Sail Freo 2021 – Competitor Information

Welcome Sailors to Sail Freo 2021! 

This news post will provide you with all the information you require to ensure your weekend is all smooth sailing!

As you would be aware, Sail Freo is considered to be Western Australia’s premier blue water dinghy event. Sailed on the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, the 2021 Sail Freo will provide an ocean sailing experience that you can’t get anywhere else. So far we have 125 boats registered, and you can check out the competition on the Sail Freo website here.

Schedule of Events

Friday 29th October

In Person Registration
16:00 – 18:00
Dinghy Clubhouse

Saturday 30th October

In Person Registration
08:30 – 09:30
Dinghy Clubhouse

Volunteer Briefing
09:30
Dinghy Clubhouse

Competitors Briefing
10:00
Sunset Deck (Main Clubhouse)

First Warning Signal
11:30

Sail Freo 2021 Sundowner
After Racing
Sunset Deck (Main Clubhouse)

Sunday 31st October

Volunteer Briefing
08:30
Dinghy Clubhouse

Competitors Briefing
09:00
Sunset Deck (Main Clubhouse)

First Warning Signal
10:30

Sail Freo 2021 Presentations
After Racing
Sunset Deck (Main Clubhouse)

Open Training Sessions

Fremantle Sailing Club would like to invite the following classes to join our midweek training sessions in the lead up to Sail Freo this weekend. If you have any questions, please contact our Head Coach, Mikael Lundh here.

Thursday 28th October

Optimist Intermediate and Open
16:00 – 19:00

Friday 29th October

29ers
16:00 – 19:00

Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race

The Sailing Instructions can be viewed here.
The Notice of Race can be viewed here.

In-person Registration

Please remember that a representative from each boat must attend the in-person registration in the Dinghy Clubhouse. This is where you will confirm your boat/crew details and receive your competitor packs – including your Sail Freo 2021 t-shirt!

Friday 29th October – 16:00 to 18:00

Saturday 30th October – 08:30 to 9.30

Sail Freo 2021 T-shirt Competition

The winner of our Sail Freo 2021 T-Shirt Competition is (drum roll please) .. Ailee Milne!

Congratulations Ailee! We can’t wait to see your design on everyone’s shirts over the weekend!

Site Access

Visiting sailors are welcome to bring their boats down to FSC at any time this week. The main gate is open 06:00 – 20:00 daily. Boats and road trailers must be left in designated areas (see map).
Boats and support ribs requiring access to the ramps and hardstand.

Sign-on/off with Sailor App

  1. Download Sailor App from App Store or Google Play
  2. Search for Fremantle Sailing Club in the clubs menu
  3. Select Sign On/Off menu
  4. Select Session (i.e. Sail Freo 2021 – ALPHA – Saturday 29th May)
  5. Select Boat
    1. Select Division
    2. Select Class
    3. Select Skipper/Sail Number
    4. Click Select
  6. Register Mobile Number (this step is only required on the initial setup)
    1. Enter Mobile Number
    2. Click Register
    3. Enter Code
    4. Click Verify
  7. You are now Signed On

Please select Sign Off once you have returned to shore after racing

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t have access to a mobile phone?
Sailors without a mobile phone will be able to sign on and off from the regatta office inside the Dinghy Clubhouse.

What happens if my boat doesn’t appear in the Sailor App?
Contact the Race Office to have your boat added to the boat register.

How do I update my sail number or other boat/crew details?
Submit a change of crew/equipment to the Regatta Office. The Regatta Office will then update your boat details in the boat register.

What happens if I don’t sign on/off?
Boats failing to sign on or off will be automatically given a 2-point scoring penalty for the race nearest the indiscretion.

Canteen

The canteen will be open over both days for Sail Freo 2021.

Bacon and egg burgers will be available from 09:00 on Saturday and 08:00 on Sunday.

If you would like hot food after sailing, please ensure you pre-order at the canteen before racing.

Note our canteen accepts both cash and card payments.

Sail Freo Sundowner

After racing on Saturday 30th October all Sail Freo 2021 sailors, volunteers, and supporters are invited to join the Sail Freo 2021 Sundowner. This is will be a chance to relax, unwind, and share stories from the day’s sailing. Burger sliders will be provided and drinks will be available to purchase.

Monkey Fist Pop-Up Stall

Monkey Fist Marine will be onsite with a pop-up chandlery during Sail Freo 2021. Make sure you check them out.