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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
fun.

NEWS!

The South Australian Sharpie Association has put out a most cordial invitation to those wishing to race the long boats at the next (76th) Nationals, to be hosted by the Adelaide Sailing Club and sailed on the Gulf St Vincent, South Australia. More details coming soon.

75th National Sharpie Champions!

Purple Circle Wins 75th Sharpie Nationals

Western Australians travelled the furtherest to the 75th Sharpie National Championships held in Yeppoon, Queensland with The Purple Circle (WA910) and, with skipper Ash Gabrielson, Mark Lewis and Peter Ivanac, took out the 75th National title. The Purple Circle finished the 8 race regatta on 10 points (dropping their last race), ahead of the South Australians Chris Went, Harry Fisher and Tom Manhood sailing Went Management (SA905) on 19 points and Jason Heritage, Angus Hughes in Maelstrom (SA932) with 22 points.

Close fleet sailing inspired the national television networks to cover the 2018 Sharpie Nationals being held in Yeppoon -Channel Nine was giving dailiy updates and Channel 7 got into the action interviewing race leaders, the organisers as well as the young champ from the ACT - watch it here.

Ashley Dyer took out the women's title, the country championship - and her sister and father to fourth outright in a dominanating performance at the nationals. Read more about It's All About Me and this family's succes in the Port Lincoln news

Full 75th National Championship Series results - follow this link

Full fleet at Yeppoon

Is this All About Me or am I just having a Wet Dream and getting a bit Lumpy looking at these photos taken at Yeppoon. Having to work when the Nats are on must be some kind of Voodoo - feel like I'm living in a Malestrom, Management Went all Roosy, life's a Blur, I'm Spent and may need Psychotherapy. IF YOU NEED to get into the Purple Circle of knowledge to understand why Jess is doing the Irish Frog like a Dogs Breakfast, just follow this link for results of the Sharpie Nationals 2018. I will return to weeping at work....

Race Start

SA932

Wenty and Ash

 

74th Sharpie National Champions!

Congratulations to Jason Heritage, Marc Ablett and James Hughes in SA932 'Maelstrom' on winning the 74th Australian Sharpie Nationals, hosted by the Mordialloc Sailing Club.

It came right down to the last race with four boats capable of winning and Jacko was good enough to hold on, beating Chris Went on 'Trump' by half a point.

73rd National Champions

Final top five results...
1st: Maelstrom: Jason Heritage (SA 932)
2nd: Trump: Chris Went (SA 905)
3rd: Beer Nuts: Luke Stephens (SA 929)
4th: Vita Brevis: Ash Gabrielson (WA 910)
5th: Ricky: Robin Deussen (SA)

Women's Champion: Kelsey Hanrahan (N824)

Full results for the 74th Nationals, follow the link...
http:// www.mordiallocsc.com.au/ 74th-sharpie-nationals/


Lightweight Sharpie Sailing, Walllaroo, South Australian State Heats, Drone Footage by David McCloud

HONOR ROLL of Western Australian Life Members After some work, the WA Division committee has compiled an Honour Roll of WA's Life Members, winners of National Championships and State Championships.

The WA Sharpie association has truly got a great history in Western Australia and we wanted to make sure the record book is there for everyone to see.... read more

Sails, boats 'n' bits - check out the Boats for Sale and Sails4sale sections.

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.

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

73rd National Titles

Warpig took 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

Warpig

Full results for the 73rd Sharpie Nationals can be found on the Sandy Bay Sailing Club website.

 

 

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