New South Wales

The below clubs all have there own club based programs. If you have a club report, or would like to talk about hosting a TT next year get in touch with the committee.

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The TANSW Traveller's Trophy (TT) events and Metro Series are sailed at a range of clubs throughout the season and combine to form one series. This is a great way to see other Tasar clubs around NSW and not only race and learn from each other, but enjoy the social aspect of the Tasar class as well. For more information on the TANSW TT events click here.

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`Nationals 2013' ~ hosted by WSC

 Saturday

  • Balmoral Balmoral Sailing Club (BSC) is at the south-eastern end of Balmoral Beach and our sailing area is vast. Our PROs know how to use the large area to ensure that we maximise our sailing opportunities.  There is a large grassy area for rigging boats, and boats are launched and retrieved straight off the beach. We have an extremely large and competitive fleet with 27 Tasars officially registered. There is even a Tasar Club Boat that can be rented for the nominal fee of $10.00.  Racing is on Saturday afternoons from September to May. Our start time is 1300 in Sept, and 1400 from Oct to May. Our reputation of having a competitive fleet, excellent facilities and great PROs mean that we also have a number of visitors who sail with us resulting in racing fleets of 15 to 20 boats. Although competitive, the BSC sailors are friendly, supportive and sharing when it comes to learning more about the rigging and sailing of the Tasar. Looking forward to seeing you there!  Heather Forton - Tasar Class Captain/  heather@balfor.net  
  • Jervis Bay There are currently two boats sailing on the beautiful waters of Jervis Bay, although the members are just as likely to be off racing at TT events. Racing kicks off at 1.30pm. If you feel the need to get out of Sydney, visitors are always welcome!  Rob Douglass rob@halesdouglass.com.au
  • Speers Point Chris Parkinson parkys@ozemail.com.au
  • Concord Ryde Concord & Ryde currently have six Tasars sailing on a Saturday in very safe waters with plenty of parking available in a parkland setting.  We are known as "the friendly Club" - Racing kicks off at 2pm.  Be great to see you there!   John Bombell   john@bellpress.com.au 
  • Queens Lake

    There are 3 club boats which are used regularly and two private boats which currently race. We are lucky to have two venues to sail at up here: Queens Lake on Saturdays and Port Macquarie on Sundays. Start times 1pm outside of daylight savings, and 2pm during daylight savings. Both clubs start their seasons in Sept, and finish in April. Paul Robertson plr4@bigpond.com 

  • Dobroyd Aquatic Club has an extremely competitive Tasar fleet consisting of 13 boats who regluarly race on the flat safe waters of Iron Cove. The facilities are excellent with easy free parking and easy setup and ramp access. Matt Rafferty- Class Captain/ mrafferty65@gmail.com

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`Start Line' TT1 Oct 2015 ~ GRSC (photo courtesy of TANSW member Fiona Powell)

 Sunday

  • Woollahra Summer Pointscore racing commences at 2pm each Sunday and typically three short races are being sailed, with triangles where possible. It is $10 entry fee for visitors. A reminder that the club is licensed and any visitors are welcome to come and join us for a beer on the balcony after racing. Only one of the best views in Sydney! We have a weekly e-newsletter "WSC - Tasar News" that keeps all members up-to-date. If you would like to subscribe contact the TANSW and they will put you in touch.  Richard Salmon rsalmon@bigpond.net.au
  • Port Macquarie see Queens Lake above
  • Northbridge

    Northbridge Sailing Club, located in upper Middle Harbour provides a fabulous venue for competitive racing in a community environment.  These very waterways inspired Frank Bethwaite to develop the Tasar (see How the Tasar Started). Most Sundays we have 5-7 tasars racing and there is secure, covered storage at the club for up to 12 which are actively sailed.  Given the easy rigging and deep water access from the club's pontoon, you can arrive and be on the water in 30 minutes, with starts just off the club in the prevailing NE breezes. We have a competitive fleet with a history of National and World Champions as well as several "inter-generational" crews racing making for a great family afternoon out and providing plenty of stories to tell. Races start 2pm on Sundays - moving to 2:30pm during the three months of summer.  Come join us - Tony Stephens tony.stephens4@gmail.com

  • Canberra There are currently over 20 Tasars in the Canberra area and efforts are underway to have them all racing regularly. Canberra Yacht Club races on Sunday afternoons in summer and winter, and the YMCA SC races on Saturdays. Both clubs run professional learn to sail and racing courses through the summer. The ADFA and ANU sailing clubs both have racing Tasars and join-in with the public clubs. With world, national, and state champions living in Canberra the standard of racing can vary from novice to expert. The ACT Dinghy Championship around the end of November is also the ACT Tasar Championships and often NSW Travellers Trophy event. It offers good fresh water sailing in the nation's capital. Twilight racing also takes place on Tuesday (YMCA SC) and Wednesday (CYC) evenings at 6 pm.  Martin Linsley (Tasar 2813 `LASS') -ACT Tasar Coordinator/ Martin.Linsley@iinet.net.au
  • Kogarah Bay KBSC should have an average of six boats racing most Sundays this year. We kick off at 2pm every week and visitors are welcome to join us any time. Martin O'Shannessy martin.oshannessy@westnet.com.au
  • Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
  • Georges River Sailing Club GRSC offers clear air sailing on the sparkling blue waters of Botany Bay, and hosts both a sandy beach and vast grassy areas for unloading and rigging. Commanding sweeping views over the Bay, GRSC maintains modern facilities including bar, dining and function room. Downstairs there is a café, club room and boat shed with direct access to newly renovated male and female toilet and change rooms. The 2016/17 season boasts 20 tasars on the Club's books. We sail in a series of handicap and championship races on Sundays through the months of Sept to April, starting at 1pm. Visitors are most welcome!  Jenny Sorensen- HCP'r & Publicity Officer/ jennifers61@outlook.com

Other Days to Find Tasars:

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Thursday

Friday