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The Feeling of Flying - Inaugural Victorian Kite Foil State Championships @ Sail Melbourne International

4 weeks 12 hours ago

The 2017 Sail Melbourne International event, to be held at Royal Brighton Yacht Club, will play host to the inaugural Victorian Kite Foil State Championships. Kiters will take to the water to harness the feeling of flying on their kites to race the course alongside a host of other sailing classes. Kiteboarding Victoria has put their support behind the first Victorian Kite Foil State Championship.

Volunteer Registeration Now Open

4 weeks 12 hours ago

Sail Melbourne International is calling for volunteers for this year’s event, hosted at Royal Brighton Yacht Club. You can click here to register .  Sail Melbourne will be conducted from Wednesday 29 November – Sunday 3 December 2017, offering sailing to the Olympic and Invited Classes and will offer a fantastic volunteering experience.

Sail Melbourne International - 2017 Entries Open Now

2 months 3 days ago

Entries are now open for the 2017 Sail Melbourne International to be hosted out of the newly renovated Royal Brighton Yacht Club from 27th November through to 3rd December 2017.

The Notice of Race and online entry system as well as many other regatta details have now gone live...

Tale of two shootouts

9 months 2 weeks ago

The Sailing World Cup Melbourne Final presented by Land Rover saved the best to last with the Laser rounding off the week of competition and serving up two tantalising in-race battles that decided the podium places.

Fantastic foiling finish

9 months 2 weeks ago

Three fast, furious and fantastic Foiling Kite races brought six of the 11 events on show at the Sailing World Cup Melbourne presented by Land Rover to a close in Australia's sporting capital.
 
The 49er, 49erFX, Men's and Women's RS:X, Nacra 17 and Formula Kite finished their week of competition with Medal Races on the Stadium course in front of the St Kilda Sailing Precinct in a mixed day of breeze.
 

Badloe and Squires pick up where their countrymen left off

9 months 3 weeks ago

Kiran Badloe and Tom Squires are following in the footsteps of the most successful Olympic windsurfers of all time, continuing the Dutch and British Men's RS:X battle at the Sailing World Cup Final presented by Land Rover.
 

WATCH - Dive into the analytics of Mat Belcher and Will Ryan

9 months 3 weeks ago

 Australia’s Mat Belcher and Will Ryan are two leading lights in 470 sailing and confirmed their status by taking silver at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August. At the Sailing World Cup Final being held out of the St Kilda Sailing Precinct in Melbourne, Australia, they are favourites to add the honours to their repertoire of success stories.

Nicholas Heiner follows famous dad into the Finn

9 months 3 weeks ago

Former Laser world champion Nicholas Heiner is competing at his first international event in a new class he hopes to medal in for the Netherlands at the Olympic Games, just like his father did 20 years ago in Atlanta, USA.

Sailing World Cup Final welcomes Geodis

9 months 3 weeks ago

Sailing World Cup is delighted to welcome international logistics and freight forwarding company, GEODIS on board as a partner in the Sailing World Cup Final, 2016, currently being held at the St Kilda Sailing Precinct, on the St Kilda foreshore until December 11.

Connecting Team Bridge at the Sailing World Cup Final Melbourne

9 months 3 weeks ago

Consider the logistics of three teenage boys of varying ages all playing the same equipment heavy sport. Now imagine the coordination required for the Bridge family of kiters currently in Australia for an extended southern hemisphere tour that includes the IKA Formula Kite Open division of the Sailing World Cup Final Melbourne presented by Land Rover.

No separating leading sailors at the Sailing World Cup Final

9 months 3 weeks ago

There was no separating the leading sailors in the Laser and Laser Radial at the Sailing World Cup Final presented by Land Rover, with ties at the top in both fleets.

Starting in colours

9 months 3 weeks ago

The top sailors racing across the ten Olympic classes at the Sailing World Cup Melbourne Final presented by Land Rover will start Tuesday’s opening day of racing wearing coloured bibs to reflect their ranking.

Sixty years to the day

9 months 3 weeks ago

On 5 December 1956, the Melbourne Olympic Games sailing competition drew to a close with some tense final races across the five classes.

Olympic medallists head to Victoria for SWC Melbourne 2016

9 months 3 weeks ago

Sailing World Cup Melbourne begins this week, with several Olympic medallists heading to the southern state to compete in the final Sailing World Cup event for 2016. 

