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Photo gallery updated Nov 29 2016 re Christmas Party and Rosebowl Weekend.

6th Dec: New member on Existing Members Page

6th Dec: The Spencer Gulf Cruise notice on Cruising Events Page 






Welcome to the Trailer Sailer Association of South Australia

The TSASA covers all classes of trailer sailers, almost any trailerable yacht that has a cabin where members may sleep and membership is open to anyone interested in trailerable yachting.

The aim of the TSASA is to promote safe trailerable yachting through a program of

 Cruising allows the TSASA to travel to far-away places such as the Whitsunday Islands, Sir Joseph Banks Group, Tasmania, Gippsland and Coffin Bay as well as destinations closer to home such as the River Murray and The Coorong.

Racing events include the Rosebowl which is the flagship race, a handicap race sailed from North Haven. Other races are spread throughout the season and include the Women's Classic at Clayton, the Grecian Cup sailed from North Haven and the Adelaide Shores Classic from North Haven to the Adelaide Boat Club.

Social events are an important part of the club and include enjoyable meetings with guest speakers and bar facilies, the Opening Day celebration, the Annual Presentation Dinner, Christmas Picnic and numerous opportunities to socialise during sailing weekends.

Safety and skills development occurs in a friendly atmosphere designed to assist you. Useful information is made available through the Members Handbook, Safety Management Procedure, the monthely "Bilgewater" magazine, safety days, mentoring and guest speakers. 

 Aims of the TSASA

  • Maximise members' use and enjoyment of their trailerable yachts
  • Offer an extensive program of on water activities
  • Learn from the collective wisdom of the membership
  • Improve on sailing skills and local knowledge of our waterways
  • Learn to cope under different sailing conditions

Background of the TSASA

The Trailer Sailer Association of SA Inc began in 1967 when a group of trailer sailer owners met at Largs Bay Sailing Club to form an association. The founding officers were Peter Moore, Don Hodgson, Graham Gibbs, Tom Gluyas and Hartley Wilkinson. They owned home built and timber boats, mainly Randell 20's, Hartley TS18's and TS16's.  


 Important Disclaimer

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TSASA Calendar

 Printable 2016 - 2017 Calendar is available by clicking here


Dec 31st 2016 to Jan 14th 2017 Tasmania Major Cruise  Details Cruising page

January 22d Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic - not a TSASA event but many of our members enter.

January 27 - 29 Vincent Open Classic - not a TSASA event but again some of our members will be in it.

February 4th - 5th Flotilla for Kids see Non TSASA event page

February 7th General Meeting Tuesday 8 pm  Henley Beach Sailing Club. Speaker Brian Lawrie on trailer and yacht maintenance.  Bring your own supper to share.  Bar open 

February 25th 26th Womens' Classic Race and Social Weekend At the Royal SA Yacht Squadron.  Sat evening at the squadron and the race the next day. Details Racing page

March - Possible Gulf Cruise to be organised.

March 7th General Meeting Tuesday 8 pm Henley Beach Sailing Club. Paper charts and electronic maps for boats and vehicles by speaker Anthony Stevens - long-standing map expert from the map shop Peel Street Adelaide. Bring your own supper to share.  Bar open.

March 11 - 25th Port Broughton and Upper Spencer Gulf Cruise Starting at Pt Broughton with Roy Martin as Cruise Leader

April 4th General Meeting Tuesday 8 pm Henley Beach Sailing Club. Speaker on TSASA Sandy Strait cruise and Fraser Island . Bring your own supper to share.  Bar open.

April 14th to 28th Gippsland Lakes Cruise School holidays cruise.  Details to follow on Cruising page.

April 14th to 17th Easter Lower Lakes Cruise Goolwa or Clayton.  Always excellent fun. Details to follow on Cruising page

May 2nd General Meeting Tuesday at 8 pm Henley Beach Sailing Club.  David Churchill will be speaking on the Independence project, American River. Bring your own supper to share.  Bar open.  

May 20th Presentation Dinner Venue to be advised.

June 6th General Meeting Tuesday at 8 pm At the Henley Beach Sailing Club.  Speaker to be advised.  BYO supper to share.  Bar open

June 10th to 12th Longweekend Murray River Cruise Cook up competition and Pentanque. Details to follow on Cruising page.

July 4th General Meeting Tuesday at 8 pm  At the Henley Beach Sailing Club.  Jerzy Kawecki will be speaking on his sailing trip in Croatia.  BYO supper to share.  Bar open