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Welcome to the official website of the Australian Sharpie Sailing Association, the governing body for Lightweight Sharpie sailing in Australia.

Kids in Sharpies Weekend

The 2019 National Kids in Sharpies takes place at participating Sharpie clubs across the country on the weekend of November 9-10.


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.

Total entries so far in the 77th Nationals in Perth

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SA Sharpies committee elected for 2019-20

The SA Sharpies AGM held at Adelaide Sailing Club on 26 June has seen a new committee elected. A big thanks goes out to Dave Snoad who, after 10 years on the committee (2009-2019) and nine years as President (2009-2018), has stepped down to focus on work commitments...

Champion’s Debrief – SA934 ‘Sideshow Bob’

I wasn’t asked to write anything, nor has anything been written in a while by a past national champion. I remember jumping in a sharpie for my first real season 3 years ago and myself and crew had no idea where to start with a new rig in the boat. I was thankful to be...