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Royal Perth Yacht Club

Episode: 5
Broadcast: 12th April
Presenter: Chrissy Morrissy

Chrissy visits Crawley where she will learn about the Royal Perth Yacht Club, which is celebrating its 150th Anniversary.

  • The Royal Perth Yacht Club is Australia’s third oldest yacht club.
  • Initially, sailing was not so popular in the colony. In 1844 the foundation day regatta only had three sailing boats enter two classes, it was not until the early 1860’s that a number of sailors got together to organise their own regattas.
  • The first club was based at the bottom of William Street, under where Elizabeth Quay is being developed.
  • Back in 1983, the club was celebrating its most famous victory; the America’s cup.

Contact: Royal Perth Yacht Club - 08 9389 1555