The Australian Sharpie is a highly competitive yet social class with a long history of attracting and developing champion sailors

Thursday, July 28, 2016


AGM   AGM    AGM    AGM   Yes, it's that time of the year. The WA Sharpie AGM will be held at NOON on Sunday August 7th, at Mounts Bay Sailing Club.

Please make a big effort to come along to what should be a short and sharp meeting. All officer-bearer positions will be deemed open and if you think you would like to make a contribution, please let secretary
Neil Stanbury know this week. We need at least 10 members to be present to have a quorum.

While AGMs are all about the formal business, it's also a chance to have your say about how we can improve sailing for YOU this coming season....

The really good news is that we're putting on 'Bunnings-style' sausages in a bun on the barbie downstairs straight after the AGM, then it's straight into the Eagles-Dockers Derby coverage in the upstairs bar!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

2016/17 Season Calendar

Mark your calendars for next season with the following dates!!!

WA Sharpie Calendar - 2016 / 2017 Season
EFYC Opening Day: Sunday 25 th September
MBSC Opening Day: Saturday 8 th October
State Selection & Travelers Heats 1/2/3 @ EFYC: Saturday 22 nd October
State Selection & Travelers Heats 4/5/6 @ MBSC: Sunday 23 rd October
PFS Opening Day: Sunday 6 th November
Metro Series NYC Short Courses (1330pm start): Sunday 20 th November
Travelers Heats 7/8/9 @ MOSFSC: Saturday 10 th December
Nationals @ Mordialloc, Melbourne: 29 th Dec to 6 th Jan
States @ MBSC (mid-river courses & function) 11 th & 12 th February
Walpole Family Fun Regatta (March long weekend): 4 th , 5 th & 6 th March
Travelers Heats 10/11/12 @ GBYC: Saturday 25 th March

More details will be announced closer to the event.

Otherwise you can subscribe to the WA Sharpies google calendar using the
following link
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Friday, April 15, 2016

2015/16 Season presentation lunch

Now the season's over, there's one more thing to do!
YES, go to the WA Sharpie Prezzos!!
Scroll down to buy your tickets.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Walpole 2016 Photos
Thanks to Walpole Yacht Club for providing the photos

Thursday, February 18, 2016

2016 States Photos

Photos from the State Championships.
Thanks to Zale Horne for providing these


There are also many photos posted to the Facebook page.
WA Sharpies Facebook Photo Stream

2016 States Results

Well done to the podium finishers for the series.
1st - Bullit
2nd Blatantly Obvious
3rd Origami underwear

Trophys will be presented to the winners at the soon to be announced Presentaion evening

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

2016 States Sailing Instructions

Sailing instructions can be downloaded from the link below

2015/16 State championship Sailing Instructions - TCYC

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

2016 Sharpie States NOR

Sharpie States are to be held at TCYC on 13th and 14th Feb 2015.

NOR can be downloaded from here

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

tequila sunrise finds a new home

'It's another tequila sunrise
Starin' slowly 'cross the sky.....'

After hanging around up in the sky (shed roof), WA680 Tequila Sunrise is going to wet her keel again at last!

Scott Glaskin bought the classy old stager from Brad Sheridan.

Apparently Scott is putting it back together for the States. It just goes to show that, deep down, skiff guys recognise a great hull when they see it!

Apparently it's going to be a family boat too. Good luck to Scott with fishing fittings out of crates and getting it into shape - maybe we will need a busy bee to get them on the water for the states!

If you've ever sailed on Tequila (not drunk tequila) you can confess here! Photos welcome too.

And lastly.....that's a sensational paint scheme!!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

GBYC Last sail of 2015

Saturday saw the fleet line up for the final sail for the year and what a day it looked like being, the forecast 20k SW was in at 12 o'clock and didn't look like dying any time soon!!

Four sharpies hit the water ready for action whilst the other fleets scuttled around looking not to go. On the way to the start which was 2k offshore the breeze filled in to a recorded 31kn in the gusts. At the gun it was No Regrets first away followed by Amber Dream with The Uninvited and Suicide Blonde a further 20 seconds back, on the second gun NR and AD returned to start properly (both broke) TU,AD and NR went left whilst SB set out to the right in extremely trying
conditions with a steady20kn gusting to 30kn we had to be like a midget at a urinal always on our toes!

SB rounded the top mark first with TU and AD just behind, being windward leeward course SB gybed and went out to the left whilst TU and AD went right. NR was struggling with a raw sheet hand but continued for as long as they could before retiring to the newly installed trailer observation deck annexe at the tree of knowledge for beers and to watch the race. At the bottom mark SB came in on
starboard 50 metres from the mark whilst TU was on port, at this point Brownie who was sheeting for TU after a few weeks in tasars fell back into his old habit and started to think independently, we all know what happens when everyone on board wants to think, disaster!! mozz threw the tiller to gybe whilst brownie decided to go behind SB resulting in a trip to the piss. AD went past encouraging the crew of TU and set of after SB.

At the top mark it was close between AD and SB with both splitting tacks but coming together at the mark with SB just in front up the next work place changed several times with AD rounding just ahead setting off out to sea for the final time, at this point SB had one of those unexplained mysteries of sailing where a kite that is tied on at all corners came down fine but went up tangled and took an eternity to unravel, with the breeze still gusting to 30kn the gap between the boats soon widened to an unassailable lead for AD and TU overtook SB to round out the final placings and the tree of knowledge and the bar were the scene for many tales of great rides and heartbreak all in all a good day to end the year.

Thanks to Greg, Will Snow, Rob, Ian, Mozz, Ed, Brownie, Jeff Mike, and
Dicko for making sharpie sailing the fun that it is at the club.

Good luck to Ash, Grinder and Lewie at the nationals

Hope everyone has a good xmas and sailing at GBYC resumes on the 9th Jan
Pete C
ps photos may not indicate the true conditions on the day

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