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

Monday, March 19, 2012

3 of a Kind

3 OF A KIND was well attended this year with the usual suspects turning up from each class.
12-15knot winds made for some good runs.
With Mustos, Moths, 14's, 49ers, Sharpies and 18's on the same start line it was a battle for clean air up the first leg. Many of the I14's and 49ers failed to get away cleanly and trailed the Sharpies early on.
At the top mark, it was SS, with Wise Magic and Mainiacts close behind for the Sharpies.
Some snappy kite work and ideal conditions saw SS pass 14's, 49ers and Mustos on the reach accompanied by much sledging to allegedly quick boats as they were passed.
Sailing in their ideal conditions, the Moths and 18's pulled away from the rest of the fleet took the silverware. The Sharpies struggled to plane upwind and didn't trouble the handicaps.
With a very pleasant afternoon over, it was to the bar for a few well earned relaxing beers among mates.
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Next weekend is SHORT COURSE racing which is always a blast. Andy is back on deck for some fast and furious racing.
SS is introducing a couple of new sailors to the world of sharpies in the hope that they will join the class, so your support in getting a good fleet on the water is appreciated.
We look forward to seeing you all out on the water.
Pete

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