Australian Sailing September 2023

Nautical News | September 2023 ⛵
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Welcome to the September 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

Australia celebrates Australia II’s 40th Anniversary of Success

September 26th 2023 marks the 40 year anniversary of the Australia II crew winning the prestigious America’s Cup. In an event that truly stopped the nation, the iconic America’s Cup win shaped the very fabric of the Australian sporting landscape.

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National, State and Territory News

Sustainability Month to Highlight Importance of Clean Practice in Sailing

This September, Australian Sailing is proud to shine the spotlight on sustainability in our sport, and the innovative ways in which clubs, class associations and other affiliated organisations are reducing their environmental impact.

Throughout the month, Australian Sailing will share resources and showcase the work of one of our Supported Organisations, Clean Up Australia.

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Discover Sailing Month 2023

Is your local Discover Sailing Centre taking part in Discover Sailing Month? A Discover Sailing Day is a great way to introduce people to the sport of sailing, and this November, keep an eye out for one near you!

Are you a club administrator looking for more information and free resources? 

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Learn to Wing Program launched for Discover Sailing Centres

Australian Sailing is delighted to launch The Learn to Wing Program, the new program for Discover Sailing Centres (DSCs) which is designed to assist in introducing new participants to the exciting discipline. 

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Olivia Price keynotes 2023 SheSails Leadership Conference

Next in the lineup of Keynote Speakers for this year’s SheSails Leadership Conference is Olympic Silver Medallist and co-skipper of the Team Australia Challenge for the inaugural Women’s America’s Cup in 2024, Olivia Price.

We are very much looking forward to hearing about Olivia’s journey at the conference and the increasing pathways that are available for women in sailing. 

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Australian Sailing Partners with Zhik on Youth Sail Series

Australian Sailing is excited to be able to announce long term partner Zhik has agreed to come on board with support for the 2023 and 2024 Youth Sail Series.

Zhik gear is the choice of Olympic and world champions around the globe, including our own Australian Sailing Team and they will now bring this quality apparel to the Youth Sail Series as prizes for each event.

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Safety in Focus 

Public Comment invited on Proposed Amendments

Three proposed amendments to the Special Regulations are now available for public comment. Comments are closed on Friday 6 October 2023. The feedback received is important to Australian Sailing and will help to inform the decision on how to proceed.  

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Club in Focus 

Port Kembla Sailing Club

Situated on the northern shore of Lake Illawarra at Berkeley Harbour, is Port Kembla Sailing Club. Lake Illawarra, ‘pleasant place by the sea’, from the Dharawal, is said to be one of the most picturesque spots on the coast. 

The club boasts one of the best sailing locations in NSW, with its large, grassy rigging area, great facilities (including camping on site for regattas), an accessible beach, a big clubhouse and plenty of free parking. Read more about PKSC.

Australian Sailing Team News 

Wearn Wins Maiden ILCA 7 World Championship

Perth’s Matt Wearn has broken through for his maiden ILCA 7 World Championship, breaking a run of three consecutive silver medals.

The World Championship Gold will sit neatly alongside the Olympic title he collected at Tokyo 2020 and sets him on a path to continue Australia’s golden run in the class at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

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Upcoming Events 

QLD Sailing Awards: 7th September, Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (QLD)
TAS Sailing Awards: 9th September, Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (TAS)
TAS Training in Focus – Live: 10th September, Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (TAS)
VIC Sailing Awards: 15th September, Sandringham Yacht Club (VIC)
NSW Sailing Awards: 16th September, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (NSW)
Youth Sail QLD: 18th-23rd September, Keppel Bay Sailing Club (QLD)
SA Sailing Awards: 22nd September, Adelaide Sailing Club (SA)
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)
WA Sailing Awards: 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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