2016 Roland Smith Ocean Race

 

2016 RACE DETAILS

The Roland Smith Ocean Race opened the 2016-2017 Rottnest Express Blue Water Championship for the Siska Trophy on Saturday 24 September 2016.

Beginning at start area-Fremantle, the 80 nautical mile race took the yachts south to a MOFSC mark in Comet Bay, returning to the South Mole finish leaving Rottnest Island to starboard. All yachts carried a tracking unit and the fleet was followed online and on mobile deivces. 

Results for the Roland Smith Ocean Race will be calculated on IRC and YAH in Divisions 1,2,3 and Double Handed. Prizegiving will be held as part of the Farrawa Cup Series Presentation Evening at RFBYC on Thursday 23 February 2017.

 

RACE INFORMATION

Race Record - 8h 32m 40s - M3, Peter Hickson, 10 October 2015

Watch the 2016 Roland Smith Ocean Race wrap up video here. 

 

 

RESULTS

 

Click here to view the race results

Click here for season progressive results

2016 RACE NOTICE (includes course)

Please click here to view - updated 21/09/2016

RACE ENTRY

Please click here to enter the race online 

(early bird prize draw, enter by 6pm Friday 16 September)

Entry now closed. 

THE YACHTS 

Click here for the entry list 

Click here for a full list of division splits and handicaps (updated 21/09/2016 7pm)

ROTTNEST ISLAND MARINE RESERVE MAP

Click here to view the sanctuary zone map 

Click here for the full range of maps on the Rottnest Island website

SUPPLEMENTARY SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Click here to view the SSI's

YACHT TRACKING 

Click here to follow the yachts via YB Tracking

SOCIAL MEDIA

Click here to follow the race using social media 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RACE HISTORY

Named in honour of Roland Smith, Commodore of Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club from 1932 to 1935 and again from 1940 to 1942. In 1934 he was involved in the successful negotiation with the State Governor Sir James Mitchell, to approve the use of the prefix 'Royal' by the Freshwater Bay Yacht Club. He was both a yachtsman and a launch owner. In 1942 he was appointed commanding officer of HMAS Leeuwin II. This was the Auxiliary Patrol unit based at RFBYC during World War II. On his power yacht "Pollyanna" he charted much of Rottnest Island, providing safe passage for other mariners and there is a memorial for him near Narrowneck, the Roland Smith Monument. He was a long serving member of the island's board of control and contributed much to the volunteer reforestation work until his death in 1972.

The Roland Smith Ocean Race returned to the racing calendar as an 80nm Blue Water event in 2015. The race includes an element of Rottnest Island in honour of the connection he had with the island. In the 2015 race, Peter Hickson’s M3 set the fastest time at 8:32:40.

The 2016 Roland Smith Ocean Race is supported by:

    

 

Proud to be part of the Rottnest Express Blue Water Championship for the Siska Trophy 2016-2017

 

                                                                                         

 

 

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