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. 





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2020-2021 Season - Calendar of races for Ocean Racing WA


2019-2020 Season:

Each season, RFBYC hosts a number of key events on the WA offshore calendar. For the 2019-2020 season we are pleased to present one blue water return race, one regatta weekend and one offshore race. 


Click the event banners to go to the race page as they become available. 

2019 - 2020 WA IRC State Championship


72nd Bunbury and Return Ocean Race

Part of the 43rd Farrawa Cup Series, ORWA Blue Water Series and Siska Series

Friday 14 February 2020 - Race start off Port Beach, Fremantle. 170 nautical miles to Bunbury and return.

Race safety category 3+


Roland Smith Ocean Race

Due to the Government advice and restrictions on Clubs and activities, the 2020 race has been cancelled. 

(Part of the 43rd Farrawa Cup Series, ORWA Offshore Series and Siska Series

Saturday 18 April 2020 - Race start off North Cottesloe beach. Inshore day race between Cottesloe, Hillarys and Rottnest Island. 

Race safety category 4)


43rd Farrawa Cup Series  2019- 2020

Four races with all four to count for the Cup:

Dolphin Race

Gordon Craig Ocean Race

72nd Bunbury and Return Ocean Race

CANCELLED - Roland Smith Ocean Race

43rd Farrawa Cup Series Presentation Evening - Friday 31 July 2020



Ocean Racing WA Presentation Dinner

Saturday 18 July 2020 - Hosted by Fremantle Sailing Club


Ocean Racing WA

ORWA Handbook:

The ORWA Handbook contains the season calendar, Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, individual race information and is an important document for all offshore racing sailors. Download a copy of the current ORWA Handbook by clicking the image below:


Interactive version   

Print copy

A5 size or scale up to A4




ORWA Website:

CLICK HERE for the Ocean Racing WA website

Preparing for offshore racing:





Australian Maritime Safety Authority:


Useful links for offshore racing



The linked button for Australian Sailing Resources will direct you to the Safety In Focus page. RFBYC recommend that all offshore racing sailors view the page from time to time for useful information and advice. 

RFBYC Offshore Racing is supported by a sailing administrator.

Email or call (08) 9286 8200.


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