Welcome to the Official Australian Sharpie Sailing Association website!
In Canberra - some people think it only blows hot air .... check this out to see what we really do here in the nation's capital, and note the exemplary team work on display by Deep Sea Racing Prawns!
In Tasmania - the PJ mini series is on this Saturday out of the Sandy Bay Sailing Club. Confirmed boats at this stage are "Two Roos and a Blue" and "One Hump or Two" ...read 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
Saturday, 8 November 2014 - 4 Victorian Sharpies were on the beach at Chelsea today. Unfortunately the sailing was blown out. Very pleasant sitting on the balcony having some refreshments overlooking the beach though!
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...
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.
SA Sharpies West Lakes Regatta - Sunday 26 October 2014
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 fun...read more about SA Sharpies here
Queensland Sharpies hold their AGM and release their state title race dates and venue information .... read more
Victorian Sharpies release first dates for the 2014 season - read more on their dedicated website or turn up with your Sharpie at Black Rock Yacht Club on 26 October 2014.
IN Western Australia - MBSC State Selections 9 November 2014!
A typical great weekend of sharpie sailing in the city sees plenty of activity and minor damage in Busso. EFYC gets nine - that’s correct nine boats - on the water, with fierce racing on the water. Great to see a resurgence in the fleet at EFYC with an almost all-girl crew out on the water!!!
MBSC gets seven boats on the water, Young Captain Jack on all Scoobed Out finding his way nicely and Bullit rolls out with Matt Jahn making a guest appearance in the bow. Keysie has a new wireman and shows great promise, Humdinger has rigging issues causing problems in the blustery conditions, Kiss my Trannie sinks again, and Mainie has a new bee on board. Impact gets a Dr from the UK whose rarely been on the trapeze in a competitive mode. The Southerly breeze and short race format is fantastic fun with the breeze switching direction and intensity providing plenty of passing lanes.
Vanquish [vang-kwish, van-]: verb, to defeat thoroughly...to 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.
NSW Sharpies are hosting the 72nd National Championships at George's River Sailing Club on Botany Bay (28 December 2014 - 5 January 2015). The NSW state association website is now up and ready to fly - nswsharpies.com.au ... purchase merchandise, event tickets and register for the Nationals online. Fantastic work by Max Rosenbaum and Marc Ablett - keep looking at this site for all upcoming info about the 72nd Sharpie National Championships.
72nd Nationals Video Update # 2 - interview with Michael Forster
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. Download a printable version of the Sharpies Reunion Poster here
Action across the start line during the 71st National titles, held on the Swan River, WA.
More News from around the states
South Australia - the SA Sharpie Association's Annual Report is now available. Find out more about the growing fleet in Port Lincoln, changes to the State Heats structure and who have been elected to the Committee....read more
Tasmania: down south they are already gearing up for this years nationals - and it sounds like the juniors and women will be making a bid for the championship out on Botany Bay, NSW, in December 2014. Tasmania's Sharpie Association will be hosting the big event on the Derwent in 2015/16... find out more in the latest edition of the Tasmanian Yachtsman.
Victorian Sharpies Winter 2014 Newsletter – read all about the Victorians at the 71st Nationals in Perth, the Ballaarat Bertie, Victorian State Titles, Easter regatta and more…download here
Boats for Sale and being sold - keep an eye on the ads on the Boats for Sale pages as some boats don't last long, which shows there is a lot of interest in the class.
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 as Patron
Australian Sharpie Sailing Association
(ASSA) Official Log Book