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Welcome to the Official Australian Sharpie Sailing Association website!
It seems that once you start sailing these iconic three person dinghies you can't give them up - it doesn't matter what age you are, sailing Sharpies is just so much


WA Sharpies set course for a big weekend with the WA State Titles!

31 January - 1 February 2015 at Mandurah Offshore Fishing & Sailing Club

The weather looks light and variable again so everyone is in with a chance. Vern and his team of moth magicians must be considered favourites to take out an unprecedented three peat. Dave Meehan on Vita Brevis and Mandurah local Ash Gayboy Gabrielson skippering Bullit are strong contenders with plenty of local knowledge in the kit. Two weeks of Tasar sailing should have both of the in peak performance. Could the fickle conditions play into the Busso boy’s hands as they are constantly sailing in this shifty of shore pattern? The dark horse is heavy weather specialist no turned light weather Guru Graham Keys who appears to have SBD Drilling tuned perfectly in the light stuff. He and the boys put on a clinic last Sunday at MBSC with a massive win in the light and variable easterly.

One thing is certain the beer will taste great as the sun sets on Saturday evening and there will be a winner Sunday afternoon.

Cheers, Craig Mann, President WASSA

SA Sharpies take out the monohulls in the Milang to Goolwa Classic
Australian sharpies were the fastest three monohulls in the Milang to Goolwa (raced on 25 January 2015) all three only finishing minutes apart after 2 hours and 45 minutes. First prize a $500 insurance voucher from Club Marine. The SA boys had several approaches about how to get into sharpies, people could not believe how fast a sharpie was upwind. Sharpie sailors need to put this one on the calendar for next year..... read more

Mal Higgins writes history, winning the Sharpie National Championship for the 7th time!!

Full results of the 72nd Sharpie Nationals available here Read more on Down Under Sail
Slideshows of each heat, with photos by Lou Hollis and Korinda Laine are available on Gallery page.

Hartas Productions, one of the Regatta sponsors, captured the action with this stunning wrap-up video.

Dates for 2015-16 National Championships - to be hosted by the Tasmanian Division - have just been released:

  • Thusday 31st December 2015 - Measuring / Welcome Night
  • Friday 1st January 2016 - Lay day
  • Saturday 2nd January 2016 - Invitation races / more measuring before racing!
  • Sunday 3rd January 2016 - Heat 1
  • Monday 4th January 2016 - Heats 2/3
  • Tuesday 5th January 2016 - Heats 4/5 (with states night that evening)
  • Wednesday 6th January 2016 - Lay Day
  • Thursday 7th January 2016 - Heat 6 (possibly another heat / re-sail)
  • Friday 8th January 2016 - Heat 7 (possibly another heat / re-sail) - Presentation Night

Who could imagine a better way to spend New Year’sthan at one of the infamous Sharpie Carnivals, and Jacob Nicols from Victoria says this year’s is one to go down in the history books. Besides Mal Higgins' momentous victory (equalling John Cuneo’s record and set to break the record for most wins in Sharpie history next year) the off-the-water entertainment has more stories than the amount of brain cells Jake has left.... read more

National Measurer - bought a Sharpie recently? Built yourself a new one? Get your details to Rob Turton, National Measurer, and he will send you out a Registration Certificate.

Crews wanted! Experienced sailors needed to keep this growing fleet on the water. Check out the wanted ads or send in your details...find out more here.

Updated By-Laws now available
The By-Laws have been amended to include carbon booms, spinnaker poles and how to run National Championships.... find out more

New to Sharpie sailing? Check out the Sharpies for Dummies guide - or read up on Performance Tips from past national champions.


Must be the bargain of the year - this much boat, sails and registered trailer for $800? Or maybe you'd prefer a boat to take on the best of the best for $13,000? Whatever your budget, get onto the Boats4Sale page, get yourself a Sharpie and get sailing. Boats and bits from WA, SA, VIC and NSW are listed on the Boats4sale page ...

John Cuneo as Patron
It was with great pleasure that the Australian Sharpie Sailing Association appointed Olympic Gold Medalist John Cuneo as Patron of the association. John is the class' most successful sailor having won three 12 square metre sharpie titles and four lightweight sharpie titles. Read more about John's background

Australian Sharpie Sailing Association (ASSA) Official Log Book
The ASSA log book lists all the greats of yesteryear and today who have won the various trophies. Some of the names you will recognise as they have gone on to America’s Cup fame and won championships in other classes. 2013-14 version now available.

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