Dinghy (Centreboard) sailing is one of the more popular activities here at East Fremantle Yacht Club, especially with juniors.
The Centreboard Division is an active family-based community with an opportunity for the whole family to spend time on the water. Parents and kids can race alongside one another while other family members may enjoy spending time on the water by volunteering. There’s something for everyone!
Regular racing and training are run in a highly professional manner without losing the family fun of a volunteer-based system.
The facilities and knowledge within the club allow sailors to take their sailing to whatever level they desire and there is the opportunity to compete in inter-club, state and national-level events.
It’s not all about medals, glory and international recognition at this stage. The emphasis is more about having fun in a supportive and safe environment and enabling kids, youth and adult sailors to meet and become a community.
Dinghy racing at the club takes place most Saturdays throughout summer and every three or four weeks through winter.
By following the Australian Sailing Youth Pathway, young sailors are afforded the best opportunity to progress their skills and challenge themselves.
The natural progression from class to class that exists at the club allows for a seamless transition into dinghy and keelboat sailing in later life. The club’s training offerings ensure that a child can start sailing at the age of seven and continue a lifetime’s enjoyment of the sport.
Competitive Keelboat racing is enjoyed by many members of East Fremantle Yacht Club. The major race day is Sunday, but there are events throughout the week.
After races and events sailors join in the social side of the club – especially popular are the wine tasting and live music nights.
East Fremantle Yacht Club has two race series competitions per year, a winter series that operates from May until the end of September with fortnightly events on a Sunday afternoon and a summer series commencing on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and finishing late April of the following year, also conducted on a Sunday afternoon.
The summer series is comprised of a number of individual interlaced series such as the Commodore’s Cup, Melville Water, Pursuit, Short Course, Night, Inshore and Consistency series.
Also, during the summer series, the club organises a twilight program that operates on Wednesday evenings.
If you want to learn sailing, or just continue your sailing and enjoy the family atmosphere, contact us today.
Every Wednesday night we hold our Twilight sailing. This is our most popular night, with sailing beginning at 6pm and also, our traditional Weber Buffet being served from 5.30pm.
If you are interested in going for a sail, please contact the us and we’ll organise this for you. A great way to try sailing and meet other club members.