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Fireball Sailing in Australia

Fireballs are sailed across Australia.

Click here for a brief history of Fireball sailing and development in Australia (from a Fireball International magazine 1972/3 issue)

National Championships are each year. The next National Championship will be held at Somerton Yacht Club, South Australia on the March long weekend: 11 - 13th March 2023.

A full list of scheduled events across IFAA, IFASA and IFAV for 2023-24 season is published in this news item including the Nationals and World Championship to be held at Geelong, Victoria in February 2024.

Perpetual Trophy Winners (please contact us if you can see any mistakes)

For all the latest Australian Fireball  news events galleries for sale items and results look on the Fireball International pages

2022 - 23 National Championships were held at Somerton YC SA

2021 - 22 National Championships were held at Portland YC VIC

2018 - 19 National Championships were held at Royal Geelong YC VIC

2017-18 National Championships were held at Nedlands YC, WA

2016-17 National Championships were held at Rivoli Bay, SA

2015-16 National Championship were held at Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club 

If you have recently purchased a second hand Fireball please complete the change of ownership form.  Note: This form may display incorrectly on Smartphones or iPads. This can be resolved by opening the file in the Adobe Acrobat Reader App (Free).

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New South Wales

Fireballs sailors in New South Wales belong to Gosford Sailing Club and Balmain Sailing Club.

2014-15 National Championship were held at  Gosford Sailing Club 

NSW State Champions 1965 to present

South Australia

South Australia can boast having six boats in the top eleven at the 2012 World Championships so the level of competition is high.

South Australian Constitution

The state championships are conducted over several weekends during summer at different clubs around the state.

South Australian State Champions 1968  to present



As at October 2023 the main Fireball clubs in Victoria are Warrnambool, Geelong, Frankston and Cairn Curran.

The state championships are normally conducted between February and Easter

Victorian State Champions 1966 to present.  The original trophy shas been found and now we can show the full list of Victorian State Champions!

Western Australia

The WA fleet is based at Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club.

There is also movement to start up a fleet in the Swan River in the next two years.

Future National Championships

2023-2024 Royal Geelong Yacht Club (includes World Championship) VIC 5th - 16th Feb 2024
2024 - 2025 TBC NSW Likely Feb 2025

Useful Forms & Links



Change of Ownership Form

Note: This form may display incorrectly on Smartphones or iPads. This can be resolved by opening the file in the Adobe Acrobat Reader App (Free).

IFAA Constitution

2023 Fireball Class Rules

Fireball Tuning and Training including Rope Lengths  








IFAA Mailing Address

Secretary: Myles Gavin

33 Linton Lane


Victoria 3216



President - John Heywood

Phone 0411 434 722



Secretary - Myles Gavin

Phone 0418 109 326



Treasurer - Ben Schulz

Phone 0400 991 606



Measurer - Nick Gunner

Phone 0409 523 336



Rear Commodore Australia - Heather Macfarlane

Phone 0405 161 656



New South Wales & Queensland

Until further notification please contact IFAA Treasurer, Ben Schulz or Rear Commodore Australia, Heather Macfarlane about fireballing in Queensland and New South Wales.


South Australia

Secretary - Ben Wilcox

Phone  0447 463 709




President - Glenn Peverell

Phone 0409949910



Western Australia

President - Kevin Luff

Phone 0407 428 221







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