Victorian Sailing Awards 2018 Nominations now open!

by Sue Phillips
Nominations for the 2018 Victorian Sailing Awards are now OPEN!

The Victoria Sailing Awards recognises the outstanding contributions and/or achievements by individuals associated with the sport of sailing. As well as recognising our sports people, the awards acknowledge the huge contribution made by volunteers and media representatives.more

Registrations Open for Spring Sail 2017

by Australian Sailing
Registrations are now open for SPRINGSAIL OPEN REGATTA AND COACHING CLINIC 2017 to be held at Royal Geelong Yacht Club 23-26 September 2017.

SPRINGSAIL 2017 is the first regatta of the Vic Sailing Cup comprising a two day regatta followed by two day coaching clinic held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club.more



Sundance Marine - Principal Event Sponsor of the 2018 Sundance Marine Melbourne to Osaka yacht race.

by Melbourne to Osaka Race
Sundance Marine has been confirmed as the official Naming Rights sponsor of the 2018 Sundance Marine Melbourne to Osaka Yacht Race.more

2017 PPWCS and AWKR officially launched into action

The Women and Girls in Sailing (WGIS) and the Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta (AWKR) committee this year combined in synergy to launch the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series and the AWKR on Friday, 10 February, at the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron.more

FINAL* iSail Lidgett Trophy Sat 18 & Sun 19 February 2017

FINAL* iSail Lidgett Trophy Sat 18 & Sun 19 February 2017
Enter NOW – ONLY at
The event sells out very quickly, so be sure to enter promptly if you / your child want to sail.more

Day 4 F18 Nationals

by F18 Nationals
Racing today started at 9.30 am in a light 5 to 10 knot southerly with the last two races scheduled. Race leaders, Daniel and Nathan Van Kerckhof were clinging to a narrow 4 point lead over the Windrush team of Brett Burvill and Lachlan Gibson. The Van Kerckhof brothers finished 2nd to Brett Burvill last year in a close fought series and they were determined to not be bridesmaids again this yearmore

Volvo Ocean Race announces Melbourne, Australia as extra stop and confirms all 2017-8 race dates

by Volvo Ocean Race
MELBOURNE, Jan 27 – The Volvo Ocean Race will give sports fans an extra Christmas present in 2017 after adding Melbourne to the route for the forthcoming edition starting in October.more

Day One of F18 Nationals

by Alex McKinnon
Jeremy Brooks noted the following after their first day out on the track. Winds of 10-20 knots, with a 1 to 1.5m chop made for challenging sailing conditions. When mixed in with different breezes around the course, it certainly showcased the more experienced sailors.more

Port Phillip Passage Series tours to Mornington for Race 3

Hot on the heels of the annual pilgrimage to Geelong for the Festival of Sails Regatta, the summer long distance sailing continues this weekend with Hobson’s Bay Yacht Club (HBYC) hosting Round 3 of the Port Phillip Passage and Women’s Passage Series races.more

Celebrity ProAm race puts fresh wind in Festival of Sails

by Festival of Sails
The Royal Geelong Yacht Club has just launched a new event to be added to the already packed program of the Festival of Sails 2017 – a Celebrity ProAm race to be held on Wednesday, January 25.more

Final entries close TONIGHT for Fesitval of Sails!

by Festival of Sails
Following the close of standard entries last Sunday, the Principal Race Office and Organising Committee announced that the entry period would be extended, and the late fee waived, until midnight tonight - Friday 13th January, 2017.more

39th Sabre National Championships at Black Rock Yacht Club, Port Phillip Bay. - 28 Dec to 3 Jan

by Bruce Abbott
The weather from the start of racing was interesting and varied to say the least. The invitation race was cancelled due to a strong northerly and gale warning.more

Victorian's at Nationals


FREE Women's Race Official Course

Ever wanted to become a Race Official? This is your chance! We are offering an all- female FREE 1 day program that will accredit you as a Race Official!more

Friday Night Women's Social Sail

There was lots of fun and laughter last Friday night at the Women's Christmas Social Sail event at Albert Park Lake.more

2017 Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta


Festival of Sails OTB series


Vale Roy Martin

by Jack Carter
As we remember the life of Roy Martin, we look at the contributions he has made to sailing, in particularly sailing in Victoria and his accomplishments throughout his life.more

2016 Water Safety Week begins - know the risks!

There are always risks when we head out on the water, wether it be coastal or inland waterways we always need to be aware. Here are some key points to keep in mind as you enjoy this coming summer season!more

Sailability Victoria 25 Anniversary

Sailability Victoria is celebrating its 25 Anniversary this Saturday 19 November on Tall Ship Tenacious.more


McCrae Cat Champs - two weeks to go!

The 2016 McCrae Catamaran Championships are returning to McCrae Yacht Club from the 26th to 27th November 2016. This major event on the Victorian Sailing Calendar is a must attend for all catamaran sailors. For more information please visit

Blustery Port Phillip winds continue day two of Club Marine Series

by Kate Lathouras
Despite winds gusting up to 30 knots, racing continued today, 5 November 2016, for Day 2 of the Club Marine Series on Port Phillip Bay. After the Race Committee received notice from the Bureau of Meteorology that the gale warning would be lifted the final notice that racing would go ahead was released.more

Victorians shine at 2016 Australian Sailing Awards

Victorians Louise Hosie, Stephen Aulich and Bob Cooper took out three of the State Association Nominated Categories at the 2016 Australian Sailing Awards held last Saturday, 29 October at the Sydney Cricket Ground.more

Elwood and Royal Brighton join forces for the George Mac Regatta

by George Mac Regatta
This year’s George Mac Regatta is poised to be one of Port Phillip Bay’s premier off-the-beach sailing events! Royal Brighton Yacht Club and Elwood Sailing Club are hosting sailors of all ages, representing clubs from around the bay in addition to interstate and overseas competitors (2 Singaporean sailors have already entered). The local waters will be a hub of activity on the first weekend of Decmore

Victorian Sailing Team applications are now being accepted for 2017/18

by VST
The VST Selection Criteria for the 2017/18 season into the Victorian Sailing Team is now available via the Australian Sailing – Victoria’s website. Australian Sailing reviews this document annually and this year they have a number of key changes.more

Victorian Sailing Team applications are now being accepted for 2017/18

by VST
The VST Selection Criteria for the 2017/18 season into the Victorian Sailing Team is now available via the Australian Sailing – Victoria’s website. Australian Sailing reviews this document annually and this year they have a number of key changes.more

Cairn Curran Regatta Returns

by Cairn Curran
Due to low water levels over the last few years our regatta has been restricted in the types and numbers of boats able to compete. Last year we were unable to hold the regatta at all.more

Kite Boarding festival at Rosebud YC

by Rosebud Yacht Club
Rosebud Yacht Club in conjunction with ‘The Kite Project are running a Kite Boarding festival at the Yacht Club on Sunday October 30th.more

Spectacular 2016 Sail Sandy Regatta concludes despite trying conditions

by Kate Lathouras, Sail Sandy Regatta Media
Day two of the 2016 Sail Sandy regatta seemed to begin where yesterday left off with all racing postponed due to a gale warning issued by the Bureau of Meteorology. After a few hours, the Race Committee got word that the breeze would dissipate and racing would take place; all competitors were kept on shore until 1100 hours when this change began to take place.more

‘Blow out’ for day one of Sail Sandy

by Kate Lathouras, Sail Sandy Regatta Media
Day one of the 2016 Sail Sandy regatta was cancelled due to the high winds on Port Phillip Bay exceeding 35 knots. The 277 captivated competitors were left to enjoy the world Class facilities of Sandringham Yacht Club until 1300 hours when the decision to call off any racing for the day was made.more

Women and Girls in Sailing First Female President for Yachting Victoria – Cherry Birch

by WGIS Committee
Congratulations to Cherry Birch on her recent appointment as the first ever female President of Yachting Victoria (YV) Inc.more

Festival of Sails entry open; Grand Prix series dates decided

by Festival of Sails
Entry to a very different 2017 Festival of Sails, presented by Rex Gorell Land Rover, is open following the release of the much-anticipated Notice of Race which outlines the new dates and additions such as a separate the Off-The-Beach (OTB) and Trailable boat series.more

Competitors welcome start of the 2016/17 Club Marine Series

by Kate Lathouras
Despite most boat hibernating in the winter, competitors came out in force yesterday, 8 October 2016, for day one of the 2016/17 Club Marine Series. 100 boats across both the white and blue division took to Port Phillip Bay to commence this annual summer series.more

ASADA information you NEED to know for the Aus Youth Champs

by Aus Youth Champs
All competitors of the Australian Youth Championships (10 to 14 January) and current scholarship holders in the State Institute programs shall complete the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Level One Anti- Doping online course at the time of entry into the regatta.more

Enter now for the 2016/17 Club Marine Series

by Club Marine Series
The Notice of Race and Online Entries for the 2016 Club Marine Series (Blue and White Series) are now available via the five host Clubs and the Club Marine Series website,

Sail Sandy Entries Now Open

by Kate Lathouras
Competitors planning to be a part of the 2016 Sail Sandy regatta are encouraged to enter online via by October 5 to take advantage of the early entry discount.more

Reminder - Register now for TYD Season Opening and Discover Sailing Day!

by Trailable Yacht Division
The 2016 Trailable Yacht Division season opening weekend and Discover Sailing Day is coming up on the 15 and 16 October.more

Sail Country 2016 - Register now!

Sail Country, incorporating the Victorian Dinghy Championships, are on again at Albury Wodonga Yacht Club from the 29 - 30 October, 2016.more

Walk to School 2016

by VicHealth
VicHealth’s Walk to School month is a free, easy and fun way for kids to get active this October.more

Cruise into Spring with Queenscliff Ladies Discover Cruising 2016 weekend

by Rosie Colahan
Spring is in the air- crisp starts to longer warmer days. Time to ‘get active’, pull out the summer sailing gear and jump on board for a cruisey weekend to Queenscliff Cruising Yacht Club (QCYC) for the Women & Girls in Sailing second Queenscliff Ladies Discover Cruising event.more

McCrae Catamaran Championships

The 2016 McCrae Catamaran Championships are returning to McCrae Yacht Club from the 26th to 27th November 2016.more

New Port Phillip Passage Series for Victorian keelboat sailors launches with ORCV Geelong weekend

by Rosie Colahan
The 2016-17 Victorian keelboat program is shaping up for a bumper season, with the launch of an exciting new event, the Port Phillip Passage Series (PPPS) which will tandem with the Port Phillip Women’s Passage Series (PPWPS) to provide a truly inclusive sailing and social experience for all.more

Melbourne Regatta - Blessing of the Fleet on this Sunday!

by The Melbourne Regatta
Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world and we have all played a part. We are one of the few cities who can pin point the time, date and the people whom founded our city. The Melbourne Regatta was first held on August 30th 1838, making it the first Regatta in Australiamore

Sandringham Yacht Club to host the Woodstock Victorian Open, Women and Youth Match Racing State Cham

by James Sly
Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) is pleased to announce that it will host the Woodstock Victorian Open, Women and Youth Match Racing State Championships on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September 2016 to be raced in the waters of Port Phillip, off Sandringham Yacht Club.more

Where to find State News:


Springsail - Register Now!


Victorian Sailing Cup series announced for 2016/17


The Club Conference is back!



by Australian Sailing - Victoria

WinterSail 2016!


Victoria celebrates another season of sailing.


Community spirit unites AWKR for finish

by AWKR Media

QnA with Oli Tweddell

by Yachting Victoria

Female Olympian and Australia’s Yacht Club Of The Year SSCBC join hands to create ‘WOW Active’.


Colac Celebrates 135 birthday


George Mac NOR released

by Royal Brighton Yacht Club

Australian Sailing Statement: Olympic Nomination Appeals


Victorians place top 10 at 2016 Moth World Championships

by Moth World Championships

Gavin Dagley crowned Laser Grand Master World Champion

by Laser World Championships

Yachting Australia Embarks on a Name Change to Australian Sailing

by Yachting Australia


by Jubilee Sailing Trust

Ocean racers rush to compete in the 2018 Melbourne to Osaka yacht race


2016 Finn World Masters Championships- Paul Mackenzie finished top 10!

by Robert Deaves

2017 Australian Hansa Class Championships to be held in Geelong

by Shauna Phillips

Inaugural Commodore Challenge




2017 Club Marine Victorian Junior and Youth Regatta revamp announced

by YV

The Nominations are In!

by Yachting Victoria

Sailing Employment - Hobsons Bay Club Manager


SSCBC Mid Winter Regatta


Follow Jeremy O'Connell at 2016 Laser World Championships


Mark Bulka wins second Contender World Championships


Follow Oli Tweddell at 2016 Finn World Championships


Club Marine launches feature-packed boating app

by Club Marine

Australia’s sporting capital secures 2016 Sailing World Cup Final

by Kate Lathouras

NEW AWQ VHF Marine Radio Certificate


YV Award Nominations Close Tomorrow!


Outstanding results for Victorians at SWC- Hyeres!


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

by World Sailing

Victorians at the Sailing World Cup - Hyeres


Paul Pascoe wins 2015 Julius L Patching Sports Official of the Year Award


Coaching Program Review


Transition Day 2016- This Sunday!


Sandringham Yacht Club wins Associations Cup


Open Team State Championships- POSTPONED


Mornington showcases premier junior and youth sailing event

by Kate Lathouras

World on Water Time Change!


Associations Cup - Teams Announced!


Youth World Sailing Championship - Multihull selection


PoMC Webcams no longer being used


2016 Ronstan Victorian Tasar State Titles - McCrae Yacht Club

by Chris Payne

2016 Australian International Cadet Team Announced!


Club Marine Day 6 - At the Business End

by David Staley

Victorian State Championships!


International Women's Day - Rio calls for worlds youngest female sailing judge

by World Sailing

Girlsail - Well Done!

by James Sly

Discover Sailing at The Food & Wine Festival this weekend!


New Time Slot for World on Water!


UPDATED: The 2016 Ronstan Tasar Victorian State Championships

by Tasar Association of Victoria

Rob Ware joins Race Official Committee at YV


Junior School Sailing Carnival- Fun for all!


