2014 Rottnest Foundation Festival of Sail

28 - 30 March 2014


Rottnest waters will come alive with colour during the 4th annual Rottnest Foundation Festival of Sail.

The Festival of Sail is the brainchild of Foundation Board Member, Greg Kerr and aims to connect the yachting community with Rottnest Island and raise the profile of the Foundation and its work in 'Conserving the Essence of Rottnest'.

The Rottnest Foundation would like to thank the Western Australian yachting community who have supported this unique sailing event.  With event partners Swan River Sailing and Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, the 2014 Festival of Sail aims to attract 100 competing yachts.

In addition to the sailing program, there will be shore based activities including the 'Beat the Boats' Bike Tour which follows the yachts in the Round the Island Yacht Race and is open to all Island visitors, and the 'Captain Back Optimist Challenge'.

Information pack, Notice of Race and Entry Form can be obtained from

Provisional Program - subject to change

Friday 28 March     


IRC Transit Racet to Rottnest -Div 1, 2

Saturday 29 March      


Division 3 Race to Thomson Bay, Rottnest



VIP Boat departs to view the start of Round the Island Race



Start of Round the Island Race -Div 1, 3



Beat the Boats Bike Tour - Open to all Island Visitors



Captain Back Optimist Challenge



Yachting Party in Marquee at Hotel Rottnest & Presentation of Prizes

Sunday 30 March


Windward Leeward Racing commences



Presentation of Prizes Hotel Rottnest




2014 Event Supporters

The Rottnest Foundation would like to the thank the following sponsor:

Anglo Pacific Venture                      Rottnest Express

Hotel Rottnest                                  Rottnest Island Business Community

Mulberry Estate

Be quick to secure your accommodation for this exciting weekend of sailing.

28 - 30 March 2014                          27 - 29 March 2015


2013 Festival of Sail Results:

Mulberry Estate Round the Island Race:
1st Prize  - Black Betty, skippered by Gary McNally

The winner gets their name on the Rottnest Foundation Perpetual Trophy. A bronze sculpture of the Island by well known Fremantle artist Greg James.

Anglo Pacific Venture Transit Race:
1st Prize  - Yo! 2, skippered by Peter Ahern                          

2012 Festival of Sail Results:

Rottnest Foundation Round the Island Race           Transit Race - Dash for Cash

  1. Minds Eye                                  1.  Steel de Breeze
  2. Lithium                                      2.  Sante
  3. Mulberry                                    3.  Selkie

2011 Festival of Sail Results:

Rottnest Foundation Round the Island Race

        Transit Race - Dash for Cash                           

  1. Yo2!

  2. Jolie Breeze

  3. X Factor

  1. Bodega

  2. Sulphur

  3. Time Out