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Countdown to the Tasar World Championship 2024 - 15 Days Left for Early Bird Entries

by Chris Payne 14 Jun 2023 06:44 PDT 2-9 January 2024
Tasar Australian championship 2014 at Blairgowrie © Russell Bates

As the highly anticipated Tasar World Championship 2024 draws near, sailing enthusiasts and competitors from around the globe are gearing up for what promises to be an exhilarating event. With only 15 days left for early bird entries, the fleet is shaping up to be not only large but also highly competitive, featuring a multitude of sailing stars. The event is being held in Melbourne, Australia.

Among the formidable teams set to compete, the United States boasts a strong contingent led by multiple world champions, including the renowned gold medalist Jonathan McKee. McKee's impressive track record and sailing prowess make the US team a force to be reckoned with.

Not to be outdone, the British team brings their own set of champions, with Steve and Sarah Cockerill leading the charge. Steve, a multiple world champion, is embarking on his first Tasar World Championship, adding an extra layer of anticipation and excitement to the competition.

The Japanese team, known for their dedication and skill, is also sending a formidable lineup to the championship. Their strong presence is sure to add an international flair to the event, making it a truly global gathering of sailing talent.

Meanwhile, the Australian team is generating significant buzz, with rumors circulating about the possible participation of a couple of gold medalists. Alongside these potential superstars, the Australian roster boasts several Tasar World Champions, including the renowned Nicole "Sailor Girl" Douglass, who will be sailing with Rob Douglass. Observers have spotted Chris Dance and Peter Hackett, as well as Paul and Bronwyn Ridgway, diligently training at the Sandringham Yacht Club, further fueling the anticipation for the event.

Once the Contender Worlds conclude, spectators can expect to see the formidable father-and-son duo, Mark and Oliver Bulka, take to the training grounds. With multiple Contender World Championships under their belt, the Bulkas are certain to add to the excitement and fierce competition at the Tasar World Championship.

In a bid to promote fair competition and inclusivity, the weight rule has been lifted, allowing smaller crews to showcase their skills and challenge the traditional sailing norms. This change is expected to level the playing field and result in exhilarating races where strategy and teamwork take center stage.

While the championship promises to be a spectacular event, it's with a tinge of disappointment that we note the absence of the current Australian National Champion, James and Tara Burman. The Burmans have opted to prioritize family time, and although their presence will be missed, it serves as a reminder of the importance of balancing personal and professional pursuits.

For those eager to join the excitement, early bird entries are available for the next 15 days. To secure your place in this thrilling event, visit or explore options at Sly Boat Building and NB Sports. Complete details on how to enter can be found at

Get ready to witness the clash of sailing titans and the emergence of new stars at the upcoming Tasar World Championship. With the clock ticking, seize the opportunity to be part of this unforgettable sailing spectacle.

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