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Fireball Sailing in Australia

Fireballs are sailed across Australia.

Fleets race regularly in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.

There are also a number of boats scattered throughout Tasmania, Northern Territory, Queensland and ACT.

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 (normally over the Christmas holiday period). The next National Championship will be held at Nedlands Yacht Club (Swan River) WA, 2-7 January 2018.

2017-18 Nationals Poster

World Championship to be held at Geelong, Victoria in Jan 2022.

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

The four main states have a state championship each year and club racing takes place each week in summer.

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

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 are sailed in New South Wales at Gosford Sailing Club every Saturday in summer.

The NSW state championships are held at Gosford Sailing Club.

In additional to this regular travellers races are conducted.

2014-15 National Championship were held at  Gosford Sailing Club 

NSW State Champions 1965 to present

South Australia



In South Australia there are fleets at Adelaide Sailing Club, Largs Bay Sailing Club, Port River Sailing Club, Wallaroo Sailing Club and recently we have new members from Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club.

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 Committee Members 2016-17

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

2017-18 State Championship Notice of Race

Membership form 2017-18




The main Fireball clubs in Victoria are Warrnambool, Sandringham, Safety Beach and Westernport.

The state championships are normally conducted over the March long weekend.

Fireballs also have a strong attendance at Geelong Race Week.

Victorian State Champions.  Please help us locate the old trophy so 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

2017-2018 Nedlands Yacht Club (Swan River) Western Australia 2 Jan -  7 Jan 2018
2018-2019 Royal Geelong Yacht Club Victoria Feb 2019
2019-2020 TBA New South Wales TBA
2020-2021 TBA South Australia TBA
2021-2022 Geelong (includes World Championship) Victoria 30 Jan - 11 Feb 2022
2022-2023 TBA Queensland TBA 

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

2015 Fireball Class Rules

Fireball Rope Lengths  








IFAA Mailing Address

Secretary: Matthew Carter

57 Anaconda Drive

North Haven

South Australia 5018



President - John Heywood

Phone 0411 434 722


Skype johnheywood75


Secretary - Matthew Carter

Phone 0439 402 226




Treasurer - Glenn Stewart





Measurer - Nick Gunner

Phone 0409 523 336


Skype nick.gunner


New South Wales

President - Robert Hughes

Phone 0414 856 297


Skype robertxhughes


South Australia

President - Jack Fletcher




Association email

SA Committee members for 2016-17



President - Glenn Peverell




Western Australia

President - Kevin Luff

Phone 0407 428 221


Skype kevin.luff2