Sailing World Cup: Australia’s best sailors take on the world at St Kilda Beach

9 months 3 weeks ago

IF TOKYO 2020 is anything like Rio and London then the Australian sailing team is likely to be one of our heavy lifters when it comes to the medal tally.

Entries close soon for George Mac Regatta

10 months 1 week ago

The George Mac Regatta is being held on December 3 & 4 and early entries close this Friday, November 25.

Royal Brighton and Elwood Sailing Clubs are hosting sailors of all ages in a variety of classes representing clubs from around the bay, interstate and overseas.  Dinghies, catamarans, Olympic and pathway classes will be competing across multiple courses.  The RS 100, 200 and Aero, Flying Dutchman and 505 State Championships will also contribute to a fantastic weekend of racing. 

Land Rover Australia drives into 2016 Sailing World Cup Final

10 months 3 weeks ago

SAILING WORLD CUP FINAL: PRESS RELEASE

Land Rover Australia drives into 2016 Sailing World Cup Final 

High spirits for Sailing World Cup Final

11 months 2 weeks ago

PRESS RELEASE: High Spirits for Sailing World Cup Final

New Sailing World Cup strategy snub to Southern Hemisphere

1 year 1 week ago

Photo - Sport the Library

Australian Sailing has expressed its disappointment in elements of World Sailing’s new strategy and format for the Sailing World Cup released earlier this week.

2.4mR World Cup Final Entry Fee Reduced

1 year 3 weeks ago

2.4mR sailors at the 2016 Sailing World Cup Final in Melbourne, Australia will benefit from a reduced entry fee of $350 AUD. The reduced fee applies to both classified and non-classified sailors with the World Cup Final fleet opening up to all.

Optimist Nations Cup returns to Sailing World Cup - Melbourne

1 year 1 month ago

The 2016 Optimist Nations Cup is returning to the Sailing World Cup- Melbourne and aims to be bigger than ever! Last year the Optimist Nations Cup was trialled and deemed a great success. So much so that two teams from New Zealand have been confirmed with interest from New Caledonia also in the mix.

Conquering cancer gives Lange strength to win Nacra 17

1 year 1 month ago

Britain takes Finn gold, Slovenia silver, USA bronze

1 year 1 month ago

 

 

Australia wins Laser gold, Croatia silver, New Zealand bronze

1 year 1 month ago
Tom Burton (AUS) has won Olympic gold in the Men's One Person Dinghy after a tense pre-start battle with Tonci Stipanovi? (CRO). Even if Stipanovi? let gold slip from his grasp, he has still won Croatia's first ever medal in Olympic sailing. Sam Meech (NZL) took bronze.

Netherlands win Radial gold, Ireland silver, Denmark bronze

1 year 1 month ago

 

Marit Bouwmeester (NED) has won the Laser Radial gold medal that eluded her four years ago. Silver went to Annalise Murphy (IRL), a sweet reward after finishing an agonising fourth place at London 2012. Anne-Marie Rindom (DEN) took bronze.

World Cup Final Places available by request

1 year 2 months ago

World Cup Final Places available by request

The first offer to be part of the Sailing World Cup Final, Melbourne in December made to the top 20 ranked in each Olympic class by the world sailing body has reaped high calibre entries from multiple countries including Spain, Turkey, Italy, Norway, Croatia, Great Britain and Denmark.

Entries open for Invited Classes at Sailing World Cup Final

1 year 2 months ago

Media Release

Invited and Youth class sailors planning to take part in the 2016 Sailing World Cup Final can enter online today via www.sailingworldcupmelbourne.com.

Sailors Invited To Sailing World Cup Qingdao And Melbourne Final

1 year 3 months ago

The world’s top ranked sailors have been invited to attend the penultimate and final events of the Sailing World Cup series in Qingdao, China and Melbourne, Australia.

Travel grants and prize money for Sailing World Cup Final

1 year 4 months ago

Photo by Daniel Smith- World Sailing

Australia’s sporting capital secures 2016 Sailing World Cup Final

1 year 4 months ago

Photography - Jeff Crow - Sport the Library

Wednesday 4th May 2016

Australia’s sporting capital to host 2016 Sailing World Cup Final

1 year 5 months ago

Photography - Jeff Crowe Photography

Australia's sporting capital, Melbourne, is to host the 2016 Sailing World Cup Final from 4-11 December out of the St Kilda Sailing Precinct.

