2018-19 JESS Match Cup

Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
Saturday 1 to Monday 3 December 2018


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.

The inaugural event was held from 22 to 24 January 2018. 



Click here for the race info guide - first match begins at 5pm

Click here for the match information - Final Round first to score 3. Petit Final first to score 2.

Event Information

World Sailing Grade 4 Open Match Racing Event. 

Racing in BW8 yachts in Freshwater Bay, Perth WA. 

Youth and Women's teams encouraged. Prizes and perpetual trophy awarded to the highest placed Open, Youth (Under 25 on 31 December 2018) and Women's team. 




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

Saturday 1 December

Round Robin Series

Racing from 9am to 1pm

Sunday 2 December

Round Robin Series

Racing from 12pm to 7pm

Monday 3 December

Watch the Final Series action!


Teams will be on the water from 4pm for the finals. 

Race commentary on the main lawn with Ed Fethers and Mark Lovelady. 

RFBYC Members' Bar will be open from 3pm for members and event guests. 

Food available from 3:30 to 8pm. Click for the menu.

Presentation ceremony at 7:30pm. 


Semi Final Series - Click here for overall results

Round Robin One - Click here for overall results 

Click here to view the pairing sheet for Round Robin One


2018-2019 Skippers


  1. Murray Buchan - Australis Match Racing Team
  2. Ethan Prieto-Low - Calypso Racing 
  3. Marcello Torre - Columbus Racing
  4. Luke Dobrich - Intrepid Racing
  5. Matt Jerwood - Redline Racing
  6. Liam Wilson - Send It
  7. Sandy Anderson - Team VS
Race Information 

Click here for the Notice of Race 

Click here for the Sailing Instructions 

Team registration form - to be completed by invited teams. 

Location of Race Office and briefings - Click here for map



Follow the event on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

Twitter - @RFBYC

Instagram - @rfbyc

Facebook - @RoyalFreshwaterBayYachtClub


Team Information

Confirmed teams will be listed here. 

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