Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Dinghy Photo: A Great One of a 12 sq. meter Sharpie

Velajando na Lagoa dos Patos

In my travels around the Net I've grabbed photos that interest me here and there. Every once in a while I'll repost. This black and white photo of the Classic 12 sq. meter Sharpie, the Olympic double-hander of 1956, is one of my favorites. I got it from a Brazilian blogger that was on the blog list of Doryman, but doesn't seem to be on his blog list now. I assume the photo is from the late 1950's - early 1960's, especially given the split tiller in use which was also popular on Classic Moth's from that time fame. The 12 sq. m. Sharpie is sailing on a large freshwater lagoon behind an ocean barrier island, Lagoa dos Patos - Duck Lagoon, in Southern Brazil. The two names I have attached to the photo are Gabriel Gonzales and Nelson Piccolo, who I assume are the sailors. If I had a larger resolution image this one would definitely be framed and sitting on a wall in my house.

I would be interested in further attribution of the photographer because it is a great sailing photo.


Bursledon Blogger said...

Great pic, there's a couple of 12M's still sailing regularly at Bosham SC near here

Video from the 2012 classic open event, see 2 min 48 seconds in


Baydog said...

Great wishbone tiller! Are there no hiking straps or do I not see their anklets?

Tweezerman said...

Mr. Bursledon,

Thanks for the link. I had already featured this YouTube back in a previous post about the Bosham Classic Dinghy regatta. I've got some more pics of 12 sq. meter sharpies, enough for another post one day. Great Classic boats.

Baydog - Certainly not an orthodox hiking position by today's standards - looks painful. I agree, I can't see their hiking straps either.

my2fish said...

Sweet photo!

dieharddinghysailor said...

Great photo.....! I think David Henshall should produce a book of Classic dinghy photos, maybe all B&W, like, Eileen Ramsey, but more up to date and comprehensive.
Sadly, the book Classic Classes, missed out on the opportunity to represent all the old photos from the various classics, and missed a few of the important marques as well.........

Pandabonium said...

How to "take care of business" on a small boat with no head.