Report from the Tasar worlds in Japan 2017
WYC is delighted to be hosting the Tasar Class National Championships on 5th & 6th June 20 Tasar Class National Championships on 5th & 6th June 202121
Only 8 slots remain in this limited entry event.
WYC and its members are delighted to be able to resume open events after the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. Open sailing events and championships have not been possible due to lock down restrictions and as one of the UKs premier sailing clubs this has reduced the scope of activities for WYC over the past year. Now the limitations on these events have lifted WYC is opening its doors again to some of the UKs best dinghy sailors. Covid-19 guidelines will still limit the scope of the competition and as such the number of entries will be limited to keep the shore side operations compliant with guidelines, but this will not diminish the intensity of competition on the water. The Notice of Race is now available, and entries are being taken on-line ... entries are limited to 25 boats so competitors are encouraged to enter ASAP to avoid disappointment.
Please enter online to secure your place.
Live Postings are onto the TasarUKSailors facebook group: Facebook Logo !
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Pictures below from Peter Hickson:
Lunch will be 13:00 -13:45
Afternoon session, subject to conditions, will be a series of short races with coaches advising helms and crews with tips building on the morning session.
Cost is free to paid up association members. £10 for non members. Association fee for 2019 is due on 1st April and has been reduced from the normal £20 to £15 which can be paid on the 13th April at the event.
For those that wish to make a weekend of the training it will be possible to take part in the HISC Sunday racing located within the harbour. After Sunday racing some further informal boat on boat coaching could be undertaken if required. A normal day visitors fee payable at HISC office is required for Sunday Sailing.
We look forward to welcoming you to the training. Please keep an eye on web site and face book, as if conditions are too windy it may be necessary to cancel the training.
In particular they have agreed a proposed rule change to the treatment allowed to the existing dagger box. The proposal allows the box to have a similar hydrodynamic performance to the new vertical faced boxes, thereby dealing with concerns of perceived performance differences.
The UK supplied 29er boom is fitted out to original 1970’s specification which results in the spanner de-rotating. After prolonged debate the rules do not specifically talk about the solution of duplicate relocated mainsheet becket. However the WTC measurer is to write to the Tasar UK association and Worlds 2019 Chief Measurer, with a solution that will ensure boats are able to compete without modification in the 2019 Worlds.
To approve the proposed changes we must accept all three modifications to the rules.
It is the Tasar Uk Association committee intention to recommend acceptance in line with their delegated capabilities. Any significant comment’s regarding the changes need to be sent to the Chairman, Tasar Uk Class.
Rod Porteous - Tasar Class Chairman
The entry of over 40 boats, including visitors from The Netherlands, Germany and Australia comming to test out the waters and we hope they went home to give back glowing reports. The photographer, Peter Hickson, out on the water took some stunning pictures and these can be seen here. The results can be seen here.
The Worlds are generating a healthy interest in Australia with potentially four containers being shipped. In preparation to this event we have agreed to run the 2018 nationals measurement process more robustly than the recent past to ensure competitors boats are in line with current class rules which can be found at http://www.tasar.org/the-tasar/class-rules.aspx
Boats will be measured for the 2018 Nationals. The winning boat of each race will be re-measured and also one other boat randomly selected. Details of this will be added to the sailing instructions.
Boats will be measured prior to Registration and in order to ease congestion on the day we are allowing pre-measurement by the owner of the boat. This will be scrutinised and certain items checked.
The attached documents set out how owners can pre-measure.
We have also prepared some “You Tube” videos in a “how to” approach, to make understanding the rules a little easier. How To Video
We would encourage every sailor to study the documents below and prepare their boats to ensure a hassle free registration process.
[24/08/18] measurement and class rules compliance signoff document for you to print.
[24/08/18] PRE-Measurement and compliance signoff document for you to print, scan and return by email.
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. The rules do not permit additional holes or fixings to the spars which theoretically means moving the becket is out of class.
After much hard work I am pleased to confirm that WTC will be giving a written dispensation for the UK 2018 Nationals, ie: A second becket appropriately located is class legal. This will be posted at the Nationals and rules changed for the worlds 2019.
A de rotating spanner may also be caused by insufficient mainsheet tension, differing diamond tensions, bent top mast, or shrouds of different lengths. Don’t be tempted to increase kicker loads to prevent the problem as you will unnecessarily de power the boat whilst masking the basic problem.
We are aware that many owners of the more recent Bethwaite boats are living with the derotation problem.
Rod Porteous   -   Chairman Tasr UK Association
Regretfully the UK tasar association were not consulted in the matter. Julian Bethwaite pushed the changes through under his ability to change the specification of the boat. There was a challenge by the Australians that argued this was a design change, not specification. It ended up with world sailing to announce a view, hence the announcement link above.
To put it in context a limited number of boats have been built and the highest placed was 13th in the Australian nationals.
The real difference is the reduction of turbulence around the Board. Tasar UK are working with the WTC to get a rule change to the treatment and finishing of the resilient foam filler.
Currently the filler must be made of a resilient material, ie: One that deforms, bounces back, and recovers its orginal form and can not be faired in. A rather clever, cheap and effective modification to reduce turbulence has been developed by the Hayling sailors which is currently according to confirmation from the Chief WTC measurer not legal. It is higly unlikley to be accepted in time for the nationals, but we may get an exemption and will keep posting progress of current discussions.