The Sailing World Cup Final will bring together the world's best sailors in the aftermath of the Rio 2016 Sailing Competitions as they seek to end the year on a high heading into the Tokyo 2020 quadrennial.

Sailing World Cup Melbourne stepping stone to Malaysia Youth Worlds

1 year 9 months ago

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP- Melbourne: PRESS RELEASE

Gold, silver and bronze decided at Sailing World Cup Melbourne

1 year 9 months ago

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP- Melbourne: PRESS RELEASE

World Cup invited classes relish international competition

1 year 9 months ago

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP- Melbourne: PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE - Judge Danielle youngest female sailing umpire worldwide

Australian and French Para World Sailing gold rush continues

1 year 9 months ago

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP- Melbourne: PRESS RELEASE

Judge Danielle youngest female sailing umpire worldwide

1 year 9 months ago

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP- Melbourne: PRESS RELEASE

Blowing dogs off chains at Sailing World Cup Melbourne

1 year 9 months ago

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP- Melbourne: PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE - Blowing dogs off chains at Sailing World Cup Melbourne

There’s a well-known Aussie expression describing high winds that goes… ‘it was blowing dogs off chains’ and Port Phillip gave a good illustration of that idiom part-way into the first session on day three of the Sailing World Cup Melbourne.

PRESS RELEASE - Family’s sailing is a sport for life

1 year 9 months ago

Photography- Jeff Crow

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP- Melbourne: PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE - Family’s sailing is a sport for life

Out on Port Phillip at the Sailing World Cup Melbourne two young Optimist sailors, Tom and Oscar Green, are exemplifying the new creed of world sailing; that is World Sailing’s new slogan Sport for Life . 

Silver service at Sailing World Cup Melbourne

1 year 9 months ago

Photo by Jeff Crow

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP- Melbourne: PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE - Silver service at Sailing World Cup Melbourne

Melbourne put the whitest cloth and the best silverware on the table for the 900 plus Victorian, interstate and international sailors on day two of the Sailing World Cup Melbourne, the first stop of the six stage series.

Wilson and Wilmot snap up the Opti Olympic bragging rights

1 year 9 months ago

Photo by Jeff Crow

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP- Melbourne: PRESS RELEASE

Emerging talent look towards Rio 2016 Olympic Games

1 year 9 months ago

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP- Melbourne: PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE - Emerging talent look towards Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Cook Islands Olympic class sailors, Teau McKenzie (Laser Radial) and Taua Henry (Laser) have hit the water in the Sailing World Cup Melbourne with qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games firmly in their sights.

PRESS RELEASE - Points chase begins at the Sailing World Cup Melbourne

1 year 9 months ago

Photography by Jeff Crow- Sport the Library

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP- Melbourne: PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE - Local twins to head up ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne

1 year 9 months ago

Photography: Jeff Crow- Sport the Library

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP- Melbourne: PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE - Local twins to head up ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne

Online Entry Extended!

1 year 10 months ago

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP- Melbourne: UPDATE

ENTRIES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED!

ASYT’s final preparations for Melbourne World Cup

1 year 10 months ago

Photography: Jeff Crow

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP- Melbourne: PRESS RELEASE

ISAF SWC - Melbourne Gill Merchandise Now Available!

1 year 10 months ago

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne 

Merchandise Now Available! 

Couta Boats lining up at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne

1 year 10 months ago

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP- Melbourne: PRESS RELEASE

Couta Boats lining up at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne

The waters off St Kilda will see Port Phillip’s history come alive with the Mercedes Benz Brighton Couta Boat Challenge.  These handsome timber boats are an iconic part of Victoria’s boating history and will provide a great Victorian accent to the ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne to be held in early December.

THE BEST OF THE BEST TO HIT ST KILDA

1 year 10 months ago

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP- Melbourne: PRESS RELEASE

THE BEST OF THE BEST TO HIT ST KILDA

St Kilda Tourism & Events Joins the ISAF SWC - Melb!

1 year 10 months ago
 
 

St Kilda Tourism & Events joins the ISAF SWC - Melbourne as a Major Event Partner. 

The Leader Newspaper Joins the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne

1 year 10 months ago

The Leader Newspaper Join the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne

ON SALE NOW- 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Official Dinner

1 year 10 months ago

ON SALE NOW -   Purchase Tickets Here

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Official Dinner 

 

We are pleased to announce ticket sales are now open for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Dinner.