Race 2 of series showcases women's sailing in perfect conditions

by PPWCS Media

Val Hodge Trophy Round 2 of Port Phillip Women's Championship Series 2016

by Rosie Colahan

Boating Safety Action Plan


2016 School Team Sailing State Championships- Register Now!


WISC shines bright as first race of the PPWCS

by PPWCS Media

Women and Girls in Sailing launch annual event

by Kate Lathouras
The Women and Girls in Sailing (WGIS) highlight regatta for racing keelboats, the Port Phillip Championship Series, kicked off today, Friday 5th February, with the launch of the series being held at Sandringham Yacht Club.more

Entries Open for the 2016 Club Marine Junior and Youth Championships

by Yachting Victoria
Entries Open for the 2016 Club Marine Junior and Youth Championshipsmore

Victorian Trailable Yachts gear up for annual championships

by Kate Lathouras

3 Weeks Until Round 2 of The Junior School Team Sailing Carnival!

by Yachting Victoria

Jubilee and Dragon State Champs at RBYC now!


VIC Hansa Championships on Now!


Countdown to Women in Sail Challenge is on!

by Rosie Colahan

Young Sailors Save Mans Life

by Yachting Victoria

Festival of Sails- Come One Come All!

by Yachting Victoria

Docklands AUS Day Regatta!


VIC Hansa Championships


Review of Sailing World Cup - Melbourne

Review of the the Sailing World Cup Melbourne's race management team.more

Australia Etchells Nationals

by John Curnow

Snap Shot of Victorian's at Nationals and Worlds


Docklands Australia Day Short Course Regatta


AWYC- State Winners for 2015 in the Australian Events Awards

by Yachting Victoria

Snap Shot of Victorian's at Nationals and World's


Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta


Safety Alert- New definition for Port Phillip Heads


Youth Nationals- Great event wraps up!

by Yachting Victoria

S80 States- Recap the event!

by Yachting Victoria

Stonehaven Cup- Recap the nationals

by Yachting Victoria

Taipan Nationals- Recap the event

by Yachting Victoria

Mosquito Cat Nationals- Recap the action

by Yachting Victoria

Melbourne to Devonport- Recap the race

by Yachting Victoria

Melbourne to Hobart- Recap the race

by Yachting Victoria

Bic Worlds prepare for world class contingent

by Kate Lathouras
The Open Bic worlds are set to begin this weekend.more

Etchells Nationals Recap

by Yachting Victoria
Recap of the Etchells Nationals just passed. Congratulations to all competitors.more

Follow the Impulse Nationals!

by Yachting Victoria

Petersville Regatta Re-cap

by Yachting Victoria
Recap of Petersville Regatta linksmore

Morning Yacht Club's Childrens' Book

by Yachting Victoria

Minnow Nationals- Fun for everyone!

by Yachting Victoria

36th Minnow National Championships start this weekend!

by Minnow Sailing Association
The 36th Minnow Nationals are on this weekend at McCrae Yacht Club!more

Cock of the Bay Race- A great event


Cock of the Bay Race this weekend

This hugely popular race on Port Phillip Bay is held each year on Boxing Day (26th Decmber).

The 34nm course starts near Station Pier in Port Melbourne and is designed to sail past major bayside locations, including Royal Brigton Yacht Club (RBYC), Brighton and Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC), Sandringham.more

VicHealth Active Club Grants Program- GLYC and MSC receive grant

by Yachting Victoria
VicHealth's Active Club Grants Program in junction with Yachting Victoria is proud to announce that Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club and Mordialloc Sailing Club have been offered a grant of up to $10,000.more

Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Gold, silver and bronze decided at Sailing World Cup Melbourne

by Lisa Ratcliff
St Kilda’s usual foreshore and beach buzz on a warm summer Sunday grew louder when the Sailing World Cup Melbourne reached its peak.more

Sailing World Cup in Albury girl's sight

by Tahlia McPherson- The Border Mail
The Boarder Mail covers a story on VIC Sailing Team member and Radial sailor, Laura Thomson.more

ABC News Breakfast Interview with Liesl Tesch

by ABC News Breakfast
Newly crowned Aussie Sailing World Champion Liesl Tesch speaks to PK about winning the 2015 Para World Sailing Championships in Melbourne with sailing partner Dan Fitzgibbon as well as sailing the seas to Rio 2016.more

Gold, Silver, Bronze & Nations Cup win for Aussie Sailors at Para Worlds

by Australian Sailing Team
Nine months out from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Australian Sailing Team’s sailors are looking strong after securing three medals at the 2015 Para World Sailing Championships on Port Phillip, Melbourne (28 November – 3 December 2015) and winning the Nation’s Cup as the most successful country for the second time in a row.more

Jenni Maclean joins Yachting Australia Board

by Yachting Victoria
Jenni Maclean who has served as a Board Member for Yachting Victoria first from 2008 - 2011 and rejoined the team this year has now been appointed as the newest member of the Yachting Australia board.more

Petersville Regatta is back!

by Yachting Victoria
The Petersville Regatta returns to the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron from the 27 - 30 December 2015.more

Club Marine Junior and Youth Championships- Save the Date!

by Yachting Victoria
The Club Marine Junior and Youth Championships are coming up fast! Be sure to keep these dates free for the event!more

VIC Cat Champs- Another stop on the OTB Marine VIC Sailing Cup!

by Yachting Victoria
The VIC Cat Champs, part of the OTB Marine Victorian Sailing Cup, has come to an end with 4 races being completed over the two day regatta.more

VIC Cat Champs on this weekend!

by VIC Cat Champs on this weekend!
The Victorian Cat Champs, part of the 2015 Victorian Sailing Cup, are happening this weekend at McCrae Yacht Club.more

Road to Rio Dinner - Tickets Available Now!

by Yachting Victoria
We are pleased to announce ticket sales are now open for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne Dinner.more

YV Sponsor- Gill Supports Fireball Nationals

by Chris Payne
The International Fireball Association of Australia (IFAA) is proud to have Gill Marine sponsoring the 50th running of the Australian Championships.more

Operation Bay Watch

by Boating Industry Association of Victoria
The Boating Industry Association of Victoria and Melbourne Zoo’s AGL Marine Response Unit have launched Operation Bay Watch aimed at lifting the surveillance for injured marine life on Port Phillip and Western Port Bays by engaging the boating community to keep a watch out for injured mammals. 68% of Victoria’s 172,000 registered water craft operate on the Bays.more

Musto Skiff Nationals Report

by Tim Hill
The 2015 Musto SKiff Nationals were held at Port Melbourne Yacht Club over the weekend.more

2.4mR Para Worlds fleet set to be most decorated in Paralympic Sailing history

by Daniel Smith- ISAF
The 2015 Para Worlds start today, 24th November at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria.more

ORCV Latitude Race Overview

2015-16 Latitude Pursuit Race results and Latitude Series Race/Event Results have been published on ORCV website.more

Sailors shine at the George Mac Regatta

by Royal Brighton Yacht Club
The George Mac Regatta was held over the weekend (21- 22 November) at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club.more

Paper Tiger State Championships Overall

by Yachting Victoria
The 2015/16 Victorian Paper Tiger Catamaran State Championships were held over the weekend (21-22nd November) at the Mt Martha Yacht Club on the waters of Port Phillip Bay.more

ORCV's Latitude Race on this Saturday

The Latitude Race is on this Saturday! Click on the links for more information.more

Paper Tiger State Championships this Weekend

by Yachting Victoria
The Paper Tiger State Championships are on this weekend at Mount Martha Yacht Club!more

George Mac Regatta on this weekend!

by Royal Brighton Yacht Club
The George Mac Regatta returns to Royal Brighton Yacht Club this weekend!more

Melbourne Regatta and Blessing of the Fleet 2016

by Yachting Victoria
The 2016 Melbourne Regatta and Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday August 28 with ceremonies expecting to commence from around 11am.more

The numbers are in!

by Yachting Victoria
Victoria hosts 2 Discover Sailing days a year and supports the nationwide Discover Sailing Day.more

New Sailing News Show on Free to Air Commercial TV in Australia

by Geoff Waller
Long-time Sailing TV portal, (established 2007), advises that its weekly half hour sailing news programme, ‘World on Water’, will be seen on Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth community TV stations from Sunday, 29 November, with Sydney and Adelaide in the pipeline.more

Great Day for Junior School Sailing Carnival

by Yachting Victoria
The Term 4 Junior School Sailing Carnival was a success with 4 schools and 18 participants competing in the School Team Sailing event yesterday, 16th November 2015.more

Go for Gold Regatta 2015

by Yachting Victoria
Black Rock's Go for Gold Regatta was a great success with 12 different classes and 88 boats racing on Port Phillip Bay over the weekend.more

Int. Cadet Tillet Cup - 4th Stop on the OTB Marine Victorian Sailing Cup

by Yachting Victoria
Heats 1 and 2 of the Tillet Series took place over the weekend out of the Royal Yacht Club of Victoriamore

Lipton Cup Regatta 2015 Overall

by Bernie Kaaks
Hobson’s Bay skipper Bruce McCraken won his second Lipton Cup in succession this weekend after winning all four races on IRC in his First 45, Ikon.more

Lipton Cup - On this Weekend!

by Lipton Cup Regatta

Round 1 of the Tillets Team selection to be sailed at Lipton Cup this weekend!

by Lipton Cup Regatta
The International Class will hold the first round of its Tillet’s team selection at RYCV this weekend on the 14th and 15th of November.more

Victoria's Discover Sailing Days - Clubs Show Success of Day!

by Yachting Victoria
The first of the Days for the 2015/16 season was on Sunday, 8th November. Clubs throughout the state felt the rewards of the sport-wide initiative of providing a free sailing trial to the general public.more

Go For Gold Regatta - This Weekend!

by Yachting Victoria
Black Rock's Go For Gold Regatta is on this weekend!more

Victorians Shine!

by Yachting Victoria
Congratulations to Paul Pascoe, Riccardo Deghi and Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club for taking out awards at the Yachting Australia awards night in Sydney on 6 November.more

VIC Cat Champs Coming Soon!

by Yachting Victoria
The VIC Catamaran Champs are just around the corner on the 28 - 29 November at McCrae Yacht Club! Register now by clicking here or checking out the information below.more

Jnr & Youth Photo Competition!

by Yachting Victoria
Junior and Youth photo competition showing mass participation in sailing!more

Sail Country - A Great Success!

by Jacob Bruhn
Over the weekend (Sat 31st Oct- Sun 1st Nov 2015) the Albury Wodonga Yacht Club hosted the ‘Sail Country’ Regatta, the third event of the OTB Marine Victorian Sailing Cup.more

Good Luck To All YA Awards Finalists!

by Yachting Victoria
Yachting Victoria sends best wishes to the finalists of the 2015 Yachting Australia Awards!more

Discover Sailing Day Finalist for 2015 Community Sport and Recreation Awards

by Kate Lathouras
Yachting Victoria's Discover Sailing Day has been selected as a finalist in the Victorian Government's 2015 Community Sport and Recreation Awards.more

Mordialloc Celebrates Opening Day

by Mordialloc Sailing Club
Mordialloc Sailing Club held their Opening Day on Saturday 17th October to a large crowd made up of current members and their families, Past Commodores, Life Members and local dignitaries.more

2015/16 Junior School Team Sailing Carnival!

by Kate Lathouras
The Junior School Team Sailing Carnival is just around the corner! Has your school entered?more

The George Mac Regatta

by Royal Brighton Yacht Club
In November 2015, the Royal Brighton Yacht Club (RBYC) will relaunch the George Mac Regatta as the Club’s premier off- the- beach event.more

Finalists announced for Yachting Australia Awards 2015

by Yachting Australia
Recognising the achievements and acknowledging the contribution of members of the sailing community will take place at the annual Yachting Australia Awards 2015 to be held in Sydney on Friday 6 November.more

AUS Etchells – Come all ye faithful.

by John Curnow
The title on offer is the Etchells Australian Championship and it runs from January 9 to 15, 2016.more

Victorian BloKart Championships

by NorthEast Windsport
The Victorian BloKart Championships held at Wangaratta Airport last weekend were a great success.more

2015 Lipton Cup Regatta - Enter Now!

by Lipton Cup OA
The Lipton Cup Regatta will be held over the weekend of 14 & 15 November 2015. This will be the tenth running of the event, so the organisers are hard at work ensuring that it will be the best yet.more

FREE Discover Sailing Day - 8th November

by Yachting Victoria
Victoria's State FREE Discover Sailing Day is on Sunday 8th November.more

Black Rock's Go For Gold Regatta

by Kate Lathouras
The Go For Gold Regatta 2015 will be held on the waters of Port Phillip in the
vicinity of Black Rock Yacht Clubmore

Opening and Vic Health grant at Albert SC

by Rod Thomas
Albert Sailing Club held its 2015/16 Season Opening on Saturday 10th October on Albert Park Lake, South Melbourne.more

Environment Minister Opens BYS

by Yachting Victoria
All gather for opening of BYS new clubhouse and launch of the sailing season.more

VicHealth's Walk to School in October!

by Yachting Victoria
Get Active this October with VicHealth's Walk to School Month!more

Great Effort for VIC Sailors at NSW Youths

by Kate Lathouras
Victorian youth sailors return with pride as they finish at the NSW Youth Championships.more

Sarah Blanck Perpetual Trophy 7th - 8th November 2015

It's on again!
Following the success of the inaugural event in 2014, this popular event for Women and Girl sailors will take place at the Westernport Yacht club on November 7 - 8 2015. As a previous competitor/attendee at the 2014 Regatta, we are hoping you will join us again in 2015.more

VIC Sailors Set For NSW Youth Champs

by Kate Lathouras
The largest ever and arguably strongest ever contingent of Victorian Junior and Youth sailors are on their way to Georges River (Botany Bay, NSW) for the NSW Championships.more

RMYS Appoints Solly

by Yachting Victoria
RMYS Commodore Janet Dean is delighted to announce that Matt Solly has accepted the club’s offer of employment as General Manager.more

Marina Berth Opportunities!

by Yachting Victoria

YV Welcomes New Life Member Doug King

by Yachting Victoria
Doug King was welcomed as a Life Member after last Monday's AGM.more

YV Welcomes New Board Members

by Yachting Victoria
YV Welcomes new Board Members after Monday night's AGM.more

Taking a Penalty

by Paul Pascoe
Taking a Penalty
Paul Pascoe
When you are out sailing, and for some reason or other you realise that you have broken a rule (touched a mark, misjudged a port/starboard), what are your obligations? Do you have to wait until someone calls “protest” and flies a flag, or should you just do a penalty turn anyway?more

National Juries How and Why?

by Paul Pascoe
National Juries – How and Why?

