Welcome to the Official Australian Sharpie Sailing Association website!
Get ready for the 72nd Sharpie Nationals, Botany Bay - 28 December 2014 to 5 January 2015. Visit the dedicated nationals microsite for all the race info, accommodation options and more ... nswsharpies.com
Sponsorship opportunities for the 72nd Sharpie Nationals now available ... read more
NSW Sprint Series - 9 March 2014 - hosted by the Georges River Sailing Club, come test the waters of Botany Bay!
Eric Ablett, long time sharpie sailor and supporter, passed away last Saturday 1 March at Batemans Bay. He had attended the recent Perth Carnival to connect with old mates and support son Chris and grandson Marc. He was a Life Member of the WA Association. As Lou Hollis says: "Sharpie Heaven has a new resident".
Eric Ablett, with son Chris and grandson Marc, at the 71st Sharpie Nationals in Perth.
Western Australia A quick wrap up of the WA States weekend now available....
Peter Chappell brings the Lizard in first and takes out the 71st National Championship!
The 2013/14 Gage Roads Nationals drew to a close with some great results. 'It was a sensational and physical series on the Swan River and Sharpie sailors both local and interstate were absolutely stoked. The competiveness on the water and social scene off the water makes Sharpie sailing so enjoyable, so it was truly a carnival atmosphere, ' WA Sharpie Association President Craig Mann said... read more on Sail World.com
In Victoria - Eight Sharpies trekked to the infamous Lake Wendouree where Ballarat Yacht Club hosted the ?th Ballaarat Bertie on 15th February... read more
Vic State Titles were held on Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd March at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria in Williamstown... more info and results soon.
Tasmanian State Championship this year was held on the 1st and 2nd March in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary Regatta at the Port Cygnet Sailing Club. This was a very innovative move and puts the Sharpies front and centre for the viewing public.
NSW - Round 2 and heaps of action on Sydney Harbour, with Balmoral Sailing Club hosting racing on 15-16 February 2014.... read more on Sailworld.com
Photo courtesy Robert Owe-Young
New boats being built - with the 71st Nationals over, preparations are well under way for the 72nd Nationals to be held on Botany Bay, NSW. Who is building what is yet to be revealed, but all this activity means there are some great 'old' boats coming up for sale. Keep your eye on the Boats for Sale page....
What's a typical weekend for Sharpies around the country?
The Victorians were out and about, with 6 boats caught in close racing in Ballarat and sightings of a sharpie on Port Phillip Bay sailing out of Parkdale YC, with a carbon rudder box....
South Australia held elimination heats at Adelaide Sailing Club "Area Construction" and "All Scoobed Out" looked to be the stand outs. Both are going to Perth for the Nationals.
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
SHARPIES FOR SALE
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 appointed Patron
Australian Sharpie Sailing Association
(ASSA) Official Log Book
Deep Sea Racing Prawns found in Lake Burley Griffin, ACT.