recent club event was a "no mast" cruise up the Yarra River with an overnight stay at Herring Island
Waterway to Windward...The Trailable Yacht Companion. A collection of Des Webb's Inventions and Innovations that
he has developed over 40 years of "muckin' about in boats".
Available from The Secretary - see Contact Details.
For our newer members there is a wealth of knowledge available in our club, help and advice is always close at hand before buying a boat or expensive piece of kit. Members are willing to give
their time to help. Just ask. It's what the club's about.
About our Club The Hartley TS 18 - 21 Yacht Club is primarily devoted to the Richard Hartley designed TS18 and TS 21 Trailer Sailers. As fibreglass boats have increased in popularity some of our members now sail other classes of boats, including Farrs, Sunmaids, Boomerang's and Sunbird's. We are also devoted to having a fun and interesting time on and off the water.
As a group of people who love boats in general we encourage people with a love of yachting to join the club and participate in our many varied activities
Sailing is of course our number one love but a lunchtime stop at a sheltered beach on Westernport Bay comes a close second, as do 4 wheel drive days, theatre nights, winery tours and arranged interest tours. We are a very mixed bunch of seafarers with many of our new members wanting to upgrade from a dinghy and have a more family friendly yacht.
We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month for a committee and general meeting and get together, often with guest speakers.
As well travelled trailer sailors we do not have an official club house, which has the benefit of keeping our fees very low. The meetings are always held in a friendly, central location.
If any landlubbers wish to give trailer sailing a go before jumping in with both feet, contact our membership officer Colin Orchard, see contact details, to consider a sail on one of our next events.