As the summer season approaches and clubs and classes are preparing for their National Championships, it is a worthwhile time for event organisers to decide if they wish to arrange for a National Jury to be part of their event.more

Springsail 2015 - Big Breeze and Big Smiles!

by Kate Lathouras
Yesterday was the conclusion of the annual Springsail Coaching Clinic at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. With a total of 80 boats, 140 sailors in 7 classes sailing in big breeze the two coaching days were an action packed way to start the school holidays.more

Sail Sandy 2015

by Kate Lathouras

VIODA Represents AUS in Qingdao Opti Camp

During August seven sailors representing VIODA took part in the "Xuhang Investment Cup" Qingdao International Optimist Training Camp and Regatta in China.more

2015 VIS Pacer Cup a Success!

by Kate Lathouras
The VIS Pacer Cup has once again proven to be a great weekend away for Victorian athletes in the VST and VIS teams.more

Trial a 470!

by 470 Association
The Australian 470 Association ( Victorian Branch ) is putting together some sessions in 470’s supplied by Yachting Australia and invites interested sailors, with some sailing experience to participate and have some fun on the water.more

Super Sail and Springsail - A Strategic Move

by Kate Lathouras
This year Yachting Victoria and the Royal Geelong Yacht Club have combined forces with the strategic placing of ‘Super Sail’ and ‘Springsail’ events next to each other. Although registrations are separate the two events look forward to working together.more

SBS News - Smooth Sailing for Boaters with Disabilities

by Kate Lathouras
SBS News recognises the Sailability programs held at Albert Parkmore

Contender Champion Takes on Europe

by Kate Lathouras
2014 Contender World Champion decided to defend his title at this year's World Championships held in Medemblik, Denmark.more

2015 Cadet World Championships

by Kate Lathouras
The 2015 Cadet World Championships have finished on a high with Tasmanian duo Sam Abel and Hugo Allison taking Gold. A proud moment for Australia’s International Cadet Class with this being the second win in the same number of years.more

YV Welcomes New Inclusion Manager

by Patrick Cashin
As part of a ‘mini-reshuffle’ at YV, after recently securing funding from both SRV and VicHealth, Sam Watson will transition to the role of Inclusion Manager, effective immediately.more

Springsail 2015!

by Kate Lathouras
Entries are now open for 2015 Springsail! Held annually in the first week of the Term3 school holidays, Springsail always delivers top quality coaching with plenty of off-water activities.more

Victorian Sailors Around the World!

by Kate Lathouras
As Winter becomes the slow season for sailing in Australia it's just picking up in the Northern Hemisphere. Check out the great results at some of the recent World Championships below! The 2015 Cadet World Championships are about to begin and our Victorian representatives are training hard!more

National Equipment Auditors Course

by Kate Lathouras
The National Equipment Auditors Course will be held on Sunday 16th August at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club from 0900- 1530more

2017 Worlds Excite VIC 420 Youth Sailors

by Kate Lathouras
Excitement heightens with the announcement of Fremantle Sailing Club winning the bid for the 2017 420 World Championships.more

Blairgowrie Twins- Champions at QLD Youth Week!

by Kate Lathouras
Blairgowrie sailors Laura and Hayden Harding represent Victoria and win the 420 division at last week's Queensland Youth Week Regatta.more

Best Result in a Decade!

by Kate Lathouras
Victorian school, St Leonards College, finishes top ten at the 2015 Schools Teams Racing Nationalsmore

Victorian Sailors Excel at Queensland Youth Week

by Kate Lathouras
Victorian sailors flock to the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron for a week of racing at Queensland Youth Week.more

Albert Sailing Club successful Winter Regatta

Albert Sailing Club had another successful two day Regatta for monohull dinghy classes on Albert Park Lake in late June.more

Victorian Schools in top 4 at the 2015 School Team Sailing Nationals

by Candace Page
Victorian schools are currently placed 4th, 12th and 16th after 9 rounds and 108 races at the National School Team Sailing regatta being held at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. One race win separates the top four teams with Victorian schools in the current placings:more

International Fireball Association of Australia - 50th Australian Championships - Lake Cootharaba,

50 years after the first Australian Championships and nearly 55 years since the initial prototype was launched by Peter Milne in the United Kingdom, the Fireball class is still going strong. This year the class is heading back to one of its favourite venues, Lake Cootharaba near Noosa in Queensland.more

2015 OTB Marine Yachting Victoria Awards Night

by Candace Page
The OTB Marine Yachting Victoria Awards saw over 300 sailors fill the room at Sandringham Yacht Club on Friday evening, 19th June.more

Events and Communications Officer

by Candace Page

Congratulations Craig Whitworth

Yachting Victoria congratulates Craig Whitworth on his recognition as part of the recent Queens Birthday Honours and on him becoming a MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA.more

Discover Sailing Days Victoria 2015/16

by Candace Page
The key dates for the 2015/15 Discover Sailing Days in Victoria.more

Finalists Announced for the 2015 OTB Marine Yachting Victoria Awards

by Candace Page
Yachting Victoria is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 OTB Marine Yachting Victoria Awards with the winners to be announced at the annual awards evening at Sandringham Yacht Club Friday 19 June, 2015.more

Position Available: Product Manager - Consumer Goods

Love sailing? If you are a Product Manager in the consumer goods space, combine your job with your passion for sailing in this great role at Ronstan.more

Safety Information Notice (SIN): Portable Gas Stoves

Safety hazards from portable gas stove products (known as “lunchbox cookers”) have arisen due to non-compliance with AS 2658-2008 (LP Gas – Portable and mobile appliances), which has resulted in their withdrawal from sale in all states by government regulators.more

The Petersville Regatta

The Petersville Regatta is proudly returning to the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Sailing Calendar. This family friendly, relaxed regatta will be held from 27 – 30 December 2015 and is set to be reinstated as the club’s flagship annual event. We welcome Barbeques Plus as our Principal Partner.more



Injury Prevention in Dinghy Sailing

Nobody wants to miss out on sailing due to injury. What’s more, if you miss 6 weeks or more of training or competition in a season, you are unlikely to achieve your sporting goals. So how do we prevent injuries?more
Port Phillip Women's Championship Series Presentation Night 2015

Third Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series a Winner

by Rosie Colahan
The Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS) Awards Presentation on Friday 29 May 2015 was a rollicking affirmation of the achievements of the female sailors who had participated in the third running of this annual event.more

Race Officials can help boats in danger

In the old rulebooks of days past, there were restrictions on Race Committee assistance that was provided to competitors. This meant that rescue boat crews were briefed not to help or touch boats and competitors until they were sure they were in danger (“Yep, he’s definitely about to drown, we can help him now”)more

Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series – L and V

Apart from defining a certain set of wind conditions, light and variable, these two letters also form part of one of the world’s most used words. Yes, everyone was feeling the love today as 23 keelboats and eight off the beach craft took part in the Brighton Lady Skipper’s Series (BLiSS), the last race of which forms the final round of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS).more

Powerboat Instructor Courses

Powerboat Instructor Courses will be held at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club on the following dates;more

Royal Yacht Club of Victoria - New Marina Announcement

The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria is very excited to announce the replacement and extension of its current marina with a state of the art, world class floating marina.more

Sailors selected for 2015 Pacific Games Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 4-18 July 2015

Three sailors are the first Australian athletes selected to compete at the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.more

2016 Australian Youth Championships – Venue Announced

YACHTING Australia has announced the venue and date for the 2016 Australian Youth Championships (AYC).more

2015 Australian Open Team Racing Championship


NSW storms - swift response to boaters in need

The clean-up is ongoing in New South Wales after the once-in-a-decade storm on April 21 and 22 that claimed four lives and caused devastation in 12 declared natural disaster areas. Club Marine, Australia’s market leader in recreational boat insurance, has to date completed 56 boat-salvage operations. Within one week of the storm, Club Marine had paid over $1m into members’ accounts.more

Boettcher’s back for Hamilton Island IRC Australian Championship 2015

by Lisa Ratcliff
Most owners left last year’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week tired, tanned and happy after a week of winter Whitsunday racing, appreciating their boats would be safely delivered or trucked home.more

Yachting Australia Anti-Doping Policy

WE RECENTLY advised Club Commodores and Class Association Presidents, that the Yachting Australia Board has adopted a revised version of the Yachting Australia Anti-Doping Policy, which took effect on 1 January 2015.more

Garda Trentino Olympic Week comes to a close with five Australian Sailing crews finishing in top ten

by Cora Zillich
2015 Garda Trentino Olympic Week (6-10 May), the second leg of the Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup, came to a close yesterday (Sunday, 10 May).more

VST/ VLA Laser program


Minnow Association Calendars 2015

The Minnow Sailing Association has released their training calendars for the 2015/16 season.more

Australian Sailing Team ready for EUROSAF Garda Trentino Olympic Week (6-10 May)

by Cora Zillich
A group of thirteen Australian Sailing Team and Squad athletes will compete at the EUROSAF Garda Trentino Olympic Week in Italy (6-10 May), the second leg of five in the 2015 EUROSAF Champions Cup. Racing is scheduled to begin at mid-day local time today (Wednesday 6 May – 20:00 AEST). Medal races are scheduled for Sunday, 10 May.more

Time on Water – Guide for Junior Sailors

At regatta’s we are seeing junior sailors being the first to leave the beach and the last to return to shore. It was highlighted from the sailing community a guideline was needed to assist Junior Sailors and ensure sailing was ‘fun’more

Inclusive Club Standard - Has Your club Signed Up?

Inclusive Club Standard - Has Your Club Signed Up?
This is a very important area for sailing, for our clubs and for YV.more

Radio licence Courses

Radio Licence Course Datesmore
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres

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

by Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy 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.more

Nominations for the 2015 OTB Marine YV Awards are now open.

Yachting Victoria invites nominations for the 2015 OTB Marine Yachting Victoria Awards.more
Left to right: Event Chairman; Mark Klemens, John Bertrand AM, Bruce Griffiths, CR Serge Thomann, Yachting Victoria Ceo; Steve Walker and Event Director; Mark Turnbull OAM.

2015 ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP - Melbourne, is moving to the St Kilda Sailing Precinct

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

Yachting Victoria Transition Day Sunday May 3rd

Yachting Victoria Transition Day Sunday May 3rdmore

Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta Lecture Series leads the Way

by Rosie Colahan
The Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta Lecture Series is back for 2015 with a stellar line up of presenters.more

Victorian Open Teams Racing State Championship Results

View the results from the Victorian Open Teams Racing State Championship.more
Enterprize and a grey old Melbourne CBD.

Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series – Prince Charming

by John Cunrow
You simply cannot argue about it anymore. Hughie, the God of Wind, is male and he did himself no favours with the ladies today, proffering up a charming 30+ knot Sou’wester. Yes it was the full regalia that included a 2m seaway of ugly Port Phillip chop, 14˚C ambient temperature on land, storms containing cold, icy bullets of rain and so on.more

Winners are grinners at the Club Marine 2015 Victorian Junior and Youth Championships + 2015/16 Vict

Winners are grinners at the Club Marine 2015 Victorian Junior and Youth Championships + 2015/16 Victorian Sailing Team Announcedmore

Club Marine Series – Excellent: smiles, cyclone relief and a proud sponsor.

by John Curnow
Just like a great white wine, it was crisp and dry. Courtesy of an Autumnal 12-15 knot Southerly, it was served with only a touch of chill that you only recognised when you were in the shade. The sun lifted the colours, as it does, and then refracted terrifically off and over the half metre chop. It was excellent really for the last round of 2014/15 Club Marine Season (CMS) on Port Phillip.more

Yachties 4 Vanuatu Day - Saturday 11 April, 2015 ORCV Vanuatu Cyclone Pam Emergency Appeal

The ORCV have partnered with Oxfam, other yacht clubs and Yachting Victoria to assist Vanuatu.more

Olivia Price & Eliza Solly win bronze at 2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Regatta

by Australian Sailing Team
Olympic silver medallist Olivia Price (NSW) and crew Eliza Solly (VIC) have won the bronze medal in the Women’s Skiff 49er-FX at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Regatta last night (Saturday, 4 April). The pair finished the event with a bang by winning their medal race and moving onto the podium in third.more

Australian Sailing Radial Development Camp at Middle Harbour

by Australian Sailing Team
The Easter week-end saw Australian Sailing’s (AS) first Radial Development Camp conducted at the AS National Training Centre (NTC) at Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Sydney.more

Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series – Bump n’ Grind

by John Curnow
The Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) hosted today’s third round of the 2015 Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS). Sensational Autumnal weather greeted the crews that had turned out for the Women In Sailing Challenge, which is usually a set of sprint races.more

2015/16 VIS Sailing Squad Announced

The 2015/16 VIS Sailing Squad has been announced.

The VIS sailing program aims to be the leading provider of high performance sailing programs for talented athletes enabling them to achieve national and international success.more

NZ Women’s Keelboat Regatta attracts Victorian Entry

by Rosie Colahan
Seven Victorian female sailors are taking their challenge across the Tasman to compete in the annual New Zealand Women’s Keelboat Regatta to be contested over the weekend of 28-29 March 2015 on the waters of the Hauraki Gulf.more

Results of the Victorian Trailable Yacht 2015 Championship

by Rob Milner
The Victorian Trailable Yacht Championships were successfully held over the weekend at Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club.more

Race Official Update

As the season slowly starts winding down your club may wish to provide Race Official courses or you may wish to book a course for yourself. It’s never too late to learn more about the sport or gain qualifications in the disciplines of your interest.more

William Angliss Institute Victorian School Team Sailing Championships

From Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 March, Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron hosted the William Angliss Institute Victorian School Team Sailing Championships for the third year running. 26 teams representing 18 schools competed, with almost 200 students involved along with their teachers, coaches, and parents. This event is the largest on the school sailing calendar, and is a culmination of all the hardmore

Successful Hansa Class Championships at RBYC

by David Staley
The Victorian Hansa Class Championships were held at RBYC over the weekend, with a a variety of wind conditions challenging the competitors.more

Club Marine Series – 33,000 feet and still soaring.

Since the early 2000’s, the penultimate round of Melbourne’s Club Marine Series has been all about supporting kids with cancer. Specifically, it is about assisting both them and their families through a very challenging time. To that very end, all the race fees of the day and the resources of the host, Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC), are given freely and proudly to the kids cancer charity, Challengemore

Sophie and Thomas Alexander named Victorian Junior Sports Team of the Year

by Alisanne Green

The winner of the Club Marine Coaching Clinic prize draw is...

