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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2020-2021 Season - Calendar of races for Ocean Racing WA


2020-2021 Season:

Each season, RFBYC hosts a number of key events on the WA offshore calendar. For the 2020-2021 season we are pleased to present one blue water return race, one regatta weekend and one offshore race. 


Click the race names to go to the event webpage as they become available. 

2020 - 2021 WA IRC State Championship


73rd Bunbury and Return Ocean Race

Part of the 44th Farrawa Cup Series, ORWA Blue Water Series and Siska Series

Friday 12 February 2021 midday start - Race start off Port Beach, Fremantle. 170 nautical miles to Bunbury and return.

Race safety category 3+


Roland Smith Ocean Race

Part of the 44th Farrawa Cup Series, ORWA Short Haul Series and Siska Series

Saturday 17 April 2021 - Race start off North Cottesloe beach. Inshore day race between Cottesloe, Hillarys and Rottnest Island. 

Race safety category 4


44th Farrawa Cup Series  2020- 2021

Four races with all four to count for the Cup:

Dolphin Race

Gordon Craig Ocean Race

73rd Bunbury and Return Ocean Race

Roland Smith Ocean Race

44th Farrawa Cup Series Presentation Evening - Friday 30 April 2021


Ocean Racing WA Presentation Dinner

Saturday 19 June 2021 - Hosted by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club


Ocean Racing WA - CLICK HERE to visit

Preparing for offshore racing:





Australian Maritime Safety Authority:


Useful links for offshore racing



The linked button for Australian Sailing Resources will direct you to the Safety In Focus page. RFBYC recommend that all offshore racing sailors view the page from time to time for useful information and advice. 

RFBYC Offshore Racing is supported by a sailing administrator.

Email or call (08) 9286 8200.


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