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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


75th National Sharpie Championships at Yeppoon - Accommodation update!
KBSC have kindly done a ring around on accommodation options and advise people to book as soon as possible as it is peak tourist season.... find out more.

QLD State Titles - Yeppoon April 29 - 30 2017
Queensland are holding their state titles in Yeppoon in the last weekend in April (29-30 April). This should be a great warm up for the Nationals later this more

NSW Sharpies are ... Looking forward to the final round of the NSW State Titles to be held on Bateman's Bay just before the Anzac Day. Light winds are predicted however a good way to finish the season. Looks as though we'll have a few new starters. Sam Cronin and Kev Whitebread are getting " Voodoo Lounge" on the water with Patrick Roos on Sheet, Wendy Emerton from the ANU is sailing one of their boats. Wendy's been sailing in our Tuesday Night races has got a lot of drive she's shaking up the ANU Club. Also rumour has it that Blake Molleneau will have "Mr Freeze" down there as he's keen to go to Yeppoon.

WA State Titles - Geographe Bay Yacht Club (GBYC) to host the series across the weekend Saturday 25th March to Sunday 26th March 2017. Notice of Race out now

WA Sharpies Presentation Luncheon will be at East Fremantle Yacht Club on Saturday 29th April starting 12 noon. 

Vic Sharpies have continued to see success in Regional Regattas around the state. Richard Jagger, Simon Webster and Derek Hollander sailing " Beer & Pizza" won the monohull section of the Westonport Challenge sailed from Merricks Yacht Club on Westonport. Inland on Lake Burrumbeet 3 sharpies competed in the Burrumbeet Cup with "Rage Factor" Peter Stutchbery 1st, "Breakaway" Peter Coburn 2nd and "Flash as a Rat" Dave Youlden 6th.

NSW State Titles - ROUND 2, Botany Bay - hosted by Georges River Sailing Club
Heats 4,5 on Saturday and 6 & 7 on the Sunday had great winds, great racing and over a dozen sharpies on the water. Congratulations must go to Truck, with Todd Curry and team winning all four races to take out an unassailable lead for the title. Was it fun on the water? For sure. Did GRSC put on a show for afters? You had to be there. Full results Round 1 & 2 NSW State Titles out now.

GRSC at dawn

NEED A BOAT? Sharpies are up for grabs.... Steve Luders is letting go of the Nightmare (SA817) and others are available...find out more on the Boats4Sale page.

Already longing for another ROAD TRIP? Nothing describes it better than this pic of the WA team making it across the Nullabor for the nationals at Mordialloc.

Sharpie Road Trip

75th Sharpie Nationals at YEPPOON - Start planning now!

Get Ready to Get Wet, Get Tropical and enjoy everything Central Queensland has to offer. Read more here, dates are: 29th December 2017 - 5th January 2018

Find out more about the hosts, Keppel Bay Sailing Club and surrounding district.

Queensland Sharpies have started planning for the 75th Nationals, with Keppel Bay Sailing Club at Yeppoon the venue for the 2017/2018 titles, following the clear preference nominated in their recent national survey. ... read more

The last Legends' book will go to the WA Maritime Museum... Stuey Fahey should be proud! After years collecting Sharpie memorabillia - photographs, news-clippings and championship results - Stuey handed over his album to the NSW Sharpie Association which digitised the photos and collated the results, putting together what became the Sharpies Legends book. 170 copies were printed, with most sold to enthusiasts, one lodged with the National Library of Australia and proceeds supporting NSW Sharpies getting to the Hobart and Melbourne nationals. The very last copy of the Sharpie Legends book will be given to the WA Maritime Museum in March 2017.

74th Sharpie National Champions!

Congratulations to Jason Heritage, Marc Ablett and James Hughes in SA932 'Maelstrom' on winning the 74th Australian Sharpie Nationals, hosted by the Mordialloc Sailing Club.

It came right down to the last race with four boats capable of winning and Jacko was good enough to hold on, beating Chris Went on 'Trump' by half a point.

73rd National Champions

Final top five results...
1st: Maelstrom: Jason Heritage (SA 932)
2nd: Trump: Chris Went (SA 905)
3rd: Beer Nuts: Luke Stephens (SA 929)
4th: Vita Brevis: Ash Gabrielson (WA 910)
5th: Ricky: Robin Deussen (SA)

Women's Champion: Kelsey Hanrahan (N824)

Full results for the 74th Nationals, follow the link...
http:// 74th-sharpie-nationals/

Lightweight Sharpie Sailing, Walllaroo, South Australian State Heats, Drone Footage by David McCloud

HONOR ROLL of Western Australian Life Members After some work, the WA Division committee has compiled an Honour Roll of WA's Life Members, winners of National Championships and State Championships.

The WA Sharpie association has truly got a great history in Western Australia and we wanted to make sure the record book is there for everyone to see.... read more

Tim Haslegrove and SA Sharpies - Snoady gives five (5) clear reasons why the SA Sharpie Association is backing the production of new sharpies. It's been a long time in the planning, but a new partnership between the SA Association and Tim Haslegrove has put together a package of remarkable quality and plan to build two (2) new sharpies each year.

The boat pictured below (to be registered as No. 932) was just out of the mould and fitted with all the difficult to fit fittings, under the case, side stay and lower pulleys, front tank turning blocks, etc. when bought by Jason Heritage. The next is on its way and can be bought as a fully rigged sharpie with Dolly and Trailer, or there are options for various stages of completion.... read more

Sharpie 932

Interested parties can contact SA President Snoady on mobile 0403 303 303

Sails, boats 'n' bits - check out the Boats for Sale and Sails4sale sections.

Want to build a sharpie? Hints, dimensions and other fascinating tidbits from masters Al Tidy, Barry Johnston, Frank Haselgrove and Kevin Wilson are now available.

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.

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

Warpig takes out the 73rd Sharpie National Championships, with Sam McCloud bringing the beast home a decisive 8 points ahead of Tony Turton's Don't Poke the Bear. The PINZ sponsored series had everything from strategy and light winds to raging bullets and bearded ladies, and only 15 points separated the top six boats at the conclusion of the seven (7) race series. Read more about how the veteran claimed his maiden on Down Under Sail


Full results for the 73rd Sharpie Nationals can be found on the Sandy Bay Sailing Club website.



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