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May 2nd 2018

Race results and trophies for 2017-2018 season on the Racing page

 NEW LIFE JACKET REGULATIONS link on the Safety page




Welcome to the Trailer Sailer Association of South Australia NOW IN OUR 51st YEAR!

TRAILER SAILER ASSOCIATION OF SA 50TH ANNIVERSARY 2017 On March 31,1967, the first meeting of the TSASA was held at the Largs Bay Sailing Club. The records state that it was “an informal gathering of people interested in forming an association for trailer sailer yachts”; the yachts back then being primarily Hartleys and Randalls. A motion was moved, seconded and passed to form the Trailer Sailer Association of South Australia. The initial focus was mainly on racing, but as membership grew and boats changed, cruising and social events featured more in the annual calendar. Today we have a strong Association of like-minded people where friendships are made, skills are learned and shared and all enjoy the thrill of being on the water.

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

Nothing in this publication is, or is to be taken as advice, and, except for authorised statements, any other statement or opinion is that of the contributor or advertiser and not the TSASA. The TSASA, its officers and members expressly disclaim any liability to any person for anything done or admitted to be done in reliance upon anything contained in this publication.

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TSASA Calendar


Printable 2017 - 2018 Calendar is available by clicking here


June 5th General Meeting Tuesday at 8 pm  At the Henley Beach Sailing Club.  BYO supper to share.  No guest speaker but short member contribution.  Bar open

June 9 - 11th  LONG WEEKEND CRUISE ON THE RIVER MURRAY See Cruising Events page

July 3rd General Meeting and Annual General MeetingTuesday at 8 pm  At the Henley Beach Sailing Club.  BYO supper to share.  Bar open

Sept 15th - Oct 12th MAJOR CRUISE 2 DIFFERENT MURRAY RIVER LOCATIONS See Cruising Events page


Preliminary plans

September/October Moreton Bay/ Clarence River or Pt Stephens/ Myall Lakes / Macquarie Lakes.