Telltales March 2016

In this edition of Telltales from March 2016 you will find: A new pathway for sailors 2016 Worlds update & 2018 venue announced Postcard from Dubai Australian Championships wrap-up Where does your boat come from? Upcoming events Click on the link below to read Telltales Telltales March 2016

Hi from Dubai!

Clubs & Programs

We asked Kathy Saxton from Dubai to tell us about their sailing program in Hansa boats, and this is her story. Sailability has been operating from the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club since 2009. Initially there were 5 volunteers and 11 students. In 2016 we have grown incredibly as a group and we now have 42… Continue Reading

Regatta for Hansa 2.3 sailors to be held in Bali


by S4e Bali Sports Foundation,together with Royal Bali Yacht Club is pleased to announce the holding of the first disabled sailing regatta in Indonesia. The Bali International Disabled Sailing Regatta will be held from the 12th to 16th October, 2016 at the Royal Bali Yacht Club on Serengan Island, Bali. (This is a change from the… Continue Reading

Liberties sailors take to the water in New Zealand

Clubs & Programs

by Sherida Bland A group of sailors in Hansa Liberties set out last month from Hawkes Bay in New Zealand on a day trip to Flat Rock – 9 nautical miles away. One of the sailors, Sherida Bland wrote this article. Tim, Sonny, Chelsea and Sherida, 4 sailors with Sailability in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand,… Continue Reading

200 days till the Hansa World Championships

In just 200 days, sailors from around the world will be in Medemblik, the Netherlands, preparing for competition in the 2016 Hansa World and International Championships. All the information for this event – Notice of Race, Accommodation information and charter boat details – are available on the event website – Organisers have been fielding enquires… Continue Reading

Hansa 2.3 birthday regatta a huge success

The long awaited 23rd birthday party and regatta for the Hansa 2.3 has been held on the weekend of Oct 3rd & 4th and has been hailed a great success. Sailors from across NSW, ACT, SA & Victoria gathered in Nowra to celebrate the 23rd birthday of this iconic boat. The event attracted 29 boats… Continue Reading

Sailing Instructions released for the 2.3 birthday regatta

The Sailing Instructions for the Hansa 2.3 23rd birthday regatta have been released. The SI’s can be read or downloaded here. Across Saturday there will be 4 Open races, a Ladies race, and the APIA Over 50’s race. On Sunday, there will be 3 Open races in the morning session, a break for Lunch, another Open… Continue Reading

2 SKUD18’s take to the water in Japan


2 SKUD18s that recently arrived in Japan have hit the water. The boats were purchased from Australia by Sailability Hiroshima, with assistance from Hiroshima South Rotary Club and Hiroshima Sailing Association and shipped over together to Kobe and now make their home in Hiroshima. The boats were presented to Japanese sailors at a recent ceremony… Continue Reading

More details for the 2.3 birthday regatta

With just 10 days to go until entries close, we have 25 boats already entered, so there is still time to get your entries in… see this link for Entry Form and Birthday Party Dinner details. More information about the venue, car & trailer parking is available here. The Birthday Party dinner will be held at… Continue Reading