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Lightweight Sharpie Sailing, Walllaroo, South Australian State Heats, Drone Footage by David McCloud
74th Sharpie Nationals: Notice of Race out now!
Preparations are well underway for the 74th Sharpie Nationals, to be held on Port Phillip Bay in Victoria and hosted by the legendary Mordialloc Sailing Club.
WA Sharpies AGM Yes, it's that time of the year. The WA Sharpie AGM will be held at NOON on Sunday August 7th, at Mounts Bay Sailing Club.
Please make a big effort to come along to what should be a short and sharp meeting. All officer-bearer positions will be deemed open and if you think you would like to make a contribution, please let secretary Neil Stanbury know this week. We need at least 10 members to be present to have a quorum.
While AGMs are all about the formal business, it's also a chance to have your say about how we can improve sailing for YOU this coming season....
The really good news is that we're putting on 'Bunnings-style' sausages in a bun on the barbie downstairs straight after the AGM, then it's straight into the Eagles-Dockers Derby coverage in the upstairs bar!
SA AGM - New Patron, new committee elected at the AGM held on 6 July at the Adelaide Sailing Club...read more.
Heavyweight Sharpie - 53rd European Championship
Port Lincoln Frostbite Regatta (11-12 June 2016)
BEHOLD! The cover of the inaugural Down Under Sail magazine, featuring sharpie legend Sam McCloud! Find out more at www.downundersail.com
Upset at Bateman's Bay in the Final round of the NSW State Titles - the forecast was for good winds and a big swell. With just three points separating 10 times winner Smoke from equal placed Zulu and Truck, the final two heats of the NSW state titles ....find out more
Tim Haslegrove and SA Sharpies - Snoady gives five (5) clear reasons why the SA Sharpie Association is backing the production of new sharpies. It's been a long time in the planning, but a new partnership between the SA Association and Tim Haslegrove has put together a package of remarkable quality and plan to build two (2) new sharpies each year.
The boat pictured below (to be registered as No. 932) was just out of the mould and fitted with all the difficult to fit fittings, under the case, side stay and lower pulleys, front tank turning blocks, etc. when bought by Jason Heritage. The next is on its way and can be bought as a fully rigged sharpie with Dolly and Trailer, or there are options for various stages of completion.... read more
Lightweight Sharpies heading for England
Ostentatious shows pace winning the Victorian State Titles 2016, sailed at Parkdale Yacht Club on the north east of Port Phillip.... full results here
Hump Takes Tassie States 2016 - Former Australian Champions Drew Latham and Nick Carter teamed up with Veteran forward hand Andrew "Cyril" Rostron to win the Tasmanian State Championship ...read more
Warpig takes out the 73rd Sharpie National Championships, with Sam McCloud bringing the beast home a decisive 8 points ahead of Tony Turton's Don't Poke the Bear. The PINZ sponsored series had everything from strategy and light winds to raging bullets and bearded ladies, and only 15 points separated the top six boats at the conclusion of the seven (7) race series. Read more about how the veteran claimed his maiden on Down Under Sail
Full results can be found on the Sandy Bay Sailing Club website.
Queensland Sharpies have started planning for the 75th Nationals, with Keppel Bay Sailing Club at Yeppoon the venue for the 2017/2018 titles, following the clear preference nominated in their recent national survey. ... read more
Want to build a sharpie? Hints, dimensions and other fascinating tidbits from masters Al Tidy, Barry Johnston, Frank Haselgrove and Kevin Wilson are now available.
National Measurer - bought a Sharpie recently? Built yourself a new one? Get your details to Rob Turton, National Measurer, and he will send you out a Registration Certificate.
Legends Book - Recent purchases of the Legends books by Colin "Porky" Newman "Tramp" V124 and the Bertrand Family "Triad" V68 reflect the halcyon days of Victorian Sharpies. "Tramp" was 2nd in Adelaide 1972 and 3rd in Hobart 1974 while "Triad" was 2nd in Hobart 1967, 1st in Melbourne 1968 and 2nd in Port Moresby 1969. With the next series to be held at Mordialloc Sailing Club 2016/17 we'll no doubt see a few of the Victorian Legends in the boat park.
The TRAMP sailing on the Derwent River in Hobart, 1974, photo courtesy Stu Fahey
Interest generated by Peter Campbell's article in the "Afloat" magazine has resulted in a large number of inquiries as to the availability of The Australian Sharpie Legends Book. Due to this, the NSW Executive decided to do another run and have ordered about 10 extra books which are available to anyone interested. A slideshow video of the graphics (up to 2016) can be viewed on the About Sharpies page. For your copy, download the Australian Sharpies Legends Book Order Form here.