News Bulletin - for December 2023

Published Thu 14 Dec 2023

FFI-V December 2023 Bulletin

  • Calendar dates AUS champs and next Worlds
    2023-2024 FFI-V Season
  • Notice of Race issued for FFI-Vic States & Ossie Mc.
  • Proposed dates for 2025 AUS Champs at DBYC
  • FFI-V Membership Renewal is now due for 2023-2024 season


Calendar dates FFI-Australia & East Coast & next Worlds:

60th AUS Champs, Lake Macquarie YC, Belmont NSW, from 7th to 12th Jan 2024

Ossie McCutcheon Trophy, Gippsland Lakes YC, 10th to 11th Feb 2024

Victorian State Champs, Gippsland Lakes YC, 17th to 18th Feb 2024

61st AUS Champs, Davey’s Bay YC, VIC, from 30th Dec. to 5th Jan 2025

24th FFI-World Champ’s, Weymouth UK, Aug 2025


The Ossie McCutcheon Trophy Regatta is FFI-V’s main coaching event for the season. We return to Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club in Paynesville for this year’s Ossie Mc event that will again precede the States by one week. It is a great warm up for the States and with the convenience of leaving your boat at GLYC makes for an easy transition into the States. This should be a great weekend of fun and learning.

The 60th FFI-V 2024 State Championships is Victoria’s principal event for the season and we are pleased to have Gippsland Lakes YC as this season’s host.

Click on GLYC_FFIV 2023-24 Ossie McCutcheon Notice of Race to download.

Click on GLYC_60th FFI-V 2024 State Champ's Notice of Race to download.

Click here to go to the Ossie McCutcheon Trophy Event page to enter online.

Click here for the 60th FFI-V 2024 State Champ's Event page to enter online.

The above Event pages will be updated with a list of entrants and Sailing Instructions

For Online Entry (credit card only) first check your FFI-V membership is current (see the How to…paragraph below) then go to the above Event pages and select Register

For Entry by form download Entry Forms from the bottom of above Event pages then
either complete and post the form and a Cheque
OR email the completed form and make a Direct Credit transfer to FFI-V account.

  • Contact Dale Collings on 0415 595754 (email: for queries on specifics not covered in the Notice of Race or to query an entry.


Davey’s Bay Yacht Club has advised proposed dates for 2025 Australian Champ’s as: 30 & 31st Dec. Registration, 1st Jan Invitational, 2nd to 5th Jan 8 Races.


How to renew or register for FFI-V membership of season 2023-2024.    

The deadline has passed for Owner members to be eligible to vote at next FFI-A AGM.

Owner membership’s still need to be current to enable entry of a boat into the above Ossie Mc and States FFI-V events .

 Click here open the FFI-V website  then go to the Membership page.

At the bottom of this page, you will find a link for RETURNING MEMBER

        To pay by Credit Card use this link to renew your membership online.

        To pay by direct transfer or cheque download a membership form

                 from the bottom of the Membership page.

For Online renewal you will need to use your Australian Sailing number
as previously advised to FFI-V.
If you have any issues with the above or you need an Invoice from FFI-V please contact Dale Collings on 0415 595 754 or email


From Dale Collings

On Behalf of FFI-V