Australian Sailing July 2023

Nautical News | July 2023 ⛵
Hello Kevin,
Welcome to the July Edition of Nautical News

Please enjoy the latest instalment of Nautical News. If you, your club, or association have news you’d like to share, email us at

This month’s newsletter features: 

Latest News

Participation Month to Highlight the best of Grassroots Sailing

Throughout 2023 Australian Sailing is spotlighting specific themes that are integral to the fabric of the sailing community across our nation.

This July, Australian Sailing is proud to shine the spotlight on participation at every level and is excited to highlight the tireless work of clubs, class associations and Discover Sailing Centres nation-wide.

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National, State and Territory News

One Month Left to Nominate for the 2023 Australian Sailing Awards

The 2023 Australian Sailing Awards are set to recognise clubs and members in all States and Territories for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the sailing community over the past year. Nominations are open and will close on Monday 31st July at 11:59pm.

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YouthSail Registrations Now Open for QLD and NSW, Coming Soon in WA

Registrations are now open for the 2023 Youth Sail events in Queensland and New South Wales, and with registration opening soon for the Western Australian event, the 2023 summer is shaping up to be an exciting sailing season for young sailors around the country.

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Partnership Post – Australia SailGP Team

The Australia SailGP Team have agreed to a partnership with SKYY Vodka that will offer exclusive activities and content with the Australia SailGP Team at select clubs.

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2023 SheSails Leadership Conference – Save the Date!

Australian Sailing is excited to announce the return of the highly anticipated 2023 SheSails Leadership Conference, with this year’s event set to make waves by becoming the first ever SheSails event with an international lineup of industry speakers.

The third edition of the SheSails Leadership Conference is set to be delivered via webinar at 6pm (AEDT) on Tuesday 3rd October 2023.

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2023 Australian Youth Match Racing Championships

The 2023 Australian Youth Match Racing Championships are set to take place from Monday 3rd July to Friday 7th July at the Royal Perth Yacht Club

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Safety in Focus 

Incident Reports Published

Two incident reports have been published by Australian Sailing. The first incident concerns the loss of rudders in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the second, an incident at the 2023 Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta.

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To access all our Safety related articles please click here

Club in Focus 

Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club

Situated on the beautiful Noosa River in south-east Queensland, the Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club is completely owned and operated by volunteers and is widely regarded as a friendly, family-orientated club at which visitors are most welcome. 

With the Club’s sailing water predominantly fueled by sea breezes, members are treated to some of the best flat water sailing conditions in the world, with ‘The Lake’ widely recognised as an excellent venue for small boat sailing. Read more about LCSC.

Australian Sailing Team News 

Australia announces Olympic Test Event Team

Australia has announced its 12-strong group of sailors set to represent the nation at this year’s Paris 2024 Test Event, which is set to take place at the Olympic venue from 9-16 July.

Read more here

Upcoming Events 

QLD Training in Focus – Live: 8th-9th July, Southport Yacht Club (QLD)
NSW Training in Focus – Live: 16th July, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (NSW)
VIC Training in Focus – Live: 2nd September, Sandringham Yacht Club (VIC)
TAS Training in Focus – Live: 10th September, Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (TAS)
Youth Sail QLD: 18th-23rd September, Keppel Bay Sailing Club (QLD)
SA Training in Focus – Live: 24th September, Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia (SA)
Youth Sail NSW: 27th September-2nd October, Teralba Amateur Sailing Club (NSW)
Youth Sail WA: 30th September-5th October, Mounts Bay Sailing Club (WA)
Youth Sail TAS: 12th-15th October, Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (TAS)
Youth Sail SA (Championships): 25-26th November, Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club (SA)
Youth Sail SA (Coaching Clinic): 19th-21st December, Henley Sailing Club (SA)

Australian Sailing will review and update the calendar if events have been postponed or cancelled via the newsletter, website and social media.
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