Welcome to Geographe Bay Race Week

Greetings All GBRW 2022 Participants,

What a classic week of sailing Geographe Bay served up for GBRW 2022. From a squally cold front to sublime 10-12kts Nor’westers, there were conditions to suit all boats and crews.

GBRW 2022 was a fantastic regatta, with great competition and sportsmanship on the water and fantastic comradery every day back at the Club.

Congratulations to all those who enjoyed a “share of the chocolates” during the week. From the daily and overall Race Week Division winners and place getters, to the Doyle sail bags and QMC jacket prizes, there weren’t too many who went away empty-handed.

A big thank you to all our sponsors. Please support them and thank them for supporting GBRW 2022. greenskinwine.com have extended their GBRW promotion offer for a further week. Enjoy a 10% discount on all wine purchases until Wed 23 Feb, 2022. Simply quote Promo Code GEOWINO when placing your online order. Visit: Greenskinwine.com

Finally, on behalf of the Geographe Bay Yacht Club, we say thank you for your support. The hard work all the volunteers put into planning and running Race Week was made all the more worthwhile as we shared and enjoyed the special spirit of Race Week. 

Best wishes,

Barry Brown, Nigel Chesterfield-Evans, Sal Watts
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.


Results will be uploaded each day after presentations.

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


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.

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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