Welcome to Geographe Bay Race Week

GBRW 2022 will be held Sat 5th to Fri 11th February 2022 and we look forward to welcoming you all back.



RE: COVID 19 Proof of Vaccination

From Monday 31 January 2022, WA government mandated proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirements will apply state-wide and be expanded to include all hospitality and food and licensed venues, including restaurants, dine-in fast food, cafes, bars, pubs, clubs, taverns. https://www.wa.gov.au/government/announcements/proof-of-covid-19-vaccination-expand-state-wide-monday-31-january

Community sports are excluded from the proof of vaccination requirement, therefore there is currently no requirement for proof of vaccination for participants to sail in GBRW 2022 races.

The GBYC is a licensed Club and will be included under the venues where proof of vaccination will be a requirement.

In short, everyone can sail, but only the fully vaccinated will be permitted to enter the GBYC. Only vaccinated persons will be able to attend registration, briefings, presentations and functions.

Yacht owners and/or Skippers need to ensure all crew members/family /friends planning to participate in GBRW 2022 are aware of these new vaccination requirements.

The GBYC and GBRW 2022 Committee apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however we must comply with government regulations.



Barry Brown
GBRW 2022



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.

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 2022.


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


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. 

How to enter

Registrations for 2022 Geographe Bay Race Week are now open. 


Crew list submission

As per SI 17.2 and part of Geographe Bay Race Week 2022 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?



Geographe Bay Race Week 2022 merchandise is now available.

Champagne Evaluation

Numbers limited to 60 people @ $12 pp
10 teams of 6 participants preferrable…


Results will be uploaded each day after presentations.

Proudly sponsored by:

  • 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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