Royal Brighton Yacht Club in conjunction with Elwood Sailing Club will host the F16 World Championships from January 22-28, 2018


Royal Brighton Yacht Club, in conjunction with Elwood Sailing Club and the Australian F16 Class, will host the Formula 16 World Championships in January 2018.

The F16 classes are very active in Australia and there are strong fleets in Europe and around the globe.  It is expected that the 2018 Worlds fleet will comprise approximately 65 entries including Viper, Taipan 4.9, Mosquito and other classes.

RBYC was selected to host venue for this important event for a variety of reasons.  Brighton’s depth of experience with event and race management is further strengthened by partnering with their neighbouring catamaran club at Elwood.

There is ample boat storage and a modern clubhouse with outstanding social facilities at Brighton.  Substantial renovations are now underway, designed to make RBYC the perfect venue for major “off the beach” championship regattas.

Within a few minutes of the beach and marina, the sailing waters of Port Phillip are up there with the very best in the world.  January has regular southerly sea breezes, with most days seeing light winds in the morning building to moderate to fresh in the afternoon.  The race areas are clear of commercial shipping and there is minimal tide.

The club is located 12km from the Melbourne CBD and 5km from St Kilda where there are a wide variety of accommodation types available.  Melbourne is one of the world’s most vibrant cities right and known as the Major Events Capital of Australia, hosting a range of sporting and cultural events.

There is plenty to do and see in and around Melbourne, and wineries, Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas and Phillip Island are all within a day tour.  The International Airport is just 36km away.  Middle Brighton Station is a 1.5km walk.

Online Entry

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F16 World Championships 2018

Online Entry

Mobile Phone number that will be contactable for the duration of the event. Will be used to relay regatta information such as Notice to Competitors, Protest Hearings, etc.

Skipper Details

Crew Details

Support Boat Registration

1. The craft shall only be moored in the location as directed by Royal Brighton Yacht Club and Yard Manager. Specifically vessels are not to be moored at the crane or launching ramp pontoons at any time.
2. Fuel is not available at the RBYC Marina.
3. Parking is not available on RBYC premises.
4. All boats must have a VHF radio capable of working on all usual Australian channels, and maintain a listening watch on the channels specified by the Race Management Team ie. Australian Channels 16, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 77, ++
5. Coach/Support boats must have a current boat insurance policy with a minimum value of $5,000,000 or more for public liability insurance.
6. Victorian marine regulations require a PFD to be worn at all times of heightened danger and when vessel has only one occupant.
7. I agree to comply with any reasonable request from a regatta official.


All Entry fees include event t-shirts.
Sizes available S, M, L, XL. Please identify the sizes for the t-shirts you wish to purchase. For Example, 1 XL, 1 S.

Event t-shirts are $30 each
Sizes available S, M, L, XL. Please identify the sizes for the t-shirts you wish to purchase. For Example, 1 XL, 1 S.


I agree that:

The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing.

No national authority prescriptions will apply.

Each boat, where applicable, shall hold a valid measurement certificate issued by the relevant class association. Competitors may be required to produce that certificate at any time. Measurement checks and inspections may be carried out at any time. A boat notified of inspection shall follow the instructions of the Race Committee.

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of AUD $10,000,000 per event or the equivalent.

Competitors shall show during confirmation of Registration:

  • A current Certificate of Insurance
  • Membership of their National Association or IF16CA
  • A valid measurement certificate
  • Parent or guardian’s authority for competitors under the age of 18.

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

I have opened and read the Terms of Entry available from this link. RBYC Terms of Entry

Current Entries
Sail No Boat Name Club Class Skipper Name Crew 1 Name Entry Date
290 In the pink Stawell yacht club Viper Ross Bennett Bridget McCartan 2017-05-21 10:10:08
GBR311 MR Bump PMYC/SYC Viper Simon Dubbin Chris Campbell 2017-06-17 06:44:27
AUS326 Slider PBSC Viper Tristan White Beau White 2017-06-20 13:51:50
AUS007 RQYS Nacra 16 James Fraser Olivia Jozefowski 2017-07-17 20:26:50
AUS182 Nerfherder Sugarloaf Sailing Club Viper Ross Purcell   2017-08-08 10:12:07
AUS 005 Catcover LSWSA Nacra 16 Craig Fraser Nic Drapes 2017-08-13 20:15:24
GER 500 Falcon F16 DSC Falcon Katrin Santiago Thomas Koenig 2017-09-16 23:26:37
AUS369 Forward Sailing SYC/PMYC Viper Jack Challands TBA 2017-09-18 10:39:52
AUS 313 Goodall Design BeYC Viper Brett Goodall Campbell McEwan 2017-09-18 17:04:02
1830 Still Bitten Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club Mosquito Gary Maskiell Oscar Watkinson 2017-09-20 19:29:35
Notices & Documents

Notice of Race – click here


Quest Brighton on the Bay is located directly opposite RBYC and a special offer is available for F16 sailors.  Book early to secure your accommodation.  For more information – click here


RBYC is located 12km from the Melbourne CBD and 5km from St Kilda where there are a wide variety of accommodation types available.

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