Congratulations to Minnow Sailor Jack Chapman who has won free entry into the Club Marine Coaching Clinic at Mornington Yacht Club on the 7-9th April.more

Everyone Discover Sailing Education for Clubs

Yachting Victoria will be hosting an education opportunity ‘Everyone Discover Sailing’ on Thursday 19th March and all club members and volunteers are welcome to attend.more

2015 Viper State Championships

The 2015 Viper State Championships took place over the labour day weekend 7-9th of March at Westernport Yacht Club.more

International Cadet Class 2015 Victorian Championships

The International Cadet Class 2015 Victorian Championships took place over the long weekend at Royal Yacht Club of Victoria!more

Regatta wrap - 2015 Victorian 420 States at Sandringham YC

by 420 Class Association
The 2015 Victorian 420 Championships concluded on Monday after three days of intense racing in light to moderate NW to SW airs off Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne.more

Victorian Optimist Champions decided at Brighton

by David Staley
As the three Optimist fleets headed out on to Port Phillip this morning, a moderate westerly was backing into the south and softening to around 5 knots. Race officials were hoping the breeze would stabilise enough to get three good races to finish off the nine race regatta program.more

New online maps developed by Maritime Safety Victoria

Victorian boaters can now access vital boating safety information about the State's waterways via new online maps developed by Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV).more

Has your Club adopted the Inclusive Club Standard? We would like to share your story...

The Inclusive Club Standard was launched four months ago, since then many clubs have adopted the standard with wonderful stories to tell; some which we will be sharing through social media over the coming weeks.more

Victorian Open Team Sailing State Championships

The 2015 Open Team Sailing Victorian State Championships are just around the corner, taking place on the 18th & 19th April at Albert Park Yacht Club.more

Sandringham Yacht Club seeks Boating Manager

by Di Pearson
Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC), one of Australia’s most progressive and awarded yacht clubs, is looking for an experienced person to fill the role of Boating Manager.more
Blue Division winner amongst Brighton’s bathing boxes…

Club Marine Series – Forget 50. Try warm and cool.

by John Curnow
Alas, one could only be talking about grey. So the former is that book and now film, and the latter refers to a section of the Pantone® Matching System for colours. On Saturday, Melbourne’s Port Phillip was both warm, as in muggy, and cool, as in lack of vibrancy due to the heavy cloud cover.more

2015 Victorian Trailable Yacht and Sports Boat Championships NOR now available

The Notice of Race for the 2015 Victorian Trailable Yacht and Sports Boat Championships is now available. The championships are being hosted by Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March.more

The return of the woodie – and the arrival of the CNC OK Dinghy

by International OK Dinghy Association
With the majority of OK Dinghy World Championship winners over the past two decades being production GRP boats, you could be forgiven for thinking that the home building roots of the class have long been forgotten. However this couldn’t be further from the truth.more

Round Five NTC now available!!!

by John Curnow
Club Marine Series- Double Dip.

Two Races for all White Divisions are slated again for this Saturday you lucky things!!!more

New Australian Sailing Team Members inducted to the Team

by Australian Sailing Team
The new 2015 Australian Sailing Team additions Matthew Wearn (WA), David Gilmour (WA), Rhys Mara (VIC) and Joel Turner (QLD) were officially welcomed on to the Australian Sailing Team (AST) at a team dinner at Middle Harbour Yacht Club last night.more

Mordialloc Sailing Club Sail Around the Bay

In 1965 Ken Venn and crew, 19 year old Graeme Moor, spent five days sailing around Port Phillip Bay for their holiday in a Heavy Weight Sharpie and they spent only three pounds doing so.more

Entries Open for the Club Marine 2015 Victorian Junior and Youth Championships

by Elisha Keating
The Notice of Race has been posted online and entries are now open for the Club Marine 2015 Victorian Junior and Youth Championships and Club Marine Coaching Clinic.

The Club Marine Victorian Junior and Youth Championships are the final leg of the 2014/15 Victorian Sailing Cup Series and will this year take place at Mornington Yacht Club from the 11-12 April.more

New campaign shines a spotlight on healthy sporting club cultures

The Australian Drug Foundation has launched a groundbreaking new campaign encouraging parents to consider what habits their children are learning at their sports club.more

Racing Rules of Sailing


Port Phillip Women's Championship Series - Ladies v ships, barges and tugs

by John Curnow

Junior School Teams Sailing


2015 Victorian Hansa Championship NOR and online entry

by Victorian Hansa Association
The 2015 Victorian State Hansa Class Championship will be held on the weekend of the March 21st & 22nd at Royal Brighton Yacht Club. RBYC has previously hosted the 2008 Victorian and 2010 Australian Hansa (Access) Class Championships and we are pleased that they have welcomed us back.more

420/29er Class Association Victorian Championship ~ 7 – 9 March 2015

Entries are now open for the 2015 420/29er Class Association Victorian Championship. The championship this year will take place at Sandringham Yacht Club on the 7 – 9 March.more

Introducing the 2015 Victorian International 420 Festival:

by Vic 420 Association
The number of sailors active in the International 420 Class in Victoria has grown enormously in the past two years, to over 58 active boats in Victoria.more

Club Marine Series – Swimming in it

by John Curnow
After a long hiatus for the busy Christmas period, there was many a joyous crew out on Melbourne’s Port Phillip today. Literally, they were swimming in it.more

Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series – Love a Southerly

by John Curnow
Bobbing around when you’re meant to be racing is never a lot of fun. Even when you’re bathed in sunshine at the picturesque Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (RMYS) in St Kilda, at the top of Melbourne’s Port Phillip, you can think of a million things that would be better.more

iSail Lidgett Trophy this weekend

The iSail Lidgett Trophy is an inspirational junior coaching weekend, both on- & off-water.more

New Yachting Australia Online Shop Launch date Monday 2 March 2015

On Monday 2 March 2015, Yachting Australia, in partnership with DMC Sport, will be launching a new online shop for all of Clubs, Centres, members and the general public. The new online shop combines the three existing shop options (Yachting Australia Online Shop, Tackers Shop and Boat Books) into one single shop front, providing a ‘one stop shop’ experience for all our resources and merchandise.more


At the Victorian Optimist State Championships, Yachting Victoria will be engaging with families new to sailing and Tackers 2 & 3 participants to provide exposure to the opportunities and pathways available to them in the sport.more

Around Sunday Island Race - Trailables


2015 Australian International Cadet Team

by Peter Royle
The ICCA have announced the Australian International Cadet Team selected to represent Australia at the 2015 International Cadet World Championship in Riva, Lake Garda in Italy from the 31st July to the 7th August.more

2015 Victorian Opti Championships are drawing near

The 2015 Victorian Opti Championships are drawing near, being held over the weekend of March 7-9.more

The Junior School Sailing Carnival is back this February!

After It's success in November 2014, Yachting Victoria and the School Sailing Committee are bringing the Junior School Sailing Carnival back this February.The Junior School Sailing Carnival is back this February!more

Race Officer Training Courses 2015

New dates have been set for the Club, State/National Judge and Umpire Courses. We are constantly updating the calendar with new courses so keep an eye on the Race Official calendar. To book into these courses, please go to our online registration.more

Transgender people and sport

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has launched (on Saturday, 31 January) a groundbreaking guideline designed to promote the participation of transgender people in sport.more

Instructor Profile: Jeremy Manson - Mornington Yacht Club

Meet Jeremy Manson. Jeremy is an Instructor from Mornington Yacht Club in Victoria. Read Jeremy's profile for Jeremy's skills, experience, qualifications, goals and achievements and his contribution to the sport.more

International Paralympic Committee removes sailing from the 2020 Paralympic Games programme

by Yachting Australia/ AST Statement
The International Paralympic Committee has determined the sporting programme for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games with Sailing and 7-a-side football having been removed from the programme. The decision was published over the weekend.more

Port Phillip Women's Championship Series - the Almighty Bullet!

In two weeks they'll be on the water, but last night's launch of the 2015 Port Phillip Women's Challenge Series at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club was welcomed with champagne for many of the guests.more

Discover Sailing Success at Rye Yacht Club

Rye Yacht Club had another successful Discover Sailing Day on Monday the 26th of February.more

WIN with Club Marine!

Anyone purchasing or renewing their insurance with Club Marine throughout 2015 could go into the running to win one of six fantastic fishing and bareboat chartering packages, not to mention three Sea-Doo Spark personal watercraft and 30 crates of quality mixed wines from Laithwaite’s Wine People.more

Victorian's doing well at ISAF SWC - Miami


Australia Day honours

by Lisa Ratcliff - Festival of Sails Media
Australia Day at the Festival of Sails in Geelong, an hour south west of Melbourne. Some wear funny hats, wave flags patriotically, paint their faces blue, red and white and enjoy the shoreside ambience. Others dress in matching battle gear and head out onto Corio Bay to await the race officer’s preparatory signal and start sequence.more
Open Bic

Open Bic State Titles


Trailable Yachting Events


$5000 Cash to Splash with Club Marine

by Club Marine
Club Marine’s Cash to Splash campaign is well underway, with scores of Club Marine members around Australia joining the growing number of those already in the draw to win one of two $5000 cash prizes. So far, seven lucky Club Marine members are already winners, with each taking home a $500 Westfield gift card.more


Lifejackets are the most important piece of safety equipment on any recreational vessel. And in many situations you and your passengers are required by law to wear one. Penalties apply, and Maritime Safety Victoria and the Water Police will be cracking down this summer.more

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami kicks-off

by Cora Zillich
World Champions Mathew Belcher (QLD) and Will Ryan (QLD) have successfully started their 2015 regatta season by winning the North American Championships on Tuesday (19 January). The event served as a welcome warm-up event ahead of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami to start next week (26-31 January 2015).more

Festival of Sails entries close tonight as number heads towards 300

by Lisa Ratcliff - Festival of Sails Media
The Festival of Sails’ main act begins this Friday 23 January when the spectacular 9.30am start of the Melbourne to Geelong passage race off Williamstown for most of the 260 plus boat fleet marks the traditional opening of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest annual sailing regatta.more

Victorians doing well across Various Nationals!

by Victorian's doing well at National Championships
With many Class Australian Championships currently taking place around the nation, we've put together a list of top Victorian competitors across various classes with links to a list of full results!more

Nathan Outteridge 2015 Moth World Championship runner-up

Olympic gold medallist in the 49er class and defending Moth world champion Nathan Outteridge has finished the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 International Moth World Championship in the runner-up position. New Zealander Peter Burling (NZL), London 2012 Olympic silver medallist, won the regatta, which was hosted by the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) in Victoria (6-16 January 2016).more

2015 Instructor Conference

by Yachting Australia
This year's Yachting Australia Instructor Conference is taking place on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th May at Royal Perth Yacht Club, Western Australia.more

Paper Tiger Catamaran National Championships - Record broken

by Travis Woods
2015 Paper Tiger Catamaran National Championships - Victorian Bryan Anderson has broken his own record for National titles, to notch up an incredible eighth win in the 2015 Australian Paper Tiger Championships, which concluded in Lauderdale TAS on Friday. However, it was undoubtedly one of the hardest fought, and was only decided on the last windward beat, of the final race.more

Jessica Watson provides friendly support

by Tracey Johnstone
Australia’s most famous young sailor, Jessica Watson, is in among the supporter crowd at the 2015 International 14 World Championships, being hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club until the 16th January.more

Tasar Worlds 2015 at Busselton, Western Australia - Day 3

by Greg Jennings
Tuesday 6th January the Tasar 2015 World Championships had three races during the afternoon. Initially it was a light southerly breeze and a low chop, with the breeze slowly increasing by the third race into a relatively strong wind and very choppy seas with swell running in different directions.more

I14 family reunite for Geelong World Championships.

by Tracey Johnstone
The International 14 class family are gathering in Australia for the 2015 World Championships and Australian Championships.more

Matt Stechmann secures OK Dinghy world title after classic Black Rock day

by Robert Deaves
After a week of uncooperative weather at Black Rock, Australia, the OK Dinghy World Championship wrapped up in perfect Port Phillip conditions.more

Bottom of the Bay Regatta

Hoist your sails for this fun and exciting new Women & Girls in Sailing annual event – the Bottom of the Bay Regatta.more

2015 Prince Philip Cup Regatta

by David Staley
Robert Campbell (GBR) and the crew of “Indulgence” from Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron have won the Ted Albert Memorial Regatta in convincing fashion with three wins from three starts.more

Day One 2015 ISail Whitsundays B14 Worlds - 'I’m a Bit Dizzy'

by Jane Moffat
Day one conditions at the ISail Whitsunday B14 Worlds were not looking promising a weak north easterly threatened to completely fade. However Race Officer Peter Merritt found a magic spot on the water and squeezed in two races.more

The OK Dinghy - friendships, culture and intense racing

by Robert Deaves
An OK Dinghy World Championship is always so much more that the pinnacle event in the class. It is also an annual gathering of old friends from across the world, almost a pilgrimage that keeps the class enthusiasts coming back year after year.more

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race concludes with trophy presentation

by Di Pearson, Rolex Sydney Hobart Media
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race came to an end on January 1 at the Royal Club of Tasmania, where the Official Prize Giving took place.more

OK. Time for the dinghies to hit the water

Photographer Alex McKinnon hit the waters of Port Phillip to get out with the OK Dinghies for their 2014 World Championships. After being blown out for two days, Melbourne's Port Phillip then asked everyone to hang around for quite some time to ensure that 4 knots from nearly everywhere could indeed build to 20 knots from the Sou'west. The sun came to play, as well. Cool, huh?!more

OK Dinghy World Championship - Artemis sailors shine after first races

OK Dinghy World Championship 2014 - Following a long day of waiting for the breeze, the fleet at the 2014 OK Dinghy World Championship at Black Rock YC in Melbourne, Australia was finally rewarded by two great races in a rapidly building sea breeze. Matt Stechmann (NZL) leads overall after winning the first race. Matt Coutts (NZL) is in second while defending champion Roger Blasse (AUS) is in thirmore

B14 Australian Championship at McCrae Yacht Club - Day 1

by Jane Moffat
The British and French sailors at the B14 Worlds got a taste of a Melbourne cool change this afternoon.more

Qingdao To Continue As Asian ISAF Sailing World Cup Venue

by ISAF Sailing World Cup - Media
Qingdao, China has been selected as the Asian venue for the ISAF Sailing World Cup in 2015 and 2016.more

Give your Friends and Family a Discover Sailing Course for Christmas

Stuck for a Christmas present this holiday season, then why not give your loved ones the opportunity to Discover Sailing at one of Victoria's many accredited Discover Sailing centres.more

ISAF International Race Management Seminar, Royal Brighton Yacht Club, December 2014.

