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Tasar Class World Championship

Friday 26 July to Saturday 3 August 2019

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Sunday 4 August - Round Up

Australian father and daughter duo, Rob and Nicole Douglass won their third Tasar World Championship (2005, 2009 & 2019) and the Masters Trophy.

The event certainly had its moments. The British weather threw everything it had at the Tasar fleet from brilliant sunshine, rain, to varying wind strengths.

There was no racing on Tuesday due to the high winds and protests included one against the Race Officer for breaching the class wind strength limits which was dismissed and one against Championship winners (and others) for class design breaches which could have knocked them out of the Championship completely. It was eventually dismissed and final results stood.

The Japanese and Australian boats were packed into their respective containers and competitors donned their glad rags for the Championship Dinner and Prize giving.

Everyone was entertained at their tables by a magician and danced the night away afterwards in the bar to a live band.

Tasar 2019 Worlds Prizegiving:

1st Rob & Nicole Douglass (Jervis Bay SC) – World Champions and Masters
2nd James & Tara Burman (GRSC)
3rd James Peters & Charlie Darling (Hayling Island SC)
4th Rick Longbottom & Darryl Bentley (RANSA) - 1st Grand Master
5th Michael Karas & Molly Jackson (Seattle YC)
6th Paul & Bronwyn Ridgway - 1st Senior Grand Master (Leigh & Lowton SC)
7th Hugh & Anna Tait (Northbridge)
Heather Macfarlane – Female Helm
Gwen Sargent – Junior Helm

The competitors leave HISC this morning for their return trips home, some via a well-deserved holiday and others to various sailing championships and regattas around the globe.

Mark Wood Race Officer praised his team this morning saying:

“It was a long Championship and it had it’s ‘moments’ but that's how it is sometimes.  Strangely yesterday (Saturday) was the toughest of the week with my race officers' hat on, as the wind was shifting around and we had a strong tide across the race track but will still managed to get two fair races in."

"To achieve the scheduled 12 races is a true reflection on how good and strong our race team was and we can all hold our heads up high.”

The Tasar 2021 World Championship will be held at Seattle Yacht Club.

Tasar 2019 World Championship - Final Leaders

1st  AUS 2848  Rob Douglass and Nicole Douglass
2nd  AUS 2942  James Burman and Tara Burman
3rd  GBR 2877 James Peters and Charlie Darling
4th  AUS 2813 Rick Longbottom and Darrly Bentley
5th  USA 2398 Michael Karas and Molly Jackson
6th  AUS 2831 Paul Ridgway and Bronwyn Ridgway
7th  AUS 2925  Hugh Tait and Anna Tait
8th  AUS 2857  Craig McPhee and Gillian Berry
9th  USA 2916 Jay Renehan and Lisa
10th  AUS 2969  Heather Macfarlane and Chris Payne

Results available here

Live Race Tracking available here

See HISC Twitter for Race Updates

See HISC Facebook

Note that there are lots of Tasar Worlds images now posted in the HISC Gallery


Sunday 4 August - Final Round Up available here (pdf)

Saturday 3 August - Day 6 Race Report available here (pdf)

Friday 2 August - Day 5 Race Report available here (pdf)

Thursday 1 August - Day 4 Race Report available here (pdf)

Wednesday 31 July - Day 3 Race Report available here (pdf)

Tuesday 30 July - Day 2 All racing postponed

Monday 29 July - Day 1 Race Report available here (pdf)

Sunday 28 July - Practice Race Report available here (pdf)

Saturday 27 July . . . Event Report more detail here (pdf)


Results available here

Tasar World Championship 2019 website

Official Event Documents

Tasar Worlds Notice of Race - v1.7 (posted 15 Jan 2019)

Tasar Worlds Sailing Instructions - V3.1 (posted 25 July 2019)

Notice to Competitors - Available here (#4 posted 29 July 2019)


On-line Entry is now closed

For details of entry fees and dates see the NOR.

Competitors under 18 years of age during the event shall submit signed Parent/Guardian Declarations before racing.

Entry List

Social Programme

At this point in time the following events have been confirmed as included in the entry fee:

• Sunday 28 Jul 18:30 - Commodore's regatta opening and drinks reception
• After race prizegiving for winners on race days
• Monday 29 Jul 18:30 - Mary Rose G&T evening
• Tuesday 30 Jul After Racing - Afternoon Tea & Scones
• Wednesday 31 Jul 18:00 - Sponsors Drinks
• Wednesday 31 Jul 21:00 - Amy Baker swing band live music
• Thursday 1 Aug 10:45 & 13:45 - Lay Day Solar powered boat cruise of Chichester Harbour
• Friday 2 Aug After Racing - Afternoon Tea & Cakes
• Saturday 3 Aug 19:15 - Prizegiving meal and presentation including wine and various entertainments during the course of the evening including magician and live music.

Racing Programme

Racing will take place in Hayling Bay or Chichester Harbour, Tidal Sets - Click Here

All boats will be supplied with a tracker each day.
This will allow the tracks of boats to be displayed in real time on the big screen in the clubhouse and on the web.
Live Race Tracking available here

Monday 29 Jul 09:15 - World Tasar Class AGM in Training room

Friday 2 Aug 18:30 - Tasar UK EGM in Training Room

Measurement and equipment inspection:

Friday 26 July 12:00 – 16:00 hours
Sat 27 and Sun 28 July 09:00 – 16:00 hours

Registration: Sat 27 and Sun 28 July

Dates of racing: maximum three races per day are scheduled

• Sun 28 July 11:00 - Competitor Briefing in Main Bar

• Sun 28 July Practice Race 14:00 (time to be confirmed)

• Mon 29 July – Sat 3 August Championship races 12:00 (time to be confirmed)

Note Thu 1 August is now scheduled as a race day.

HISC General Information

General Information & Opening Times - Click Here 

Accommodation is available at HISC - Click Here

Motorhomes and Campervans have restrictions onsite, including no overnight sleeping - Click Here 

How to get to Hayling Island SC - Click Here

The Sandy Point Chandlery is on site, they can be contacted on 02392 462726

Boat Parking

Trailer storage will be in a designated area in the Carpark next to the Lifeboat station, please ensure all trailers are labelled with owners name and sail number.

Mobile homes/camper vans

We are not allowed to open the site for motorhomes on a regular basis.

See the Mobile homes/camper vans rules

Contact the HISC Office - 023 92 463 768

Please help by abiding with the Camper Van rules so that HISC complies with the law and retains the goodwill of its neighbours.