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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


One Hump or Two

The Tasmanian Sharpie Association inaugural reunion is at The DSS, 16 May 2014. Tas sharpies recently conducted their State Titles as part of the 150th Port Cygnet Sailing Club Regatta.... read more

Craig Mann from WA and Camel from TAS are rumoured to have been comparing notes over a beer or two. Apparently....Tassie are gearing up for the next Tassie Nationals. Warren Young and Justin Wells have purchased a boat and are back into the Tassie fleet. Salts is on the water with daughter Madeline calling the shots, 914 is headed south with hot shot 470 sailors ready to challenge the old salts and Rash Decision is about to make her debut for Camel at the frost bite series in Lincoln.

NSW are gearing up with training on Botany Bay and the girls playing with Bling...

QLD still appear to be buying the odd boat, so numbers must be building...and the VICs are raising money for the Melbourne Football Club Funeral and Wake. SA are preparing to win back the pallet of trophies that stayed in the west - but everyone will have to get to Botany Bay to stop the NSW team making a clean sweep of it all.

Get ready for the 72nd Sharpie Nationals, Botany Bay
28 December 2014 to 5 January 2015.
Visit the dedicated nationals microsite for all the race info, accommodation options and more ...

Sponsorship opportunities for the 72nd Sharpie Nationals now available ... read more


VIC Sharpies - after six races, the State Title was going down to the wire with the last run to go....read more

NSW Sprint Series - hosted by the Georges River Sailing Club, provided NSW sharpies with a great opportunity to test the waters of Botany Bay...read more

Western Australia - with little more than a minute separating the first three boats for most of the day, there was plenty to see with Bullit and Perth Pathology fighting it out for championship honours at Mounts Bay... read more

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Peter Chappell brings the Lizard in first and takes out the 71st National Championship!

The 2013/14 Gage Roads Nationals drew to a close with some great results. 'It was a sensational and physical series on the Swan River and Sharpie sailors both local and interstate were absolutely stoked. The competiveness on the water and social scene off the water makes Sharpie sailing so enjoyable, so it was truly a carnival atmosphere, ' WA Sharpie Association President Craig Mann said... read more on Sail World.com

Photos available on the WA sharpies site
Results and videos also available now


Some of the action on Sydney Harbour for Round 2 of the NSW State Titles. Photo courtesy Robert Owe-Young

New boats being built - with the 71st Nationals over, preparations are well under way for the 72nd Nationals to be held on Botany Bay, NSW. Who is building what is yet to be revealed, but all this activity means there are some great 'old' boats coming up for sale. Keep your eye on the Boats for Sale page....

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 ...

John Cuneo appointed Patron
It is with great pleasure that the Australian Sharpie Sailing Association appoints 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.


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