68th Bunbury and Return Ocean Race

The 170 nautical mile race starts off Port Beach in Fremantle and takes the fleet south to Koombana Bay . They complete a short lap of the bay along the Bunbury foreshore before turning north for the finish off South Mole in Fremantle. All yachts carry tracking devices which allows anyone to watch the race online or on their mobile device. 

2016 RACE 

The 68th Bunbury and Return Ocean Race began on Friday 29 January at 6pm and was contested by 26 yachts. RFBYC would like to thank race partners, Koombana Bay Sailing Club in Bunbury for their assistance with the race again this year.

A short leg towards the shore and then the fleet set spinnakers and turned west, towards the gorgeous sunset, it had to be one of the most beautiful offshore starts ever. With a cyclone in the north of the state, the weather was unusual for the middle of summer. It set the stage for a likely race record, playing out perfectly for the front runners over the 170nm course to Bunbury and back again. 

Two yachts broke the 21 year old race record, there was wild weather and lack of wind, read the race wrap up by following the links below. 

Two yachts break 21 year old race record - RFBYC Fresh News

Strange weather and a new race record - Bernie Kaaks mysailing.com.au



Photo Album 

Division One Results

Division Two Results

Double Handed Results

Bunbury Rounding times



THE YACHTS in 2016

Race Record - Fastest Times

Race Record - 17h 42m 09s - Indian, Craig Carter, 29 January 2016



The 69th race is scheduled for Friday 20 January 2017, 6pm start. 


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