A design classic from Frank Bethwaite and Ian Bruce, the Tasar is a thoroughbred family racing dinghy. Frank Bethwaite and Ian Bruce are responsible for many of the iconic racing dinghies and 'breakthrough designs' of the last 40 years. In the Tasar they have created a dinghy that combines efficiency with simplicity and performance.  The Tasar delivers controllable performance to club sailors and olympic helms alike; with fleets in Australia, Canada, USA, Japan, Germany, Holland and the UK.  

•   The Tasar attracts sailors from club level to Olympic medallists. Easy to sail - Rewarding to sail well.

•   The Tasar is light, fast, and simple. It provides upwind planing performance without trapeze or spinnaker.

•   The Tasar’s modern, efficient rig provides all the power you want and all the control you need.

•   At 68kg the Tasar is super-responsive to sail, light on a trolley and with its 2-part mast can be easily car-topped.

•   Frank Bethwaite designed the Tasar with husband/wife and parent/child crew combinations in mind.

•   With its deep cockpit and wide, angled side decks, the Tasar has a comfortable and effective hiking position.

•   The Tasar is a one-design class with a low entry-cost; hulls remain competitive for many years. “Miles ahead of its time, clever, durable and an aerodynamic benchmark…”   Seahorse Magazine

“The combination of performance and simplicity is unmatched.”   Jonathan McKee - Olympic medallist, AC sailor, Tasar World Champion


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Tasar is a 14 ′ 9 ″ / 4.5 m monohull sailboat designed by Bethwaite Design and Ian Bruce and built by Performance Sailcraft and Xtreme Sailing Products starting in 1974.

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Rig and Sails

Auxilary power, accomodations, calculations.

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio .311 Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64) 2/3

  • SA : Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D : Displacement in pounds.

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Ballast / Displacement * 100

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam 1.33 )

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

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TASAR Detailed Review


If you are a boat enthusiast looking to get more information on specs, built, make, etc. of different boats, then here is a complete review of TASAR. Built by Xtreme Sailing Products and designed by Bethwaite Design, the boat was first built in 1974. It has a hull type of Dbrd. Dinghy and LOA is 4.52. Its sail area/displacement ratio 72.68. Its auxiliary power tank, manufactured by undefined, runs on undefined.

TASAR has retained its value as a result of superior building, a solid reputation, and a devoted owner base. Read on to find out more about TASAR and decide if it is a fit for your boating needs.

Boat Information

Boat specifications, sail boat calculation, contributions, who designed the tasar.

TASAR was designed by Bethwaite Design.

Who builds TASAR?

TASAR is built by Xtreme Sailing Products.

When was TASAR first built?

TASAR was first built in 1974.

How long is TASAR?

TASAR is 4.27 m in length.

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2021 Tasar US National Championship

Published on September 26th, 2021 by Editor -->

Jonathan and Libby McKee topped the 24 entrants to win the 2021 Tasar US National Championship held September 25-26 in Seattle, WA. With a recent record-sized fleet, and the most competitive field in years (including three World Champion teams), the Tasar Class is thriving with a mix of young teams and veterans.

While day one was productive, no races were held due to a lack of wind. Class President Anthony Boscolo chaired the class meeting, and former World Champion Jay Renehan held a very informative go-fast clinic. The keg was tapped. Boats were fine tuned. Finally a light northerly filled in, and PRO Carl Buchan sent the fleet out onto Puget Sound. Alas, the wind did not cooperate, and after two practice starts the fleet returned to shore.

Day two dawned cold and windy with four races scheduled in the 15-18 knot southerly. Chris and Molly Lanzinger won the first race with excellent speed and solid tactics, with the McKees taking the next race, with Jay and Lisa Renehan furthering their claim to the title with a come from behind win in the third race.

Heading into the fourth and final race, Renehans and McKees were tied for the lead, with Karas, Bergan, and Lanzinger family teams all still in contention.

