Sabre Nationals Hobart 11-14 January 2023

21 August 2022

It’s now time to start organising your travel to Hobart for the Sabre Australian nations which will be held at Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. Races commence 11 through to 14 January. The Notice of Race is here.

At this time of year Tasmanian is abuzz with action. From the finish of the three major offshore races being Syd-Hob, Melb-Hob (50th anniversary race) and Launceston Hob, to Taste of Tasmania, other national titles are being held on the river. It’s just a great time of year weather wise, ideally bookings should be made early on the Spirit of Tasmania to risk not missing out. We are conscious that easy transport options may be now booked out and are looking at the concept of containers from Melbourne return. More information should be available in late August which we will advise by Mailchimp and Facebook.

Even better come down for the state titles in early December, leave your boat, we can arrange storage and then come back for the Nationals.

Accommodation bookings at this time of year can be tight, so best not to leave this until the last moment. Sandy Bay and Battery Point are within easy walking distance from the sailing. Some accommodation options are here.

There is plenty to do and see in and around Hobart so why not include the Sabre Nationals in a family holiday? In the mornings or in the afternoons while you are racing, the family can visit Mona, the museum and local wineries. A video of the location is here.

Despite the covid lockdowns in recent years, Sabres have managed to maintain and increase their participation in flagship events. Our previous Nationals held in Canberra, that were postponed for a year, had a fleet of 21 boats, down due to covid restrictions; the Vic States had 90 Sabres and Tasmania’s States a fleet of y boats. Reports of these events can be seen on

Here is an opportunity to sail in a big fleet against the best in Australia. Book your trip and enter now!