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.
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.
- Keel Racing Presentation Dinner - Saturday 19th May.
Click here for all the details on our annual event where we celebrate the 2017/18 season with dinner and live music.
- Winter Series - Starts 17 June 2018, 10am
Please check the Keel racing handbook for full details and calendar of event. Race schedule as follows:
Race 1: 17 June 2018 Race 4: 29 July 2018 Race 2: 1 July 2018 Race 5: 5 August 2018 Race 3: 15 July 2017 Race 6 & Presentations: 19 August 2018
PAST EVENTS & Results
- ANZAC Day Diggers Cup
- Rottnest Run 2018
Results: Division 1 Winner: Sandrine (Ian Conboy) | Division 2 Winner - Covert Operation (Bart Brouwer and Graham Atkinson) | Division 3 Winner - Comfortably Numb (Stephen Okeefe)
- North Coast Series
The summer races between Hillarys Yacht Club and their rivals, the Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club concluded with a victory for HYC teams!