The Royal Perth Yacht Club can trace its origins to 1841 when a group of sailors staged a modest regatta to celebrate Foundation Day. In 1865 this original group of pioneer sailors formalised the Perth Yacht Club. Today it is is the third oldest yacht club in Australia after the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria and the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.
In 1987, the Fremantle Annexe was created as the staging point for the America’s Cup defence, an event which transformed the city, attracted the worlds attention to this area. Fremantle and in particular Fishing Boat Harbour, w ill forever have a place in history as the first town to mount a defence to the America’s Cup outside of the US.
Today, the RPYC Fremantle Annexe is home to some of the largest recreational boats in WA.