Hartley success and upcoming events

February 1st, 2020

SPASC proudly hosted the 2019 Hartley TS16 National Championships and the Weta-Class NSW State Titles between 28 Dec 19 and 3 Jan 20. Both events were a resounding success and could not have occurred without the tireless efforts of our SPASC voluteers. Thank you all!

Following is an extract from the Hartley TS16 newsletter:

“The 2019-2020 Australian Hartley TS16 Championships has concluded with a strange sail that started in 3 knots southerly and ended in 8 knot north easterly. Two boats did their research and chose the left side of the course which the wind-change favoured while the rest painfully drifted on the southern shore. Benni and Precious had nearly an entire leg lead on the rest of the fleet at the first mark but Sandman and Sinister were close on their heels. The wind shift made the wing mark the only mark upwind and the rest were reaching legs. [The regatta saw] 21 boats sailing in seven races in differing conditions which allowed the best sailors to show their skills.

The Speers Point Amateur Sailing Club were great hosts and professional in all aspects of the regatta. Also thanks to NSW association Officials Paul Pritchard Race Secretary, Andrew Penfold Race Measurer and Glen Nolan (SPASC) for starting the whole process.”

The second half of the season is now off and running with the eagerly-anticipated Marathon scheduled for 8 Feb (NOR here), the 2020 Hartley TS16 Lake Macquarie Challenge on 1 Mar (NOR here) and the season-closing Anzac Day Regatta, 25 Apr.

To register for upcoming SPASC events, please visit Australian Sailing’s revolutioniseSPORT.

May you all have fair winds and following seas. See you on the start-line…

Authorised by J. Hackett, SPASC Publicity Officer

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