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12 Square Meter Sharpie

1931
Designer
Krogen Brothers
Builder
Hull Type
Centerboard Dinghy
Construction
Wood
Associations
British Sharpie Owners Association
Australian Lightweight Sharpie Association

Dimensions

Length Overall
19.58 ft / 5.97 m
Waterline Length
17.70 ft / 5.39 m
Beam
4.70 ft / 1.43 m
Draft
3.17 ft / 0.97 m 0.96 ft / 0.29 m
Displacement
510 lb / 231 kg
Ballast
?
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Gunter
Reported Sail Area
137.00 ft2 / 12.73 m2
Total Sail Area
?
Mainsail
Sail Area
?
P
?
E
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
?
I
J
Est. Forestay Len.
?

Spinnaker

SPL/TPS
ISP

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
5.64 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
34.34
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
41.06
Ultralight
Comfort Ratio
5.46
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.35
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Selected by Duetscher Segler Vergand in a competition held in 1931. Sailed in the Melborne Olympic Games of 1956. (The gold medal in this event was won by noted Australian sailor, Rolly Tasker). Still raced in a number of fleets around the world (in some cases as variants of the original). In the UK it is the BRITISH SHARPIE or NORFOLK SHARPIE. In Australia called the HEAVYWEIGHT SHARPIE, and beginning in 1960, a modernized version called the AUSTRALIAN LIGHTWEIGHT SHARPIE.


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