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WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SHARPIES

In Western Australia, the class is sailed at multiple clubs in WA mostly on sunday afternoons. Please contact craig_mann@bigpond.com to find a boat to sail with.

For the latest about sailing Sharpies in Western Australia, visit www.washarpies.com

NEWS!

Sharpies take out the 2011 Cock of the Canning

The 2011 Cock of the Canning hosted by the Shelley Sailing Club saw the Lightweight Sharpie “Road Kill” WA 803 a clear winner. The annual event which was held on 20 March showcases a mixed fleet of boats racing from the club located on the Canning River in Perth’s southern suburbs downriver to the Mount Henry Bridge and then back upriver to the Shelley Bridge and return.... The event is quite a challenge as the river is at times narrow and with a few twists and turns and in places there are rows of posts running down the centre of the river that were put in using convict labour to hold back the silt for the first hand dug channel.



The Sharpie revelled in the 18 to 25 knot conditions with the 120kg+ Mark on the wire and the 9 year old 35 kg Callum in the middle and made light work of the short chop through the water ski area near Mount Henry Bridge. The many obstacles took their toll on some including “Lightning Jack” the early leader among the Flying Ants sailed by Jack Kelly and Owen Ready who misjudged the end of the sand bank opposite 5th Avenue with the kite up resulting in a badly damaged rudder and retirement.

Paul Green, WA, March 2011

2011 Western Australian State Titles

February 12, 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.

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