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    Australian America’s Cup Winner Glenn Ashby in line for major Award

    One of Australia's most successful sailors, Glenn Ashby, who this year skippered Emirates Team New Zealand to victory in the 35 th America's Cup, has been named as a finalist for the prestigious Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award. The Olympic medalist and multiple World and Australian Champion was nominated ahead of an elite field alongside fellow finalists Peter Burling of New Zealand, who was Ashby's helmsman aboard Team New Zealand, and

    Published 07:38 on 26 Sep 2017

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    Australian Sailing congratulates recipients of 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours

    Australian Sailing congratulates members of our sailing community who have been recognised in the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours List, for their contribution to our sport. One of our most accomplished sailors Sydney Fischer OBE has been recognised as a Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to sailing as a yachtsman and international competitor, and as a mentor to young sailors. Since he started sailing

    Published 06:26 on 13 Jun 2017

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    Thrills and spills for day one of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championships

    After a night of squalls and southerly breeze, competitors of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championships had a tough stage set for day one. With a solid 15 – 20 knots of breeze in a sea state that resembled that of a dishwasher, sailors needed to strategise how best to complete the near 30 mile passage race to Botany Bay and back. Race management of hosts, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, began today's race

    Published 10:11 on 23 Mar 2017

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    Matt Carroll leaving Australian Sailing for Australian Olympic Committee

    Matt Carroll, CEO of Australian Sailing has resigned to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Olympic Committee. Since joining Australian Sailing in November 2014, Matt has led the organisation through its most important governance and management reforms in the sports' history, which will have far reaching impacts on the growth and sustainability of sailing. He has been instrumental in the planning and delivery of the 'One Sailing' organisational reforms

    Published 16:14 on 13 Mar 2017

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    Australian representatives announced for World Sailing Committees

    Eleven Australians have been elected to World Sailing Committees and Sub-Committees across a wide array of activities including Race Officials and Racing Rules through to Events and Equipment, and Youth and Para Sailing. The Committees play a vital role for World Sailing, providing input into their areas of expertise which is submitted to the Council as the final decision-making body for World Sailing. The Australian representatives are:

    Published 09:14 on 2 Mar 2017

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    Belcher and Ryan win another 470 national championship

    Rio Silver Medallists, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan have won the 470 Australian National Championships held at Wangi RSL Amateur Sailing Club on Lake Macquarie from 10-12 February. While the Women's title was won by 2016 Olympian Carrie Smith and crew Amelia Catt. As NSW sweltered in the heat, the sailors enjoyed some mixed conditions over the regatta, with strong seabreezes coming in across the weekend. "We've had

    Published 11:02 on 13 Feb 2017

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