2015 Roland Smith Ocean Race

 

2015 RACE RESULTS

RESULTS AVAILABLE HERE 

Division One ORCi result

PHOTOS HERE

Event Wrap Up - Press Release

 

2015 RACE DETAILS

The Roland Smith Ocean Race  will open the 2015-2016 Quantum Sails Blue Water Series for the Siska Trophy on Saturday 10 October.

Beginning at start area-Fremantle, the 80 nautical mile race will take the yachts south to a MOFSC mark in Comet Bay and return to the South Mole finish leaving Rottnest Island to starboard.

Results for the Roland Smith Ocean Race will be calculated on IRC, YAH and a new ORCi division. Prizegiving will be held as part of the Farrawa Cup Series Presentation Evening at RFBYC on 25 February 2016 as well as the Quantum Sails Blue Water Series results at the YWA Offshore Championship Dinner, 14 May 2016 at RFBYC.

 

RACE INFORMATION

The Yachts in 2015 

Race Record - 8h 32m 40s - M3, Peter Hickson, 10 October 2015

 

RACE HISTORY

Named in honour of Roland Smith, Commodore of Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club from 1932 to 1935 and again from 1940 to 1942. In 1934 he was involved in the successful negotiation with the State Governor Sir James Mitchell, to approve the use of the prefix 'Royal' by the Freshwater Bay Yacht Club. He was both a yachtsman and a launch owner. In 1942 he was appointed commanding officer of HMAS Leeuwin II. This was the Auxiliary Patrol unit based at RFBYC during World War II. On his power yacht "Pollyanna" he charted much of Rottnest Island, providing safe passage for other mariners and there is a memorial for him near Narrowneck, the Roland Smith Monument. He was a long serving member of the island's board of control and contributed much to the volunteer reforestation work until his death in 1972.

The Roland Smith Ocean Race returns to the racing calendar in 2015 as an 80nm Blue Water event which includes an element of Rottnest Island in honour of the connection he had with the island. 

 

Proud to be part of the Quantum Sails Blue Water Series for the Siska Trophy 2015-2016

 

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