Sharpie Nationals in Canberra

The 78th Australian Sharpie Nationals heads to the YMCA Sailing Club in Canberra this coming summer, which is set to be a fantastic event.

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


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

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SA Sharpies committee elected for 2019-20

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...