Attention: Looking for Tasar boats
Published on March 17th, 2022
For North American sailors, it is a massive opportunity when World Championship titles are held in their continent, but disruption from the pandemic continues to have its ripple effect. Case in point is the 2022 Tasar World to be held September 20-25 in Seattle, WA.
The elite of the Pacific Northwest are creatures of this class, with World titles held by local helms Anthony Boscolo, Carol Buchan, Charlie McKee, Jonathan McKee, and Jay Renehan. As Frank Sinatra sang, “If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere.”
But as Jonathan McKee reports, the event needs help:
Because of global supply chain issues, containers are very hard to get right now, very expensive, and without reliable delivery dates. This is proving to be a real challenge for our foreign friends, especially the Japanese and Australian Tasar sailors.
The Tasar team in Seattle is trying to find a way to provide charter boats to the foreign team, but all the boats that we know of around the northwest are already spoken for. However, we know there are lots of Tasars out there that could be fixed up and chartered to a foreign team. We just don’t know how to find them!
Consider this a ‘Call to Arms’ for all Tasar owners to contact us and make their boats available for sale or charter. The charterer would typically provide sails and blades, so we just need decent hulls and spars. We would be willing to do some driving to collect the boats.
If you own a Tasar, or know of any in your area, contact Anthony Boscolo: firstname.lastname@example.org