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

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

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.


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