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

Monday, September 24, 2012

WA Sharpie Membership Fees

A quick reminder to pay your WA Sharpie membership fees before the season starts.
The WA Sharpie committee has voted to keep the very reasonable fees at the same price this year provided they are paid by 31st November. After that, fees go up from $175 to $250 for metro and $130 to $205 for country so be sure not to miss out. Call/email Peter Ivanac if you have any questions.
This looking like shaping up like being a great year on the water with new boats and a swag of new crew being drawing into the world of Sharpies. Get into it!
Please contact Craig Mann if you are interested in sailing of a Sharpie.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Vita Brevis Training Capsize

Thanks to Brendon for sending this in.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

EFYC Opening Day



Gold and Green are the colours for our Opening Day! Prizes for best dressed Centreboard, Keelboat and Power Yacht. Will be a fantastic day for the whole family to enjoy.
Start the day off with breakfast followed by our traditional Opening Ceremony.
Day Programme:
1pm Opening Ceremony
1.20pm Sail Past
2pm Yacht Racing
4pm Afternoon tea
6pm Presentations
Great food will be available and live entertainment will start at 6.30pm.


The Sharpie Class has been invited to the Ronstan Sail Fremantle hosted by FSC on the 27th and 28th of October 2012. This will be a good chance for the boats heading to the Nationals to get some much needed practice with swell (If the Doctor is in!). Nomination the regatta is the same as the 2 crew price ($140).

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Pre-season Preparation

The weather was perfect and club was a hive of activity yesterday with 5 Sharpies making it onto the lawn and most into the water. Congratulations and welcome to Chris Bell who has purchased "Triangle Sausage Triangle". With a bit of spit and polish the yellow boat will be right into the thick of it.  Chris spent the afternoon on the lawn inspecting the boat and ensuring and tidying up the systems and rig. Chris brings with him two other bored keel boat sailors looking for a bit of excitement and will be a valuable addition to the Sharpie class and Mounts Bay SC - welcome!

"Mainiacts" and "SS" were both out on the water making pre-season adjustments and test sailing with new crew. "Loaded Dice" came out of the shed for a wash and systems check. "Vanquish" made a late arrival (with fibreglass still drying) and went out for a quick first sail to validate new systems and sails added to the boat. Too early to say, but the boat seems quick. We will see.

Greg Creeper was making sure the bar didn't fall over, and has said "his leg is good now so he will be out there". I have taken this as a promise. I trust you will all make sure Greg follows through with his promise.

Happy birthday to Andy Kurnow who had wine and cake (what a combo) upstairs, observing the activity on the lawn and water.

A set of the new carbon boom and pole were tested on "Vanquish" and were a great success, with very noticable improvement to gust response from the very very stiff boom. The spin pole and open ends were also a delight to use. To pick up your boom/pole/ends kit, please call Peter Ivanac as he would like his shed floor space back. If you would like to purchase one of two kits from the WA Sharpie association, please call Peter Ivanac. You will want to get in quick at a price of $1,034 for the pair, they will go fast. I also have 4 open pole end fittings left for sale at a price of $25 per fitting.

The MBSC fleet is looking like it will have a strong fleet of regulars sailing this year so we look forward to seeing you all out there.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Nationals Accomodation - SA

If anyone is in need of accommodation see below.

From Mark Kretschmer:

Hello people,
I have a budget style cabin at the caravan park about 50m from the sailing club available which I booked but won't be using. The cabin is self contained but doesn't have a toilet or shower located inside the cabin. The facilities are only a couple of paces away. 1 double bed in main area and 2 double bunks in the other area. The cabin is available from 28th - 4th but have spoken to the caravan park and can still book either side of those dates. If anyone is interested please let me know and I will keep the booking otherwise I will get rid of it.

Contact Details
P. 08 8362 0041
F. 08 8363 1627
M. 0423 768 052

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