Power Time Trialling


2020 Power Handbook (Full PDF Version) 

2020 Schedule (including Start Times)

2020 Course Sheets and Maps

2020 Rules for the Sport of Time Trialling


Official Clock provided by https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/australia/perth

This is the same clock used on the CPYC Website.



2020 Season Time Trialling Nomination Form

Weekly Results

Progressive Results - as at 4 Sept 2020


2021 Twilight Invitation Time Trial - See the event page HERE

Kylie Cup - Sunday 30 August 2020 - See the event page HERE




CPYC Home Page

CPYC Home page contains Information on the Fixtures, Schedule, Sailing Instructions and courses for State Heat Events.

Heat 4 - 30 August 2020 - Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club | Enter this Event

Heat 5 - 5 September 2020 - Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club | Enter this Event

CPYC State Heat Results


All members with power boats who are not participating in time trialling will be rostered to do a checkpoint duty at some stage during the year.  Exemptions may be granted in special circumstances by application to the Power Yacht Committee.

The 2020 Checkpoint Roster  (updated as changes are made)

If you are unable to attend your duty for any reason, it is your responsibility to find a replacement and notify the Club of these changes. A family member, friend, boatman, neighbour etc can complete your duty on your behalf if you are unable to attend or you may wish to try and make a swap with another member on the roster.  If you are unable to use your boat on the allocated day, we may be able to allocate the use of a club RIB and there are always land based alternatives available.

Reminders to those on the roster will be sent one week in advance of the duty and will include instructions, times and meeting place.  The instructions may be viewed in advance HERE

If you have not done this duty before or not for a long time, there is a very useful video on Youtube which is well worth a view.  You can view it HERE


The Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club winter time trialling season commences each year in the first week of May and runs through until September.  Time trialling is available to all Members of all Clubs, power and sail. 

A nominated boat can compete in as many events during the season as they would like. Additional events such as State Teams Events and other WA yacht club invitational events will require seperate nominations and information for these will be sent as required.

Time trialling provides a wonderful opportunity to use your boat big or small on the river over the winter months. 

Time trialling is a test of accuracy rather than speed, and requires that you arrive at checkpoints located a known distance apart at precisely the right time, based on your nominated speed of between 5 and 15 knots.


A one point penalty is applied for every second that a boat is early or late at each checkpoint, so that the boat with the lowest number of points lost wins the event. Prizes are also awarded for results on handicap weekly and there are a number of perpetual trophies presented on Closing Day. 


It sounds simple but getting the prefect 'zero' score is deceptively difficult and you will find yourself developing your knowledge of the river and perfecting your boat handling skills to achieve it.


Events usually start at 2pm on Saturday and after completing the event, participants proceed to the Member's Bar for some well earned socialising, a bite to eat and announcement of results.


See HERE for further information





Looking to get involved in time trialling and don't know where to begin?

Please contact the Power Yacht Administrator by email at power@rfbyc.asn.au or phone 9286 8200 and speak with one of our friendly staff who will walk you through the process.

A great place to start is to learn the skills of navigating for an experienced skipper.  We have  skippers available who will take new (or existing) members out on their boats and teach them "the ropes".  When you have done this a few times you will be hooked!

Check out the links below for some further information.

How to Time Trial Guide

A Brief Guide to Power Yacht Time  Trialling for Beginners


Each season we have had some wonderful Club Members who have generously provided corporate season partnership support to run the power yacht time trialling season. In addition to weekly prizes for Club consistency events and perpetual trophy prizes, corporate partners can support numerous Club events such as the Camp Quality Family Fun Day, Kylie Cup Invitational Time Trial, the 2020 State Time Trialling Team, with your support we will be able to sponsor a keelboat race day and a dinghy race day.

It is important that the sailing and power fleets are united and support one another and it is great to see that this spirit is alive and well at the Club. It is our aim to provide additional weekly participation prizes for those attending presentations after each time trial competition to encourage further involvement.

Please see the 2020 Power Partners Program Platinum, Gold and Silver tier benefits.

If you would like to become a 2020 Power Partner or would like to continue your ongoing partnership with the power yacht competition please let us know by emailing power@rfbyc.asn.au, we would love to have you on board!


How to Raft up

Application for a Vessel on the Club Register

Marina Safety Vessel Inspection / Re-inspection Form


Power Section T-Shirts may be ordered through the Power Administrator at power@rfbyc.asn.au.  Please indicate: name, colour (navy or white) size and if you would like the shirt charged to your member account.  Shirts can be paid for by cash or credit card at the Club reception.

See the style and sizing guide HERE


Power Administrator - Ph 9286 8200 or email power@rfbyc.asn.au

Rear Commodore Power - email rearcommpower@rfbyc.asn.au