The seminar is a three day instruction program including a written examination. This year we had 19 applicants from various yacht clubs around Australia and including 1 from HongKong, 1 from GBR, 1 from France and 1 from Singapore. The maximum number of participants is 20.more

America’s Cup and Olympic stars heading to Sorrento for McDougall + McConaghy 2015 Moth Worlds

America’s Cup stars, Olympic medallists and world champions are among the record 150 plus sailors who will converge on Port Phillip in the New Year when the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) in Victoria hosts the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 Moth World Championship from 9-16 January, 2015, on Port Phillip.more

Beaumaris Community Branch of Bendigo Bank 3193 Sailing Cup

by Candace Page
The Beaumaris Community Branch of Bendigo Bank 3193 Sailing Cup between Black Rock Yacht Club and Beaumaris Yacht Club will be held on Sunday the 1st of February 2015 at Beaumaris Yacht Club, Ricketts Point Beaumaris.more

Exoneration – Simple resolution of rules issues.

by Ben Fels
In School Sailing, we found that many were reluctant to do a “Formal Protest”, but were unhappy that rules had been repeatedly infringed. This is not uncommon at many clubs.more

Tracking just got simpler.

by Ben Fels
YV School Sailing has been trialing tracking of team racing with RaceQs for coaching purposes. It’s gone well and at a much lower cost and administrative effort then any programs I’ve used before.more

Entries are open for the Victorian O’pen Bic State Titles

by Candace Page
Entries are now open for the Victorian O’pen Bic State Titles at Geelong on the 21st & 22nd of February 2015.more

Australian Sailing Youth Team Policy 2015 - Update

The selection process for the Australian Sailing Youth Team (ASYT) to attend the above event varies from that adopted in previous years. These notes provide background to the changes and examples of how the point score for nomination will be calculated.more

The RS Aero arrives in Australia

The RS Aero, a revolutionary new single handed boat from RS Sailing, will arrive in Australia at the end of November 2014. Four demonstration boats are being shipped in to Sailing Raceboats Pty Ltd which is based in Sandringham, Victoria.more

Interested in supporting a Victorian Sailor in their Olympic dream?

Jeremy OʼConnell is a world-class international sailor with the goal of representing Australia at the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games.more

'Vic Central' at Aus Youth Champs

With the thanks from a number of key Coaching Committee members Yachting Victoria will be providing a central location to all Victorian members during the Youth’s and Opti Nationals in January.more

Victorian Race Official Update


Young Victorians take on the Tasar Worlds

by Chris Payne
One of the many benefits with the Tasar class is that it has regular World Championships scheduled in interesting and exotic locations around the world. This year the World Championship is being sailed in Busselton, Western Australia, with a fleet of over 120 Tasars.more

ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne

The bay comes alive when the world’s best Olympic class sailor’s return to Port Phillip to kick off Victoria’s summer of sailing at this year’s ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne from December 7 – 14, 2014 on the road to Rio 2016.more

Sail Sydney

Victorian Laser sailor Jeremy O’Connell launched his summer campaign with a gold medal result in the Laser Standard class, his first series win at Sail Sydney. “The racing was closer than the pointscore shows,” said O’Connell at the medal presentation at Woollahra Sailing Club. “It’s given me confidence going into Melbourne, the nationals and then Miami.”more

Albert Park Yacht Club to host the inaugural Victorian Team Sailing Championships.

by Gavin Wall
Albert Park Yacht Club is pleased to announce the dates for the inaugural Victorian Team Sailing Championships.more

School Sailing Expands Division 2 Competition

by Gavin Wall
In response to the number of schools and teams interested in competing in the John Middleton School Team Sailing competition. Yachting Victoria has created another mid-week round to complement the current rounds being hosted by Black Rock Yacht Club. To be held at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club during term 1 2015, this new addition to the John Middleton series will engage with new schools and curremore


The first medals have been decided at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.more

Club Marine Series – You just have to love him.

by John Curnow
Yes. Huey does have a heart. Well, at least that’s exactly what the God of Wind wants you to think of him. Almost in spite, or was it redemption, he turned on a bright, sunny and warm 25˚C day with consistent Sou’souwesters of 10-15knots.more

Go For Gold

Black Rock Yacht Club’s Go for Gold Regatta has been going strong for more than 20 years.more


Sunday the 30th of November saw the first inter-club adventure sailing day between SSCBC, BYS and RYC in more than 10 years.more

Spectacular Opening Day Show in Abu Dhabi

The opening day of racing at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates has been described as spectacular, fantastic and perfect.more

2014 Chapple's Cairn Curran Estate Fireball Victorian Championships

by Chris Payne
It has been almost 30 years, but the International Fireball Association of Victoria headed back to Cairn Curran to run the 2014 state championships.more

Port Melbourne Yacht Club's Back to Port

by Candace Page
Port Melbourne Yacht Club are kicking off the first day of their 125th anniversary celebrations this Saturday with Back to Port.more

Western Region Junior Training Regatta

by Candace Page
Warrnambool Yacht Club are hosting the Yachting Western Region Junior Training weekend.more

Study Resort Management at William Angliss Institute

Do you love the thrill and freedom of being on the water?
There are many rewarding careers available in water recreation with options such as guiding, kayaking and snorkeling activities, boat handling and small boat sailing instruction.more

Laafin from Phillip Island to Port Phillip for maiden Festival of Sails

by Lisa Ratcliff
After November 30, entrants for next January’s Festival of Sails will be no longer be able to take advantage of the $50 early entry discount, and will sadly miss the chance to win a holiday for two to tropical Fiji after this Sunday’s early bird cut-off.more

2015 Australian O'pen Bic Cup

The 2015 O'pen Bic Cup is only 8 weeks away and will take place at Sandringham Yacht Club in the new year 18-22nd January 2015. EARLY BIRD entries close at the end of November. To avoid an addition $20 added to your entry fee, enter before the end of this week.more

Upcoming changes to marine services

The Bureau of Meteorology would like to keep you informed about a number of changes to our MetEye, Marine and Tide services over the next few weeks.more

Elwood Sailing Club to host the 2014 RS:X Championships

Elwood Sailing Club later this year will host the 2014 RS:X Australian Championships and Bic Techno Friendship Championships 16-18 December.more

2016 Australian Youth Championships – date change

Following extensive consultation with States and Classes, Yachting Australia will move the Australian Youth Championships from its current 6-10 January timeslot to 10-14 January from 2016 onwards, when the event visits New South Wales and for at least two editions.more


A BOAT broker is hoping it will be plain sailing as he takes on the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race to raise awareness about the deadly skin cancer that killed a lifelong friend.more

Matt Carroll appointed Chief Executive Officer of Yachting Australia

by Jane Gordon
Yachting Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of experienced and respected sports administrator Matt Carroll to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Matt commences with Yachting Australia on Monday 24 November 2014, replacing Phil Jones who is leaving the organisation after 17 years at the helm.more

Junior School Sailing Carnival Success

Monday the 17th of November saw the running of the first of two “Junior School Sailing Carnivals” on Albert Park Lake for the 2014 – 15 season. The carnival looks to engage with junior schools with the goal of creating pathways for their sailors into Senior School Sailing teams. Run in the Boatshed owned OziOptis, schools each enter a team of four to compete in a Team Sailing format of 4 v4 acrossmore

$5000 Cash to Splash with Club Marine

For boat owners, what better way to start the coming boating season than with an extra $5000 cash to splash this summer. The possibilities are endless, from lashing out on new fishing gear, to overhauling the sails, upgrading the outboard or maybe a boatload of new water toys the whole family can enjoy.more

Port Albert Yacht Club Around Sunday Island Race Information

Port Albert Yacht Club is conducting the Around Sunday Island Race on Saturday the 6th of December.more

Victorian Catamaran Championships

McCrae Yacht Club on the Mornington Peninsula saw over 60 boats at the weekend for the 2014 Victorian Catamaran Championships on Saturday and Sunday 15 & 16 November!more

Tough competition in Lipton Regatta

by Bernie Kaaks
The beauty of one design racing was best shown by the Sydney 38 results in the opening day of competition in RYCV’s Lipton Regatta. Bruce Taylor was a clear leader with the loss of seven points over three races, but Andrew Robinson paid a heavy price for his premature start in the first race. Playground returned to restart but was unable to recover and finished sixth. With a first and a fourth inmore

Dual Olympian Krystal Weir announces her retirement from Olympic Sailing

Former Australian Sailing Team member and dual Olympian Krystal Weir (VIC) has announced her retirement from Olympic Sailing.more

Tune into the Club Marine Sailing Show on SEN1116 this Sunday

We are very excited to announce that together with long time partner Club Marine Insurance, are running a sailing program on Melbourne sports radio station, SEN1116.more

Victorian Catamaran Championships

McCrae Yacht Club in association with Yachting Victoria and event sponsors Goodall Design and Specialised Rentals are proud to invite all competitors to the 2014 McCrae Catamaran Championship incoporating the Mosquito with spinnaker state to be held at McCrae Yacht Club on the Mornington Peninsula this weekend 15 and 16 November 2014.more

One day until the 2014 Lipton Cup Regatta

The Lipton Cup Regatta is only one day away, If you still haven't entered it's not too late as entries are being accepted up until 11:00am on Saturday 15th November 2014.more

SSCBC - The once little club with a big heart

When you’re a powerhouse of a club, you don’t just have an Opening Day, you hold a full weekend of functions. Such is the case for the Sorrento Sailing and Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) who began their festivities to celebrate the launching of the 2014/15 season last Friday, and only finished on the Sunday.more

Victorians Amoungst Those Confirmed On Entry List For ISAF Sailing World Cup Final In Abu Dhabi

ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year, Olympic medallists, world champions and a Volvo Ocean Race superstar are on their way to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final.more

Extended Optimist family heading to Melbourne

by Lisa Ratcliff ISAF Sailing World Cup – Event Media
The Optimist fleet at this year’s ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne has rocketed to major international status with the inclusion of representative squads attending from China and New Zealand, to challenge the estimated 100 Australian entries.more

Southern Black Magic heading to Geelong

by Lisa Ratcliff - Festival of Sails Media
Graham Mansfield’s Black Magic will be much harder to pick amongst the cruising with spinnaker fleet at next January’s Festival of Sails. A bingle with a fishing boat at Easter brought the Ed Dubois design out of the water for repairs, at which point Mansfield decided it was a good time to redo the whole kit and caboodle.more

Sarah Blanck Regatta - results are in

The event, run by women for women, ran like clockwork with everything happening on time and to plan.more

Entries open for The Marina Hindmarsh Island 2015 Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic

by Louise Edwards
Entries are now open for The Marina Hindmarsh Island 2015 Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic. The race will be held on Sunday 25 January 2015, and promises to be a great spectacle. The 2014 race attracted 200 boats with more than 1000 sailors on the water competing.more

Ka. Sail Victorian Moth Grand Prix

The Ka.sail Victorian Moth Grand Prix took place over the weekend at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) allowing both Moth Sailors and SSCBC to put practice into play, testing the waters, the race management team and systems in preperation for the 2015 McDougall and McConaghy International Moth Australian & World Title Championships, which will take place in January!more

Sail Country Inc The Victorian Dinghy Championships

by Brad Worrall
Almost 130 boats have battled cold and blustery conditions on Lake Hume for Albury Wodonga Yacht Club's 'Sail Country' event as part of the Victorian Dinghy Championships.more

Iconic Festival Of Sails Regatta Wins Renewed Government Funding For A Further Three Years 2016-20

by Festival of Sails Media
The Royal Geelong Yacht Club has welcomed the State Government’s decision to renew its funding support of the iconic Festival of Sails regatta for a further three years, cementing its position as a permanent fixture on the Victorian Major Events calendar.more

The Junior School Sailing Carnival is Back!

Yachting Victoria and the School Sailing Committee are running two Junior School Sailing Carnivals for the 2014/15 season.more

2014 ASBA Victorian State Titles – Royal Yacht Club of Victoria November 1 - 2

The 2014 ASBA VIC State Titles are a stand alone event in 2014 over the one weekend. With a number of Victorian owners travelling to interstate events in 2014, it would be great to get a few interstate crews from the eastern States and maybe South Australia.more

Australian Sailing to run Draft Program for the 470 Men's class

by Candace Page
This summer, Australian Sailing will run a Draft Program for the 470 Men’s class. The purpose of this pilot program is to identify athletes with the potential to develop into Gold Medal winning athletes.more

Sand Flies versus Foiling Moths

by John Curnow
The delightful Mornington Peninsula in the Australian State of Victoria is renowned for many items in the natural and culinary worlds. One thing not referred to all that often are the sand or march flies that occupy the area during the Southern Hemisphere Summer. Most travellers know Australia for flies, but the sand fly is larger and bites. Good thing then that they are far slower and really easymore

Fun is just the start at Discover Sailing Day this Sunday

Discover Sailing at a club near you this Sunday 26th October!
Take the whole family along and or bring a friend for free their is something for everyone.more

School Sailing Race Review - 2nd Round Term 4, John Middleton Trophy 2014

by Luke Tupper

Special Olympics Australia National Games

This week, Special Olympics Australia, the leading provider of regular sports participation and competition for people with an intellectual disability is hosting host the tenth Special Olympics Australia National Games in Melbourne, Victoria.more

2015 World Team Racing Championships - Australian Selection Trials

The 2015 ISAF World Team Racing Championships are being hosted by Rutland Sailing Club in the UK from July 19-24 next year.more

Stellar night for Australian sailing at Yachting Australia Awards 2014


Yachting Australia’s night of nights One day to go to Yachting Australia Awards 2014

Yachting Australia's night of nights is almost here, with the sport's annual awards celebration set to take place this Friday night at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney.

