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 for 2023/24 Nationals
Nationals in Melbourne
The 80th Sharpie Nationals will take place in Melbourne from 29 December 2023 to 6 January 2024, hosted by the Mordialloc Sailing Club.
The event is sponsored by Creative Windows.
Showcasing the importance of grassroots manufacturers in sailing is the focus of Down Under Sail's new documentary ‘From the Ground Up’, which releases at 6PM AEST today. The documentary follows the journey of a brand new Australian Sharpie being built by South...
Check out some of the fantastic images by Jack Fletcher from the Down Under Sail media team, taken at the second leg of the SA Sharpies States in Port Vincent. DAY 1 DAY 2
An amendment has been made to the Sailing Instructions in relation to courses for the regatta. CLICK HERE to read the amendment.