2017-18 National Championships

With the fun and excitement of the recent Nationals in Sydney now behind us, it is time to turn our attention to the next Championship series which is to be held in beautiful Busselton, Western Australia.

The 55th Australian National Cherub Championship will be held at Geographe Bay Yacht Club (GBYC) located at 1 King Street, Busselton WA 6280.

Busselton is located approximately two and a half hours drive south of Perth, close to the Margaret River region and many wonderful WA holiday destinations.

Racing Area
Racing will be held inside the bay area with launching off the beach and little to no swell.

The championship is planned for the 27th Dec 2017 to the 5th Jan 2018 with the 27th and the morning of the 28th set aside for measurement.

Transportation to Busselton from the airport in Perth is available through several regular bus and shuttle services:

In addition to these commercial services WA Cherub sailors will have spare seats and will be more than happy to fill them depending on what days and time flights arrive. Please contact the WA Association Representatives to organise a seat accordingly.


There is plenty of accommodation within walking distance of the club also close to shops and the town centre.  However, Busselton, is a popular holiday spot and accommodation will already be selling out.  Please have a look at the below links to see accommodation pictures, locations, and rates:

Busselton Villas and Caravan Park
15mins Walk

Big4 Beachlands Holiday Park
30mins Walk

Amaroo Motel
15mins Walk

Busselton Ithaca Motel
30mins Walk
Esplanade Hotel Busselton
20mins Walk

Gale Street Motel and Villas
12mins Walk

Kookaburra Caravan Park
25mins Walk

Observatory Guest House
20mins Walk

Paradise Motor Inn
20mins Walk

Royal Palms Resort Busselton
18mins Walk

As well as the above accommodation it’s recommended to have a look at Stayz, Airbnband Gumtree as the area has plenty of holiday houses at reasonable prices close to the Yacht Club and Busselton City Centre.

The Geographe Bay Yacht Club offer non powered Camping Sites for $15 per night, please contact WA Cherub Association Representatives for further information.

Containers belonging to visiting teams will be stored inside a fenced area at the club close to the rigging lawn.

WA Cherub Association contacts:
President:          Todd McVee     0404 232 995
Vice President:  Brad Luketina   0401 183 903
Treasurer:          Teesh Cook      0478 022 692
Secretary:          Virginia Horn     0425 995 661