12sq.m Sharpie

Length: 5.99m (19ft 8ins)
Width: 1.42m (4ft 8ins)
Weight:
Country: United Kingdom
Rig Type:
Gunter Una
Crew: 2
Trapeze: none
Sail Area: 12 sq. m
Spinnaker Type:
No spinnaker
Spinnaker Area:
0 sq.m
Designer(s):
Design Year: 1931
Builder:
Boats Built:

For wing definitions see menu

Current CVRDA Handicap Ratings
Old wing: 81
(Alloy mast, Dacron sail)
Alternate Names and Variations
International 12 Square Metre SharpieUnited Kingdom
International One-Design SharpieUnited Kingdom

Traditional gaff-rigged dinghy, designed in 1931 by the Kroger brothers, early boats were built by Kroger’s own boatyard in Warnemunde and the Abeking & Rasmussen yard in Bremen. The first sharpies delivered to the UK came in a container to Kings Lynn docks and the class was selected for the Olympics in Australia in 1956
The class proved ideal for the tidal waters around North Norfolk and the fleet grew rapidly, mainly based at Brancaster Staithe SC. The class was adopted by The United Hospitals SC and also The Royal Corinthian SC and was widely sailed along the East coast and the South coast particularly around Chichester and Langstone harbours.

 

Class Association website:
http://sharpies.org.uk/
Other links:
https://sailcraftblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/26/pt-1-5-the-murky-history-of-the-sharpie/

 

 

Handicap Rating History
YearRatingMastSail
RYA 2 Digit Handicaps
1958 91Cotton
 PY Type Primary;
1960 91Cotton
 PY Type Primary;
1961 91Cotton
 PY Type Secondary;
1962 91Cotton
 PY Type Secondary;
1962 91Terylene
 PY Type Secondary;
1963 91Terylene
 PY Type Secondary;
1963 91Cotton
 PY Type Secondary;
1964 91Cotton
 PY Type Secondary;
1964 91Terylene
 PY Type Secondary;
1973 91
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
RYA 3 Digit Handicaps
1981 109
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1982 109
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1983 109
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1984 109
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1985 109
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1986 109
 PY Type Trial; PY Group centreboard;
1987 109
 PY Type Trial; PY Group Centreboard;
1988 109
 PY Type R; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
1989 109
 PY Type R; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
1990 109
 PY Type R; PY Group centreboard;
1991 109
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1992 109
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1993 108
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1994 108
 PY Type R; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
1995 109
 PY Type R; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
RYA 4 Digit Handicaps
1996 1027
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1997 1025
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1998 1020
 PY Type R; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
1999 1015
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2000 1015
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2001 1015
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2002 1018
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2002 1096
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
2003 1018
 PY Type RN; PY Group centreboard;
2004 1020
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; No spinnaker; PY Type RN; PY Group Centreboard;
2005 1025
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; No spinnaker; PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2006 1025
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; No spinnaker; PY Type Trial; PY Group Centreboard;
2007 1026
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; No spinnaker; PY Type Trial; PY Group Centreboard;