Welcome to Geographe Bay Race Week


Geographe Bay Race Week 2021 has been CANCELLED.

The GBRW Committee had an emergency meeting today and were in unanimous agreement that conducting the regatta in 2021 is not viable.  Alternative dates during 2021 were considered but deemed to be not practical, due to various factors.  COVID-19 restrictions currently in place and the potential for ongoing restrictions, make event planning in the current environment "beyond challenging”.

GBRW 2022 will be held Sat 5th to Fri 11th February 2022.

The GBRW 2021 Management Committee, along with many Club volunteers, have spent countless hours planning for this year's regatta and are extremely disappointed that the event will not be proceeding.  On behalf of the GBRW Committee and the Geographe Bay Yacht Club, please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused by this cancellation.

We look forward to welcoming you all back for GBRW in February 2022.

Barry Brown
on behalf of GBRW 2021 Management Committee


Due to COVID restrictions which have been put in place as of 6pm 31st Jan 21, the Geographe Bay Race Week Committee will be meeting Monday 1 Feb to discuss an action plan.  All competitors, sponsors, staff and volunteers will be notified of their decision as soon as possible.

Geographe Bay Race Week is Western Australia's premier yachting regatta and a much anticipated event among the Yachting fraternity. Competitors, spectators, family and friends come together to enjoy the festival atmosphere of the event’s on-water and off-water schedule. Every year Race Week attracts competitors from around the nation and offers a racing schedule suitable for all levels of sailing ability. 

Geographe Bay Race Week 2021 is scheduled to run from Saturday 6th to Friday 12th February.

Hosted on the pristine waters of Geographe Bay in Busselton Western Australia, the event enjoys some of the best sailing conditions in the world. The picturesque setting of Geographe Bay and the surrounding Margaret River region offers many experiences for competitors and spectators with stunning coastlines and scenery, fine food and wine and unique tourism experiences.

Please note that Geographe Bay Yacht Club office is not manned full-time, so a little patience for email replies would be appreciated. Direct any Race Week enquiries to raceweek@gbyc.com.au AND NOT the Marina or RPYC.

We look forward to enjoying your camaraderie, yachting skills and like all race organisers, we will take the credit if the breezes are good and blame a higher authority if they are not.

Cheers and best wishes
Geographe Bay Race Week Committee.

Proudly sponsored by:

  • Doyle Sails

  • Quality Marine Clothing

  • Port Geographe Marina

  • Yacht Grot

  • Seashells

  • Oceanwest Charters

  • Callows Office Choice

    Callows - Proud supporter of Geographe Bay Race Week

  • Oatley Wines

  • Cape Cellars

  • Mike Davies Wines

    Greenskin Wine is Australia’s first 100% recyclable, resealable, glassless way to enjoy quality wine, absolutely anywhere. Sold by the six-pack via the Greenskin Wine website, it's all about quality wine in a smart, convenient, 750ml eco-friendly pouch to make your adventures even more memorable. Series one includes six varieties from premium Margaret River and Great Southern Vineyards. 


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Direct all queries here


Crew list submission

As per SI 17.2 and part of Geographe Bay Race Week 2021 Insurance & Risk Management Program, each boat must lodge a crew list with the Regatta Office before the first race.

Register here for GBYC Regatta SailPass if you are in need of an Australian Sailing Number.

Any subsequent changes to the crew composition MUST be recorded with the Regatta Office before the race in which the change will take effect. Please complete your lists carefully as you and your crew's safety is of the utmost importance to us.

Complete the form online or download the PDF form in full and return to Regatta office in person or email:  raceweek@gbyc.com.au

Crew Availability

Are you interested in crewing or in need of crew?


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.
Division 3 – Premier Cruising
May include spinnakers
Division 4 - Jib and Main
Spinnakers shall not be permitted. 

Shall comply with Ocean Racing WA guidelines on page 39 of the 2019-2020 Handbook.

  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. 

How to enter

Registrations for 2021 Geographe Bay Race Week are now open. 



Results are uploaded each day after presentations.
See below links for 2020 results.


Thank you for your participation in the Club Marine Geographe Bay Race Week (GBRW) 2020.
This survey should only take a few minutes to complete and aims to obtain your feedback to help us improve the overall experience for participants in GBRW 2021.

Countdown to 2022 Race Week
(Saturday 5th - Friday 11th Feb)

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