Welcome to the Official Australian Sharpie Sailing Association website!
NSW Sharpies are hosting the 72nd National Championships at George's River Sailing Club on Botany Bay and have their state association website up and ready to fly - nswsharpies.com.au Everything is operational except the online payment gateway (which will be sorted out soon) and then you will be able to purchase merchandise, event tickets and register for the Nationals online.
Sharpie Legends & Supporters Reunion Lunch launched
Botany Bay, 29 December 2014 - During the upcoming 72nd National Championships there will be a Reunion afternoon for Legends and Supporters held at Georges River Sailing Club (GRSC). For added entertainment, sharpies competing in Nationals will be racing in front of the Club as part of the Invitation Series. Stuart Fahey is the contact for the event - come along and find out why this iconic sailing class is still out there, putting on classic regattas. Come along and celebrate the Sharpies 72nd National Championships.
Download a printable version of the Sharpies Reunion Poster here
John Cuneo as Patron
Australian Sharpie Sailing Association
(ASSA) Official Log Book
Action across the start line during the 71st National titles, held on the Swan River, WA.
Get ready for the 72nd Sharpie Nationals, Botany Bay
Sponsorship opportunities for the 72nd Sharpie Nationals now available ... read more
News from around the states
South Australia - the SA Sharpie Association has just had their AGM - Minutes and the Annual Report are now available. Find out more about the growing fleet in Port Lincoln, changes to the State Heats structure and who have been elected to the Committee....read more
Western Australia held their AGM on 29 June at East Freo. Craig Mann returned as President and lots of good discussion was had about ways to make the class even better ... follow WA Sharpies
Tasmania: down south they are already gearing up for this years nationals - and it sounds like the juniors and women will be making a bid for the championship out on Botany Bay, NSW, in December 2014. Tasmania's Sharpie Association will be hosting the big event on the Derwent in 2015/16... read all about it in the latest edition of the Tasmanian Yachtsman.
Victorian Sharpies Winter 2014 Newsletter – read all about the Victorians at the 71st Nationals in Perth, the Ballaarat Bertie, Victorian State Titles, Easter regatta and more…download here
Boats for Sale and being sold - keep an eye on the ads on the Boats for Sale pages as some boats don't last long, which shows there is a lot of interest in the class.
NSW Sharpies racing of the Anzac Day weekend at Bateman's Bay for the final round of the State Titles was incredibly close. Big breeze on Saturday caused the race committee to abandon all racing - just as the sharpies were approaching the bottom mark in up to 35knots... read more
Shazam in action - if they thought it was blowing for Round 2 of the NSW titles, Round 3 at Bateman's Bay was 'over the top' with first two races abandoned. Photo courtesy Robert Owe Young.
Crews wanted! Experienced sailors needed to keep this growing fleet on the water. Check out the wanted ads or send in your details...find out more here.
Yachting Australia has distributed safety information about trapeze harnesses... full report here.
Updated By-Laws now available
SHARPIES FOR SALE
Must be the bargain of the year - this much boat, sails and registered trailer for $800? Or maybe you'd prefer a boat to take on the best of the best for $13,000? Whatever your budget, get onto the Boats4Sale page, get yourself a Sharpie and get sailing. Boats and bits from WA, SA, VIC and NSW are listed on the Boats4sale page ...