Watch the spectacular display of sailing from Cottesloe beach on Saturday morning

Watch the spectacular display of sailing from Cottesloe beach on Saturday morning

Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club in Peppermint Grove will be hosting an offshore yacht race off the coast of Perth on Saturday 6 April. The fleet will be in good view of the beaches from North Cottesloe between 9:30 and 11:30am.

Seventeen racing yachts will be competing in the Cape Vlamingh Race. Spectators will see the fleet racing close to the coastline between North Cottesloe and South Cottesloe Beach in the morning before heading west to Rottnest Island. The course will take the yachts on a full rounding of the island then back to a marker off North Cottesloe Beach where they will be seen through the afternoon racing south along the beaches to the finish area in Fremantle.


This is a great opportunity to view the impressive offshore racing yachts in action. The teams have recently contested the 71st Bunbury and Return Ocean Race and the Roland Smith Ocean Race, both run by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club. Usually well out to sea for the offshore racing series, it is a marvellous initiative to bring the course in close to the Perth beaches for the enjoyment of the locals.

This connection with the locals ashore is enjoyed by the competitors. It is a special feeling for the teams to be racing in view of the beach.

Barchetta in North Cottesloe is again a partner of the sailing event and will be promoting the activity. Race information and details of the yachts will be available for spectators watching from the restaurant.

Join us at Barchetta from 0930 to 1130 to watch the racing and fly the flag for the sailing community -

Follow the race on social media with Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club on Facebook @RoyalFreshwaterBayYachtClub and Instagram @rfbyc.

Event website – follow this link for the Cape Vlamingh Race’ page.

List of Competitors:

1 Soon F 228 Michael Thorpe S&S 34
2 Christine F 125 Dieter Pflaumbaum Sweden Yacht
2 Wasabi R 410 Nicholas White Elan 410
4 Huckleberry R 131 Phil Somerville-Ryan S&S 34
5 Joss RF 177 Ian Clyne J 122
6 French Kiss v RF 447 Clodagh Irwin Beneteau First 44.7
7 CheckMate F 66 Geoff Bishop Summit King 40
8 Raya F 25 Peter Cochrane Beneteau First 367
9 Argo AUS 11 Chris Higham Archaumbault
10 Twitch F 144 Barry Walsh Beneteau 44.7
11 Wyuna R 347 Dennis Vincent Beneteau 
12 Crush EF 3601 David Davenport Sunfast 3600
13 Dynamic F 347 Laurie Flynne Beneteau First 34.7
14 Weapon of Choice F 690 Mark Nagle Fred Barrett 35
15 Atomic Blonde R 62 Simon Torvaldsen JPK 10.80
16 Al Fresco F 8 John Rayner BW 36
17 Cannon Ball RF 102 Dan Cannon Farr 11.04


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