NSW State Titles 2015/16
After 10 seasons of unprecedented domination and fantastic sailing from the Smoke team, Team Truck skippered by Todd Curry Brad Curry and Haydos finally broke through for their first State Championship win, finishing 1 point ahead of Smoke over the 9 heat series, after 2 drops.
What a season it has been for the NSW fleet with over 20 boats contesting the title over the 3 rounds. The class is now sailing in ever increasing numbers fuelled by an amazing culture formed by the people involved. Congratulations to the winners and everyone who made it an unforgettable series
Susanne Souter took some great photos of ROUND 1 of the regatta, held on Lake Illawarra. See the Kembla Klassic Facebook page.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - 2015/16
SA States wrapped up on the 6-7th February at Wallaroo on the Yorke Penninsula. This is a favourite venue for SA Sharpie sailors so much so that newly crowned National Champion "Sam" McCloud has a house there. The club has been rebuilt and has excellent facilities, ample rigging and ex-sharpie sailors who know how to please the competitors. It was a great weekend - check out Jibe Mark on Carnage Corner, with this video by David McCloud going viral....
The first round of the South Australian Sharpie States kicked off at Largs Bay in the middle of November and sailors were met with some ripping breezes. Three races were sailed on Saturday in a belting south-westerly sea breeze, which put every boat to the test.
Chris Went in Trump with Tom Manhood and Simon Hill were the standouts on the day finishing with a fourth in race one and two bullets in races two and three.
Overall a very successful weekend and once again it looks like Focus will be the boat to beat, yet again. Read more on the SA Associations Facebook pages
The WA Sharpie Association States titles were held at the prestigious Fremantle Sailing Club over the weekend of Feb 9 and 10. Andy Curnow and his trusty start crew from MBSC and Kev Tidy from EFSC ran a great regatta with a skeleton crew - and sometimes it's just blantanly obvious what a bit of tidy sailing can do.... read more
2010/11 QLD STATE TITLES
The second stage of the Queenlsand state titles was held at Sandgate Yacht Club on the 9 and 10 April 2011.
On Saturday the breeze came in around 14 – 16 knots, probably the best wind we’ve had all this season. Having an inkling the wind was going to be light on Sunday, we crammed in 3 short 40 minute races on Saturday, and it was all great fun.
Elke, Sam and Rowan on the Gingerbread Man gave us all
a great lesson in boat speed on the Saturday, and came from behind to
win the light heat on Sunday proving excellent consistency and skill to
win in the testing 5 – 7 knot breeze for Heat 8.
We were all thankful for the great courses and organisation by the Sandgate Yacht Club crew, including the hot snags and cold beers after the races.
SERIES RESULTS - download here
2011 Western Australian State Titles
12 February 2011, Saturday saw Peter Chappel in the Lizard a little below brilliant, by the Sunday he was on fire. 27 boats out and two on the beach - the WA target for next season is 40. The regatta format of two lap windward leewards worked well at around 30 to 40 minutes in duration... read more
2008/09 NSW State Titles
Tod Curry brings Mr Freeze into Corrigan's Beach at
Visit Rob Owe-Young's Gallery of Photos from Round 2 at Balmoral - poor visibility limited the number of shots that could be taken!!
Visit the Gallery for photos of Heat 1 08/09 NSW titles
2007/08 NSW State Titles
Smoke, skippered by Michael Forster with Daryl Roos and Tara Ducker as crew (pictured below) took out the NSW State titles for 2007/08.
More info and full RESULTS - follow the link for a full tally of each heat.