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By now the wind had died to 6-8 knots and gotten quite unstable. After two general recalls, the deciding race got underway. The right side paid early, favoring McKees who rounded the top mark third, with Team Karas hot on their transom, and Renehans lurking dangerously close.

With superior reaching speed, Renehans made their move low on the second reach, but a big right shift before the leeward mark nixed their comeback. However, it was still all on for the last shifty beat to the finish.

The race was won by juniors Dieter Creitz and Sam Bush, who led at every mark, and while Dalton and Lindsey Bergan sailed a great last leg to finish third, having the McKees in fourth was good enough to seal the title, their fifth Tasar Nationals win.

As an interesting aside, the top five teams were all married couples, and with any luck will remain that way for the 2022 Tasar World Championship to be held September 16-24 in Seattle, WA.

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Two Is Better Together

  • By Libby Johnson McKee
  • November 21, 2023

1989 Tasar Worlds

When I tell people my ­husband and I race competitively together in a two-person dinghy, the usual response is something like, “No way! We’d be divorced,” or “That would be a marriage-ender for us.” While I completely understand this sentiment, for Jonathan and me, it’s been just the opposite—a marriage-builder. We came to sailing together as part of our courtship, and it’s a foundational piece of our life together. I sailed Lasers and 470s at the national and international levels in the 1980s and, of course, Jonathan was pretty accomplished himself. Our first regatta together was the US Tasar North Americans in 1988, which started a 35-year relationship with the class and racing as a team. Since then, in addition to many local regattas, we’ve sailed eight Tasar World Championships, winning four, and finishing second in three and fifth in one. In January, we’ll be heading to the 2024 Tasar Worlds in Melbourne, Australia. 

To state the obvious, sailboat racing is intense, especially dinghy sailing. It’s physically demanding and mentally challenging, and not every day goes as planned. On those days, things can get a bit strained, which can be tough on a relationship. Like any team, we each have our roles. Jonathan steers, trims the main and calls tactics. I manage the weight, hike, and adjust the forward controls while talking about the wind, compass, course and the other boats. On those days when things are not going well, my responsibility is also to stay positive, be forward-thinking, and convey confidence in him—and in us as a team. I work to feed him useful information so he can make the very best next decision and the one after that. 

At a regatta some time ago, we found ourselves in the bottom third of the fleet, rounding the leeward mark of the first downwind leg. Our spirits were already low when the mainsail clew shackle gave way. After a quick repair, and the fleet sailing away from us, Jonathan looked deflated and asked, “Now what?” I immediately responded, “We’re racing!” And off we went to rejoin the race as best we could. Racing every minute until the very end of every race is something I had learned from him in the past, so I gave it back at the right moment. 

Crews in doublehanded boats are often underappreciated. It’s assumed skippers do everything, with crews taking orders. At the top of the fleet, that simply doesn’t deliver winning results over time. But it’s hard to see what top crews are doing differently. Success begins with confidence in your skills as a sailor and as an equally important part of the team, even if you don’t have your hand on the helm. It also blends opposing concepts: equal partnership with a hierarchy of tactical decision-making; separate roles in the boat combined with synchronicity of movement and boathandling; being of service to one’s skipper but not subservient. Practicing these concepts in addition to the normal things like starting, speed tuning and maneuvers makes them second nature and accessible during the intensity of a race.

Some time ago, I realized I can communicate disappointment or doubt from the front of the boat without saying a word . Needless to say, this vibe is not great for skipper confidence, results or the dinner table. Since then, I consciously set an intention to emanate support and belief in Jonathan regardless of what’s happening in the race because I know he’s already putting in 110 percent for our success.

The 2022 Worlds was a real test for our partnership. Jonathan’s sister had died suddenly a month before the regatta, and during the lay day, his mom passed away after a long illness. Hearts broken, we leaned into our sailing community and the comfort of racing together for support and healing. The tone in the boat was different. We were still focused on competing with excellence, but it came with a halo of gentleness and an awareness that the friends and family who surround our lives and our sailing are what really matter.

