74th Bunbury and Return Ocean Race

Event Noticeboard

Welcome, Race and Weather Briefing – 6:30pm Friday 11 February

Race start – 9am Saturday 12 February

Race Tracker – YB Races
Results – click here after the race

Competitor notices:

Supplementary Sailing Instuctions are now posted. Please use the link below, on this page.

Tracking units have been handed out and are switched on. They must have a clear view of the sky from now on so that they can send position reports for testing and recieve pre-race instructions. If they do not have a clear view the battery can run low due to searching for a signal.

Amendment One – Supplementary Sailing Instructions, add text for finishing.

Post Race Declaration Form

Hearing request form

Tracker instructions

Weather briefing by Bureau of Meteorology

Click to read amendment one
Click to download post race dec
Hearing Request Form
Click to view tracker instructions
Click to view weather presentation
Click here

Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions

View the ORWA Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and position / description of marks.
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Individual Race Notices

View the individual race notice and course for the 74th Bunbury and Return Ocean Race.
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Supplementary Sailing Instructions

The Supplementary Sailing Instructions are to be read with the ORWA NoR and SI's.
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Ocean Racing WA Season Handbook

Use this link to visit the Ocean Racing WA website and view the full season handbook.
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Event Schedule:


  • 1830 – Welcome, Race and Weather Briefing.
  • Roland Smith Room (large room downstairs in the mainclubhouse).
  • Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Keane’s Point Peppermint Grove.


  • 0900 Boat Start off Port Beach in North Fremantle.
  • Blue Water Race, one start for all divisions.
  • Spectator boats welcome.


  • Follow the race online with YB Races. All yachts will carry tracking devices.
  • On a smartphone or tablet, download the app ‘YB Races’ and seach for Bunbury and Return 2022. It’s free to watch.
  • Post race BBQ for boats finishing through the night and returning to FSC. After club hours at FSC and sponsored by Michael Giles / Diverse Engineering and FSC Past Commodore Ron Greer.


  • Race and Series presentation at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club.
  • From 1800 in the Roland Smith Room.
  • 45th Farrawa Cup Series Presentation Evening, ticketed event.
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