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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


NSW name their State Team for the Nationals

The six NSW State team members for the upcoming Nationals, based on the results of the first three heats of the 2014-15 NSW Sharpie State Championships are:

Sail No. Boat Skipper
N833 Smoke Michael Forster
N898 Truck Todd Curry
N893 Blur Derek Sheppard
N831 DSRP Marc Ablett
N751 Proud Aussie Rick Shortridge
N854 Chilli Factor Kip Tanner

The NSW states were a good event with extremely close racing and great to see some more challengers coming out of the woodwork to create a very open leader board more

Racing in the West...

December 2014 - Matt Jahn had a couple of hot shot FX girls on Origami and they were really flying downhill. Just goes to show those extra KGs really hurt in marginal conditions, not to mention adding in some talent. In the end the tight shy across the club was a bit much for the flee weights and the grunt of 3 solid blokes (Mona, and I use the term blokes loosely) slipped by for the win.... read more

Origami Underwear

As the George Laurens Trophy has not showed up in WA, Trevor Date made a substitute trophy. This will be sent over to NSW with the other WA national trophies. The trophy is .... read more

George Laurens Sharpie Trophy

Remodelled George Laurens Trophy - awarded to the first non State Team representative on handicap

SA and NSW State Titles got underway 28-29 November 2014

Adelaide Sailing Club hosted the SA State Heat Weekend 1... update coming soon!

Port Kembla Sailing Club ran the annual Kembla Klassic, with Round 1 of the NSW Sharpie State Titles being Race 2 on Saturday, and Races 3 & 4 on Sunday... update coming soon!

72nd Sharpie National Championships: 28 December - 5 January 2015

The NSW Division of the Australian Sharpie Sailing Association and Georges River Sailing Club (at Doll's Point on Botany Bay) are gearing up to host this great event. Invitation races will provide entertainment for those enjoying the Legends Lunch and launch of a Sharpie History book. Sponsors are on board for the 7 race series, with both short and long courses set to test the fleet. Hartas Productions will be capturing all the action for your post-race viewing pleasure!

Adults - full series racing: $200 (if paid by 10 December 2014)
Juniors - FREE

Entries are due by 10 December 2015 or late fees apply, so get over to the website dedicated to the 72nd Sharpie Nationals - - and find out all about it.

ONLINE ENTRY - Send in your boat and crew details, registration/insurance certificates and payment through We've had some technical glitches with some browser types, but it's all sorted now.

OFFLINE ENTRY - For those who prefer things more 'hands-on', download this OFFLINE ENTRY FORM, fill it in and send it back to

If you choose to use the Offline Entry Form to enter the nationals, then you have a choice for how to make payment:
A) Use Register Now to make an online payment, OR
B) Pay by EFT direct to the NSW Association (details on the form).

Download the Offline Entry Form pdf (1.3mb) here.

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Western Australia had a cracker of a weekend! On Saturday there were two state selection heats at East Fremantle, and other sharpeis were racing at MBSC and GBYC. For the state selection heats, seven boats (all EFYC) hit the Reach in a light to moderate, puffy and fickle seabreeze.... read more.

In Victoria - Davey's Bay is hosting the Sharpies on Sunday 30th November and it should be a great day as this is a great more.

In Canberra - some people think it only blows hot air .... check this out to see what really happens in the nation's capital, and note the exemplary team work on display by Deep Sea Racing Prawns!


In Tasmania - the PJ mini series was on Saturday out of the Sandy Bay Sailing Club - an update on how "Two Roos and a Blue" and "One Hump or Two" fared will be posted more .

WA Sharpies report on a fantastic atmosphere at Mounts Bay after a short race series. Heaps of boats on the water and good to see the premiere fleet - Sharpies - putting on a performance.... read more

Start line

Action across the start line during the 71st National titles, held on the Swan River, WA, 2013/14.

NSW Sharpies took to Botany Bay for the first weekend of November - and can confirm that GRSC is a fantastic venue for a nationals regatta...

GRSC members Lounge

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.

Sharpie Legends & Supporters Reunion Lunch launched

Botany Bay, 29 December 2014 - During the upcoming 72nd National Championships there will be a Reunion afternoon for Legends and Supporters held at Georges River Sailing Club (GRSC). For added entertainment, sharpies competing in Nationals will be racing in front of the Club as part of the Invitation Series. Stuart Fahey is the contact for the event - come along and find out why this iconic sailing class is still out there, putting on classic regattas. Come along and celebrate the Sharpies 72nd National Championships.

Sharpies Poster for Legends Lunch

Download a printable version of the Sharpies Reunion Poster here

SA Sharpies West Lakes Regatta - Sunday 26 October 2014

WestLakes Regatta

Dave Higgins catches a puff of breeze to claim the Regatta on countback! Fantastic racing, great opportunity for all to see why Sharpie Sailing is so much more about SA Sharpies here

Queensland Sharpies hold their AGM and release their state title race dates and venue information .... read more

In Western Australia - follow WA Sharpies

WA_Sharpies in action

Vanquish [vang-kwish, van-]: verb, to defeat conquer with convincing superiority... Word is out that Vanquish is a very real possibility for NSW and that a trip round the bouys of Botany Bay could be a must this year for Mr Ivanac.

72nd Nationals Video Update # 2 - interview with Michael Forster


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.

Yachting Australia has distributed safety information about trapeze harnesses... full report 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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