Offshore Racing

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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2018-2019 Season:

Each season, RFBYC hosts a number of key events on the WA offshore calendar. For the 2018-2019 season we are pleased to present two blue water return races, one regatta weekend and one offshore race. 

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We wish to advise due to circumstances beyond our control, the Rottnest Festival of Sail will not go ahead for 2019.  However, discussions are underway between the Rottnest Foundation and RFBYC to plan for a successful event in 2020. The ORWA Cape Vlamingh Race will go ahead on Saturday 6 April 2019.


42nd Farrawa Cup Series  2018- 2019

Four races with all four to count for the Cup:

Dolphin Race

Gordon Craig Ocean Race

71st Bunbury and Return Ocean Race

Roland Smith Ocean Race

42nd Farrawa Cup Series Presentation Evening - Thursday 28 March 2019



Ocean Racing WA Presentation Dinner

Saturday 15 June 2019 - Hosted by South of Perth Yacht Club


Ocean Racing WA

ORWA Handbook:

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:


Interactive version   

Print copy

A5 size or scale up to A4




ORWA Website:

CLICK HERE for the Ocean Racing WA website

Preparing for offshore racing:






Australian Maritime Safety Authority:


Useful links for offshore racing




RFBYC Offshore Racing is supported by a sailing administrator.

Email or call (08) 9286 8200.


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