ABOUT THE SHARPIE
Rich history and infectious culture – the class for everyone
The Australian Sharpie Sailing Association is the governing body for Lightweight Sharpie sailing in Australia – a class with a rich history and renowned for its competitive racing and infectious off-water social culture.
With the ability to race in pretty much any breeze from 0-30 knots, the Sharpie provides extremely close and competitive racing where hard work is rewarded. The hull shape has not changed since the 60s and only minor adjustments to the rules have been made – a timeless class.
No matter how old your Sharpie is, provided it is sailed and maintained well, you can still compete at the top end of the fleet. Take a look at the ‘Boats’ section of our website to see the new and second-hand options available to you.
As I’ve mentioned, feel free to contact me if you ever have a question and I’ll endeavour to answer if I have the knowledge to do so. Keep sending the long boats and hopefully we see you next year in Mounts Bay for the Wild West!Luke Stephens, National Champion
Thank you to our sponsors for the 76th Sharpie Nationals
I wasn’t asked to write anything, nor has anything been written in a while by a past national champion. I remember jumping in a sharpie for my first real season 3 years ago and myself and crew had no idea where to start with a new rig in the boat. I was thankful to be...
Ash Gabrielson’s heartwarming victory at the Keppel Bay Sailing Club last summer clinched a lifetime goal for the veteran skipper and capped off many seasons of hard work. Sailing WA910 The Purple Circle with Mark Lewis in the middle and Peter Ivanac up the front, Ash...
A national "come-and-try" initiative run by the Australian Sharpie class last weekend has given hundreds of kids around Australia a look into their sailing futures, after clubs across the country got behind the National Kids in Sharpies Weekend. Clubs in all...