Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club

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Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
Formation 1896
Legal status active
Purpose advocate and public voice, educator and network for Recreational boating, and competitive sailors, coaches, volunteers and events
Official language
English, French
Affiliations Royal Perth Yacht Club
Website Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club

The Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club is a yacht club situated in Freshwater Bay on the Swan River in Peppermint Grove, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia.

The club was founded in 1896 by a group of friends including Aubrey Sherwood and Edward Keane,[1] whose residence is now the RFBYC clubhouse. It is the second yacht club in Perth to be granted the royal charter and it has established a strong but friendly rivalry with the other royal club, Royal Perth Yacht Club.[2]

Each year the fleets of the two Royal clubs race, with the prize 'The Governor's Cup' being presented by the Governor of Western Australia as the Queen's representative and patron of royal clubs.

The club holds functions weekly in both the Athol Hobbs Room and Main Function and Dining Room with a bar open 7 days of the week to members. All catering and staff at Royal Freshwater Bat Yacht Club work through Spices Catering Company.


  1. ^ official site
  2. ^ Tregonning, K. G. (Kennedy Gordon); Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club (1996), The Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club 1896-1996, Austed Publishing with the Club, ISBN 978-1-86307-028-7 

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