The event brings together the nation's yachting community in a glamorous ceremony to honour the achievements and recognise the contributions made both on and off the water.more

Youth Catamaran Camp

Check out this article by Lucas Geddes, one of the participants in the Youth Cat Campmore

A Day At Port

by Candace Page
PMYC welcomes all past members, Sailors and boat classes to A Day At Port on Saturday November 29th 2015.more

Record fleet to race at Sail Sandy 2014 this weekend!

by Chris Furey
With just a few more days to go before Sail Sandy 2014, entries already exceed the record fleet numbers of 2012 with nearly two hundred boats now entered across nineteen monohull classes and, for the first time at Sail Sandy, three Multi-hull classes. Racing starts at 1pm on Saturday October 18 and will conclude after a full day on the water on Sunday October 19.more

Round One of the 2014-15 School Team Sailing John Middleton Trophy Series

Sorrento Sailing and Couta Boat Club hosted the opening round of the John Middleton Trophy Series. Nine School Teams from around Melbourne and Geelong raced in stunning conditions just offshore from the club. Combining the resources of SSCBC and Yachting Victoria meant that 24 Pacers were on the water and 51 races in total were run on the day.more

VIS Pacer Cup

The annual VIS Pacer Cup saw two fantastic days of racing held over the weekend 11&12 September at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club. Under ideal sailing conditions, 8 VIS sailors teamed up with 38 VST sailors and led teams of 3 boats.more

Yachting Victoria Launches Infrastructure Development Toolkit

On Thursday the 9th of October Yachting Victoria launced the Infrastructure Development Toolkit at Port Melbourne Yacht Clumore

The promise at Melbourne’s Club Marine Series

Nothing’s better than someone keeping his or her promise. You can rely on them and simply go about getting the job done with a minimum of fuss. So imagine then, if you will, something that had all started so well. Daylight savings had kicked in. A freezing Winter had concluded.more

Victorians at the NSW Youth Champs

The NSW Youth Champs took place over the NSW long weekend 4-6 October a Georges River 16ft Sailing Club.

It was a good regatta for Victoria with strong participation, great team dynamics and coaching and some outstanding results.more

Congratulations Sailability Victoria!

Last night Sailability Victoria won the 2014 Welcoming and Inclusive award at the 2014 Community Sport and Recreation Awards.more


Finalists for the 2014 Yachting Australia Awards have been announced.
Several Victorians have made the finalist listing for YA Awards.

Congratulations to them and good luck.more

McCrae Yacht Club hosting the Vic Catamaran Champs and the 2015 B14 Worlds

McCrae Yacht Club will be busy towards the end of this year hosting the 2014 Victorian Catamaran Championships on the 15 and 16th of November and the 2015 B14 World Championship on the 27th of December - 6th of January 2015.more

National Participation Coordinator Position at Yachting Australia

by Candace Page
National Participation Coordinator position at Yachting Australiamore

2014/15 OTB Marine Victorian Sailing Cup Series

The Junior Championship series formally known as the Victorian Sailing Cup is back for the 2014/15 season bigger and better, this time we've attached your favorite chandlery OTB Marine (Off The Beach Marine) to the series, to bring you the OTB Marine Victorian Sailing Cup!more

Victorians competing at the 2014 NSW Youth Champs

With the NSW Youths just days away Yachting Victoria would like to wish all Junior and Youth Sailors all the best at this regatta.more

Springsail 2014

by Elisha Keating
Yachting Victoria's two day junior and youth development program 'Spring Sail' came to a conclusion at Sandringham Yact Club yesterday, Tuesday 23rd of September.more

Discover Sailing Day

Bring a friend along for free to the many Discover Sailing Day’s throughout Victoria; our national day is October 26th but if this day doesn’t suit your needs you can search your clubs day by utilising our ‘Program Finder’ (below link) to see what date they are hosting Discover Sailing Day(s).more

It’s time to enter the 2014 Lipton Cup Regatta

by Candace Page
Spring is in the air, and Opening Day is fast approaching. So, it’s time to enter the 2014 Lipton Cup Regatta.more

2014 Victorian Catamaran Championships

by Candace Page
Yachting Victoria are behind the Victorian Catamaran Championships again.
This year is also incorporating the Mosquito with spinnaker state titles and are being held on the 15th & 16th November 2014.more

Victorians competing at the 2014 Santander World Championships.

The Santander World Championships are well and truly in full swing after racing kicked off last Friday 12th September.

This championship event is the first 2016 Rio Olympic Sailing qualifier and our Australian Sailing Team and Australian Sailing Squad members are in full force aiming for the top spots!more

First entry for ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne - leaves a sailor's reputation in tatters

by Lisa Ratcliff
Running parallel to the Olympic and Paralympic class competitions at this year’s ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, is a racing program for 16 invited classes from kiteboards, to various youth feeder classes and the universally designed; Hansa Liberty class.more

Trailable Yachts 2014-15 Season Opening Weekend Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 October 2014

Yachting Victoria’s Trailable Yacht Division with support from Clubs and Associations is coordinating a weekend to celebrate the opening of the 2014-15 sailing season and promote trailable yacht sailing to the broader public, in a ‘Discover Sailing’ day.more

Ian Cunningham appointed as the YV Board President at Monday nights AGM

The Yachting Victoria Annual General Meeting took place on Monday 15th September, hosted at Port Melbourne Yacht Club.

This year the evening was well attended and saw positive interaction between member clubs and the state body, who discussed objectives in relation to the YV Strategic plan.more

Springsail 2014 - Enter Now!

Yachting Victoria invites Junior and Youth sailors to be part of Springsail taking place at Sandringham Yacht Club on Monday and Tuesday 22 -23 of September.

Springsail is a two-day class coaching program, conducted by the top coaches in each of our Pathway junior and youth classes.more

VIODA Girls Only Opti Weekend

by Cheryl Coombs
VIODA held their annual VIODA Girls Only Weekend at BRYC over the 13th and 14th of September in clear skies and light breeze. The sun was a welcome addition to the weekend.more

Race Committee Equipment on a budget

by Mark Windward
Often clubs end up running multiple courses and have to arrange a second start boat, course setting boat, equipment etc. Being the "B" team usually means scrounging up another set of flags, finding someone who will donate the use of a private boat, and cobbling something together to fly the flags. While you can spend a lot of money purchasing full flag kits and go to extraordinary lengths, the folmore

Yachting Australia and host club, Fremantle Sailing Club, release Notice of Race for 2015 Australian

by Jane Gordon
The Australian Youth Championship returns to Western Australia for the first time in six years with Fremantle Sailing Club hosting the event from 6 to 10 January 2015.more

Who’s who in the Zoo?

by Paul Pascoe, IJ, NRO
At our regular weekly club races, there is usually one person in charge wearing a number of hats to make everything happen. However, as events get bigger each of these “hats” become a group of people and the interaction between these groups is important, as is the role that each group plays in putting the entire regatta together.more

2015/16 VST Selection Criteria

Yachting Victoria has released the new selection criteria for the 2012/16 VIC Sailing Team.more

2014/15 Club Marine Series

by John Curnow
Just like the sirens from the Blue and Whites as they go roaring off to an emergency, it is time to alert you all to the impending 2014/15 Club Marine Series.

As per the previous season, you can choose to race one or all of the seven event day series. The Club Marine Series offers you the traditional four White Divisions of 0, 1, 2 and 3, who will race to laid, Windward/Leeward coursesmore

The 2014-15 Trailable Yacht and Sportsboat Travellers Series NoR has been released.

by Candace Page
The 2014-15 Trailable Yacht and Sportsboat Travellers Series NoR has been released.more

Australian Sailing Team aiming for top spots at Olympic Qualifier

by Cora Zillich
The Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships will officially start today, Monday, 8 September European time, with racing scheduled at the biggest regatta of the year from Friday, 12 September 2014.more

Opportunity for Yacht Clubs -Project Defib

Every year an alarming number of Sudden Cardiac Arrests occur in our sporting clubs. What is even more alarming is the vast majority of clubs have not taken measures to safeguard their sporting community.more

Incident Reporting

by Rayshele Martin
Some of the more interesting aspects of a race can, unfortunately, come from the incidents that result in damage. These incidents usually come to the attention of the race committee when a boat retires after finishing, submits a request for redress or a protest which involves damage.more

2014 Lipton Cup Regatta - Notice of Race now available

The Notice of Race for the 2014 Lipton Cup Regatta has been released.

Now in its ninth year, the Organising Committee has honed the program to deliver the perfect balance between competitive racing and fun for everyone, and to ensure that boats can participate at reasonable cost.more

Australian Sailing Team signs up for ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne

by Lisa Ratcliff
The Australian Sailing Team and Australian Sailing Squad’s en masse entry for the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, December 7-14, 2014, raises the competition bar among the Olympic classes and gives aspiring sailors the chance to challenge their heroes.more

Qingdao Optimist Regatta 2014

by Kate Goss
A team of VIODA sailors were invited to the Qingdao International Sailing Week 14-21 August 2014 in China to take part in the festivities as well as an international Opti regatta which included competitors from NZ, Singapore and of course China. The opportunity came as the result of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne and its relationship with the ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao event.more

International 14 World Champs 2015: Not just for the boys, a female class leader coming to Geelong

by Tracey Johnstone
English skipper Katie Nurton has just joined the growing number of registrations for the 36th International 14 World Championship to be held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club in Australia from 3rd to 17th January 2015.more

Pan Pacific Masters Games set for another record-breaking event

by Candace Page
Entries for the 9th biennial Pan Pacific Masters Games to be held from 1 – 9 November 2014 on the Gold Coast are now open with a record-breaking number of participants expected to register in over 40 sports including Sailing.more

Entries are now open for the 2015 McDougall & McConaghy Moth World Championships

by Candace Page
Entries are now open for the 2015 McDougall & McConaghy Moth World Championships, which is being hosted by the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club between 9-16 January.more

Sail Country Inc The Victorian Dinghy Championships

by Candace Page
Entries are now open for the Sail Country Inc the Victorian Dinghy Championships.more

Congratulations to James Wierzbowski and Pip Pietromanaco

by Candace Page
Congratulations to James Wierzbowski and Pip Pietromanaco taking out the 2014 Hobie World Catamaran Championships on the island of Slyt in North Germany.more

Congratulations Tom and Sophie

by Candace Page
Victorians Tom and Sophie Alexander, who are VST members and hail from Royal Geelong Yacht Club have won the prestigious International Cadet World Championships in convincing fashion.more


by Candace Page
A team of VIODA sailors have been invited to the Qingdao International Sailing Week in China to take part in the festivities as well as an international Opti regatta including competitors from NZ, Singapore and of course China.more

Report from the Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds, Karatsu - Japan

by Chris Dare
The 2014 Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds have recently wrapped up in Japan, with SYC member Lachlan Dare part of the Australian team that participated.more

VIC Youth Catamaran Program

by Candace Page
Yachting Victoria is delighted to announce the launch of the VIC Youth Catamaran Program.more

YV Merchandise and Co-branding Opportunity

by Candace Page
Yachting Victoria, in conjunction with Gill, have selected a fantastic Range of Gill Merchandise to carry the YV logo.more

Victorian Solly 4th in Rio

by Cora Zillich
Mat Belcher & Will Ryan win Men’s 470 and Tom Burton the Laser at Aquece Rio - International Regatta 2014more

VICS at Cadet Worlds

by Candace Page
Follow the progress of the Victorians at the Cadet Worldsmore

Australian Sailing Team has embraced Rio

by Candace Page
Two years out of the Olympic Games the Australian Sailing Team has embraced Rio as well as some of the challenges of the course and are excited for the road ahead.more

Victorians Star at Hobie European Championships

Victorians Star at Hobie European Championshipsmore

Sales at St Kilda’s newest marina exceed expectations

by Peter Davey
Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron’s new marina opened just last February, but already the demand for the 20 year leases has seen them snapped up, with only 4 remaining on offer.more

Jack Challands U13 Open Bic World Champion

by Simon Dubbin
Congratulations to Sandringham /Parkdale YC junior sailor Jack Challands in becoming the U13 O'pen Bic World Champion.more

Cold and Foggy Conditions for Victorian Match Racing Championship

by Pam Scrivenor
The sailors were greeted on day one with choppy seas and 15 kt WSW wind for the start of racing in the Victorian Match Racing Championship.more

Victorians finish Top 10 at the ISAF Youth World Championships

by Cora Zillich
Michelle Bursa and Chelsea Haynes finished 8th overall in the SL16 with a race win on the Penultimate day. Anna Philip also finished 8th overall in the Laser Radial Womens in a 46 boat fleet. Well done to our Victorian Youth Sailors of the Year in a stellar effort on the world stage.more

Victorians represented at 470 Europeans


World Team Racing Championships

by Gavin Wall
The newly formed Australian Team Racing Association is calling for Expressions of Interest from teams interested in representing Australia at the 2015 ISAF Team Racing World Championship to be held in Rutland, Great Britain on the 19th – 24th July 2015.
Please click here for the latest newsletter for this event.more

Victorians at ISAF Youth Worlds

by Candace Page
Follow all of the action at the ISAF Youth Worlds in Portugal, commencing 12th - 19th of July. Including the form of Victorians Anna Philip, Michelle Bursa and Chelsea Haynes.more

Team Racing - Melbourne MidWinters


2014 Australian School Team Sailing Championships

Congratulations to the four Victorian Schools who competed at the Australian School Team Sailing Championships at Woollahra Sailing Club in Sydney last week 2 -5 July.more

Victorian Match Racing Championships – join in the action

by John Middleton
The Victorian Match Racing Championships, to be hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club, are on the weekend of the 19th and 20th July 2014.

The invitation to compete is open to Youth, Women and Open Teams from all States, Territories. Teams from outside Australia are also encouraged to apply for entry.more

Sailing Into Melbourne free exhibition at Old Treasury Building

Sailing into Melbourne showcases approximately 20 major records from the collection of Public Records Office Victoria, covering the devastating shipwreck of the Royal Charter in 1856, grim stories of quarantine and grand voyages from Australia to Europe carrying large amounts of gold.more

Yachting Australia Announces Resignation of CEO Phil Jones

by Jane Gordon
Yachting Australia, the National Sporting Organisation for sailing and boating, has announced the resignation of their long serving CEO Phil Jones after more than 17 years.more

Invitation to all Past and Present Members of Port Melbourne Yacht Club


Protest Processes for Junior Sailors Guidelines for Protest Committees

by Bill Bell
Improvement of the ways in which protest committees can best deal with junior sailors has been the subject of some interesting and productive debate in recent times and is now specifically included in the new edition of the ISAF Judges Manual. It is therefore timely to remind protest committees of current ‘best practice’ and to suggest ways in which we can continue to improve our performance in thmore

Entries Open For The ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne 2014

The Notice of Race for both Olympic and Invited Classes has been published online and entries are now being accepted for ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne, which is the second regatta of the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series.more

OTB Marine Yachting Victoria Awards Evening 2014

The OTB Marine Yachting Victoria Awards saw over 330 sailors fill the room at Sandringham Yacht Club on Friday evening, 20th June.

