2020 JESS Match Cup

Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
Thursday, 16 January - Sunday, 19 January 2020


The JESS programme was a unique annual event which offered young yachtsmen and women the opportunity to not only improve their skills as sailors but to develop their character and leadership qualities. From 1988 until 2016 around 160 young sailors participated in JESS. Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club was proud to continue the original concept which was the brain child of the Coaching Co-ordinator of the time, Huck Scott.

His plan outlined an opportunity for young sailors to embark on a journey that would provide them with not only an enjoyable experience but an environment to develop valuable personal skills and lifelong friends.

“The JESS Experience is demanding on the sailors, clubs, parents and team leaders, but the rewards are rich. The experience for the sailors is a once in a life time event”.

To honour the history in JESS to provide opportunities to young sailors with the sport of sailing as well as celebrating the hosting of the WMRT events in 2017, RFBYC have named the annual open match racing event the JESS Match Cup.


Event Information

World Sailing Grade 5 Open Match Racing Event. 

Racing in BW8 yachts in Freshwater Bay, Perth WA. 

Prizes and perpetual trophy awarded to the highest placed Open, Youth (Under 25 on 31 December 2019) and Women's team. 




Watch the event in Freshwater Bay. Great viewing from the RFBYC main Clubhouse. 

More information to follow.





To be Confirmed

Race Information 

Notice of Race (posted: 7 November 2019)

Expression of Interest to Compete (posted: 7 November 2019)
EOI due in by Friday, 6 December 2019



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Team Information

Confirmed teams will be listed here. 

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