions for the first 2 days but the heavy rain and strong winds forecast for Sunday made the likelihood of racing rather dubious. So on Friday we had 3 races, back to back. The forecast for Saturday was good and so 4 more races were run, leaving only 1 required on the Sunday if racing was possible. The weather forecast was spot on. Very heavy rain and strong winds came sweeping in overnight and continued well into the morning building the surf onto the beach. The fleet voted not to launch and with 7 races in the bag the leader couldn’t be caught, 2nd & 3rd positions were also decided. Prize giving was brought forward and boats were packed away in good time allowing the visitors to make an early start on the long soggy journey back home.
A full report by Sarah Desjonqueres is here on Yachts and Yachting.
Tasar Training Day - Hayling Island Sailing Club - Saturday 29 July 2017We are pleased to be able to offer a one day Tasar training course at HISC, the venue for the 2018 Nationals and 2019 World Championships. The training will be focused on Tasar specific boat set up and manoeuvres, such rig tension, use of sliders, differing gybe techniques, tacking in front of main sheet, use of pole and other wonderful Tasar tips from your current National Champion!!!!!
Cost in the order of £10-15 per boat , may be less!
Class racing available on Sunday at visitors rate of around £20 per boat.
Rod and Maureen, subject to numbers, will host an evening meal, just bring drinks and they are able to provide accommodation for up to seven people in beds, back garden camping an option for the hardy.
Please contact Rod Porteous to register interest.
A boat that missed the last Tasar Training Day...