Fremantle Sailing Club aims to provide a structured Academy program derived from international, national and Australian Sailing schemes. Programs run for beginners through to the elite levels.
Participants are assisted to work through each level by skilled instructors and coaches delivering a dynamic curriculum ensuring an exemplary program of sailing development activities. Regular assessments are key to provide an individual progression path based on their personal achievements and ability.
Fremantle Sailing Club has a commitment to growing our sport and is proud of the role that it plays in introducing current and future generations into the sailing community.
Our Sailing Academy vision is to be a world best practice training facility and Australian Sailing accredited training organisation providing courses for beginners through to international level.
The Sailing Academy supports all its sailors, weather their ambitions are next Olympic gold medalist like FSC academy sailor Matt Wearn. Many of our young sailors are extraordinarily successful in international competitions like Harry Joyner (IQ Foil) who recently placed second at the Youth European championships, and Stefan Elliott Shircore (ILCA 7) who just placed second at the 2023 U21 European Championships in Norway.
Junior Fleets (Ages 6-15)
They will gain access to more coached training and skills development as well as the beautiful facilities.
Green fleet members can access Club-owned Optimists during their training. In Green Fleet sailors will develop foundational skills and learn how to sail around a basic course.
Team Freo has a long legacy as a strong team with many champions of the sport coming from its ranks.
In this group sailors will start to participate in Club racing and sail their own fiberglass Optimist.
The intermediate fleet designed to prepare sailors for the move to more advanced Open Fleet. The mission is for sailors to gain self-reliance and acquire the skills needed to become a successful fleet sailor at local regattas.
Expanding what they learnt in the Intermediate Fleet program.
Longer practices in a wide range of wind and ocean conditions combined with workouts demand high levels of maturity, focus and dedication.
Open Fleet sailors will also be developing team racing skills.
State, National and International Competition
Youth Classes (Ages 15-23)
Once a sailor is ready to transition out of their junior class, they have many different options to choose from for their youth sailing.
It’s important to remember that this choice is not forever and moving between all the different types of boats is both normal and good for building a well-rounded knowledge of sailing.
Senior Classes (Ages 23+)
Many of these sailors proudly represent Fremantle Sailing Club at both National and International Competition.
Many teenagers sail in the Offshore fleet.
WAIS Sailing Program partnership
Sailors achieving high level placings at State and National events may be considered for selection by the W.A. Institute of Sport and Australian Sailing Youth and Pre-Emerging program.
These squads are designed to train and support sailors into the highest levels of competition including World Championships and the Olympic Games.