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Save The Date - Keelboat AGM

The Keelboat AGM will be held in the Bridge at 1000 on Saturday 3rd of August 2024.

Dredging starts at Mandurah

The Department of Transport (DoT) has commenced dredging at the Mandurah Ocean Entrance to ensure safe navigation and a wider Town Beach for summer after completing a successful sand bypassing campaign at Dawesville.

Works are anticipated to continue until late November 2024. Boat traffic is not expected to be impacted.  Please read the media statement for more information.

Get Your Audit Done Early

The start of the summer sailing season is looming ever closer and it may be time to consider booking your boat in for your next equipment audit. There are less volunteer Equipment Auditors in the Club now so even more reason to start preparing now. 

If you would like to become an Equipment Auditor, please contact the Boating Office. 

New Racing Rules out now!

World Sailing have published the 2025 – 2028 edition of the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). Click the button to download. 

The “blue version” will also be released by Australian Sailing very soon. 

New Rules will apply from 1st January 2025.

Pre-Season Safety Briefing

7pm, Wednesday, 11 September 2024 – Save the Date!

For everyone intending to participate in Keelboat sailing this coming season, please attend this important briefing to learn more about on-water safety and aspects of the upcoming season. 

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Your Club has a new Facebook page. Please take the time to ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ us on your socials. 

Sail Lockers

The Club has available 3 x 23ft /7.2m sail lockers available for rental by members. 

If interested, please complete your application via the button or for more information, contact the Boating Office.

Email: sailingadmin@fsc.com.au

Safety & Sea Survival Courses

Registrations are now available for the 2024-2025 season of SSS courses. This course is highly recommended for the racer, cruiser or powerboatie and is conducted right here at Fremantle Sailing Club. 

Refresher requirement update:

A Refresher course may be taken to renew a certificate if the Refresher course is completed within 2 years of the expiration of the individual’s most recent SSSC certificate.

Interested in becoming a paid SSS Instructor? We need to hear from you. An instructor course is being planned for Perth.

Email: sailingadmin@fsc.com.au

VHF Radio Operators Course

This is an in-person course held at FSC for those seeking to obtain a formal qualification – Short Range Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency (SROCP). 

To learn more about the course and to book, please click the button.

Keelboat Winter Series

The Winter Series kicks off on Saturday, 8 June 2024 with the first race of the Valmadre Series. 

The Winter Series includes the Valmadre Series (IRC/PHF) as well as the Performance Series (PHF), each running 4 races.  The race documents including courses are contained in the Keelboat Sailing Handbook. Performance Series use Southern Courses while the Northern Courses are for the Valmadre Series. 

Safety News

Australian Sailing regularly send updated information on safety. We will keep you informed of any new posts as they come through. In the meantime, click the button to see what’s been happening. 

Fremantle to Indonesia Race & Rally 2025

Last Thursday over 100 members enjoyed an Indonesian special meal and Bintang beer as part of the official launch of the Fremantle to Indonesia Race and Rally which will start on May 10, 2025. An overview of the event was provided by committee members. Please register as early as you can to assist planning. Further information, and the Notice of Race/Rally is available on our Club Website.

FSC Keelboat Summer Racing Calendar

Your Keelboat Racing Section has been hard at work analysing and planning next season’s Keelboat racing program and are happy to present to you now the guide and calendar for your perusal.

We welcome any comments/feedback you may have. Contact the Boating Office or Keelboat Racing Section Captain, John Rayner or Rear Commodore Sail, Steve Parkinson.

Racing Rules Explained

Saturday, 15 June 2024

Spruce up on your knowledge of the Racing Rules of Sailing with our Rules Chair, Paul Green. 

Sessions will be from 1000 to 1100 on Saturday mornings prior to the Performance Winter Series races in the afternoon.

Please take a few seconds to register via the button.

15 June   l   29 June   l   13 July  

Volunteer Request

From time to time our regular Keelboat volunteer start team find themselves short either through last minute illness or some other unforeseen circumstance. Situations like this could impact on the quality of running events at the Club, so we need to be able to call upon a reserve pool of volunteers.

If you think you could lend a hand in these times, please contact the Boating Office.

Keelboat Events:

  • Saturday Afternoon Keelboat Racing starts 1350 until 1700
  • Sunday Morning Keelboat Racing starts 0900 until 1400
  • Wednesday Twilight Sailing starts 1800 until approximately 1930

Skill level required is minimal and easy training is readily available. 

Crew Available

New crew entries are being posted almost daily on Crew Match. If you need crew or you have room onboard to show someone new how much fun sailing at Fremantle can be, we encourage you to review the many entries listed on Crew Match.

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