Yachting Victoria’s largest awards night yet, celebrated and recognised the outstanding contributions and achievements of individuals, clubs, volunteers and media representatives in sailing throughout the 2013-14 season, at the annual red carpet event.more

Register in one of our Race Officer Seminars Today!

A number of Race Officer seminars have been well attended in the past months, as well many clubs have been running race management volunteer training sessions during the off season.more

Vicsport 'Are You On Board' campaign

Vicsport has developed the ‘Are You on Board?' (AYOB) campaign to support conversation and action around gender diversity on Victorian State Sport Associations (SSAs) boards.more

10,000 reasons to win with Club Marine…

What would you do with a $10,000 windfall? Go on that fishing trip you’ve been postponing for ages maybe, or upgrade the boat’s electronics with the latest fishfinder and chartplotter technology? How about a new tender, a new engine, or a batch of fun water toys the whole family can play with? Or, if cruising and on-board entertainment is your style, maybe the cockpit or galley needs a re-vamp …more

AWKR 2014 - Flying Tigris catches the Phantom on Port Phillip

by Lisa Ratcliff
Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta 2014 - Victory in the final race of the Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta for the Flying Tiger 10 called Tigris and Phantom’s final fade-out in light airs turned the scoresheet upside down in EHC division onemore

Australian Team Racing Championship - RYCT sailors win

by Peter Cambell
Three young sailors from the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, George Jones, Elliott Noye and Matt Himson, with three Optimist sailors from Sandringham Yacht Club as their lightweight crews, have won the Australian Team Racing Championship sailed on Melbourne’s Albert Park Lake over the weekend.more

Australian Team Sailing Championship

Sailing Instructions available here

After a hiatus of four years the Australian Team Racing Championships has been resurrected and will be sailed on Albert Park Lake Melbourne over this Queens Birthday weekend 7-8 June 2014. Teams from NSW, Tasmania, QLD and Victoria will battle it out over two days (Saturday and Sunday) to become the Australian Team Racing Champions.more

Sailability Victoria Conference

A two day Sailability conference took place at Queenscliff on the 24th – 25th may, with 50% of programs attending the conference!more

Albert Sailing Club Winter Regatta and Women's Challenge Race

Albert Sailing Club has its annual two day Winter Regatta on Saturday 21st and sunday 22nd June and a Club Trophy Race incorporating a Women and Girls Challenge on Saturday 15th. Both events will be sailed on Albert Park Lake in South Melbourne, and are open to monohull dinghy sailors in adult, youth and junior classes.more

Gill Sorrento Mid Winters Regatta - Enter Now


Minnow Coaching Programs

Minnow Sailors - The Minnow Sailing Association this year have two coaching programs, one for novices and one for open fleet!more

Victorian Match Racing Championships

The Notice of Race is now available for the 2014 Victorian Match Racing Championships which will take place at Sandringham Yacht Club on the 19th - 20th July 2014.more

Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron Club Marine Winter Series

Come and brave the winter elements for your chance to win a share of fantastic Club Marine merchandise. There will be something for everyone with first class racing, provided by high level Race Officers.more

Finalists announced for the 2014 OTB Marine Yachting Victoria Awards

Yachting Victoria is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 OTB Marine Yachting Victoria Awards with the winners to be announced at the annual awards evening at Sandringham Yacht Club Friday 20 June 2014.more

Yachting Victoria is pleased to announce the 2014-15 VIC Sailing Team.

The Vic Sailing Team is the underpinning program to the Victorian Institiute of Sport’s Sailing Program, and exists to provide funding and opportunities to junior and youth sailors who wish to pursue a sailing pathway in high performance. As part of their selection, sailors will receive invitations to VIC Sailing Team Camps, access to funding and sponsorship opportunities, regatta support and invmore

Club Marine supports the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard

by Nicholas Scofield
Club Marine, Australia’s largest provider of recreational boat insurance, is proud to announce that it is now an official sponsor of the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard (AVCG). In addition to its overall sponsorship of the national marine rescue organisation, Club Marine has also thrown its support behind the AVCG’s forthcoming ‘MAYDAY’ campaign, which aims to raise much-needed funds for the AVCGmore

ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne Logistics Solution in the Works!

The ISAF SWC / Sail Melbourne team are aware that there are a number of National Class Championships including the Australian Youth Championships taking place in Perth at the end of December and beginning of January 2015.more

Viper Worlds Opportunity

by Mark Stichbury-Cooper
There are two Vipers available for charter at the Viper Worlds in France 19-26 July through Australian Viper sailor Mark Stitchbury-Cooper.more

Wear your life jacket to work Friday 16 May

Australians are being encouraged to join a worldwide safety initiative and wear your life jacket to work on Friday 16 May. The aim of the day is to remind the boating public about the safety and comfort of life jackets and that there is a life jacket designed for every boating occasion.

The annual event is hosted by USA�s National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) as partmore

Sandringham Yacht Club's gold anchor rating upgraded as marina completed

by Di Pearson
The recent completion of Sandringham Yacht Club's (SYC) extension to its 356-berth floating marina has coincided with the club being upgraded to a 4.5 Gold Anchor rating.more

Neil Patterson named on the Australian Sailing Squad - Paralympic Team

ongratulations to Neil Patterson who has recently been named on the Australian Sailing Squad - Paralymic Team.

This gives Neil the opportunity to travel overseas and work on increasing his ranking and follow his dream to complete at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020.more

Transition Day

The YV Transition Day is for junior sailors and their families to learn more about and experience:

-Youth classes and what they offer through class information presentations
-Youth Class coaching, regattas and other opportunities.
-Have a try in these Youth classes!more

420 Training in Big Conditions

by Tim Grogan
Over the ANZAC weekend nine intrepid International 420 teams from Victoria braved the elements on the edge of Bass Strait during an intense training camp hosted by Flinders Yacht.more

Icicle Youth Cup (IYC)

The Icicle Youth Cup (IYC) is running for it’s third year and forms part of the BRYC Icicle regatta. It is a series of back-to-back short races each day and runs for the 5 consecutive weekends in May. This regatta is open to Optimist, Sabot, Open BIC & Minnow classes. The racing is held close to shore allowing for spectators and racing is always tight and entertaining to watch.more

Female Sports Leadership Camp

During the school holidays, Yachting Victoria selected 8 girls to attend a sports leadership camp at the Kinglake Ranges Wilderness Camp. Hosted by Game Changers, and in association with VicHealth, this camp involved various other sports, including Lawn Bowls, Rugby League, Hockey, Netball and Basketball.more

Aussies win 2014 Viper Asia Pacific Championships Takapuna NZ

by Gavin Rietman
A contingent of eight Viper catamarans from Australia headed over to Takapuna NZ for the inaugural Viper Asia Pacific Championships over Easter. New Zealand was represented with three teams including New Zealand’s 2014 Youth Worlds Representative Michah Wilkinson skippering for Aussie Cam Alderson.more

3 Tassie Team enter Team Racing Champs

The 2014 Australian Team Racing Championships – an open event, will be held at Albert Park Lake over Saturday 7th and and Sunday 8th of the June long weekend.
Three Tasmanian teams have entered for what is set to be the strongest team racing we've seen in Australia for years.more

Ted Warden wins 2nd World Title 40 years apart

by Nick Ede
Forty years after winning the World Junior Finn Title, Somers YC and Mornington YC legend Ted Warden (with Black Rock Optimist sailor Jeremy Grey) won the Sparrow World Title held over Easter at Somers Yacht Club.more

New Victorian laws ban smoking where children play

As of 1 April 2014, smoking is banned at outdoor areas where children are playing, swimming or particpating in sport. This creates healthier, smoke-free environments where children and young people can enjoy themselves without being exposed to harmful second-hand tobacco smoke. The bans also aim to make smoking less visible and so less socially acceptable to children and young people.more

Lake Bolac Easter Regatta

After a successful first year in 2013 Yachting Western Victoria, Lake Bolac Yacht Club and the Lake Bolac community welcomed back the Easter Regatta over the Easter long weekend this year.

The regatta was a great success with 53 entries for the weekend, a total of five races were run with the 6th unfortunately being abandoned due to the turn in weather.more

Lake Boga Easter Regatta

by Garry Johnstone
Lake Boga hosted their annual Easter Regatta over the Easter long weekend 18 - 21 April.more

Gavin Le Sueur to speak at Multihull Yacht Club of Victoria meeting

Gavin Le Sueur, the renowned multihull sailor and author of Multihull Seamanship, will be talking at the next meeting of the Multihull Yacht Club of Victoria, to be held at 2.00 pm on Sunday 25th May at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron in St Kilda.more

Get on board with boating safety this Easter

by Transport Safety Victoria
Ahead of the Easter long weekend, Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) is reminding boa toperators to take ownership for the safety of their vessel and everyone on board.more

Go out “Beyond the Bay” “Live the dream with confidence” Ideal for Cruisers and Bay Racers

Have you often thought about what it would be like to sail in Bass Strait, either just around to Westernport for the weekend, or throughout the many fascinating islands, or to even venture further up the east coast to warmer waters in the winter months?more

International 14 World Championships 2015 Website Launched

by New Tack Media
The Royal Geelong Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Victorian 14 Footer Sailing Council, announces the launch of the 2015 International 14 Class World Championship, to be held in Geelong, Victoria, between 3 - 17 January 2015, with the launch of the event website.more

Club Marine 2014 Victorian Junior & Youth Championships Wrap Up

After two days of bright sunshine and a solid offshore 15-20kt SE breeze the Club Marine 2014 Victorian Junior & Youth Championships came to a close on Sunday 13 April, with champions crowned in each of the eight competing Junior & Youth Classes at McCrae Yacht Club.more

Royal Yacht Club of Victoria Teams Finish On Top Again at the 2014 Association Cup

Congratulations to all Boats, Skippers and Crew who competed in the Association Cup yesterday, Sunday 13th April 2014 at Royal Yacht Club of Victoria.more

Club Marine Victorian Junior & Youth Championships Underway!

The Club Marine 2014 Junior and Youth Championships are underway this morning Saturday 12 April 2014 at McCrae Yacht Club.hmore

Yachting Victoria welcomes OTB Marine on board as the Official Chandlery Partner

by Elisha Keating
Yachting Victoria is very pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with OTB Marine.more

2014 Association Cup

The Association Cup will take place at Royal Yacht Club of Victoria this Sunday 13th April 2014.

Yachting Victoria wishes all crews the best of luck.more

Lipton Cup Regatta 2014 – Save the Dates

by Claire Fazakerley
Regatta Chair John Burgess has announced that this year’s Lipton Cup Regatta will be held on the weekend of 15th and 16th November. It’ll be a great weekend, so put those dates in your diary now!more



Docklands Yacht Club helping Sailors During Rehab

A story, featured on Channel Nine's Melbourne news on 5th April, shows how Docklands Yacht Club is helping patients from the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre get their 'sea legs'.more

Boating incident survivors aided by distress beacons

Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) says that the recent rescue of four men after their yacht sank in Bass Strait off Mallacoota highlights the importance of having a distress beacon when heading out on the water.more

Boating Survival Guide

What is it about boating that brings more and more people to it every year? Nowadays life seems to be faster, more complicated and more stressful. And getting on a boat is a great escape, even if it’s only for a few hours on the weekend. You can get away from it all, find your own peaceful place and forget about the rush of modern life.more

Walk for Western Port

Celebrate the wonders of Western Port and learn to protect our remarkable bay on Sunday 4th May 2014.more

Results - 2014 William Angliss Institute Victorian School Team Sailing State Championships

The 2014 William Angliss Institute Victorian School Team Sailing State Championships saw a record breaking 28 School teams and 228 Competitors in action at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron on Friday and Saturday 28-29 March 2014.more

Champagne for everyone at the Club Marine Series

by John Curnow
Certainly there was champagne for the winners of the Club Marine Series that concluded on Melbourne’s Port Phillip yesterday. Yet it was everyone that was able to enjoy the bubbles, as it were, for the proverbial champagne sailing was delivered by virtue of the light breezes, flat water and abundant sunshine. That gaseous wine was very quickly overtaken by rum and sugary mixers, only served to promore

Dates announced for ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne 2014

by ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne Media
Yachting Victoria has announced the dates for the 2014 Australian leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup.

The ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne, which is the second regatta of the 2014-2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, will run out of the world acclaimed Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne Australia, from the 7th to the 14th of December 2014.more

The Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy DVD is now available.

by Andrew Chapman
The Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy DVD is now available.

