Welcome to Geographe Bay Race Week

On Behalf of Geographe Bay Yacht Club, we warmly welcome all sailors, officials, volunteers, support staff and guests to Geographe Bay Race Week 2023.

Behind the scenes there has been changing of the guard with the trusty professionals of Nigel, Barry and Sally taking a step back with the new team of Scott Olney, Kate Burtenshaw, Craig Hansen and the incoming officials of GBYC working hard to ensure we bring you the well organised, safe and enjoyable event that everyone has come to expect.

The last 2 years have been trying times with 2020 being cancelled due to Covid 19 and 2021 going ahead with a smaller but spectacular fleet involved. The addition of a seperate race course for Etchells and Vipers was a great inclusion and we look forward to their continued involvement.

There will be the usual variety of division racing and we welcome all classes to get in touch to see how you can get involved in Race Week 2023. GBRW is always a highlight in the WA sailing calendar, giving the opportunity for friends to catch up and sail the wonderful waters of Geographe Bay.

Notice of Race is now live, so book your time off between the 4th-10th February and we look forward to seeing you, your crew and family back in Busselton for what’s sure to be a wonderful event.

Warm Regards,
Scott Olney
Race Director
Geographe Bay Race Week

Countdown is on.....


Who's eligible

The regatta is classified Australian Sailing (AS) Special Regulations Category 6 or better and is open to boats eligible in the following divisions.  

Division 1 – Racing
Boats holding a current IRC Rating Certificate are included.
Division 2 – Racing
Boats holding a current IRC Rating Certificate are included.
Premier Cruising
May include spinnakers
Jib and Main
Spinnakers shall not be permitted.
Double Handed 

Shall comply with Ocean Racing WA guidelines.

  What to do before registering

You will require documentary evidence, as per
Notice of Race, of your current:

1.  Boat Insurance
All boats shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of $10,000,000 per event or equivalent. Boats shall be insured with comprehensive cover for racing.

2.  Cat Audit form
Australian Sailing (AS) Category 6 or better. 

These forms must be provided at or before registration. 


Crew Availability

Are you interested in crewing or in need of crew?


Geographe Bay Race Week 2022 merchandise is now available.


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  • Shelter Brewing Co

  • Doyle Sails

  • Cape Cellars

  • Quality Marine Clothing

  • Yacht Grot

  • Mike Davies Wines

  • Oatley Wines

  • Oceanwest Charters

  • Callows Office Choice

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