2016 Rockingham Race Weekend


2016 EVENT

The annual Rockingham Race Weekend will be held over the weekend of Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November 2016. Hosted by RFBYC and The Cruising Yacht Club, Rockingham, the popular event includes both power and sail.

Participants will enjoy the TCYC hospitality overnight on Saturday. The Club is also hosting the Hydrofoil Pro Tour over the weekend which will provide some exciting viewing and additional atmosphere to this great weekend of social and sail. 


Yachts will race in Category 4 (Cat 3 double handed). Category 6+ will not be held as all entrants comply to at least Cat 4. 

The Rockingham Race Weekend is part of the 40th Farrawa Cup Series and ORWA Beneteau Weekend Series. Yachts with sailors aged 25 and under will qualify their yachts for the Youth Cup Series.

  • Category 4, Dolphin Race and Gordon Craig Ocean Race are part of the 40th Farrawa Cup Series and ORWA Beneteau Weekend Series. IRC & YAH results. (results for Div 1, 2, 3, DH and Div 1/2 combined and 3/DH combined on IRC and YAH for each race.
  • Category 6, Windward - Leeward Race on Sunday morning. IRC, YAH results.
  • Youth Cup Series - all yachts with 25 and under sailors on-board are eligible, bonus scoring calculated on IRC and Club handicap. Great prizes including a set of Gill offshore wet weather gear! (OS2 jacket and trouser).


  • Power boats will cruise to Rockingham on Saturday, moor overnight in the bay and participate in the social activities ashore. 
  • Sunday will see the fleet cruise back for a lunchtime raft up. 
  • Contact the RFBYC Power Administrator for more information. 


"Encouraging young adults on to keelboats is part of the 40th Farrawa Cup Series"

Event photo album (Facebook, public page) 






Notice of Race - Category 4 (Cat 3 double handed) ORWA Series

Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions (ORWA Yellow Book)

Click here for the Supplementary Sailing Instructions.

TCYC mark coordinates and map, also in SSI's (Please use these details, not ORWA Handbook)

Click here for race tracking instructions.  - Please download the raceQS app, fully charge your device ready for the race. Please track with live streaming on, it will use very little cellular data. 

DOT chart WA 001 and Chart information and disclaimer

Divisions and handicaps for Dolphin Race

(please note Kondili will move to Division 2 and Wyuna will move to Double Handed)


Click here to see who has entered the ROCKINGHAM RACE WEEKEND 

Click here to see who has entered the YOUTH CUP SERIES


TCYC is hosting the Hydrofoil Pro Tour 2016 - Click here for event details

Click here for accommodation offer with Beachside Apartments.

Click here for accommodation offer with Rockingham Apartments.


Click here for race tracking of the Rockingham Race Weekend

(Live from 10am on Saturday 26 November 2016)


Facebook - @RoyalFreshwaterBayYachtClub

Twitter - @RFBYC

Use our hashtags to share news! 

#RockinghamRW     #RFBYCoffshoreracing




Beginning at start area-Fremantle, the 27 nautical mile Dolphin Race race will take the yachts south to Rockingham. On arrival, teams will be greated by The Cruising Yacht Club of WA. Yachts will moor overnight in the bay and enjoy the hospitality on shore at the Club. 

Sunday morning, a windward-leeward race will be beld before the start of the Gordon Craig Ocean Race. This 20 nautical mile race heads north, finishing at the south mole finishing line in Fremantle.

Results will be calculated on IRC, YAH for yachts entered in the Cat 4 ORWA series and IRC, AMS and Club handicap for Cat 6 entrants. There will be a race presentation on Saturday 26 November at TCYC and the overall prizegiving will be held as part of the Farrawa Cup Series Presentation Evening at RFBYC on 23 February 2017.

To encourage participation of younger adults, the Youth Cup Series will be run as an addition to the overall results. To qualify for the Youth Cup Series, yachts need to have a minimum of one crew person under the age of 25 racing on-board.

A bonus scoring system per crew person, to a maximum of two crew for the bonus, will be applied to eligible teams using their IRC TCC. Presentation of the Youth Cup Series prizes will be held at RFBYC on Thursday 01 December at 6pm. The Youth Cup Series has been endorsed by RORC IRC Rating office, working together with Australian Sailing and RFBYC to encorage participation of youth and young adults in keelboat and offshore racing. 


The first race for the Gordon Craig took place in 1949 and the Dolphin Race in 1953. Over the last 60 years these races have been made up of a number of different course formats from windward-leeward racing to short passage races. In the last few years the course has taken yachts from Fremantle to Rockingham for an overnight stay at TCYC and then Rockingham back to Fremantle on the Sunday. 

The Bill Schulstad Memorial Trophies

These trophies will be awarded to the boats in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 with the best aggregate IRC corrected time for both races (Dolphin Race / Gordon Craig Ocean Race). Bill Schulstad was a long serving member of The Cruising Yacht Club and instrumental in the famous Cockburn Sound Regattas that dominated the offshore sailing season for many years. Bill was also deeply involved in te administration of yachting through YWA and was a life member of that organisation. 


2016 event is supported by: