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All of those who complete the survey will receive free class membership for 2022.

The Tasar GBR Class Association is running an on-line survey to re-connect with the many Tasar helms and crews throughout Great Britain.

The Tasar was introduced to the UK in 1975 and it is estimated there are some 500 boats in dinghy parks and garages up and down the country. This survey seeks to re-connect with the sailors of those boats to understand their plans, to canvas their opinions on how the committee should run the class going forwards and to gain feedback on what events the sailors would like to see in the programme.

The Tasar was a designed by Frank Bethwaite and was widely considered to be well ahead of its time. With its lightweight, fine lined hull and sophisticated rig it is easily driven to high-performance without the need for trapeze or spinnaker.

The design concept allows teams of all shapes and sizes to compete with the class being particularly popular with couples, parent and child combinations and friends alike. Typical crew weights range from 130 150kgs ... and some a little higher.

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 survey is just 13 questions and should only take a few minutes to complete.

https://www.questionpro.com/t/AUIP1Zpgba

All responses will remain confidential and secure. Thank you in advance for your valuable insights. Your input will be used to ensure that we continue to meet your needs. We appreciate your trust and look forward to serving you in the future.

Please forward this link on to any other Tasar GBR sailors.



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Is there an estimate for the numbers of Tasars sailing in the UK on a relatively regular basis?  Where are they sailed mostly?
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There is a map showing the clubs on the class website. 


They sold loads of boats early on but Ive no idea how many are still active. More than youd think Id guess. 
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are they still being manufactured, always a highly underrated boat imho.... 
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Originally posted by turnturtle

are they still being manufactured, always a highly underrated boat imho.... 

yes they are still built in the Southern Hemisphere and are imported here: https://www.tasarsailing.com/buy-a-tasar-link

There have been a number of UK builders over the years but not at present. Most of the current UK Tasars that are active were built by Rondar and are long lasting ... 

The boat isn't underrated by those that sail them  Wink

It was ahead of it's time and is still an excellent two person hiker and ideal for couples and parent / child combinations. Performance is pretty impressive for a 2 sail hiker too ... 

Originally posted by getafix

Is there an estimate for the numbers of Tasars sailing in the UK on a relatively regular basis?  Where are they sailed mostly?


Hard to know as they are well spread around the UK; best estimates are that there have been about 800 Tasars sold into the UK over the years but how many of those are still afloat and/or active is hard to tell.

The ones we know about are shown on this map:
https://www.tasargbr.org/clubs-locations/

We have 99 members of the Tasar GBR Class Association so I assume they are all active plus there must be others that sail that are not members ... 

Where are you? Would you like a test sail?


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