Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club (YWA)






Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club



Located on Freshwater Bay in the suburb of Peppermint Grove, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club lies close to the city of Perth in Western Australia. Its history dates back to 1896, when the colonist Edward Keane, along with the Collector of Customs Aubrey Sherwood, decided to form a sailing club and a jetty for their boats. The Club is set on the banks of the Swan River, six nautical miles upstream from the beautiful Indian Ocean.


A founding member of the International Council of Yacht Clubs, the marina at Freshwater Bay is made up of eight fully serviced jetties that can house 325 boats. It can accommodate large sized boats that can have a maximum length of 20 meters. With the growing number of people now using light boats, which they take from one location to another, the marina also provides the services required for its patrons to lower their boats into the water.


Freshwater Bay believes that the future growth of the club depends on the development of a younger generation of sailors. It was the first club in Western Australia to create a fully accredited Sail Training School, and over 10,000 participants have taken part in its training programs since 1997. The Club facilities include a member’s bar, dining room, ballroom, library, and a large outdoor deck in which to relax and partake of the lovely views of the river.




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