Over the years, I have begun to see sailing with Jonathan as a way to increase our mental and emotional alignment, with the goal of bringing out the very best in each other. We don’t always live up to our ideals in this regard, but the number of race days spoiled due to one of us being in a bad mood or letting our egos get in the way are increasingly few. Foundational to all this is respect for what the other brings to the team and a deep faith in the team itself. This inspires investment in getting better and working out the issues that inevitably arise when you’re part of something meaningful—like a marriage.

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Understanding the tasar.

The low rig tension of the Tasar means the hulls have not been over stressed and when well-maintained remain competitive over a very long period. A well restored and prepared boat from the 70’s and 80s, in the right hands, is still capable of performing well.

I hope this article helps you in the search for a competitive boat, at the price you wish to pay!

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Builders and Sail Numbers

After JEP Marine stopped building, Peter and Mary Brewer of Signal Locker based at Queen Marys sailing club imported boats from Australia between 1988 and approximately 1990, the boats were built by Starboard Products, Frank Bethwaite’s own company. Sail numbers 2305 to 2309, possibly more. In around 1990/91 Tim Furness started building Tasars. Sail numbers 2350 to 2361

In 1992 Rondar started building Tasars in the UK with sail numbers from number 2500 and built up to 2524 and 2625 onwards series of boats. The last being around 2640

Over the years a number of Australian built boats have found their way onto the UK market as a result of Australian and other competitors bringing them to world events and selling them onto UK sailors who were having difficulty obtaining new boats.

Builders and Hull Weights

Performance sailcraft failed financially in about 1985 and the class found a new builder JEP Marine, John Pollit, located in Whitstable. Frank Bethwaite personally visited the factory bringing Australian laminators to train the British builder.

In around 1990/91 Tim Furness started building Tasars. They have distinctive deep down turned gunwale running the full length of the hull, unlike the tapering gunwale of the Performance sailcraft and the slightly shallower gunwale of most Rondar boats. They also have a very distinctive woven matt in the floor area of the hull with enlarged cockpit to side tank bonded flange joint. They were beautifully and strongly built, but with a weight penalty, with early Furniss boats weighing in as high as 82Kg. A class hull weight of 68Kg means these boats are always at a competitive disadvantage but for some their quality strength and durability make them an attractive option. The very last boats were slightly closer to the minimum weight.

Rondar started making boats in around 1992 and were around 140lb (63Kg). Because of the hull weight variations that now existed the class introduced a minimum hull weight in 1996 of 150lb (68 kg). Boats lighter than this are required to carry correctors to bring them up to the 150lb (68Kg) weight. Rondar boats were well built and when well maintained remain competitive.

In around 2005 Bethwaite Products started building Tasars at XSP Batam, Singapore, some of the early boats had problems with the deck gunwale to hull joint which were fixed under warrantee. A rigorous and standardised construction specification was introduced to prevent a reoccurrence and a constant hull weight with fittings of 68Kg. These boats have a flat recessed area for mounting the Ronstan RCB shroud pull backs and a supporting ledge moulded into the side tank for the thwart to bear onto. The strength of the thwart has been increased in comparison to other builders and deck layup slightly changed. They are finished to a high standard and proven to be well built and available from Mandy Stock at Signal Locker.

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Hull Condition

Although not stressed as at the gunwale, the floor to tank joints can debond and cause leaks into the buoyancy tanks

The hull floor moulding curves up to form part of the dagger board box and the thwart and dagger board box is fitted over this. Enthusiastic and misdirected forcing of the dagger board can occasionally damage the joint and lightly constructed box sides. An inspection of the internal dagger box will indicate whether this is a problem.

Thwart and Mounting of Mainsheet Block

Traveller and car, mast foot deck plate, mast and boom.