Laser Standard and Radial Entries Capped at 40

1 year 10 months ago

Photo - Jeff Crow - Sport the Library

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne

MEDIA RELEASE - Laser Standard and Radial Entries Capped at 40 

There are currently six places left available in the Laser Standard Class, leaving only a matter of time for sailors to secure their spot at the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne. 

UPDATE: Important Notice for Olympic Laser Competitors

1 year 11 months ago

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR OLYMPIC LASER COMPETITORS: 

There has been speculation that the Laser Qualifying Regatta has been cancelled, please note this is not the case. 

Entries are now open for the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne, Australia

1 year 11 months ago
Entries for the Sailing World Cup Melbourne are now open marking the first step toward the 2016 ISAF Sailing World Cup final

With a new ISAF Sailing World Cup competition year comes a new venue as the Melbourne edition moves to the famous suburb of St. Kilda in Victoria, Australia on 7-13 December 2015.

Optimist Nations Cup - Registration Goes Live Today!

1 year 11 months ago

ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP - Melbourne: UPDATE

Optimist Nations Cup - Registration Goes Live Today! 

The Notice of Race and Online Entry for the inaugural Optimist Nations Cup have opened today, Thursday 8th October 2015.

ENTRIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR OLYMPIC CLASSES

1 year 11 months ago

Photography: Jeff Crow

ENTRIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR OLYMPIC CLASSES

Olympic Classes - Entry Process Update

1 year 11 months ago

Photography - Jeff Crow

Preparations for the 2015 ISAF SWC – Melbourne are in full swing with Invited Classes Regatta early bird registrations closed, 168 entries and 62 days until the first race.

The most significant change for 2015 is the change in venue. The ISAF SWC – Melbourne has recently moved to the St Kilda Sailing Precinct (the St Kilda Sea Baths and the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron). This change in venue is an exciting step for us all, bringing our sport to the public.

Laser qualifying regatta extends ISAF SWC – Melbourne program.

2 years 2 weeks ago

ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP - Melbourne

Laser qualifying regatta extends ISAF SWC – Melbourne program. 

ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne organisers have extended the original on-water program to host a Laser qualifying regatta immediately before the Sailing World Cup, to give those athletes outside the top 30 Laser (male) and Laser radial (female) sailors in the world the chance to compete alongside those directly invited by the governing International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

2015/16 Australian 470 Nationals- A Strategic Move

2 years 1 month ago

ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP - Melbourne

2015/16 Australian 470 Nationals - A Strategic Move

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne- Inaugural Optimist Nations Cup Announced

2 years 1 month ago

ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP - Melbourne

Inaugural Optimist Nations Cup Announced 

The Optimist Class is a junior sailing phenomenon worldwide. With more than 150,000 competitors in 110 countries and highly organised class associations with the networking and publicity nous to match, it’s no wonder international regatta organisers want to join hands.

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup- Melbourne- 2.4mR Class Open Doors to All Competitors

2 years 2 months ago

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP- Melbourne

2.4mR Class Open Doors to All Competitors 

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup- Melbourne- Entries Now Open!

2 years 2 months ago

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP- Melbourne

Entry for ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne youth and invited classes now open

Invited and Youth class sailors planning to be part of the first ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne at its new St Kilda location can from today enter online via www.sailmelbourne.com.au 

Preliminary Race Schedule Released - August 10th 2015

2 years 3 months ago

 

Click Here To Download The Preliminary Race Schedule

With the shortest day of the year now behind us we are  excited to release the Preliminary Event Schedule for the December 2015 event.  

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP - Melbourne, is moving to the St Kilda Sailing Precinct on Melbourne’s iconic St Kilda foreshore.

2 years 4 months ago

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, will see the cream rise to the top when Olympic aspirants set out to earn valuable qualifying points on the next step in their quest to compete for their country at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Sailing World Cup - Could this actually be an ISAF success story?

2 years 4 months ago

Sail-World.com have often been critical of ISAF decision making and sadly it seems will have reasons to continue to be so, but frankly it does look like ISAF is gradually getting things right with the Sailing World Cup.

The ISAF Sailing World Cup was recognised as dysfunctional in 2013 and a painful rebuilding process began.

