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

Friday, July 30, 2010

Website Issues

You may have noticed a few changes lately with the website lately. As our hosting services were up for renewal we decided to clean out the dust and make a few changes.

The blogspot website has now become so you might want to update your bookmarks. The pages from the old website are being moved over to the new website.

I hope you enjoy them and if you have any suggestions please post them here



Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Juniors rally your boats

This year the Australian Sharpie Sailing Association ASSA will be offering cash prizes for the Junior boats at this years Nationals in black rock. It is hoped that it will encourage junior sailors to attend the Nationals competition.
Prizes on offer:
1st: $500
2nd $250
3rd $100
Some financial assistance is also given by the state association towards container costs
From the by-laws a junior boat is:
(8) A junior boat is deemed to be one whose helmsman is under twenty-one (21) years of age on 30th June in the year of the Championships completion. Adequate proof of age shall be produced.

Lets get behind the future of our class
Download this poster and post it at your club

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Hi Guys,
F.S.C. have confirmed there will NOT be a HUCK SCOTT re-sail on the 17th July.
So the next race is Saturday 31 July.
The last event was good fun, so we hope to see a few more boats turn up this time. Let us know if you plan to be there. "SS" and "Vita Brevis"are confirmed starters. Any EFSC or MOFSC starters?
Peter I

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

MOFSC Winter Series Heat 2

Three MOFSC Sharpies hit the water of Mandurah last Sunday in the mixed Off The Beach class which consisted of 2 Fireballs, 2 x 420s, 2 x Lasers,1 x 505, 1 x Soling and 1 x Opi. Hitting the water for the first time was Greg Reynolds 'Big Boys Toys' 710, with Ally Boocock 'Secret Womens Business' 724 and Trevor Date 'Blind Date' 922.
At first we had a 'glass out' but later a light shifty 5 knot SE breeze got us all started with Reynolds taking on water from a leaky centreboard bolt did not help as Datey skipped away to an early lead but was overtaken by the lightweight flying Fireballs at the first mark. Note to self a hat is the best substitute for a bailer. By the end of the first triangle all three Sharpies were together out in front but the breeze fickled out, in and out with 'Secret Womens Business' getting a puff from the North and taking the girls around the top mark first. It was then down to the bottom mark with most of the fleet coming down with pressure and catching the Sharpies up with now a traffic jam at the bottom mark. 'Blind Date' and the Fireball rounded on the inside and slid away from the pack with 'Blind Date' then establishing a good lead and finishing in front of a hard fought pack of Fireballs and Sharpies.
Afterwards we all retired to squid and chips over a few beers in sunny paradise MOFSC.
Photo Attached - Dateys young hot crew, Lachlan Date (nephew) and Josh Henshaw.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday Vintage Article

Sharpie vintage. The development cycle comes full circle.
Source: Australian Sailing. Download here
Thanks to Pete Ivanac & Roger McMillan (Yaffa Publishing)
Also do you recognize any of these people. below cast your minds back to the 2003 Sharpie states in Busso.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Daisy all dusted off ready to go

Since I last posted about Blockbuster there has been much speculation over what the boat will be renamed to. Personally I think that renaming a boat is bad luck so I hope that they stocked up before buying the boat. Currently the boat will either be names aquaholic or blockbuster.

The boat has come a long way since it was rescued from its previous owner. The deck has been sprayed and all parts have been located ( a serious challenge). It was rigged today to make sure everything still worked. A little bit of work needs to be done still before the crew hope to sail it in the MOFSC winter series heat this weekend. And i'm sure the project is still a work in progress.

Good luck guys.

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