The Australian Lightweight Sharpie is a six meter, three sailed mono hull sailing dingy. It is crewed by three people – helmsman, sheethand and forward hand on trapeze.
The Australian Sharpie is a class with a proud history in Australian Waters.
Originally developed from the German 12 Square Metre known as the Heavyweight Sharpie a lightweight version was constructed in 1957. It was from this boat the modern Sharpie was developed.
The controlled development of this one-design class, and ability to sail in a various sailing conditions around Australia has built up a strong following. Many of Australia’s finest Sharpie sailors have gone on to race successfully in other classes such as the Etchell.
Overall length 6.0 m.
beam 1.43 m.
Weight 90 kg.
Mast 7.0 m.
sail area: Main 11 sq. m.
sail area:Jib 5 sq. m.
Spinnaker 14 sq. m.