The spanner hinge bracket is welded to a mounting plate riveted to the mast. The weld of the early spanner bracket commonly fails, check the size of weld and replace if lightly welded, it will fail. More recent spanners have been manufacture with improved tolerances and perform with more positiveness.

The top mast must have stiffeners in place to comply with class rules.

The majority of masts have the halliard exiting from the front face, more recent sections have an improved pulley quality with side exiting halliard, starboard side UK , port side Australia!! The halliard lock is robust but check wear of halliard, originally wire. Nowadays people use dyneema which wears well and allows adjustment of the “lock” knot.

The mast is relatively fragile and will break in very strong winds if incorrectly set on the run. The mast must be rotated so that the spanner points down the centreline of the boat and boom locked with the spanner boom stop.

The original rectangular sectioned boom is almost bomb proof, main sheet and kicker becket straps on very old spars are known to fail. Rivets on old booms are also known to fail.

In 2006 the 29er boom was introduced with a significantly different cross section to the original boom. The new boom has proven to be strong, reliable and readily available.

Spanner De Rotation

The 29er boom was introduced in around 2006, the gooseneck fitting in comparison to the original rectangular boom was shortened.

The net effect of the centre board box and consequently the traveller track moving backwards and the boom moving forward was the relative change of the position of the mainsheet attachment point on the boom to the traveller. The resulting modified geometry means under heavy mainsheet loads, required when beating, the boom is dragged backwards and de rotates the mast with the spanner popping out of rotation. A frustrating problem to the uninitiated. The position of the mainsheet becket on the boom is not a measurable item and the problem is easily solved by fitting a new boom becket bracket approximately 100mm rearwards on the boom. When replacing an old boom type with the new 29er boom the standard fitment of the mainsheet becket may give rise to this problem.

Shroud Sliders, Track and Pull Backs

The slider should run smoothly with no rig tension, check the C track is not bent or worn. These items are now becoming difficult to source. It was common to lap the slider to the C track with valve grinding paste to reduce the effort to pull back the slider. Silicon spray greatly assists, but don’t get it on the deck!

Kicker Cleats

Transom gudgeon pins, foils, dagger board.

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Rudder Stock, Blade and Tiller

The original tiller was also a laser 2 item with a bespoke aluminium head that fits into the stock head, sourcing this item is still possible. Second hand ones from an original laser will work. The stock head fit can be improved on old items with careful squeezing of the stock head.

Carbon tillers are now permitted and available from Signal Locker.

New Bethwaite boats are available from Mandy Stock, Signal Locker. She normally brings them into the UK in batches of three or four:

Phone 01590 678699 / 07970 132110 [email protected]

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AUS NSW 1781

AUS NSW 1781

Price - $2,500.00      Contact - Andrew on 0478305251

Published 18/03/2024 Good condition, fully equipped and ready to sail. Road Trailer and buggy available. Pittwater in NSW.

AUS NSW Centre board

AUS NSW Centre board

Price - $150.00      Contact - Michael 0417489262

Published 01/02/2024 Located in Sydney timber center board painted white- good condition

AUS NSW 2951

AUS NSW 2951

Price - $18,000.00      Contact - Contact Michael Quirk 0410970934

Published 02/03/2024 2015 but has had very little use and spent most of its life in a garage. Excellent condition 2 sets sails, top and bottom cover, rig covers, foil covers, beach dolly. No trailer. In Manly, Sydney

AUS VIC 2942

AUS VIC 2942

Price - $21,000.00      Contact - Matt Paton . PH 0418 376 191 or Email Mpaton@patonelectrics .com.au

Price updated 19/02/2024 I am offering for sale my boat “ Petra “ Sail Number 2942 , Current Australian Nationals Championship winning boat known as “ Little Miss Magic “. Owned by James Burman NSW. Now in Victoria at Sandringham Yacht Club SYC The boat is a lovely quick and well set up boat . It comes with the following. A New set of sails , Used good set ,Rating 9 , spare mast top and bottom sections . Boat Cover Tactic , Beach Trolley ,Lockable Trailer to store sails and gear in . Hull cover for transport .Many Spares and a secret black book with settings . The Boat is at the Sandringham Yacht Club all ready to go .

