70th Bunbury and Return Ocean Race: To celebrate the 70th race in 2018, Platinum Jubilee Celebrations was held at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club on Saturday 17 February. Beginning in the afternoon, a display of race history was on show around the Clubhouse and on the main wharf followed by a cocktail party at 7pm.
Information about the Race – The 70th Bunbury and Return Ocean Race is scheduled for Friday 23 February 2018, evening start in Fremantle Harbour.
The 170 nautical mile race starts in Fremantle and takes the fleet south to Koombana Bay. They complete a short lap of the bay along the Bunbury foreshore before turning north for the finish off South Mole in Fremantle.
All yachts carry tracking devices which allows anyone to watch the race online or on their mobile device.
The organising authority for this race is Royal Freshwater Yacht Club. For more details on their website click here
Racing in March: The Mandurah weekend … The Halls Head and Point Robert Return
Fremantle Sailing Club introduced these races in 1983 in conjunction with what was then the Mandurah Yacht Club at Halls Head. Over the years these races have become the most popular events on the calendar, taking over from the now defunct Bunbury City Classic and the Cape Bouvard races as the premier stop-over event. Apart from the merger of the MYC with the local fishing club in 2001 to form MOFSC, when the boats were able to go into pens in the marina, instead of anchoring offshore, very few changes have been made to the event and it has never had a sponsorship. This year we are pleased to welcome on board Brendan Krepp from GCS, Global Constructions Services.
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