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

Monday, September 27, 2010

MBSC Open Day

Well saddle up people Mounts is a buzzing hive of activity at the moment one week out from its open day. The club had a spring clean the other week with club members sprucing up the old girl ready for the season.

The Club Open day is this Saturday 2nd October.

From looking at the MBSC website (also needs a spring clean)
  • Juniors start at 11am
  • Seniors racing is at 2pm. 

If anyone has any further details please let me know.
Come down have a sail, beer and catchup.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ronstan Indian Ocean Classic

The Ronstan Indian Ocean Regatta NOR has been released.  
"This year should be special, P2011 is just around the corner and we are doing our best to attract International competitors to the event as an added bit of preparation. There may be an International flavor to the event" says Nick Jerwood the FSC Dinghy Captain

The Regatta is a great chance for sharpies to taste the real salt water Indian ocean instead of that brown swan river. Its also a a good promotional tool for the class showing the younger generation what a sharpie is all about (We did get some funny looks from the junior kids in the FSC Huck scott). The Regatta is scheduled for the 30th and 31st of October.

The NOR can be downloaded from here

If you are going to attend please let the committee know by using the comment section so we can advise FSC on numbers.

GBYC winter series final

Last Sunday saw the final two heats of the winter series, the conditions were a tad chilly and raining on and off. A good breeze was present around the 15 knot mark with a few gusts. Race one saw Suburban boys with Rob and Josh teaming up with new helm Snow take the lead from the start over Suicide blonde, As “regular” skipper Craig was unable to sail due to “family” commitments Pete and Brownie enlisted first time sharpie sailor Julian to fill in. Training took place on the way to the start, Julian did a tremendous job to overcome the lack of proper instruction from Pete and Brownie. In saying that it was a good race with the boys deserved winners by about 1 min.

Race two started back to back, this time with the polished crew work by now veteran forward hand Julian the racing was neck and neck. The boys rounded first and went left (windward leeward course) whilst Suicide went right in a good gust before gybeing onto a good line to the mark. At this point the breeze kicked to around 30 knots leaving the wise crew on suicide pleased with their decision to delay the kite set till the gybe, the inexperienced Julian was a popular guy about this point, Snow Rob and Josh just had to sit and wait till the breeze hit and with big Josh (71kg) on the wire the rest is history as they say. Suicide went on to complete the next lap with relative ease able to keep the boys in sight behind. A few beers on the lawn at the club after saw the wind strength increase and the winning margins change dramatically dependant on who you listened to.
As always good fun, first shakedown race is oct 2nd. May see Mozz, Mervyn. Kym, Roger and crews out then.
Has been talk of a few sports boat people buying sharpies for the odd sail.
Looking forward to the new season.
Pete C

Friday, September 17, 2010

100 Day National Plan

Today I looked at the Countdown to Nationals and there is 100 days to.

If you were thinking about going to the Nationals but haven't made any plans yet it is a good time to do so. At the moment we are trying to firm up numbers to organise transport. There are still spots available in a Sea Container if we can fill one so please make yourself known if you are thinking about going to Black Rock.

I hope you have your 100 day plan sorted.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

MOFSC Winter series

MOFSC held its last Winter Series last Sunday under blue skys with cold 15-18 SE winds. The mixed fleet consisted of 2 Sharpies, 2 Fireballs, 2 Lasers, 1 420 and 1 Opi as the starters decide to set a Troposide course which was deffinetly different with guest star Gordon Lucas getting the break at the start in the Fireball. The Sharpie 'Blind Date' after missing the start caught the fleet and guide the rest home with the 2 Fireballs contesting a battle behind followed by the Lasers, 420 and the gallent Opi. Afterwards we had presentations for the winter series in the Sundowner lounge with everyone now focusing for the coming Summer Series.

Written By Trevor Date

Monday, September 13, 2010

Spring Cleaning...Just Go Sailing

Its time to start thing about sailing again.

So to all sailors that have not thought about Sailing yet because your too busy...Make time because the Season is just around the corner. In fact if your keen to find out what you forgot to fix last season why not just chuck the boat in the water for the East Fremantle Yacht Club Open Day on the 26th.

After a bit of digging on the EFYC Website...
The Theme for this year’s sail past is “Titanic”. Dress up your boat and crew to be in the running for the “Best Dressed Centreboard Boat”. The judging is usually around midday before the official opening ceremony. The winner will be announced at presentations at 18:00hrs. The official sail past will be at 13:20hrs, Non Consistency race for all centerboard classes at 14:00 hrs.

Not Long Now

If you need more information on an upcoming event try clicking on the event in the calendar. Information about racing will pop up under the description. Such as start times

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Website feedback

Hi everyone.

I'd just like to know your opinion of the new website. There is definitely a crowd of you who check it every day on their lunch break so please give some feedback. Use the comments or email me your suggestions please.
  • Is there a feature you would like added?
  • Is there some part you cannot use properly?
  • Would you like to contribute to the website aswell?
Its your website so speak up please.


Monday, September 6, 2010

MBSC Spring Sailing

Perth turned on the weather yesterday for pre-season sailing at MBSC. A pleasant day was had on the water. Unfortunately "SS" was the only Sharpie to get wet yesterday, but we had fun spanking the Cherubs and 29ers anyway on an informal double sausage course started from the MBSC jetty.
Jarred Mouldy had his first sail on a Sharpie and while we didn't have more than 10 knots, had a good first day. A few more strings to pull than the Laser he normally sails, but seemed to enjoy himself learning the complexities of the Sharpie.
Fiona, Sarah and Greg came down to enjoy the club atmosphere and did their best to entertain, and succeeded as always.
We hope to see Jarred out on the Sharpie for the rest of the season. One windy day should see him turn from the dark side of sailing.
Big thanks to Mike Liddle for coming down and making the test sail possible.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Photos updated for "Psyclone" currently in classifieds.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

MBSC Winter Series Sunday 5th September

Hi Guys/Gals,

This Sunday 5th Sept is the last Winter series at MBSC before the season starts.

Racing starts at 2PM. A few races planned subject to wind strength so would be an excellent shake down for the start of the season.

"SS" is confirmed for a sail, having convinced a laser sailor to have a go.

In the interest of successfully converting this sailor to Sharpies could we please try to get a few more boats on the water?

Please post a response (with your name) if you are able to make it.


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