AUS VIC 2827

AUS VIC 2827

Price - $10.000,00      Contact - Wayne Phone: 0423 305 176 email: [email protected]

Pricer educed 18/02/2024 Boat is in immaculate condition after minimum use. Always stored in a garage. Hull carries correction to make minimum weight of 68kgs. 1 set mylar sails. Top hull cover, hull spar carriers. Foils in excellent condition. New trailer, excellent alloy beach trolley including 1 pin attachment system. Further pictures and info available.

AUS NSW 2710

AUS NSW 2710

Price - $10,500.00      Contact - Andy Wharton 0412 638 708

Published 10/02/2024 AUS 2710, True Blew, previously Chukkel a highly competitive boat, tuned and ready to race. -Boat is at minimum weight and measured for the worlds. -Sails are new, jib and main sailed exclusively for the Nationals and Worlds, plus one set of training sails (main and jib) and one ready to race jib. 3 x Jibs, 2 x mains -Foils are in race condition. boom, mast, top and bottom sections and whisker pole, New hiking straps, Windex, Stays replaced for the Nationals and World. Tac Tic compass included. Foil bag. Top cover. Alloy dolly.

AUS QLD 2132

AUS QLD 2132

Price - $4,800.00      Contact - Graeme Fleming 0414 281 699 [email protected]

Updated 02/02/2024 Haywire Tasar dinghy number 2132 with galvanised trailer and beach trolley. Mylar jib in near new condition. Mylar main excellent condition plus Barracuda training jib in excellent condition plus old set of dacron sails. Everything above deck only a few years old as in mast, boom, rigging, sheets, etc etc. Centreboard case modified to current shape used in new hulls (shape of foil). beach trolley has 3 wheels with turning front wheel. Trailer is galvanised and has new rims, tyres and hubs. Near new full mast up boat cover. Boat is located near Ballina about 2 hrs drive south of Brisbane.

AUS NSW 2874

AUS NSW 2874

Price - $11,500.00 o.n.o      Contact - Cameron Shaw on 0411 075 031 or email [email protected]

Price updated 10/12/2023 Published 25/10/2023 “Shaw Thing” previously known as “Ratz” and “Stunner” is a well prepared, tuned and maintained Tasar currently in Sydney, sailed at GRSC. Unfortunately we don’t have as much free time as previously to spend sailing in this wonderful class and have made the very difficult decision to let this fantastic boat move on to more active times! 2874 has always been stored undercover and is fully equipped ready to go racing, she is a proven fast and reliable boat, rig & go inventory includes everything required to get you mixing with the pointy end of the fleet: 1 x set of practically new regatta sails which have been used once. 1 x set club racing sails, 29er style boom, foils in very good condition, West Coast rudder box with carbon tiller & extension, aluminium beach dolly, spar racks and a quality canvas boat cover. Additional spares surplus to rig & go include: 2 x spare jibs and 3 x spare mains, 1 x Mast bottom section, 1 x whisker pole, shrouds and some fittings which include a Parkie rudder box kit. It could be possible to also negotiate if required, the transport of 2874 and spares to Melbourne for the Australian Nationals and Tasar World Championships in December for the successful purchaser.

AUS NT 2218

AUS NT 2218

Price - $2,500 O.N.O      Contact - Michael 0422 729 604

Published 14/11/2023 Selling our Tasar Tequilar Sunrise 2218, a very well maintained, cared for and raced Tasar, fully equipped and ready to go. Includes a beach dolly. Location, Darwin NT.

