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Welcome to the Official Australian Sharpie Sailing Association website!
It seems that once you start sailing these iconic three person dinghies you can't give them up - it doesn't matter what age you are, sailing Sharpies is just so much


SA Sharpies - Inaugural SA Sharpies Long Lunch is to be held this Friday, September 5 at the Kings Head Hotel ... be a part of history as a founding participant in what SA Sharpies hope is the start of a long history of this event. Find out more by contacting SA Sharpies.

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 - ... purchase merchandise, event tickets and register for the Nationals online. Fantastic work by Max Rosenbaum and Marc Ablett - keep looking at this site for all upcoming info about the 72nd Sharpie National Championships.


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.

Sharpies Poster for Legends Lunch

Download a printable version of the Sharpies Reunion Poster here

John Cuneo as Patron
It was with great pleasure that the Australian Sharpie Sailing Association appointed Olympic Gold Medalist John Cuneo as Patron of the association. John is the class' most successful sailor having won three 12 square metre sharpie titles and four lightweight sharpie titles. Read more about John's background

Australian Sharpie Sailing Association (ASSA) Official Log Book
The ASSA log book lists all the greats of yesteryear and today who have won the various trophies. Some of the names you will recognise as they have gone on to America’s Cup fame and won championships in other classes. 2013-14 version now available.

Start line

Action across the start line during the 71st National titles, held on the Swan River, WA.

News from around the states

South Australia - the SA Sharpie Association's Annual Report is 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 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
The By-Laws have been amended to include carbon booms, spinnaker poles and how to run National Championships.... find out more

New to Sharpie sailing? Check out the Sharpies for Dummies guide - or read up on Performance Tips from past national champions.


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 ...

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