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12 Square Meter Sharpie

built since 1931

Builder
Designer
Krogen Brothers
Hull Type
Centerboard Dinghy
Construction
Wood

Dimensions

LOA
19.58 ft5.97 m
LWL
17.70 ft5.39 m
Beam
4.70 ft1.43 m
Draft
0.96 ft0.29 m
Displacement
510 lb231 kg
Ballast
Ballast Type
?

Rig and sails

Type
Gunter
Reported Sail Area
137.00 ft212.73 m2
Total Sail Area

Mainsail

Sail Area
P
E
Mast Height
?

Foresail

Sail Area
I
J
Est. Forestay Len.

Mizzen

PY
EY

Spinnaker

SPL/TPS
ISP

Calculations

Sail Area/Displacement
34.39
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
41.06
Ultralight
Comfort Ratio
5.48
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening Formula
2.35
better suited for coastal cruising

Auxilary Power

Make
Model
?
Type
?
HP
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?

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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