Tasar

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Not to be confused with Taser.
Tasar
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Class symbol
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Development
Designer Frank Bethwaite, Ian Bruce
Location Sydney, Australia
Year 1975
Design One-Design
Boat
Crew 2
Hull
Type Monohull
Construction Fiberglass (sandwich foam)
Hull weight 149 lb (68 kg) (fully rigged, minus sails)
LOA 14 ft 10 in (4.52 m)
LWL 14 ft (4.3 m)
Beam 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Sails
Mainsail area 89.44 sq ft (8.309 m2) (PET)
90 sq ft (8.4 m2) (Polyester fiber)
Jib / Genoa area 38.42 sq ft (3.569 m2) (PET)
33 sq ft (3.1 m2) (Polyester fiber)
Misc
D-PN 88.2
RYA PN 1018

The Tasar is a 14-foot (4.3 m) fiberglass 2 person sailing dinghy with a mainsail and jib. Designed by Frank Bethwaite of Sydney in 1975, the boat was technologically advanced for it time and continues to evolved. Aimed at a husband-and-wife or parent-and-child crew hence no spinnaker, it is designed for a combined crew weight of around 140kg. The hull weighs 68kg, and is of sandwich foam construction. The hull has a fine angle at the bow to reduce wave impact drag with unusually clean and sharp chines aft to ensure very free planing and outstanding stability. The foam cored hull is stiff and light and the advanced hull shape, together with an innovative rig which combines a rotating mast with a fully battened main sail, allows the Tasar to plane upwind with the crew normally hiked. The wide beam and a cockpit designed for comfortable hiking make the Tasar easy, fun and very exciting to sail in winds up to 25 knots (46 km/h).

The Tasar is an international class, with strong fleets in Australia, USA, Britain, and Japan. The class gained status from the World governing body for sailing in November 2001 permitting the class to hold a officially recognised World Championships.

2006 saw the introduction of new PET film sails. In addition, the hull moulds have replaced and the class continues to evaluate.

The Tasar is constructed to the same specifications by licensed builders in Singapore and Canada. This keeps all boats as similar as possible and ensures a true one design class.

Events[edit]

International Regatta[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1981 Canberra  Australia
David Jones
Malcolm Jones
1983 Vancouver  United States
Charlie McKee
Leslie Miller
1985 Sydney  United States
Charlie McKee
Becky Brown
1986 London  Australia
Rick Longbottom
Louise Scullion
1988 Yeppoon  Australia
Adrian Finglass
Adam Beashel
1989 Vancouver  United States
Charlie McKee
Becky Brown
1991 Adelaide  United States
Charlie McKee
Becky Brown
1992 Hayama  United States
Jay Renehan
Lisa Renehan
1994 Torbay  Australia
Russell Ford
Cheryl Hutchins
1996 Cascade Locks  United States
Jonathan McKee
Libby McKee
 United States
Charlie McKee
Becky McKee
 Canada
Thilo Giese
Beth Caulkin
1998 Melbourne  Australia
Brett Young
Alan Blenkle
 Australia
B. Paine
 
 Australia
M. Conry
 
1999 Hamana-Ko  Australia
Ben Nicholas
Thomas Winter
 Japan
Ikuya Tanaka
Noriko Tanaka
 Japan
George Motoyoshi
Natsuki Motoyoshi
2001 Whitstable  United States
Carol Buchan
Carl Buchan
 Canada
Thilo Giese
Sandra Towers
 Australia
Craig McPhee
Kevin Kellow

World Championships[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2003 Esquimalt, Vancouver Island, Canada  United States
Jonathan McKee
Libby Johnson-McKee
 United States
Carol Buchan
Carl Buchan
 United States
Jay Renehan
Lisa Renehan
2005 Darwin, NT, Australia  Australia
Robert Douglass
Nicole Douglass
 Australia
Craig McPhee
Kevin Kellow
 Japan
Ikuya Tanaka
Noriko Tanaka
2007 Phuket, Thailand  Jonathan McKee
Libby Johnson-McKee (USA)
 Australia
Robert Douglass
Nicole Douglass
 Australia
Brett Young
Kevin Kellow
2009 Japan  Robert Douglass
Nicole Douglass (AUS)
 Craig McPHEE
Phillippa AREVALO (AUS)
 Hiroaki SATO
Yasuaki MURAGISHI (JPN)
2011 Torbay, UK  Paul Ridgway
Bronwyn Ridgway (AUS)
 Robert Douglass
Nicole Douglass (AUS)
 Malcolm DAVIES
Fiona DAVIES (GBR)
2013 Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA  Anthony Boscolo
Haley LANE (USA)
 Michael KARAS
Molly JACKSON (USA)
 Dalton BERGAN
Lindsay BERGAN (USA)
2015 Busselton, WA, Australia  Chris Dance
Peter Hackett (AUS)
 Robert Douglass
Nicole Douglass (AUS)
 Jay RENEHAN
Lisa RENEHAN (USA)

Specifications[edit]

Length overall: 14 feet 10 inches (4.52 m)

Waterline length: 14 feet 0 inches (4.27 m)

Beam: 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)

Weight: Hull, fully rigged without spars, sails or foils: 149 pounds (68 kilograms)

Crew: Two, design crew weight 300 pounds (140 kilograms), minimum crew weight for racing 287 pounds (130 kilograms) (When boats are sailed by crews weighing less than this, ballast is carried to equalize performance.)

Sails: Sails were originally polyester fiber. PET film sails were adopted in 2006.

Mainsail: PET film - 89.44 sq ft (8.309 m2)., 8.31 m². (Polyester fiber - 90 square feet (8.4 m2) - 8.36 square metres)

Jib: PET film - 38.42 sq ft (3.569 m2)., 3.57 m². (Polyester fiber - 33 square feet (3.1 m2) - 3.07 square metres)

Portsmouth Yardstick Handicap: 1018[1]

D-PN: 88.2[2]

Construction: GRP foam sandwich for the hull, hollow aluminium section for the spars

Designers: Frank Bethwaite, Ian Bruce

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Portsmouth Number List 2012". Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Centerboard Classes". US Sailing. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 

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