On behalf of the members of the Flying Fifteen International fleets in Western Australia, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club Inc (“the Organising Authority”) and Fremantle Sailing Club Inc (“the Venue Partner Club”) we are pleased to welcome you to the website of the 2023 Flying Fifteen International World Championship and 2023 Australian National Flying Fifteen International Championship events to be held in the waters off Fremantle, Western Australia in March 2023.
See the latest press release on the recent change to the event dates at Flying Fifteen World and Australian Championships to be postponed to March 2023 (flying15.org)
The venue in Fremantle is well known for the defence by Australia of the America's Cup in 1987 and the hosting of the ISAF Sailing World Championships in 2011.
The host sailing club will be Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club (RFBYC), a club that has supported a fleet of Flying Fifteens since the early 1950s.
Situated on the Swan River and with a short twenty minute drive to Fremantle, RFBYC is considered one of the most prestigious yacht club locations in Australia, if not the world.
In hosting this event, RFBYC will partner with the Fremantle Sailing Club (FSC), an ocean based location that can provide all the appropriate facilities for all the on water activities. Within the port city of Fremantle and just minutes from the container terminal in Fremantle Harbour, FSC has very modern facilities and is well located to the racing courses and for transport logistics for the movement of competing boats.
Many international yachting regattas have been conducted from this venue over the years including the recent 2019 World Dragon and 505 Championships, the 2018 420 World Championships and the ISAF World Sailing Championships (a fleet of 1200 sailing yachts), together with a host of national championships.