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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.

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.

Boats entered in the 76th Nationals at Adelaide Sailing Club

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LATEST NEWS

72nd Sharpie Nationals 2014-15 – NSW

Mal Higgins writes history, winning the Sharpie National Championship for the 7th time!! Full results of the 72nd Sharpie Nationals available here Read more on Down Under Sail Slideshows of each heat, with photos by Lou Hollis and Korinda Laine are available...

73rd Sharpie Nationals 2015-16 – TAS

Warpig took 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...

74th Sharpie Nationals 2016-18 – VIC

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...

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