Welcome to the Dinghy Section of Fremantle Sailing Club. It is our goal to support your sailing through the use of our facilities, initial training, and ongoing coaching and support so that you achieve your goals in sailing whether you aspire to go to the Olympics or whether you are just happy to enjoy the pleasures that just being on the water can bring.
We sail six different international one-design classes – Optimists, SB20s, 420s, 29ers, Lasers and 505s. This is done so that, as sailors develop their skill, they can compete on the very highest level if they want to. The Optimist and the Laser are single-handed dinghies, whilst the 420s, 29ers, Flying Ants, SB20s and 505s require a skipper and a crew.
Racing is conducted on Saturday mornings for the junior classes and Saturday afternoons for the senior classes. Detailed information regarding racing is available in the Club’s Sailing Handbook. Ongoing training is available on most sailing days plus specialised training is planned throughout the year.
The Summer Season commences in October and continues every Saturday through to April. The Huck Scott Winter Series is held on Saturdays once a month between May and August.
Parents are encouraged to sail with their children, or if they wish to take part in another way there is always race control, manning the support boats or helping out in the Galley. All these are ways that enable sailing to be an experience for the whole family.
For more information on dinghy racing at Fremantle Saiing Club please contact our Dinghy Administrator, Travis Burtenshaw