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Tasar at HISC

The Tasar is a 4.5m high performance sailing dinghy, designed to be sailed and raced by a man and a woman or parent and child.

Class Captain - John Rees

The Tasar is super-responsive to sail and light on a trolley – useful on the HISC sandy beach. Optimum crew weights of around 140kg work well and there is a minimum crew weight of 130kg for serious racing events. This stops super lightweights racing away in marginal planing conditions.

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

If anyone is interested in trying a Tasar, there are two old but good boats available to borrow. HISC hosted the Taser Nationals in 2022 and hosted a successful Taser Worlds in 2019. Three Hayling boats were in the top 5 of the 2021 Nationals.

The HISC fleet class captain is John Rees who joined the fleet in 2017. The class website gives details of the different builders and history of the class.