The JM Zeffert Memorial Time Trial competing for the “Kylie Cup”

Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club invites all power boats to participate in the 2020 JM Zeffert Memorial Time Trial competing for the “Kylie Cup”.

This event will also incorporate CPYC State Heat No. 4


Mr Jack Zeffert participated around the Bay in his boat ‘Kylie’ in numerous time trials before he decided to bring all the Clubs together for an Invitational Time Trial and sponsor a power event. The Kylie Cup was first held in 1958 and has been held every year since. It is the oldest annual time trialling event on the river.

Kylie, skippered by Jack Zeffert, won the race in 1972 and won it again in 1975 and 1976 only the 2nd time that a Power boat has won the race in consecutive years.

The 1st double win was by Photon in 1964 and 1965 with G.H.T. Hutton.

Jack used to love his involvement with the Kylie Cup and power boat racing in general. He used to race with his brother-in-law Ray and they had a good time during their involvement. Jack was also well known for his entertaining speeches at presentation time.

Jack and Lucille Zeffert’s son Ken and his wife Linda continue to support the event to this day and we thank them very much for helping to bring time triallers from all over the river together


This year we celebrate the 63rd Kylie Cup.  The 2020 event will take place on Sunday morning 30 August commencing at 09:30am.  The course will be No. 221.

Enter the 2020 Kylie Cup   (Entries closed at midnight on Wed 26 August)

Entries Received to Date

Start Times

Course 221 Map

Elapsed Times

Time Trialling Instructions.

Please note that this event will also incorporate the CPYC State Heat No. 4.  See the CPYC website for further information HERE.

Results when available may be accessed HERE.

Photo Gallery (Pictures courtesy Ironbark Photos)


Following the Time Trial, participants are invited to come back to the Club for the announcement of the day’s results followed by a complimentary “Pig on the Spit” lunch. Whilst the lunch is complimentary, bookings are essential for catering purposes. Please advise the number of guests to be included in your booking on your entry form. The announcement of results is anticipated to take place at approximately 12:30pm.

This event generously supported by: