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Australian Sharpie

Australian Sharpie

6 Episodes

The Australian Sharpie is a 3-person sailing dinghy which has evolved from the 12-square-metre class sailed in the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. Australian Sharpies are 19 feet, ​11 3⁄4 inches long, with a planing hull and a single mast. Sharpies race with a fully battened mainsail, a jib and a spinnaker.
They are sailed competitively in all six Australian states. The Australian Sharpie National Titles is run as a carnival each year rotating from state to state. A National Conference is held each year during this event by officials from the Australian Sharpie Sailing Association (ASSA).
Famous Sharpie sailors include 1983 America's Cup winner John Bertrand, Sir James Hardy and John Cuneo.

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Australian Sharpie
  • 76th Australian Sharpie Nationals - Day One

    Episode 1

    Over 70 Sharpies arrived at Adelaide Sailing Club for their annual Nationals - this time is has been dubbed 'The Gulf War'. Check out Day One.

    Video Producer: Down Under Sail

  • 76th Australian Sharpie Nationals - Day Two

    Episode 2

    'Sideshow Bob' leading into Day Two at Adelaide Sailing Club for their annual Nationals - this time is has been dubbed 'The Gulf War'.

    Video Producer: Down Under Sail

  • 76th Australian Sharpie Nationals - Day Three

    Episode 3

    Hugely competitive Nationals for the Australian Sharpies 'Gulf War' with over 70 boats with a special focus on the women within the fleet by Down Under Sail.

    Video Producer: Down Under Sail

  • 76th Australian Sharpie Nationals - Day Four

    Episode 4

    Over 70 Sharpies arrived at Adelaide Sailing Club for their annual Nationals - this time is has been dubbed 'The Gulf War'. Check out Day Four.

    Video Producer: Down Under Sail

  • 76th Australian Sharpie Nationals - Day Five

    Episode 5

    With over 70 Sharpies at Adelaide Sailing Club for their annual Nationals there are some wylie sea dogs racing. Check out the penultimate day.

    Video Producer: Down Under Sail

  • 76th Australian Sharpie Nationals - Final Day

    Episode 6

    Final Day of the 76th Sharpie Nationals - 'Sideshow Bob' won overall with a day to spare at Adelaide Sailing Club.

    Video Producer: Down Under Sail