Sailing to Support the Rottnest Foundation in ‘Conserving the Essence of Rottnest’.
The event will again incorporate the Algal Bloom Race which was established by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club and the Swan River Trust in 2002 during the chronic algal bloom to encourage river yachts to have a go racing offshore.
For the first time in 2018 a significant offshore race will be part of the Rottnest Festival of Sail.
Part of the Ocean Racing WA (ORWA), Offshore Series of 11 races through the year, the Cape Vlamingh Race will become part of the Festival which will bring the offshore fleet to the event.
This is very exciting news for the Rottnest Festival of Sail and will assist to raise the profile of the event.
ORWA are keen to support environmental causes and the Festival gained their attention due to the sailing event being a supporter of the Rottnest Foundation, as proceeds from the event go to supporting the Rottnest Foundation and our purpose to conserve and preserve Rottnest Island’s natural & cultural assets.
Competitors can arrange to stay at Rottnest Island for the weekend or travel back to Fremantle.
To become a sponsor of the 2018 Rottnest Festival of Sail, please contact the Chairman of the Rottnest Foundation, Mr Jeff King on 0412843143.