TS16s, also known as Hartleys, race most Saturday afternoons from September to April, with a break over Christmas and occasional rest days when large-scale sailing events are held at the club. The races commence at 2pm, and are usually well over by 5pm.
The courses are triangular, going around Snapper and Spectacle Islands and, depending on the wind, around Cockatoo Island as far as Mann’s Point, or down to Huntley’s Point.
The TS16 sailers are friendly but that does not blunt their competitive edge. Some have sailed for decades, others had never sailed until they stepped into a TS16. TS16 sailors range in age from their twenties to their seventies.
If you are interested in learning about the fleet, come down to the club on a Saturday before 12 and meet some of the sailors. There are also frequent opportunities to crew.
Divisional Committee contacts are available here.
National and state championship details are available on the Hartley TS16 Association Australia site.