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Saturday, October 8, 2016


Please be aware that WA boats thinking of going to the nationals in Victoria are eligible for financial travel assistance from the Association. A thousand dollars is available to be shared by attending boats in the State Team.

To be eligible, you must be a member of the association before the State Selections, which are over two days in October - Day 1 is Saturday October 22 at EFYC and Day 2 is the following day (Sunday) at MBSC. Country boats unable to make part or all of the State Selections may apply for an exemption.

So far we have had confirmation of 5 x boats travelling to Melbourne:

Bulitt (A Gabrielson)
SBD Drilling (G Keys)
The Black Boat (J Hutchison)
Meat & Two Vegies (K Taylor)
Origami Underwear (M Jahn)

Please complete registration form and return by email to the Treasurer Kim Taylor by 21/10/16. Fees must be paid by the same date (EFT preferred). YA Numbers are compulsory please.

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Mounts Bay Sailing Club Opening 2016

With storm clouds on the horizon, the lawn at Mounts Bay slowly began to fill. A few brave Bics were out early and coping with the squalls that were beginning to become more frequent.

Nine Sharpies hit the water in anticipation of a 1430 start, however the formalities took a bit longer than expected and racing did not commence until 1500. Not a big deal except between 1430 and 1500 there was a series of squalls around 25 to 30 knots and plenty of rain.

The start was hotly contested, Dave Lightfoot and his Blacksun crew took the pin, with Wise Magic and Impact in the mix. With the wind a manageable 15 to 20 knots the fleet headed off from Addison in search of Matilda.  Guest skipper and recent competitor at the Rio Olympics Griselda Khng, was showing great skill to push Wisemagic into the lead by the top mark. With Craig (the human cleat) Mann in the middle and Peter (Shit this is Hard work) Ivanac in the bow the poor girl had been dealt a shocking hand. Impact, Blacksun and Keysie were in the mix with All scoobed out, The Black Boat keeping them all honest.

Placings moved around a little with the switchy Nor Wester, with Keysie getting SBD flying and into contention. Griselda managed to keep Wisemagic in the lead for 2.5 laps before it all fell apart on the final kite drop at Addison. Several swims later the exhausted team finally limped home.

As it turned out half of the fleet swam in this gust or the next one that came through so the lead changed several times. In the end Impact took fastest from Keysie, Blacksun third and a very wet Wisemagic fourth. Some great sailing by all in tough conditions.

What a challenging start to our season! I hope it gets easier!!!! See you next week!


Thursday, July 28, 2016


AGM   AGM    AGM    AGM   Yes, it's that time of the year. The WA Sharpie AGM will be held at NOON on Sunday August 7th, at Mounts Bay Sailing Club.

Please make a big effort to come along to what should be a short and sharp meeting. All officer-bearer positions will be deemed open and if you think you would like to make a contribution, please let secretary
Neil Stanbury know this week. We need at least 10 members to be present to have a quorum.

While AGMs are all about the formal business, it's also a chance to have your say about how we can improve sailing for YOU this coming season....

The really good news is that we're putting on 'Bunnings-style' sausages in a bun on the barbie downstairs straight after the AGM, then it's straight into the Eagles-Dockers Derby coverage in the upstairs bar!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

2016/17 Season Calendar

Mark your calendars for next season with the following dates!!!

WA Sharpie Calendar - 2016 / 2017 Season
EFYC Opening Day: Sunday 25 th September
MBSC Opening Day: Saturday 8 th October
State Selection & Travelers Heats 1/2/3 @ EFYC: Saturday 22 nd October
State Selection & Travelers Heats 4/5/6 @ MBSC: Sunday 23 rd October
PFS Opening Day: Sunday 6 th November
Metro Series NYC Short Courses (1330pm start): Sunday 20 th November
Travelers Heats 7/8/9 @ MOSFSC: Saturday 10 th December
Nationals @ Mordialloc, Melbourne: 29 th Dec to 6 th Jan
States @ MBSC (mid-river courses & function) 11 th & 12 th February
Walpole Family Fun Regatta (March long weekend): 4 th , 5 th & 6 th March
Travelers Heats 10/11/12 @ GBYC: Saturday 25 th March

More details will be announced closer to the event.

Otherwise you can subscribe to the WA Sharpies google calendar using the
following link
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Friday, April 15, 2016

2015/16 Season presentation lunch

Now the season's over, there's one more thing to do!
YES, go to the WA Sharpie Prezzos!!
Scroll down to buy your tickets.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Walpole 2016 Photos
Thanks to Walpole Yacht Club for providing the photos

Thursday, February 18, 2016

2016 States Photos

Photos from the State Championships.
Thanks to Zale Horne for providing these


There are also many photos posted to the Facebook page.
WA Sharpies Facebook Photo Stream

2016 States Results

Well done to the podium finishers for the series.
1st - Bullit
2nd Blatantly Obvious
3rd Origami underwear

Trophys will be presented to the winners at the soon to be announced Presentaion evening

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

2016 States Sailing Instructions

Sailing instructions can be downloaded from the link below

2015/16 State championship Sailing Instructions - TCYC

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

2016 Sharpie States NOR

Sharpie States are to be held at TCYC on 13th and 14th Feb 2015.

NOR can be downloaded from here

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