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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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.
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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:
Gordon Craig Ocean Race
72nd Bunbury and Return Ocean Race
CANCELLED - Roland Smith Ocean Race
43rd Farrawa Cup Series Presentation Evening - Postponed until further notice
Ocean Racing WA Presentation Dinner
Saturday 13 June 2020 - Hosted by Fremantle Sailing Club
Ocean Racing WA
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:
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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.
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