Entries open for Sail Melbourne

Published Wed 18 Oct 2023

Entries have opened and the Notice of Race released for the iconic off-the-beach regatta, with Sail Melbourne now open for business.

The event is critical to the growth and success of junior and youth sailors, enabling them to race alongside their Olympic heroes. 

Tom Needham and Joel Turner at Sail Melbourne CREDIT Beau Outteridge

Sail Melbourne has been a fixture in the Australian sailing calendar since its inception in 1992, and this year will be no different. 

This year’s event will again be organised and hosted by the Royal Brighton Yacht Club from the 30th of November to the 3rd of December and will host a range of Olympic and Invited classes as well as the inaugural Victorian Para Sailing Championships.

The regatta is running earlier in the summer than usual in order to meet Olympic qualification requirements, something Mixed 470 skipper and Tokyo 2020 Olympian Nia Jerwood is looking forward to.

“Sail Melbourne is an important regatta in the Australian calendar,” said Jerwood.

“It's a great way to prepare for the international season ahead. The regatta always presents unique challenges and often interesting weather conditions which keeps you on your toes.”

The always-strong local fleets are expected to be joined by a strong field of international entries, particularly with the ILCA 7 World Championships taking place in Adelaide in January 2024.

Online entries as well as the Notice of Race are now available on the Sail Melbourne website.