2018/19 Australian Fireball Championships

3rd to 9th February 2019 - Royal Geelong Yacht Club



Prize Winners
2018-19 heat winners

Heats 1, 2, 7, 8: Heather Macfarlane, Chris Payne

Heats 4, 6: John Heywood, Brett Littledike

Heat 3: Daniel Rantanen, Chris Derrick

Heat 5: Jalina Thompson-Kambas, Nathan Stockley

Heat 9: Ben Knoop, James Belton

Bombay Bowl Perpetual Trophy

First youth helm <21 years

Sophie Jackson

Ancient Mariner 

First helm > 50 years

Phil Peverell with crew Bruce Shand

Bryan Inns Perpetual Trophy

First handicap

Helm: Jarah Harris-Moore (absent)

Crew: Nathan Field

Presenter: Jeremy Atkinson (Jury Chair)

2018-19 Youth Winner

2018-19 Ancient Mariner

2018-19 Handicap 1

Youth Crew

Joal Mackenzie with helm Alex Higgins (also <21)



Ancient Mariner Crew

Andrew Perry (absent)

First Team > 170kg

Brendan Garner, Peter (Noddy) Durran

2018-19 Youth Crew Winner   2018-19 170kg plus

 First Overall

Heather Macfarlane, Chris Payne


Second Overall

Tom Gordon, Jack Fletcher

Presenter: Mike Rogers, Fireball RO

 Third Overall

John Heywood, Brett Littledike


 2018-19 Overall 1  2018-19 Overall 2  2018-19 Overall 3

First Handicap

Jarah Harris-Moore (absent), 

Crew: Nathan Field

Second Handicap

Jordan Smith, Dominic Randall (absent)

Presenter:Jeremy Atkinson (Jury Chair)

Third Handicap

Myles Gavin, Ben O'Brien (absent)

2018-19 Handicap 1

2018-19 Handicap 2  2018-19 Handicap 3


Regatta sponsors!

Our generous sponsors provided funding and prizes to promote sailing fireballs. Thanks to all our sponsors.

Sailors - please think about these sponsors when next making choices about goods and services provided by these organisations

State Government Victoria supports Royal Geelong Yacht Club to host the Fireball National Championship

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Regatta Sponsors:

Garner Marine Services

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And our Sponsors in association with Royal Geelong Yacht Club:

Leura Park 200




Carlton Draught

Notice of Race can be found here

Sailing Instructions can be found here


Thanks to the many volunteers for the regatta: Fireball extended family and Geelong members.

Your contribution made our regatta possible

Any questions?  Contact: Heather Macfarlane; email: fireballvictoria@gmail.com;  mobile: +61 405 161 656


What a top grade regatta!  The entry fee (just $375) gave competitors all of the following:

  • Regatta shirt per competitor
  • Great racing against some awesome sailors
  • RGYC Sponsors: Leura Park and CUB provide post race drinks - vouchers received on sign off
  • Welcome night, Presentation dinner events included for the sailors
  • Daily prizes c/- our fantastic regatta sponsors
  • Daily media coverage you can share with your friends
  • BBQ / nibbles available at the club post racing to aid recovery after each day’s sailing
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Geelong is home to the 2022 Fireball World Championships. Get in now and get ahead of the game! 


RGYC Event details can be found here!

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Located 75km south west of Melbourne CBD, Geelong provides a range of activities for sailors and non-sailors alike. Heritage and history, surfing, tasting trails! Lots to explore. Check out the area and make your plans with the help of the Geelong Bellarine Peninsula visitor guide

RGYC / Festival of Sails have also provided a list of accommodation close to the yacht club.  Check it out here.



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