AUS NSW 1780

AUS NSW 1780

Price - $1,000.00      Contact - David Mobile: 0434960891

Price updated 25/10/2023 Shades of Blue (aka Blue Boat) Ready to race, New mast c/w Brooker Trailer registered to December

AUS NSW 2841

AUS NSW 2841

Price - $12,500 ono      Contact - Jeremy Hackett, Ph: 0418 630 985, e: [email protected]

Revised 11/01/2024 Woooo hoooo!!! has given us five great seasons racing on Lake Macquarie but is now seeking a new home. In excellent condition and always stored inside, she comes with a fully-decked and registered road trailer, aluminium beach trolley, several sets of Mylar sails, a spare mast top-section, new whisker pole, glass foils in a padded foil bag, as-new hiking straps, mast-up top cover, hull cover, three sets of different weight jib sheets, a TackTick micro-compass and sundry spares. Located in Newcastle, NSW, please consider Woooo hoooo!! whether you are new to sailing or ready to join the Tasar fray! Further pictures available on request.

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Price -       Contact - Garry Scott ph 0412643468 email [email protected]

Published 26/09/2023 Wanted to Buy Tasar Mylar Main and/or Jib. Dacron Jib considered. Current sails from my recently purchased #2183 have totally had it and I just want to get on the water and unable to purchase new at this stage. Richmond River Sailing and Rowing Club- Ballina, NSW

AUS VIC 2603

AUS VIC 2603

Price - $2,500.00      Contact - Julian Sanders [email protected] 0468 363 405

Published 07/08/2023 2 sails in 8/10 conditions all spars 8/10 Hull in great condition Beach trolley. available for collection in Kew or Metung

AUS VIC 2871

AUS VIC 2871

Price - $15,000.00 ONO       Contact - Paul Ridgway 0499 338 498 [email protected]

Published 26/04/2023 "Ridgididge” winner 2011 World Championships, winner 2014 Australian championships. Numerous state title wins in Victoria and NSW Championships. This boat has been kept in tip top racing condition and has always been garaged at home. Hull centreboard case updated recently by Martyn Sly - Victorian Tasar Agent and boat builder - to take a fitted centreboard. The boat was weighed in March, 2023 @ 68.8kg). 1 x set Mylar sails suitable for regatta racing new in 2019 but due to COVID not used much since then. Both rudder and centreboard are in excellent condition. Hiking Straps and ropes are in very good to new condition. Top cover, Tasar foil covers, Tactic compass mount . Owner happy to provide a boat set up session and set up advice for the new owner.

AUS VIC 2961

AUS VIC 2961

Price - $20,000.00      Contact - Daryl Stone PH: 0423 711 186 email: [email protected]

Updated 12/05/2023 Tasar Sailing Dinghy AUS2961 ARTwork 2 Sets of sails. 1 set x Brand New never used. 1 set x Good condition. Sly Boatbuilders Alloy Dolly New Hull design Race ready. Under Hull Cover Top Cover Mast Cover 2 x Whisker Poles & Cover (1 not assembled) Board Cover Always stored in enclosed boat shed. Only sailed for 3 seasons. Located at Yarrawonga Yacht Club. Trailer with 3m x 2.2m Aluminium box for additional $2800

AUS VIC 1885

AUS VIC 1885

Price - $4,500.00      Contact - Neil Temperley Phone: 0409 813 008 email: [email protected]

Updated 20/04/2023 Tasar 1885 is an ideal entry boat to get started in Tasar racing or for just enjoying the water. The boat is a dry hull and fully race ready with the latest upgrades including: modern style jib tracks and fairleads, RCB shroud slides, adjustable forestay, traveller ratchet blocks, refurbished traveller track, wedges under the vang cleats and an upright mount for a TackTick compass. Comes with a set of Mylar racing sails - about 40% used of expected life. All foils in good condition, in padded foil bag. The boat is ready for travel on a lightweight registered (NSW) trailer in very good condition; complete with jockey wheel, customised springs for a softer ride and enclosed floor for protection. Has galvanised dolly with two sets of wheels for hard ground and for sand. Currently garaged in Lyndhurst (Greater Melbourne) VIC.

