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 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.
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.
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...