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2023 Tasar Victorian State Titles at Sandringham Yacht Club

by Blaise Vinot 19 Mar 2023 23:32 PDT 11-13 March 2023
2023 Tasar Victorian State Titles © Blaise Vinot

A large and competitive fleet of Tasar sailors from all over Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania descended on the Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) for the 2023 Victorian Tasar State Titles sponsored by Rooster Sailing.

The event was run as a test event for the competitors and SYC race management for the 2024 Tasar World Championships - All sailors left the event having thoroughly enjoyed the sailing, racing and social activities and looking forward to sailing in the World Championships in nine months time. Sandringham Yacht club used the opportunity well and brought in the World's Race Officer, Steve Aulich, and his very experienced team to run the championship. Steve and his team knows the class and club well and ran an exceptional regatta.

A highlight of the regatta was the post racing debrief, in which all sailors partook. Eventual State Champions and former World Champions, Chris Dance and Peter Hackett opened up their considerable wealth of knowledge and imparted some great tips to an eager audience. The Tasar Association of Victoria conducts formalised training regularly for members and the debrief has become an informal adjunct to that to help people maximise the enjoyment of their sailing.

Chris and Peter started the regatta well, but an OCS in race 5 put hem under some pressure but held onto a comfortable lead throughout. Young guns James Sly / Eliza Solly (49erFX legend), Harrison Sly / Zara Challis finished in 2nd and 3rd respectively with former world champions Paul Ridgway / Bronwyn Ridgway having a bad final day falling to 4th overall. Gary Ratcliffe / Robyn Ratcliffe finished fast with a win in the final heat to hold out Contender World Champion Mark Bulk / Oliver Bulka for 5th.

The excitement for the 2024 Worlds is growing with an expected fleet of 100 plus Tasars. Many overseas boats have also expressed interest including sailors with Olympic Gold Medals, World Champions and many National Champions. We are especially excited to be hosted by the Sandringham Yacht Club and looking forward to a truly memorable event, filled with great camaraderie from a great group of sailors that know how to enjoy themselves on and off the water. Entries are now open, and more information can be found at - Nationals December 28th - 31st 2023 Worlds 2nd - 9th of January 2024

Overall Results:

PosSail NoSkipperCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
12980Chris DancePeter HackettSYC / MSC1111(OCS)12411
2AUS2970James SlyEliza SollySandringham Yacht Club22264‑71320
32976Harrison SlyZara ChallisSyc6334323‑1324
42948Paul RidgwayBronwyn RidgwaySandringham445314‑151536
52964Gary RatcliffeRobyn RatcliffeGRSC‑17765855137
6AUS 2971Mark BulkaOliver BulkaMcCrae YC310‑117237739
72968Claire MeddSimon MeddSandringham Yacht Club584261011‑1446
82852Murray O'BrienLiam O'BrienMcCrae Yacht Club858‑127691053
92911Peter DaviesPia Lehtonen‑DaviesBalmoral Sailing Club14111210994‑1669
102579Tim DavisEstelle DavisRGYC791614‑181710275
112907Brad JonesAllegra JonesSandringham15619813‑2361178
122811Alan RileyGeoff SmithMcCrae YC9‑19131358161781
132883Peter DavisKaren DavisRoyal Yacht Club of Tas / Hampton SC‑1813991212141887
142963Stuart TempletonNicole KidmanSomerton YC1117711101418‑1988
15AUS 2192Ian TaylorWilliam TaylorHampton SC‑1915181614138589
162941Alistair MurrayKate VinotSandringham Yacht Club‑16141515161113892
171839Taj DuffLucas ScheyGLYC1316‑20201719129106
182617Andrew MartinLawson ShawSafety Beach Sailing Club101214171122(DNC)DNC117
192924Chas ThompsonPeter MartinCairn Curran SC201810181515‑2522118
202954Ludovic LabatGautier LabatSomers YC2321‑281919161912129
212790Daniel McCutcheonClaire GustavssonSomers YC222322(UFD)21202221151
222823David TaylorAndrew MartinSandringham YC212417(DNC)DNCDNC236153
232872Neil TemperleyEliza DaltonDobroyd Aquatic Club24‑26262323182023157
242323Philip SchwarzGreta SchwarzSomers2528212420(DNC)2120159
252854Cary PediciniPat PediciniSomers YC122025(UFD)DNCDNC1724160
262789Ian ScholesDoina CantaSomers‑2725232222212426163
272843Lynden RobertsKatrina HarrisSomers YC2922272125(DNC)2625175
28902Seb van AakenChris LovingHampton Sailing Club2829302524(DNC)2827191
292772Rob GilpinKellie CartledgeSandringham Yacht Club262724(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC201
301836Paul StampValeria LemaElwood Sailing Club30302926(DNC)DNC2728201

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