AUS SA 2779

AUS SA 2779

Price - $6500      Contact - Brett Wiseman email: [email protected] Mob: 0402 281 888

Published 30/11/2022 Tasar 2779 Krap Karate. In good condition, garaged in Port Lincoln SA. Hull Is underweight with lead added at Port Lincoln Nationals. Ready to race with brand new boom and mainsail. Mast has spare top section. Foils are functional but need some work. 2 spare mainsails and 2 jibs in fair condition Has beach trolley and road trailer.

AUS NSW Trailer

AUS NSW Trailer

Price - $2000 Neg      Contact - Beryl Parkinson 0488 651966

Published 17/05/2022 - Custom built `Boat Trailer' previously owned by the Late Chris Parkinson. Can carry multiple boats, canoes etc. Registration current to July 2022. Location Lake Macquarie, NSW. Get travelling with your Tasar today!!

AUS WA 2462

AUS WA 2462

Price - $ 5999.00 ono      Contact - Ian 0450 544 052.

Published 18/03/2022 AUS WA 2462 Location: Sorrento Perth WA Beautiful sailing dinghy, including a good condition set of Mylar Race sails and a set of older Dacron sails, that would be suitable as training or club racing use. The Foils and spars are all in good condition, Tack Tic electronic compass and Harken tracks and blocks. It comes complete with beach dolly and a good quality licensed road trailer. It has all it needs to race competitively and is ready to go, just waiting on the right sailor.

AUS SA 2320

AUS SA 2320

Price - $6,000 ono      Contact - Robin Uhe 0420451051

Published 13/10/2021 - Updated 18/01/23 Tasar 2320 ASAP is on a Registered road trailer, also has a beach dolly. Boat has 2 sets of sails. Also comes with a Canvas Boat cover. Also comes with the new style Jib Tracks and Cleats (still in box, need to be fitted), and plenty of other spares. This Tasar has been garaged safely for several years and is now in need of a new home. Come and have a look, you wont be disappointed.


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  1. Tasar

    Tasar. The Tasar is a 14.83-foot (4.52 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 its time and continues to evolve. Aimed at a husband-and-wife or parent-and-child crew hence no spinnaker, it is designed for a combined crew weight of ...

  2. Tasar Sailboat

    The Tasar is one of those 'cult classic' two-person racing boats. While over 40 years old now, its handling and technical nature are as infamous as its sailing characteristics. ... Hardware changes in the late 2000s saw Mylar Sails and new hardware options that upgraded the boat. The Tasar is a memorable hiking dinghy for high level racing ...

  3. TASAR

    TASAR is a dinghy sailboat with a frac. sloop rig, designed by Frank Bethwaite and Ian Bruce. Find out its dimensions, performance, builders, associations and forum topics on sailboatdata.com.

  4. The Tasar

    The Tasar is a 4.5 m high performance sailing dinghy for two people. Learn about the design, the class, and the events of this exciting and accessible boat.

  5. Tasarsailing Home Page : Tasarsailing

    Tasarsailing is the European agent and builder for the Tasar sailing dinghy, a popular and versatile class sailed worldwide. Find information about the history, rigging, maintenance, buying, spares and technical aspects of the Tasar on this website.

  6. World Tasar Class Association, Tasar Sailing, Sailing

    23 November 2022. Notice of 2023 Australian Tasar Council Annual General Meeting... Read More >. More News >. Official website for the World Tasar Class Association and regional associations, promoting Tasar sailing and racing events for old hands and those new to the class.

  7. Vital Stats : Tasarsailing

    Easy to sail - Rewarding to sail well. • The Tasar is light, fast, and simple. It provides upwind planing performance without trapeze or spinnaker. • The Tasar's modern, efficient rig provides all the power you want and all the control you need. • At 68kg the Tasar is super-responsive to sail, light on a trolley and with its 2-part mast ...

