The Algal Bloom race is an annual event held on Gage Roads, near Fremantle (Perth WA). It was initiated 10 yeas ago when unseasonal rain, heavy nutrient loads & warm weather turned the Swan River into a huge “Algal Bloom”. The river was closed for 2 weeks to all activities for health reasons. So the river based yacht clubs banded together & held a race on the ocean instead! A pleasant 18kts breeze, 4-5’ seas, 30deg temperature – Wouldn’t you all love to be here!