2015 Rockingham Race Weekend
The annual Rockingham Race Weekend was held over the weekend of Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November 2015.
This is a popular event on the offshore sailing and social calendar attended by both sail and power. Yachts are invited to participate in the racing. The Dolphin Race and Gordon Craig Ocean Race are part of the Farrawa Cup Series.
Youth Cup Series presentation was held at RFBYC on Thursday 03 December. There were great prizes for the under 25 sailors and these were drawn through a lucky draw and a few other fun prizes.
Overall winning yacht - Giddy Up
Under 25 lucky draw:
- Kannad PLB (Survitec Group) - Luke (Russell) Erasmus
- 2 x AFL Dockers game tickets (FFC courtesy C.Carter) - Jaxon Higham
- Crewsaver Lifejacket (donated by Pantaenius WA) - Luke Barrett
- One Sails Gear Bag (One Sails Perth) - Damian Arkeveld
- Youngest sailor award (One Sails Gear Bag) - Chloe Hodge
- Most number of under 25's (One Sails Gear Bag) - Joss
The Farrawa Cup Series presentation evening will be held on Thursday 25 February at RFBYC. Details will be announced closer to the date.
The 2016 event is scheduled for the weekend of Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November.
The first race for the Gordon Craig took place in 1949 and the Dolphin Race in 1953. Over the last 60 years these races have been made up of a number of different course formats from windward-leeward racing to short passage races. In the last few years the course has taken yachts from Fremantle to Rockingham for an overnight stay at TCYC and then Rockingham back to Fremantle on the Sunday.
The Bill Schulstad Memorial Trophies
These trophies will be awarded to the boats in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 with the best aggregate IRC corrected time for both races (Dolphin Race / Gordon Craig Ocean Race). Bill Schulstad was a long serving member of The Cruising Yacht Club and instrumental in the famous Cockburn Sound Regattas that dominated the offshore sailing season for many years. Bill was also deeply involved in te administration of yachting through YWA and was a life member of that organisation.
2015 event is supported by: