2018 Rottnest Festival of Sail


2018 Rottnest Festival of Sail was held on Saturday 07 and Sunday 08 April.                       

In it's eighth year, the event aims to raise an awareness of the Rottnest Foundation, to support their efforts in Conserving the essence of Rottnest’.  

RFBYC hosted the Ocean Racing WA Cape Vlamingh Race for East Fremantle Yacht Club and this was also part of the Rottnest Festival of Sail. 

In keeping with the theme of supporting the environment, the annual Algal Bloom Race was again part of the Rottnest Festival of Sail. The Algal Bloom Race is supported by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. 

View our event partner websites here:







IRC Around the Island Race

ORWA Cape Vlamingh Race (Ocean Racing WA fleet) - host for EFYC

Transit Race / Algal Bloom Race - Direct Course

Transit Race / Algal Bloom Race - Kingston Course



Click HERE to view the event photo album on Facebook

Click HERE to view the Rottnest Foundation Twilight Presentation photo album on Facebook






Click HERE to view the race information that has been archived away from this main event page. 


Hotel Rottnest - Dinner Menu Click HERE

Rottnest Island activities - Click HERE

Purchase a Chokka the Quokka from the Rottnest Island Visitor's Centre and support ongoing Quokka conservation and research. Margaret River Chocolate Company - Click HERE to read about Chokka the Quokka. 




Rottnest Festival of Sail Twilight  - Wednesday 11 April at RFBYC

  • Twilight Sailing at RFBYC from 6:15pm.
  • Presentation of prizes in the Roland Smith Ballroom from 7:30pm.
  • Includes the presentation of the Cape Vlamingh Race on behalf of East Fremantle Yacht Club. 
  • Dinner from the Twilight Sailing menu. 

Captain Stirling Cup Presentation - Friday 13 April, 7pm at FSC

  • The Cape Vlamingh Race is included in the Captain Stirling Cup series. 




Follow the 2018 Rottnest Festival of Sail using social media and the event hashtag #RFOS18

If you do go in for a #QuokkaSelfie please safely observe our furry friends in their natural habitat and don’t touch or feed them. Human food can be particularly harmful to a quokka. 

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For more information please email offshore@rfbyc.asn.au or phone the Club on 9286 8200 and ask for Susan Ghent or Debbie Blaauw. 


‘Supporting the Rottnest Foundation in ‘Conserving the essence of Rottnest’.