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Welcome to the official website of the Australian Sharpie Sailing Association, the governing body for Lightweight Sharpie sailing in Australia.

Nationals nominations open!

Don’t miss out on the historic upcoming nationals at Adelaide Sailing Club from 28 December 2018 to 6 January 2019 – it is expected to draw an 80-plus boat fleet.


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

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Historical – An Interview with Jack Graham

This story is courtesy of the Black Rock Yacht Club and was published in the club's e-newsletter on 14 September. Part 1: An interesting insight into the beginnings of “off the beach” racing at Black Rock. Jack who was the father of long time members, John & Bob...

Entries now open for monster Adelaide nationals

Entries are now open for what is likely to be one of the biggest Australian amateur off-the-beach events in recent memory, as the South Australian Sharpie fleet gets set to host the 76th Australian Sharpie Nationals at the Adelaide Sailing Club. The regatta is taking...

WA Sharpies elect new committee

Congratulations to the incoming WA Sharpies committee which has taken over ahead of the 2018/19 Season, headed by newly-elected President, Neil Stanbury. Stanas has a great team alongside him with Sharpie stalwart Trevor Date as Vice President, Craig Mann as...