Tasmanian Paper Tiger Catamaran Association


Welcome to the Tasmanian Paper Tiger Catamaran Association (TPTCA) website. This site covers Tasmanian-specific information for the Paper Tiger Catamaran class. For general information on Paper Tiger Catamarans, go to the Paper Tiger Catamaran International Association (PTCIA) website.

The Paper Tiger Catamaran (PT) is currently raced competitively at The Lauderdale Yacht Club in southern Tasmania and is looking to expand to other interested clubs. PTs are raced  in most Australian states and also has active associations in Queensland,South Australia,New South Wales and Victoria.

 The Paper Tiger Catamaran is an exciting single-handed catamaran that provides enjoyable, competitive racing for a wide range of ages, weights and strengths. It has tight control over the rules that guarantees exceptional racing, yet there is sufficient freedom within the rules to give plenty of opportunity for sailors to experiment.

The class in Tasmania has had a major resurgence after hosting a successful Australian Championship at the Lauderdale club in January 2011. This event was won by local sailor Bruce Rose competing against a quality national fleet.

Since the Nationals the fleet has almost doubled with a number of boats being brought to Tasmania from interstate to strengthen the local numbers.

Please don’t hesitate to contact on of our committee members for more information or call down to the Lauderdale Yacht Club one Sunday between November and March* and take a look for yourself!

*Check our calendar at the top of the page.

Bruce Rose takes the lead in the 2011 PT nationals