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

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

In The Market for an Upgrade?

If you are in the market for an upgrade this might be the time to snap up a bargain. With hulls now being manufactured with the rejuvenated South Australian mould there is some bargain second hand boats around.

A Number of Good boats have come up for sale recently in SA. Check out the Classifieds page.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Carbon Booms/Poles

Monday, May 16, 2011

MBSC Presentation Night

Friday the 20th is Presentation night at MBSC.
Scratchy Details so far. Has anyone else heard anything?
A great time to catch up and have a little bit of input into next seasons sailing calendar before it is finalized. Plan is similar to last season on both a club and assn level.
Sharpie AGM dates will be announced soon.

The Traditional Easter Cocktail Party migrated to Bali this year!!!!
I did not get an invite but my wife managed to be there!!!!!!
Creeper and Moona obviously selected the guest list carefully this year as the women out numbered the men 3 to 1.
Could this become annual event in Bali?


Monday, May 9, 2011

Port Lincoln Frostbite Regatta

The Port Lincoln Yacht Club invites you to the 2011, 28th Annual Frostbite Regatta to be held on the Sat 11th June and Sun 12th, Queens Birthday Long Weekend.. (SA)

Each year the Regatta hosts various intermediate and senior classes.  The likely classes to attend are Sharpies, Fireballs, Lasers, Herons, Cadets and Yardstick Fleet.  All classes are welcome and we will do our best to accommodate them.

 Last Year Vita Brevis made the 27 hour straight journey over to represent WA and sailed to 4th Position. It was an epic journey which we will never forget. The current national champion Camel with his crew on "One Hump or Two" are tipped to make an appearance all the way from Tasmania.

If your interested the NOR is here

The Club website is here

Sunday, May 1, 2011

GBYC 16th April

It seems Pete C is unable to mention Craig’s crap starts or good starts, so here’s the news from a different angle.

As Pete stated, this week was the last race of the season being the last club heat. Just Suburban Boys held a slender lead from Suicide Blonde and The Uninvited going into the race, so the resultant champion was decided on the final siren.

Strong consistent winds could have led to a great close race, but that’s not how it turned out.

The breeze was difficult to read as it was almost non-existent. The Uninvited was surprisingly late for the start, and lack of wind led to a two boat race...Suicide Blonde led at the first mark and the wing mark, after excellent drifting skills. Just Suburban Boys mustered some hot air which enabled them to drift past Suicide Blonde whilst approaching the bottom mark.The course was shortened, and it was neck and neck to the southern seas and the finish line. Just Suburban Boys were victorious and received the final siren.57 minutes later The Uninvited joined the rest of the sharpie boys and a few well earned drinks were shared.

GBYC Trophy Night will be held Saturday 7th May 2011. Congratulations to Snow, Rob and Josh – Club Champions 2010/11

Yours in Sharpies

Lynn L

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