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The annual ‘Cock of the Rock’ will be held on 3rd April. It is a favourite event that literally any boat can enter – power or sail, wooden, fibreglass, metal or concrete.

The event essentially has two rules:

1. You must go around ‘the rock’ sometime after your nominated start time, and

2. The boat that crosses the finish line at or the closest after 3pm is the winner.

Participants nominate their own start time – which may be a fortnight, week or day before the 3rd of April – or you can start and finish on the 3rd. Any form of propulsion is acceptable – sail, power, paddle or a combination of any of the above – as long as it gets you to the line!

The finish line itself is normally determined about 2:50pm, to keep participants on their toes – but will be in front of the FSC breakwater, somewhere in the area between ‘L’ and ‘E’ marks.

Back in the Club, all skippers get a commemorative t-shirt and there is also live music.

This year, there are two possible routes. The original route requires you to go around Phillip Rock in Thomsons Bay at Rottnest. Going around the whole of Rottnest counts; however, if you intend to enter the Rottnest Marine Reserve, you need to have a ‘Rotto Permit’ or risk being fined. The alternate course, for those without a ‘Rotto Permit’, is

· Channel marker ‘G’ (the yellow one) to starboard

· Mewstone (the other rock) to starboard – note, there will be NO MEWSTONE MARKER

· Iso 11 to port

· Eastern windmill, aka South Passage lateral beacon, to starboard

· Finish in front of FSC

 

NOMINATION FORM ON SAILING NOTICE BOARD

 

 

*UPDATE*

 

NEBO GIVEAWAY

At this year’s Cock of the Rock the team at Nebo will be giving away a Nebolink device and a year’s free data subscription!
Nebo, have also been kind enough to provide participating members’ with a special trial offer for the trackers and also a members’ purchase special. Tracklog devices will be available for members to pick up from FSC reception & trial from this Saturday, subject to signing an agreement to use it for COTR and return it by early May if not purchasing.*
Visit the Nebo Global website for more information about Nebo: https://nebo.global/
*Twenty devices are available for trial and they can be collected during office hours from Saturday 26 March.

Organiser

Inshore Section
Email:
inshore@fsc.com.au

Venue:

Fremantle Sailing Club
151 Marine Terrace
Fremantle, Western Australia 6160 Australia
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Phone:
08 9435 8800
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