Special Sailing Events
WA9ers State Championships
For more information please contact- Secretary Lorna Buchan on 0420 596 453 or President Grant deLongville 0420 506 099
Cockburn Sound Regatta
This is the biggest event in our Calendar and is well known to sailors and yachties around the State
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The Catalpa Classic is held annually early in the summer sailing season and commemorates the escape of six Fenians from Fremantle Gaol and the shores of Rockingham in 1876. Yachts from TCYC representing the escapees start first in the race to Fremantle. They are then pursued by the Fremantle boats starting later and representing the West Australian authorities.
The race is conducted on a handicap basis. Due to the size of the magnificent trophy, it is held at TCYC for all members and visitors to admire.
Ode Saw Memorial Race
This race is in memory of Ode Saw who was a long time member of the club and who sailed in a variety of classes over the years.
Yachts from Fremantle Sailing Club race down in the morning to have lunch with us and then we join them for this race back to Fremantle. It is a teams event with the victorious club being determined by an aggregated performance of their competing boats.
This trophy was put up many years ago for a race from Fremantle to Rockingham and is one of the oldest of its type. Keelboats racing up to Fremantle participating in the Cockburn Cup usually stay overnight and then compete for this cup on the return journey. The race is usually a pleasant cruise back with a light easterly but if the southerly is in early, it can turn into quite a test for the yachts.
Lady Skippers’ Race
The race this year will be held on a Sunday starting at 10.00am in an attempt to get more starters. All the cruisers join together as one fleet and the winner is decided on handicap.
A consistent performer Cheri, sailed by Shirley Rowland showing her style.
The Anzac Cup is held on the 25th April of course and starts at 1.00pm to give skippers and crew time to attend the march and to get on the water. The weather is often light at this time of year and makes for interesting racing. The early start and finish means there is plenty of time to hang around at the club for a barbeque.
Garden Island Gallop
The Garden Island Gallop (GIG) was introduced to the sailing programme to encourage sailing around Garden Island. However, there is a twist in that you can choose to sail clockwise or anti clockwise in the annual GIG. The notice of race is made available to all vessels that can sail under the Garden Island causeway via the coat hanger bridge. There is also a course of similar distance for boats that cannot fit under the coat hanger so all boats are catered for.
The event is not restricted to club members only but all skippers shall be responsible for their boat and crew and abide by all regulatory requirements
Jib and Main Cruising
Jib and main cruising is scheduled to start at 1700 hours in November and March and at 1730 hours in December, January and February. It is open to all cruisers big and small and starts will either be off the end of the jetty or Rabbit starts by general agreement of the skippers involved. The course is set to bring the boats close into the Rockinghan foreshore to provide a spectacle for all observers.
Boats should aim to be off the course before the sun sets.
On particularly pleasant nights we have had up to 16 boats of different descriptions sailing around and it really is a case of the more the merrier. After sailing it’s back to the bar or to the Hardstand for a quick drink and to reflect on the evening cruise. Note that this is not a sanctioned club event and there is no safety vessel on the water to look after you.