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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

November 1st    General Meeting Tuesday 8 pm Henley Beach SC Randal Cooper talking about his 25 years in yacht rigging.  BYO supper. Bar open.

November 12th non-TSASA event Garden Island Yacht Club Big Day Out.

NOTE DATE CHANGE to November 19th and 20th Rosebowl Race and Safety Event Garden Island Yacht Club.  Safety event Sat afternoon and BYO BBQ Sat night. Rosebowl Race Sun morning. See Racing page

November 27th Christmas Picnic at Hindmarsh Island. Details will follow on the Social page

December 6th General Meeting Tuesday at 8 pm Henley Beach Sailing Club. No speaker. Bring Christmas supper to share. 


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

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

February 7th General Meeting Tuesday 8 pm  Henley Beach Sailing Club. 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.

April 4th General Meeting Tuesday 8 pm Henley Beach Sailing Club. Speaker to be advised. 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. Speaker to be advised. 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.