Sharpie Training Course

Learn the art of sailing and racing a sharpie.

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.

Here's a video of sharpie sailing on our very own Lake Burley Griffin!


The training will consist of 2 training sessions and a Wednesday night race with the Canberra Yacht Club.

Cost: $30

Limit: 6 Members

Prerequisites: Comfortable sailing a laser in medium strength breezes

Contact: Grant Warner to express your interest