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Sharpie

The Sharpie was designed in 1931 by the Kroger Brothers. Active class racing takes part in the UK, Holland, Germany and Portugal, though some original heavyweight sharpies still exist in Australia. The hull is made from mahogany planks on oak frames, with a gaff rig and a crew of two. The sail area was originally twelve square metres, but has now evolved to around sixteen square metres.

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Show news SA Sharpies announces new travel grants program
The Sharpie class already has a great track record around supporting junior entrants
Posted on 8 Nov
55th European Sharpie Championship overall
A range of conditions all week for the 40 strong fleet
Posted on 25 Aug
55th European Sharpie Championship day 4
Another perfect day for international racing in Hayling Bay
Posted on 22 Aug
55th European Sharpie Championship day 3
The wait for the sea breeze was worth it
Posted on 21 Aug
55th European Sharpie Championship day 2
The fleet of 40 boats have a great day in Hayling Bay
Posted on 20 Aug
55th European Sharpie Championship preview
Series of ten races and a great social programme at Itchenor
Posted on 5 Aug
British Sharpie Championship at Wells
Host clubs shows customary hospitality, afloat and ashore
Posted on 10 Jun
Something for everyone
Itchenor Sailing Club launches a packed season
Posted on 7 Mar
SA Summer of Sail Launch Regatta in Adelaide
Adelaide turns on breeze and swell for the weekend
Posted on 4 Dec 2018
SA Summer of Sail Launch Regatta in Adelaide day 1
Racing blown out on opening day
Posted on 1 Dec 2018
2018 SA Summer of Sail Launch Regatta
Adelaide waters will show a sea of sails again
Posted on 28 Nov 2018
Sharpie Kids Weekend blooding the next generation
A national "come-and-try" initiative run by the Australian Sharpie class
Posted on 15 Nov 2018
Vintage Yachting Games preview
Copenhagen to host ex-Olympic classes next week
Posted on 15 Sep 2018
British Sharpie Championship at Brancaster Staithe
Will Gibbs retains his British title
Posted on 26 Jun 2018
Crown Series Bellerive Regatta final summary
Just two points separate the top two boats
Posted on 19 Feb 2018
Crown Series Bellerive Regatta dinghy update
Just three points separate the top three 29er skiffs after four races
Posted on 18 Feb 2018
I am not a number
David Henshall looks at dinghy handicapping
Posted on 14 Nov 2017
Sailing icon, Rolly Tasker, to be inducted
Into the Australian Sailing Hall of Fame
Posted on 2 Nov 2017
Sharpie Nationals at Wells
Continental teams join in the fun on Holkham bay
Posted on 21 Jun 2017
Bosham Classic Boat Revival
A stunning West Sussex Sunday
Posted on 14 Sep 2016
Bosham Classic Boat Revival preview
Event enters its fifth year
Posted on 21 Aug 2015
Sharpie nationals at Bosham
Seizing the moments to race
Posted on 5 Jul 2012
Australian Sharpie Championships overall
Blur officially celebrates with another win
Posted on 5 Jan 2012
Australian Sharpie Championships day 5
Blue wins with a day to spare
Posted on 4 Jan 2012
Australian Sharpie Championships day 4
Another impressive day for Blur
Posted on 3 Jan 2012
Australian Sharpie Championships day 3
Blur wins both races
Posted on 2 Jan 2012
Australian Sharpie Championships day 2
A far more manageable 15 to 18 knots of breeze
Posted on 31 Dec 2011
Australian Sharpie Championships day 1
Seriously windy in Queensland
Posted on 30 Dec 2011
Sharpie Europeans preview
62 boats expected at Brancaster Staithe
Posted on 19 Jul 2011
British Sharpie Championships
22 teams race at Wells, Norfolk
Posted on 21 Jun 2011
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Chris and Tim Gibbs sailing Windspiel win the Sharpie Europeans
© David Priscott
Geep wins the second race on day 4 of the Sharpie Europeans
© David Priscott
Jan van Galen NED 14 and Windspiel GBR125 during the Sharpie Europeans
© David Priscott
NED8 Bries, NED14 Jan van Galen and NED119 Doordrijver during the Sharpie Europeans
© David Priscott
European Sharpie Championship fleet
© Event Media
North West Norfolk Week 2019
© Neil Foster / www.neilfosterphotography.com
Imminent capsize for GBR69, Rob & Sally Wynne, at the British Sharpie Championship
© James Case
Eventual Winners GBR127 post capsize tow home at the British Sharpie Championship
© James Case
Windward mark rounding during the British Sharpie Championship
© James Case
2019 Champions Adam Anthony & Charlie Andrews at the British Sharpie Championship
© James Case
SA Summer of Sail Launch Regatta 2018
© Elise Dalmaso
SA Summer of Sail Launch Regatta
© Harry Fisher
William and Chris Gibbs win the British Sharpie Championship at Brancaster Staithe SC
© James Case
British Sharpie Championship at Brancaster Staithe SC
© James Case
Iconic Sharpies added to the spectacle of high performance dinghy racing during the Crown Series Bellerive Regatta
© Jane Austin
Foreign imports such as the 12 metre Sharpie would bring accessible performance sailing to the UK, but at the same time their planing ability would cause issues for the early handicap systems
© David Henshall
On the beach beside the Lifeboat station during the Sharpie Nationals at Wells SC
© Zoe Dunford
Leading three during the Sharpie Nationals at Wells SC
© Zoe Dunford
In formation with the Coastguart hut in the background during the Sharpie Nationals at Wells SC
© Zoe Dunford
Sharpie Nationals at Wells SC
© Zoe Dunford
Calm in a crisis during the Sharpie Nationals at Wells SC
© Zoe Dunford
Dutch teams during the Sharpie Nationals at Wells SC
© Zoe Dunford
The boat that begat so many of today's performance dinghies, the 12m Sharpie. Despite more than qualifying for a bus pass, the Sharpie was a rapid performer in the big breezes on Saturday at the Bosham Classic Boat Revival
© David Henshall
Sharpies - ‘Garganey' & ‘Tempest' race neck and neck, 1949 build just ahead of 1950 build during the Bosham Classic Boat Revival 2014
© Jonathan Hoare / www.jonathanhoare.com
12sqM Sharpie at the Bosham Classic Boat Revival
© Chris Hatton
Bosham Classic Boat Revival: this 64 year old 12m Sharpie was made on the Harbour at Sparkes Boatyard on Hayling Island. Fully restored, it was a very, very close runner up to the Enterprise in the Concours prizes
© Dougal@davidhenshallmedia
Sharpie Championships at Bosham
© Nicky Chapple
Sharpie Championships at Bosham
© Nicky Chapple
Lining up on the start line on the final day of the Australian Sharpie Championships
© Chris Murray
The Blur Crew (l to r) Sam Sanderson, Andrew Chisholm and Malcolm Higgins win the Australian Sharpie Championships
© Clare Murray