Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club has an active power yacht fleet that participates in competitive time trialling, cruising, raft-ups, sailing support and other coordinated activities. It is a requirement for all powerboats registered with the Club to participate in organised activity suitable for their type of vessel.
Power boats are rostered in sailing support roles during the sailing season. They also take part in VIP duty, raft ups and gala events such as opening day. Those not participating in time trialling are also rostered to man one checkpoint during the time trial season.
The Power Section is supported by a sailing administrator. To nominate your crew for any power event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (08) 9286 8200.
The Summer Calendar varies from year to year, and includes a number of organised power yacht activities over the summer.
A recent addition to our events is the Camp Quality Family Fun Day, run in conjunction with Camp Quality, this is a wonderful way to support kids with cancer and their families. Power owners volunteer to take out Camp Quality kids and their families for a cruise on the river followed by a picnic lunch on the Club lawn.
Past events have included twilight cruises, Garden Island day trips, and Rockingham and Mandurah weekends away. The recent popularity of the Rockingham Race Weekend has attracted a large number of power and sail boats to Mangles Bay for the weekend in early December.
The Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club winter time trialling season commences each year in the first week of May and runs through until September. Time trialling is available to all Members of all Clubs, power and sail.
A nominated boat can compete in as many events during the season as they would like. Additional events such as State Teams Events and other WA yacht club invitational events will require separate nominations and information for these will be sent as required.