30 yachts make up the Keelboat Racing Division and on average, about 15 yachts compete in any one race. Races are held every Sunday all throughout the year except June until October when races are held on every second Sunday.
With skippers and crew combined, approximately 60 people sail on race days. The fleet is divided into two divisions – those yachts less than 30 feet in length and those 30 feet or longer. Races are initially handicapped according to water line length and performance. The division has its own race officers who start races and take finish times. Several of our skippers also compete regularly in Yachting Western Australia offshore races off the metropolitan coast and blue water races to Geraldton, Carnarvon and Bunbury.
The division holds several longer races such as the Mindarie and Return, Fairway Race, Commodore’s Cup, Australia Day Race, Mariners and Shepherdess Cups and Marmion Reef Race. HYC also hosts the interclub regatta, the Pot of Gold.
Rear Commodore Sailing: Rex Fredericks | 0412 127 427
Keelboat Racing Captain: Marshall Fox | Tel: 0425 100 056
Learn To Sail
View our Courses Section for a listing of Learn to Sail courses for adults and children.
SailPass is an initiative of Australian Sailing to get new people to try sailing before committing to annual club membership or course.
SailPass is a flexible pass that allows people to discover sailing in a fun, safe and affordable way.
It is also a fantastic way to have a great day out and learn new skills. It’s aimed at individuals, friends, families or work colleagues. And it’s a great way to enjoy the sailing lifestyle in
some amazing locations – and all at a sailing club near them.
SailPass gives people the opportunity to try sailing a number of times, plus it allows them to get the feel for a club before doing a course or becoming a member.
There is no need to own a boat or even know how to sail, as experienced sailors will take people aboard their boats where people can help set the sails, take the helm or simply come along for the ride.
Upcoming Keel Events
Cruising in Company
For a more relaxed sailing experience, consider our Cruising in Company section. The Cruising Division is an extremely sociable, active and colourful bunch and, in addition to sailing together, they hold numerous land based activities such as progressive dinners between their yachts, annual Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties and dinghy trips up the Swan River.