2016 Rottnest Festival of Sail


While the wind was light it was a glorious weekend for the sixth Rottnest Festival of Sail, held over the weekend of 02 and 03 April. The annual event is held to support the Rottnest Foundation and their work in conserving the essence of the island. For the first time, the 2016 event included the 49er Class WA State Championship. It took many back to the days when the 18 Footers included the island in their national circuit. Skiffs look fantastic racing in the clear waters with Thomson Bay in the background. 

Rottnest Festival of Sail is a fun weekend where we can raise money to assist the Rottnest Foundation in their work to 'conserve the essence of Rottnest.' Join the fun in 2017, save the dates of Saturday 01 and Sunday 02 April.

Results - Click HERE

Photos - Event Photo Album 

Media - Click here to read on Sail-World

             Click here to read on mysailing.com.au

             Click here to read on Afloat Daily News


49er State Championships Webpage

Click HERE to view

2016 Event Format

SATURDAY 02 April:

Cat 3 – Offshore, Round the Island, start area Fremantle

Cat 6 – Transit Race to Rottnest, start area Fremantle

Social function at Hotel Rottnest

SUNDAY 03 April:

Cat 6 – Cruise in Company, (Round the Island), start area Thomson Bay



2016 event partners: