The Hartley TS16’s 2019-20 New South Wales State Championships was held at Saratoga Sailing Club over the October long weekend. The series of 5 races was a great success with 18 boats taking part, including 6 Hartley TS16’s from the Drummoyne Sailing Club. The weather cooperated giving the fleet mainly light winds over five races, two southerly races on Saturday and three north easterly races on Sunday. The racing was very close throughout the series. The Drummoyne Hartley’s final placings were – Uncle Norm finishing in a tie for 2nd place and on count back relegated to 3rd overall. Tranquil 4th, Vinca 6th, Annette 9th, Helen Joy 10th and Murphy’s Law 11th overall. Murphy’s Law also collected the 3rd on handicap trophy.
The Saratoga Sailing Club, located on the picturesque Brisbane Waters, are to be commended for holding an excellent Hartley TS16 State titles regatta. The series of races were conducted in a very friendly environment with all competitors enjoying safe and competitive sailing. A special mention goes to the New South Wales Hartley TS 16 Association and its members for co-ordinating this annual championship event.