One Week To Go To Sail Melbourne International 2020

Less than 200 days out from the Tokyo Olympic Games, Australia’s iconic Sail Melbourne International regatta will see the world’s best sailors from 25 countries and from all around Australia battle it out on Port Phillip at yet another world-class sailing event in the 2020 Melbourne Summer of Sailing series.

Finn Gold Cup Goes To New Zealand

Josh Junior has become the first Kiwi to ever win the Finn Gold Cup after an epic medal race in Melbourne, Australia. Nick Heiner, from The Netherlands, took silver while 2018 world champion from Hungary, Zsombor Berecz, took bronze.

Notice of Race Published for Sail Melbourne International 2020

Sail Melbourne International (SMI) will run from 17 - 21 January 2020 for the Olympic and Invited Classes as the inaugural leg of the new Asia Pacific Circuit at Royal Brighton Yacht Club (RBYC). Entries are now open and the notice of race has been published.

Melbourne Summer of Sailing To Excite Australia’s Sporting World 

The world’s attention will be on Melbourne this summer with the world’s best sailors heading down under for the Melbourne – Summer of Sailing. Six months out from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay from Sorrento all the way around to Geelong will come to life with a series of Olympic class sailing events over the entire summer, including six World Championships as well as Sail Melbourne International (December 2019 – March 2020). 

National Volunteer Week

Happy National Volunteer Week! And a huge shout-out and thank you to all our brilliant volunteers! 

Inaugural Australian Para-Sailing Championships Celebrates Inclusiveness at Sail Melbourne

The inaugural Australian Para Sailing Championships wrapped up successfully at Sail Melbourne International 2018 on Sunday (16 December 2018) after some competitive racing across the fleets. The first-time event featured Australia’s best para-sailors with Australian Para-Sailing Champions determined in four classes, including the Hansa 303 one-person, Hansa 303 two-person, the 2.4mR as well as the SKUD 18.

Sail Melbourne International 2018 Wraps Up With Full day of Racing

Racing at Sail Melbourne International 2018 wrapped up with a full final day of racing across all Olympic and Invited class fleets. After challenging race disruptions over the four-day event, caused by the current weather system sitting over Australia’s east coast, it was a welcome finish for the close to 400 competitors from all across Australia and from 18 countries.

Twilight Sailing on Penultimate Day of Sail Melbourne International 2018 (13-16 December 2018)

It was another late day of sailing on the penultimate day of Sail Melbourne International (13-16 December 2018) with only the Finn, Nacra 17/15, Opti and BicTechno classes getting some racing in. Melbourne’s current weather system made for another challenging day with race delays, storm fronts passing through and causing fleets to rush ashore and with the morning’s fleets cancelled for the day subsequently.

Four Seasons in One Day On Sail Melbourne Day Two

Season’s Greetings was the theme at day two of Sail Melbourne International 2018, with sailors battling the elements of sun, rain, not enough and then too much wind on Port Phillip today. The day started out with a light breeze, which quickly died down, before it picked-up again later in the day before the day finished with an approaching rain front.

No Zombie Cyclone Can Stop Sailors at Sail Melbourne

On the first day of 2018 Sail Melbourne International, Melbourne’s weather presented itself from a challenging side with the day starting out in rainy, windy and ever-changing conditions, requiring a lot of patience from sailors and race management alike. But while zombie cyclone sitting over Melbourne led to major disruptions in other areas of the city, it did not stop the sailors from getting in some high-calibre racing action on Port Phillip.

Olympians flock to Sail Melbourne

Sail Melbourne to Feature the World's best Olympic, Para-sailing and Youth Sailors A selection of the world's best sailors has assembled at Melbourne's Royal Brighton Yacht Club this week to contest the 2018 edition of Sail Melbourne International (SMI) starting tomorrow, Thursday, 13 December 2018.

Sail Melbourne Presents Inaugural Australian Para Sailing Championships

Australia’s best para sailors, including Australian Para-Sailing Squad's 2018 Para World Sailing Championships gold medallist Chris Symonds (TAS) and silver medallist Genevieve Wickham (WA), will be competing for national titles when the inaugural Australian Para Sailing Championships debut at Sail Melbourne International on Thursday, 13 December 2018.

Final Competitor Update

For all the most recent information and frequently asked questions, see our final competitor mail-out from 5 December here: