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.
Entries in the Canberra Nationals
The 78th Australian Sharpie Nationals, scheduled to be held this coming summer in Canberra, has been deferred by 12 months after the organising committee determined the event was not going to be able to run at its full potential. The major reason behind this decision...
I have to start by saying that I had forgotten how much fun the Sharpie class is, both on and off the water! I am by no means a technical expert in the Sharpie class, Pete Chappell can take on that title. The real technical expert is 'The Lizard' because she is the...
Despite a sudden end to the 2019/20 sailing season and a long Sharpie-less winter due to the impacts of the coronavirus crisis, preparations are still rapidly progressing for the next Australian Sharpie Nationals to be held in the nation's capital at the end of the...