Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
Thursday, 21 January - Sunday, 24 January 2021


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, RFBYC have named the annual open match racing event the JESS Match Cup.  2021 marks the fourth time RFBYC will run the event.


Provisional Programme

21 Jan 1600-1800 Registration and Weigh in for competitors
22 Jan 1400-1500 Registration and Weigh in by prior approval only
  1530 Briefing for competitors and race officials
  1630 First Warning Signal
23 Jan 0800 Briefing for competitors and race officials
  0915 First Warning Signal
24 Jan 0800 Briefing for competitors and race officials
  0915 First Warning Signal
  1800 Approximate time for presentation ceremony


















World Sailing Grade 4 Open Match Racing event in BW8 yachts in Freshwater Bay, Perth WA. 

Prizes and perpetual trophy awarded to the highest placed Open, Youth (Under 25 on 31 December 2020) and Women's team. 









Notice of Race - Coming soon





Expression of Interest - Coming soon





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