74th Australian National Championships
Victoria to host the 74th Australian Sharpie National Championships
Venue: Mordialloc Sailing Club
Dates: 29 December 2016 - 6 January 2017
Download the 74th Sharpie National Championship Notice of Race here
Visit the Mordialloc Sailing Club website to enter now!
MORDIALLOC ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
The Australia Sharpie is the most popular high performance boat in Australia with fleets of up to 70 boats at previous National Championships, the Victorian Division is hoping for upwards of 50 boats to attend, from all states with ages ranging from 15-70. Both male and female crews compete together on the race track. There is high level of competition for the Junior under 21 age group title as well as the female skippers trophy. There are fleets in country areas such as Wollongong, Ballarat, Port Lincoln and Bussleton. The strong metropolitan fleets in every capital city complement these fleets. With crews of three and a strong emphasis on teamwork and outside involvement, we hope to attract over 150 competitors and hope to total around 250-300 people of all ages when families and friends are included. There is a strong youth policy in the class and a strong presence of people aged 25 and younger, again this is complemented by the class stalwarts and professional sailors who make up around 60% of the fleet. With such a wide target audience there is sure to be a group of people interested in your brand and may even be able to help enhance your brand through the network of individuals that sail this great class.
Find out more about sponsoring the 74th National Sharpie Championships here.
A message from the Vic Sharpies President
As you all know the Victorian Sharpie Sailing Association (VSSA) are proud to say that we are hosting the 74th Sharpie National Championships at Mordialloc from the 29th to the 6th of January. We have a lot of fun events planned, and the club is in a beautiful spot for both on and off the water fun. Just this weekend we had a sprint series with 4 short, sharp races and it was the best sailing conditions I've had in a while, which as a lot of you will know we've been getting around a bit to test out all conditions!
We have had talk of about 45 boats or so coming this year, which will be the biggest fleet we've seen in a while! However, I need a favour from you all, which is to fill in your entries ASAP! Not only will this make it easier for us to organise catering etc. but it will help you avoid the late fee that is incurred if you enter too late! You can find entries here http://www.mordiallocsc.com.au/, which also has a section for purchasing tickets to the social events being hosted at the club.
I hope we're all really pumped up for what is going to be a great series, Mordialloc has a heap of experience organising the type of events, and the race management has been bang on target every time I've raced out of there. If you need help with anything from accommodation, through boat organisation, to a ride or a crew, please don't hesitate to get in touch and I'll do my best to help you out. Let's get around this and show everyone how strong the Sharpie fleet still is!
Thanks for your help, and I look forward to a beer or two with all of you,
P.S. Please pass the message on to anyone who needs to know!