The Tasar Association of Western Australia held 5 Races were held over two separate weekends at Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club.
The first 3 races were held during November. The fleet was greeted by a gentle West South Westerly at about 12 to 14 knots. The fleet of 14 boats enjoys the flat water of Comet Bay and the moderate breeze. The racing was very close through the entire fleet, however Escape Boat sailed by Scott Olsen and Julie Olsen sailed strongly to have 3 wins by the end of the day.
Race 1 – 1st Escape Boat, 2nd Critical Path, 3rd Tae Think Again
Race 2 – 1st Escape Boat, 2nd Critical Path, 3rd Tae Think Again
Race 3 – 1st Escape Boat, 2nd Tae Think Again, 3rd Critical Path
Races 4 and 5 were held during December in a West South Westerly again, though the wind strength this time was about 14 to 16 knots. This time Critical Path sailed by David Meehan and Rhyss Edwards managed two wins, beating the eventual State Champions Escape Boat in both races. Tae Think Again wrapped up 3rd place.
Race 4 – 1st Critical Path, 2nd Escape Boat, 3rd Tae Think Again
Race 5 – 1st Critical Path, 2nd Escape Boat, 3rd Unleashed
Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club did a great job accommodating the fleet. The courses were excellent, with true and fair beats and great fast reaches. The sailing water is fantastic and the club facilities are excellent.
The presentation were held after racing on Saturday to reward all the price winners. Robin Olsen made an emotional speech to the competitors saying thanks to TAWA for awarding life membership to him and his late wife Sue Olsen. Both Sue and Robin were recognised for their longstanding support of Tasar Sailing in Western Australia.
After the presentation a social was held, where nearly 40 sailors, family and friends associated with TAWA stayed for meals at the club. This was a fantastic turnout to cap off some great sailing. Part of the social included a door prize. The prize a brand new Tasar Style training Jib provided by Brizo Sails and Canvas was won by Julie Olsen.
Thank you to all the volunteers at Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club. Thanks you to all competitors for making it such a great event and we hope to see you next time.
1st – Escape Boat – Scott Olsen and Julie Olsen
2nd – Critical Path – David Meehan and Rhyss Edwards
3rd – Tae Thing Again – Lloyd Lissiman and Fiona Lissiman
1st – Zailing – Trevor Date and Luke
2nd – Butterfly Effect – Kate Best and Roger best
3rd – Crisp – Dennis Dixon and Peter Brown
1st – Crisp – Dennis Dixon and Peter Brown
2nd – Charisma – Ollie Roodhouse and Ben Roodhouse
Geographe Bay Sailing Club
Best Placed new comer:
1st – Bandicootz – Michael Coote and Glenda Coote