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Welcome to Club Marine Geographe Bay Race Week 2020

Club Marine 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.

This year's event was run from Saturday 15th Feb to Friday 21st Feb.
To view the complete 2020 photo gallery, please click here. 

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’re not. Cheers and best wishes.

Yours in Sailing
Nigel Chesterfield-Evans
Rear Commodore GBRW – Director


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. 
Division 5 – Multihull
Division 6 – Double Handed
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

There are 2 Registrations options.
Both options will require a copy of your current Boat Insurance and Cat Audit form.

Register Online:
Register online and pay by:
a) Direct
b) Paypal using Visa / Mastercard

Manual Registration Form:
Download the PDF form, complete in full and return together with Boat Insurance and Cat Audit form via:
Email:  raceweek@gbyc.com.au
Post:   GBYC PO Box 243 Busselton WA 6280


Crew list submission

As per SI 18.2 and part of Club Marine Geographe Bay Race Week 2020 Insurance & Risk Management Program, each boat must lodge a crew list with the Regatta Office before the first race. 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 the below carefully as you and your crew's safety is of the utmost importance to us.options are available.

Register online or download the PDF form, complete 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?

Check availability below.



Results are uploaded each day after presentations.


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 2021 Race Week

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