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Sabre Sailing Dinghy

Australia's most popular one design single handed class. The fun Single hander that is easy to sail but difficult to master.

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We welcome Harold Medd as our new National Measurer who has taken over the position following the resignation of Nick Mouat.

Great to have you on board.  


Use our Facebook page to ask a question and keep up to date at "Sabre National Championships – Tassie 2015/2016" or via


The Derwent Sailing Squadron is situated at 23 Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay.
Find them on Facebook Derwent Sailing Squadron Inc or website www.dssinc.org.au
The DSS is a 5 minute drive from Hobart CBD and 15 minute walk to Salamanca.
Also only a 5 minute walk to Sandy Bay Supermarkets, Pharmacy, Restaurants, Banks etc.
There are so many reasons why you should show up!

The City of Hobart is picturesque and easy to get around. Great attractions, including Salamanca Market, the historic waterfront, Mt Wellington, and many many more...
Experience the sense of adventure on the Spirit of Tasmania across Bass Straight. Find them at www.spiritoftasmania.com.au

3 hour drive to Hobart when you dock at Devonport, so take the time to visit the many attractions Tasmania has to offer. Visit www.discovertasmania.com.au  for more information. If you want to cut down your costs, rack your boat on the car or stack 3 on a trailer.
There's quality accommodation all around Hobart ranging from the Casino right next to the Yacht Club, Henry Jones Art Hotel, and Hotel Grand Chancellor at the waterfront to B & B's, apartments and cabins.
What other National do you go to and see the finish of the historic Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and be part of the fantastic post race atmosphere at Constitution Dock!
Get up close and personal with the 8 time line honours winner Wild Oats XI.

The Hobart Summer Festival has many events taking place right on the waterfront which features the Taste of Tasmania food and wine festival. Visit their website at www.tasteoftasmania.com.au and you could enjoy the berries and all the food Tasmania has to offer.
Our Natural Wilderness and Unique Wildlife is not to be missed. Nineteen outstanding National Parks, including Freycinet and the magical Wine Glass Bay on the East Coast.
As well as the Bay of Fires further up the East Coast, named by Lonely Planet as the world's hottest travel destination!
There's a range of excellent half day trips possible, including Port Arthur on the spectacular Tasman Peninsula, Russell Falls National Park, Peppermint Bay Restaurant overlooking Bruny Island, and the scenic Huon Valley.

Please take the time to look through heaps more photos on our Facebook page.
For more information please contact

Chris Keil
0408 406 127

Andrew Bradshaw
0418 141 952

The next big event is the annual Teams Racing at Mordialloc SC on 21th March 2015.  This is the event where everyone and anyone can win.  Everyone taking part will be part of a team of 4  with an experienced team captain.  The teams will be as evenly matched as we can make them so that every team has a chance of winning.  Its been a great event in the past with a lot of people taking part.  This year we are introducing a coaching element so that sailors who tend to be at the back of the fleet get some help from those at the front so we are scheduling an earlier start.

Enter simply by sending me an email  medd@tpg.com.au   Mordi will charge their normal visitor entry fee for the event.


Arrival time                             10am for team allocation

Off Water coaching                10.30 / 11.30


On Water Coaching                12.30 / 1.30

Racing                                      1.30pm  for 3 Short Races

The 40th Sabre State Championship is being hosted by McCrae Yacht Club (McCYC) on 14th to 15th of February 2015.
This is an ‘open’ championship and any 2014/15 financial member of a State Sabre association may enter and be eligible for all prizes.

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Entry is by registering through Trybooking or by returning a hard copy entry form in the Notice of Race (NOR).

Enter Here via Try Booking

If you are Victorian and are not a 2014/15 financial member (website membership DOES NOT constitute being a Financial member) then you may renew or become a financial member of Sabre Sailing Association of Victoria through the following Trybooking link. http://www.trybooking.com/58633




Welcome from the SSAA committee - with less than 4 weeks until the nationals in Adelaide.

It's been a busy time for the national committee - and it's great to be able to change the focus in terms of what we are writing about. So first new news - we have a new (acting) President of the SSAA - being Qld president Alan Wilson. Alan has a long sailing background in dinghies - particularly the Contender class - and is now a keen Sabre sailor. Once ratified at the AGM in a month - it is the intention that we'll move away from the 'rotating' president model that we've long used and instead look to keep a president in place for several years. We're also hoping to bolster the committee with additional new blood in the form of our WA and SA Presidents Pete Coop and Graeme McLeay. Charlotte Coop (WA Secretary) will also be providing additional secretarial and website support.

We're also going to be establishing a measurement sub-committee to substantially bolster our resourcing in this critical area. This will mean that we can have some people focussing on the operational side of measurement - getting the 40 or so new Sabres each year processed - whilst others are focussed on our key strategic areas like updating measurement rules, introducing FRP builder licencing, and the preparation of standardised templates.

We've also adopted web-based video conferencing to permit the committee to have online meetings monthly - a huge advance on anything we've had previously. With the big agenda we've set for 2015 - this will prove to be a major positive.

So - hope your 2014/15 season is going well - and for those heading to Adelaide - we'll see you soon.

On behalf of the SSAA 3 December 2014

Sabre Trademark Has Been Handed Over – Now We Can Really Get Moving.


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SSAA Reaction to Brett Young's Announcement That He Has Trademarked The Term 'Sabre'


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