  8. Tasar

    Tasar is a 14′ 9″ / 4.5 m monohull sailboat designed by Bethwaite Design and Ian Bruce and built by Performance Sailcraft and Xtreme Sailing Products starting in 1974. ... the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal ...

  9. Tasar class

    Posted on 4 Dec 2023 2024 Tasar Worlds at Sandringham preview Set sail for an extraordinary adventure in the world of sailing! Posted on 11 Sep 2023 Tasar Nationals at Paignton overall The English Riviera saved the best until last Posted on 10 Jul 2023 Tasar Nationals at Paignton Day 2 A nip and tuck slow boat race in unstable winds

  10. World Sailing

    The Tasar is a two-person dinghy that combines speed, agility and simplicity. It is designed for recreational and competitive sailing, and has a worldwide class association. Find out more about the Tasar's history, features, events and news on the official website of World Sailing.

  11. Australia

    Most of our membership will be aware of the design changes to the Tasar hull and deck that passed through the class 12 months ago. The changes are now becoming a reality with the production of new boats becoming available in Australia. The changes included: Removal of hand holds. Redistribution of weight around the hull, assisted by the ...

  12. The Boat

    The boats are well made, and hulls remain competitive for many years; the recent GBR National Championships was won by a 22-year-old boat. 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 ...

  13. TASAR: Reviews, Specifications, Built, Engine

    If you are a boat enthusiast looking to get more information on specs, built, make, etc. of different boats, then here is a complete review of TASAR. Built by Xtreme Sailing Products and designed by Bethwaite Design, the boat was first built in 1974. It has a hull type of Dbrd. Dinghy and LOA is 4.52.

  14. Tasar Sailboat Resources

    The Tasar sailboat is a popular and versatile racing and recreational dinghy known for its performance and simplicity. Designed by architect Frank Bethwaite in the early 1970s, the Tasar has gained a reputation as a responsive and fast boat that appeals to sailors of various skill levels.

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    The Tasar is a great boat but more importantly a great class where the sailors enjoy fun and competitive racing. Here we provide technical tips on sailing the boat, news and details of future and past events. Please join our association through being part of the online community by joining the Facebook group and/or signing up to receive the ...

  16. 2021 Tasar US National Championship

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  18. Tasar World Championship

    The Tasar World Championship is an bi-annual international sailing regatta for Tasar (dinghy) class, they are organized by the host club on behalf of the International Tasar Class Association and recognized by World Sailing, the sports IOC recognized governing body. The class gained World Sailing recognition at the end of 2001.

  19. How to Buy a Tasar

    New Tasars can be bought via Tasar Agents. In Australia there are 2, Bethwaite Design in Sydney and JL Sly Boat Builders in Melbourne. Their contact details are on our Website - under Tasar Agents. You can buy your new Tasar in 1 of 2 forms, all finished, or all in bits and pieces for you to finish. If you want it all finished definitely talk ...

  20. Buyer Guide to Second-Hand Boats

    Builders and Sail Numbers. The Tasar has been built in the UK since 1976. Initially by Performance Sailcraft continuing until mid-1980. Sail numbers 250 to 1311. There was a gap until JEP Marine (John Pollitt), based in Whitstable, started building in 1986. JEP Marine built for about two years. Sail numbers 2150 to 2167.

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  22. Tasar Manual

    The best one is the original Tasar Manual, written in the mid 70's when the Tasar was released, this manual is still the best alround assistance package for any new Tasar owner. Tasar Manual - Introduction . Tasar Manual - Assembly. Tasar Manual - Rigging Part A. Tasar Manual - Rigging Part B. Tasar Manual - Basics of Handling, Sailing and ...

  23. Boats For Sale

    Updated 20/04/2023 Tasar 1885 is an ideal entry boat to get started in Tasar racing or for just enjoying the water. The boat is a dry hull and fully race ready with the latest upgrades including: modern style jib tracks and fairleads, RCB shroud slides, adjustable forestay, traveller ratchet blocks, refurbished traveller track, wedges under the ...