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General Information

Races 4 and 5 of Fremantle Sailing Club Coastal Series.

The Warne Shield race to The Cruising Yacht Club (TCYC) starts in the morning is typically a light wind race into a building sea breeze.
The aim of the morning race is to arrive with good time to an enjoy a good lunch at TCYC

The Cockburn cup is a team’s race with 
everyone racing back to Fremantle normally in classic Freo Doctor sea-breeze conditions making it a classic down wind blast

Visiting Vessels wanting to join the race 

For boats wanting to join in the fun; arrange with our marina team for a berth, and kick back Friday night at the club bar.  Visiting Vessel Form

Mooring information at TCYC 
On arrival at TCYC, the club will arrange to transfer sailors to the club via water taxis
Refer to TCYC moorings information

The Warne Shield

The Warne Shield is a club trophy with a interesting history. The Warne family of Singapore, who owned property at Mandurah, donated the original shield.
Their land was on the south side of the eastern end of the old bridge, where the Police Station and a retirement village are now situated.
The Warne Shield was originally awarded to the winner of the Mandurah Race and first won by Frivolity in 1927.
According to reports it was a bruising passage race and on the occasion of the 1936 race those racing decided to hold a meeting at Garden Island to decide whether or not to continue!
Eventually the race itself was abandoned when the Mandurah estuary silted over and the yachts could not get in.
The shield was part of a series and conducted in conjunction with Billy Runs. Two wins in succession by the same boat the shield would be retained permanently.
This was first achieved by Redwing eventually after a number of attempts in April 1936; Redwing was owned by a Mr Izard – although he never sailed her himself.
On this occasion she was sailed by Jack Potts. Mr Izard subsequently donated a replacement trophy, the ‘Redwing Shield’; held the wining yacht for one year by the winner of a race. Avalanche – Commodore Cooper’s boat- was the first winner of this new shield in a race conducted at Garden Island during the Billy Run in January 1937.
Sadly the Redwing Shield seems to have disappeared over the years.
The Warne Shield, however, came back to the Club in 1976, was mounted on a larger shield and reinstated as a Club trophy.
It is now sailed for in the Fremantle to Rockingham Race, and the first boat to win it after that 40-year break was George.

Cockburn Cup

Donated by the Rockingham Council – More history to come

Historical Results

11th February 2023 // Warne Shield

19th February 2022 // Warne Shield

20th February 2021 // Warne Shield & Cockburn Cup

14th March 2020 // Warne Shield & Cockburn Cup

23rd February 2019 // Cockburn Cup (Warne Shield – Abandoned)