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

Sunday, January 30, 2011

States Preparation

9 Sharpies braved the squally conditions at MBSC Sunday afternoon in one of the last hit outs before the upcoming State Titles. 3 Short races saw a few retire with torn heart muscles, one broken rudder box, a vang fitting pull out of the bulk head, one main exploding and a set of lowers giving way was some of the damage. Obviously a bit of neglected maintainence and poor form due to a few large hangovers. This was a good result though as one less race allowed for more drinking time.

The big winner for the day was class stalward Paul Main who had the old girl moving nicely managing three seconds.
Keysie was easing himself back into to Perth groove and looks a winner with his new sailing jumper, the old one was christened in 1971so was due a spell. Craig Mann o Impact was sporting an additional 5kg on the belly and looks more more prepared for a twighlight regatta than dinghy sailing, lucky the crew are on the ball and managed a little self disipline over the christmas period.

With a couple of weeks to go all is in readiness for the States, 25 startes looks a secure and although unlikely we could get to the magical 30.

Saturday Night is a Roast beef and pork rolls with salad, beers and drinks from the Sharpie Bar, with Heath Marshall cranking the tunes. $25 bucks covers the meal and entertainment, please confirm with  your numbers as we are almost sold out.
I can add to the catering 7 days prior so let me know or go hungry soon.
I will do a kids meal deal if you email me.

Send your entries in early as it will be busy on Saturday morning.
Find the entry forms on the downloads page or here:

Basic format:

First possible start 1000 sat and Sunday.
Canteen open 12 noon
Bar 1300 Sharpie Bar approx 1600
Band 1800
Meal  1700
Drink and Party to very late.
Sleep were you fall and sailing from 1000 Sunday
Hopefully Beers By 1300 


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