Offshore Racing




Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club has a long association with offshore yacht racing which dates back to 1948. Sailors from the Club continue to be successful in offshore events both here in WA and around the globe. 

Each season, RFBYC hosts a number of key events on the WA offshore calendar. For the 2017-2018 season we are pleased to present two passage races and two regattas. 

Click the event images to go to the race webpage. 


Roland Smith Ocean Race - Saturday 04 November 2017

Passage race - 80 nautical miles of bue water racing from Fremantle to Mandurah and return.
With assistance from Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club.
Part of the 41st Farrawa Cup Series and ORWA Blue Water Series.

Click here to go to the webpage for the 2017 Roland Smith Ocean Race


Rockingham Race Regatta - Saturday 02 & Sunday 03 December 2017

Two passage races and one windward-leeward race make up the Rockingham Race Regatta. Yachts with sailors aged 25 and under will be eligible for the IRC Youth Cup Series.
In partner with The Cruising Yacht Club, Rockingham. 
In 2017 the event is part two of the WA IRC State Championship and ORWA Southern Regatta Series. 
The two passage races are scored towards the 41st Farrawa Cup Series and ORWA Weekend Series. 


2017 WA IRC State Championship 

Hosted by Royal Perth Yacht Club and Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
Part One - Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November 2017 (RPYC)
Part Two - Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 December 2017

Click here to go to the event webpage


70th Bunbury and Return Ocean Race - Friday 23 February 2018

Passage race - 170 nautical miles of blue water racing from Fremantle to Bunbury and Return.
In partner with Koombana Bay Sailing Club, Bunbury. 
Part of the 41st Farrawa Cup Series and ORWA Blue Water Series.
Platinum Jubilee celebrations for the 2018 race.


2018 Rottnest Festival of Sail - Saturday 07 & Sunday 08 April 2018

A great weekend of social and sail on and around Rottnest Island. Supporting the Rottnest Foundation and their efforts in conserving the essence of Rottnest. 
Cat 6 Transit Race, Cat 3 Offshore Race (& Cape Vlamingh Race), Modified Cat 7 (Couta Boats only).
2018 event includes the Algal Bloom Race and ORWA Cape Vlamingh Race. 

Click here for the 2018 event details. 


41st Farrawa Cup Series  2017- 2018

Four races with all four to count for the Cup:

Roland Smith Ocean Race

Dolphin Race

Gordon Craig Ocean Race

70th Bunbury and Return Ocean Race

41st Farrawa Cup Series Presentation Evening - Thursday 15 March 2018

Click here to view the overall 40th Farrawa Cup Series results. 

Click here for the 2016-2017 Souvenir Programme including division results. 


Ocean Racing WA

The ORWA Handbook 2017-2018 contains the season calendar, Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, individual race information and is an important document for all offshore racing sailors. 


2017-2018 Season Preparation:

Attention offshore racing yacht owners and crew. 









The Offshore Division is supported by a sailing administrator. Email or call (08) 9286 8200.


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