From the Ground Up

This once-off documentary by Down Under Sail, proudly supported by Harken Australia, takes a deep dive into the Australian Sharpie class to identify the role that grassroots manufacturers play in our sport. The full documentary will be released publicly on Friday 19 August.

Fly Sharpie

Big fleets, big parties, one big family! The Sharpie class has a rich history and an infectious culture – it’s truly a class for life.


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.

Entries for Hobart Nationals

The event is proudly supported by the ACT Government

Nationals in Canberra

The 78th Sharpie Nationals will take place in the nation’s capital from 29 December 2021 to 3 January 2022, hosted by the YMCA Sailing Club in Canberra.



Amendment to NOR – Canberra Nationals

Amendment to NOR – Canberra Nationals

Two amendments have been made to the Notice of Race for the upcoming 78th Australian Sharpie Nationals, hosted by the YMCA Canberra Sailing Club. Amendment 1 removes the use of bow numbers and also changes the schedule to fit in with some requirements by the National...