2017 Rockingham Race Regatta


2017 EVENT

The annual Rockingham Race Regatta will be held over the weekend of Saturday 02 and Sunday 03 December 2017. 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. 


  • ORWA entrants and WA IRC State Championship competitors will  race in Category 4 (Cat 3 double handed).
  • Two passage races and one windward-leeward race. 
  • Category 6+ will also be offered for the Rockingham Race Regatta results only. 
  • Eligible entrants will be included in the IRC Youth Cup Series. All sailors age 25 and under as part of the crew will go in to a lucky draw for a full set (jacket and trouser) of Gill offshore wet weather gear thanks to event sponsor Gill Australia. Yachts with sailors aged 25 and under will be included in the IRC Youth Cup Series results (bonus scoring with a time factor adjustment on the corrected time) the winning yacht receives a prize for each person in the team regardless of age. 
  • Passage races in the Rockingham Race Regatta are part of the 41st Farrawa Cup Series and ORWA Weekend Series.


  • 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 (Casey Walsh) for more information. 


ORWA and WA IRC State Championship competitors - click here to enter






Race Notice

Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions

Click here for the Supplementary Sailing Instructions - available on 25 November

TCYC mark coordinates and map

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



Click here to see who has entered the ROCKINGHAM RACE WEEKEND 

Click here to see who has entered the YOUTH CUP SERIES




Click here for race tracking of the Rockingham Race Weekend

(Live from 10am on Saturday 02 December 2017)


Facebook - @RoyalFreshwaterBayYachtClub

Twitter - @RFBYC

Use our hashtags to share news! 

#RockinghamRR     #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 and Club handicap for Cat 6+ entrants. There will be a race presentation on Saturday 02 December at TCYC and the overall prizegiving will be held as part of the Farrawa Cup Series Presentation Evening at RFBYC on Thursday 15 March 2018.

To encourage participation of younger adults, the IRC Youth Cup Series will be run as an addition to the overall results. The event is endorsed by Australian Sailing and RORC. To qualify for the IRC 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 three crew for the bonus, will be applied to eligible teams using a time factor adjustment. Presentation of the IRC Youth Cup Series prizes will be held at RFBYC on Thursday 07 December at 6pm. The IRC 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.