International Optimist partnerships build fleet of future champions

2 years 9 months ago

Heading out on Port Phillip this week are 106 young, enthusiastic, noisy, International Optimist sailors .....

Final day at the ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne

2 years 9 months ago

The breeze returned to Port Phillip early on the final day of racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne and Sail Melbourne .....

Day six at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne

2 years 9 months ago

Strong northerly winds are buffeting Sandringham Yacht Club and Port Phillip is a sea of white caps on the first day of Medal racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne.

Top ten prepare for Port Phillip showdown

2 years 9 months ago

Ed Wright didn’t put a Finn foot wrong, Nathan Outteridge went off the boil and finished his first 49er race out of the top three, and the Agerup twins from Norway moved up to be equal top of the 49erFX leaderboard.

Family affair for young Papua New Guinea Laser sailors

2 years 9 months ago

A tight group of five young Papua New Guinean (PNG) Laser sailors are stepping up their 2015 Pacific Games competition program using this week’s ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne. PNG is one of 33 countries represented at the important Oceanic event, the largest Olympic sailing regatta in the southern hemisphere.

Early Christmas presents for ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists

2 years 9 months ago

The first day of Medal Racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne produced gold medallists in half of the Olympic classes and the Paralympic divisions announced their series winners.

Howling morning northerly winds gusting up to 30 knots had backed off to 17kts by the time racing on the Stadium course began for the weekend crowd gathered on the northern deck of Sandringham Yacht Club and enjoying the driest seats in the house.

Extreme sailing moves to Melbourne

2 years 9 months ago

When Mother Nature is feeling cantankerous sailors feel the effects more than a lot of athletes. Day four of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne produced the most thrilling action yet off the front of Sandringham Yacht Club, and the most drama.

Southerly winds were manageable at an average 22-24 knots, it was the vertical rouge waves and cranky sea-state that brought on some seasickness, cancelled starts and reduced the original racing timetable.

Day five at the ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne

2 years 9 months ago

The clouds have been sent packing from Port Phillip leaving a stunning summer’s day and an outlook of E-SE 15- 20 knots tending S-SE. Off host club for the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, Sandringham Yacht Club, the sea is calm.

PRO Olympic classes Ross Wilson says today is looking “Beautiful! With the easterly the seas should stay fairly mild this side of the bay. Straight off Sandy yacht club should be top sailing and I’m looking forward to seeing the Paralympic classes on the Stadium course.”

ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, Canadian sailor’s determination has led her to Melbourne and the SKUD18 class

2 years 9 months ago

Canadian Tracy Schmitt is super excited to be racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne as a first-time skipper in the SKUD18 class, apparently the largest class gathering outside a world championship or Paralympic Games.

The 45-year-old Schmitt started sailing at the age of seven, but it is only in the last two years that she has made the transition from recreational to performance racing. “In 2012 I met Russell Phillips in San Diego in a Liberty. I got inspired to take the SKUD18 on as a campaign for Rio,” Schmitt said. 

Day four at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne

2 years 9 months ago

The local Fawkner Beacon weather observation is showing a 22 knot SSE breeze gusting up to 26 and a quick local shower has sent ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne sailors, particularly the young Opti competitors, still in the boat park scurrying for cover.

Nervy but excited competitors and photographers are rubbing their hands. Rattling rigging rather than yesterday’s fluttering flags can be heard around Sandringham Yacht Club on day four.

Day three at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne

2 years 9 months ago

The 33 country flags flying at Sandringham Yacht Club are gently fluttering, heralding a slower start to day three at the week-long ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, the first stop of the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series.

Record impressive workforce delivers sixth international ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne

2 years 9 months ago

There is an impressive volunteer workforce driving the delivery of the sixth ISAF Sailing World – Melbourne and the 21st Sail Melbourne Invited Classes regatta.

It is the largest group to come together for the annual Port Phillip regatta. Of the 230 registered volunteers, 40 are from overseas and another 30 from interstate. They come from all walks of life and range in age from 15 through to those unwilling to share their true age.

Turtled and jelly-fished on day three at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne

2 years 9 months ago

First session competitors at ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne spent much of day three tweaking boats, on their phones and chatting around the boat park at Sandringham Yacht Club. The late session arrived to rig up when the bulk of the early session still had the park brake on, drifting around on Port Phillip until their class AP flag eventually came down.