The DVD can be purchased online at ,which is the link to DVD info, or by emailing Michael Green at Drift Media

2014 William Angliss Institute Victorian School Team Sailing State Championships

Today, 28 school sailing teams which consist of over 228 competitors have taken to the waters at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron for the 2014 William Angliss Institute Victorian School Team Sailing State Championships!more

Sailability Conference

by Lesley Fasala
The 24th – 25th of May, 2014 Yachting Victoria and Sailability Victoria is hosting a State Conference at Camp Wyuna. With over 20 programs spread around the state it’s a chance for all the programs to come together to share and build on information. A number of interesting presentations with our guest speaker Alistair Murray, Managing Director from Ronstan.more

Club RO Recognition and Club Liaison Role

Yachting Victoria and its RO Committee, as part of the National Officiating Program are assisting clubs in recognizing the important contributions made by volunteers who contribute to the conduct of club racing. Many clubs have programs in place to support these volunteers; however it is believed that the effectiveness of club officiating can be extended by keeping Race Officials up to date with tmore

YA Incident Reporting Procedure

When we leave the beach or mooring to go sailing it is always with the expectation of having an enjoyable experience. Mostly this occurs but unfortunately sometimes it doesn't.more

Lake Boga Easter Regatta


2014 Club Marine SYC Centenary Trophy Regatta

by Sandringham Yacht Club
Following on from its successful Centenary Trophy Regatta last year, Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne will host the 4th annual Club Marine SYC Centenary Trophy Regatta on Saturday 26 April, on the waters of Port Phillip inviting all boating enthusiasts from around Victoria to participate.more

Update your race officiating skills with a race officials course

There are a number of race officials course being held over the next few months. If you would like to update your skills please make sure you book into one of the courses on offer.more


Due to higher readings of Blue Green Algae and the very low water level resulting from the fire activity in the mine it is unlikely that Hazelwood pondage will be open to the public by the June Long weekend. Consequently the LVYC Committee has decided it is in the best interest of all parties to cancel the 2014 Sauna Sail now, rather than a week or two out from the event.more

The dangers of boat fires - Jonse's story

by Transport Safety Victoria
Jonse Palmer’s confidence is returning a year after he was injured in a fire on his boat. The fire started when Jonse turned the ignition key on, generating a spark which ignited fuel vapours.more


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It's a wrap for 2014 National Kiteboarding Championships

by 2014 Kite and SUP Mag
“Crude” and “basic” were the words sailing legend John Bertram used to describe the foilboard Sydney kiter Jordan Girdis made.more

Season 2014-15 Calendar Planning

Successfully initiated in 13/14 was a season calendar planning process. Clubs and classes in conjunction with YV started conscious planning of key events and training programs to harmonize sailing pathway, training and competition dates.more

The winner is One Design at Etchells Victorian Championship

by John Curnow
Some have said that they find Etchells more than a tad underwhelming. True, Skip Etchells’ design is more than 40 years old, they have aluminium masts, Dacron sails and fractional, symmetrical spinnakers. That’s hardly the coolest stuff going around. However, when you have a different winner for nearly every race, the sport’s greatest coming back, and then back again to sail them, and that they armore

Day 1 National Kiteboarding Championships

by David Dsabne
A steady 20-knot northwesterly ensured the competition at the 2014 National Freestyle Kiteboarding Championships reached soaring heights today at Royal Brighton Yacht Club.more

Women in Leadership Program

by Chelsey Taylor
Three Victorians, along with eleven other females from within the sailing industry, took part in the Women and Leadership Sailing project funded by the Australian Sports Commission.more

One with the lot at the Club Marine Series

by John Curnow
There was a time when burgers came from small shops at your local shopping strip, and one with the lot really was a hefty piece of work. There was a kind of classic Melbourne day to be had by those partaking in Round Six of the annual Club Marine Series on Port Phillip. It had everything from beaming and strong sunshine, gusty Northerly winds, to far too ominous clouds running across the Bay likemore

Victorian Optimist State Championships 8-10 March 2014

Over 150 energetic Optimist sailors from Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia, travelled to Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula over the Labour Day weekend.more

2014 VIS Squad Announced


2014 Ronstan Tasar Victorian Championships

by Chris Payne

2014 F16 Nationals / Victorian Viper States.

by Gavin Rietman
Very tough & tricky conditions greeted the fleet of 14 Viper Catamarans over the long weekend at Port Melbourne Yacht Club.more

Australian 2.4mR Championships at Brighton

by David Staley
The Australian Championships for the International 2.4mR class were held over the Labour Day holiday weekend at Royal Brighton Yacht Club.more

Victorian Jubilee Championships

by David Staley
The Victorian Championships for the Jubilee class were held over the Labour Day holiday weekend at Royal Brighton Yacht Club.more

ORCV Youth Strategy

The ORCV is pleased to announce the first initiative in our Youth Strategy.

ORCV recognise that it is important to both encourage younger sailors to stay in the sport and transition younger sailors from their dinghies or bay sailing, to the sport of Ocean Racing.more

Vics Campaigning


Mat Belcher named as Team Australia Skipper on the Australian challenge for the 35th America's

by Cora Zillich
Hamilton Island Yacht Club (HIYC) has today set sail on its four-year Australian Challenge for the 35th America's Cup in 2017, with the announcement of Australian Sailing Team’s Olympic Gold Medallist Mathew Belcher as its skipper and the christening of Team Australia’s AC45 catamaran.more

Well done Victorian Sailing

by Steve Walker

2014 Minnow Victorian State Titles

The Minnow Victorian State Titles saw 52 blue sails and young sailors at Parkdale Yacht Club on the weekend 1-2 March.more

Get Into Premier's Active April 2014

Premier’s Active April challenges all Victorians to get more active, more often and do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April.more

Vale Lou Abrahams - A profile of the Doyen, (Pt I.)

by John Curnow
Earlier today, Australian time, the great Doyen of Victorian sailing passed away. Lou Abrahams, the softly spoken ocean racing legend will always be remembered for not only his contributions to the sailing, but dedication to making yachting a more female friendly sport.more

Yachting Victoria Club Coach & Instructor Courses - Enroll Now

by Sean Bly

F16 Nationals & Victorian Viper states

by Gavin Rietman
The 2014 F16 Nationals & Victorian Viper States Titles will take place at Port Melbourne Yacht Club this Labour Day weekend, 8-10 March.more

2014 Victorian 29er Championship

by Gary McLennan
What a great weekend for the Victorian 29ers, those that made the journey to Geelong (Skiff Paradise) had experienced great conditions for sailing. Royal Geelong Yacht Club ran a wonderful regatta and ordered perfect weather, with moderate winds on the Saturday and perfect 5-15knots on Sunday.more

Two halves do not make the whole at the Club Marine Series

by John Curnow
Normally, 20 plus 20 would make 40 – happily. However, dividing 40 into 20˚C and 20knots from the South is definitely not the same thing. The inverse proportionality between the last two rounds of the Club Marine Series could not have been more profound.more

Australian International Open Bic Team 2014

by Kristen Wadley
The Australian Int O’pen Bic Association is pleased to announce the team that will attending The 2014 World O’pen Cup in Travemunde, Germany July 23-26. The team comprises of the top juniors from the recently conducted Australian O’pen Cup sailed at PSSAC, Port Stephens.more

Save the Dates for the Festival of Sails 2015

by New Tack Media

2014 Victorian International 420 Championship

The second and final day of the 2014 Victorian International 420 Championships was sailed in a light to moderate southerly wind that filled in to fuel a wonderful day on the water off Sorrento.more

Port Albert Yacht Club to Feature on Coxy's Big Break

A month ago members of Port Albert Yacht Club participated in the filming of an episode of Coxy's Big Break.more

Kiteboarding Australia announces the 2014 National Championships

by George Ierodiaconou
Kiteboarding Australia announces the 2014 National Championships will be held in a little over a month, with riders competing in Freestyle, Formula Course Racing and Kite-Foil Racing divisions. The event promises to combine incredible action from the country’s best kiteboarding athletes with lots of fun for spectators and competitors alike.more

Entries Open for the Club Marine 2014 Victorian Junior and Youth Championships

by Elisha Keating
The Notice of Race has been posted online and entries are open for the Club Marine 2014 Victorian Junior and Youth Championships and Pre Club Marine Coaching Clinic.more

2014 Australian Laser Masters Nationals Championships

by Sean Bly
Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club hosted the 2014 Australian Laser Masters National Championships from the 13th – 17th February.more

2014 iSail Lidgett Trophy

The 2014 iSail Lidgett Trophy took place over the weekend 15&16 February 2014 at Davey’s Bay Yacht Club.more

Hobie World Championships

VIC Sailing Team members Michelle Bursa and Chelsea Haynes, who will be representing Australia at the 2014 ISAF Youth World Championships in Portugal, came 2nd at the Hobie Womens World Championships.more

2014 iSail Lidgett Trophy 15 & 16 February

by Nick Ede
Special Guest Appearance: Davey’s Bay Yacht Club (DBYC) is excited to announce that world’s most successful Olympic sailing coach & Australia’s head coach, Victor Kovalenko OAM will join us this year at the iSail Lidgett Trophy for what is sure to be an inspirational interview (day & time tbc).more

Club Marine Announced as Naming Rights Sponsor for the Victorian Youth Championships


What is great about sailing?

by Alistair Murray
Ronstan Managing Director, sailing fanatic and YV committee member Alistair Murray has shared his top reasons on why he thinks sailing is so great. We thought he was so spot on that we just had to share!more

Bring it on at the Club Marine Series

by John Curnow

Savouring Siciliy - for the lovers of Sailing, travel, history, and Sicilian Cuisine


New marina at St.Kilda Harbour open for business!

Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron officially opened its state-of-the-art 250-berth marina on Sunday 2nd February. Hundreds of members, friends and dignitaries celebrated the event on the marina and on boats in the brand new pens. Wendy Stapleton and her band rocked the crowd, starting in brilliant sunshine and continuing long after the city lights had formed an idyllic backdrop.more

Announcement of 2014 Australian International Cadet Team

by Jill Abel - President, International Cadet Class of Australia
The ICCA has just announced the Australian International Cadet Team that has been selected to represent their country at the 2014 International Cadet World Championship in Weymouth UK from the 14th –22nd August.more

2014 Victorian Trailable Yacht and Sports Boat Championships


Race Officer receives standing ovation from over 1000 people for regatta success.

Principal Race Officer Chris Jackson received a standing ovation from around 1000 people attending the Optimist National Championships Presentation Night at Mornington Yacht Club in early January. Chris led a team of 150 volunteers from several clubs who delivered an outstanding regatta for 350 young Optimist sailors and their families.more

First Aussie Melges 24 world championship fair dinkum ripper

by By Lisa Ratcliff/Gill Melges 24 World Championship 2014 Media - On Course Communications

APC Logistics Marlay Point Overnight Race 2014.

The Notice of Race and Entry Form are now available for the APC Logistics Marlay Point Overnight Race 2014.more

Silver medals for Olympic Champion Mat Belcher & Will Ryan and Finn Sailor Oliver Tweddell

by Cora Zillich
Olympic Champion Mat Belcher (QLD) and World Champion crew Will Ryan (QLD) took home a silver medal at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, which concluded today in Florida, USA. Victorian Oliver Tweddell won the second silver medal for Australia in the Finn class.more

38th Annual Warneet Around French Island Yacht Race


Inverloch Windsurfing Club(IWC) Discover Sailing Weekend 11th, 12th January 2014

For the past 4 years IWC has run a Discover Sailing weekend at Anderson’s Inlet Inverloch. This year it was great to be able to join in under the banner of our State association – Yachting Victoria.more

Geelong sparkles as Harry Melges’ Star takes the lead

by Lisa Ratcliff/Gill Melges 24 World Championship 2014 Media
Three races deeper into the 12 race Gill Melges 24 World Championship 2014 and the visitors unsurprisingly continue to dictate terms.more

Girls Night Out

Royal Yacht Club of Victoria invites all women to attend their 'Girls Night Out' on Friday 7th February from 6pm.more

Stawell Regatta postponement


Strong winds keep Melges 24 crews ashore

by Lisa Ratcliff/Gill Melges Worlds 2014 media
A honking northerly breeze and an outdoor temperature of 40 degrees have meant a subdued start to the Gill Melges 24 World Championship 2014 at Geelong in Victoria, Australia.more

Australia Day Awards

by Lesley Fasala
Congratulations to Mary Haigh who was award the Holt Australia Day Award.more

Sailability Mobile Unit

by Lesley Fasala
The Sailability Mobile Unit is on the road again heading to Cowes Yacht Club on the 24th Feb. Cowes Yacht Club will be hosting our visit and a number of volunteers from Newhaven Yacht Club will be hosting our visit and a number of volunteers from Newhaven Yacht Club are joining forces and providing a helping hand to their neighbouring yacht club. By having local yacht clubs joining forces this mmore

Audi Centre Geelong Super Sail Regatta 2014 , incorporating the 29er Victorian Championships

by Charlotte McDonnell

Whoa Black Betty

by Lisa Ratcliff
Just days ago West Australian boat Black Betty was largely unknown outside her home state. Today the 42-footer is deemed a major player on the grand prix circuit after the crew from across the country took out the elite racing series at the Festival of Sails.more

Cruising success at the Festival of Sails

by Lisa Ratcliff
The second round of Festival of Sails trophies were presented this morning on the lawn of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, the longstanding regatta recognised for being an enduring and loved event at a blessed location, Corio Bay, which is a rare north-facing and protected inner harbour.more

Save the date. Opti Vic States March 8-10

The 2014 Victorian State Championships will be held at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club from March 8-10.more

Perfect scorecard for Melges 24 class founder

by Lisa Ratcliffe
First points in the Gill Melges 24 Australian Open Nationals, one of the Festival of Sails’ opening events, went to Harry Melges and his Star crew from the USA. Melges, who founded the class in 1993 with his brother Hans and crewman Andy Burdick, began their Australian foray impressively with a perfect scorecard.more

Lively round of Short Course Racing at Docklands in January


Festival of Sails final preparations

by Lisa Ratcliffe
The Royal Geelong Yacht Club is humming with the final preparations before the start of racing tomorrow for two divisions and the mass influx of sailors arriving Friday 24th January with the Melbourne to Geelong passage race.more

Festival of Sails’ opening multihull act

by By Danielle McKay/Festival of Sails media
The opening act for this year’s Festival of Sails went ahead without a hitch yesterday; nine multihulls of various sizes completed the inaugural event on the week-long program and first tributes went to three interstate boats.more

Festival of Sails entries creeping towards 300

by Lisa Ratcliffe
Entries for the Festival of Sails are creeping towards 300 and the fleet size is ahead of the same time last year, a trend few regatta organisers can claim in the new financial climate.more

Save the date. Opti Vic States March 8-10

by Dean Joel
The 2014 Victorian State Championships will be held at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club from March 8-10.more

2014 Australian Sailing Youth Team - Victorian Members

Following the 2014 Australian Youth Championships which took place at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron and Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club last week 6-10 January, Yachting Australia has announced the 2014 Australian Youth Sailing Team.more

Victorians doing well across Various Nationals


Hobart casualty on track for Geelong’s Festival of Sails

by Danielle McKay/Festival of Sails media
Patrice skipper Tony Kirby had to adjust the yacht’s insurance policy, not because it crashed out of its debut Sydney Hobart with hull damage. Rather he anticipated it would record break-neck speeds at events including Geelong’s Festival of Sails starting next week.more

Port Phillip Women's Championship Series Launch Friday 17th January

The dates are in for the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series, which includes the launch on the 17th January 2014 at Royal Brighton Yacht Club (RBYC).more

2013 Youth Sailing Grand Prix series concludes at Australian Youth Championship

by Cora Zillich
The 2014 Australian Youth Championship, held on the Mornington Peninsula from 6-10 January 2014, concluded the 2013 Youth Sailing Grand Prix regatta series. It was the third time the series was run since its start in 2010.more

2014 Hart Marine Australian Optimist Championships – Day 7

by Sean Bly
With a steady southerly and promising forecast, race officials were keen to get as many races in as possible on Day 7 of the 2014 Hart Marine Australian Optimist Championships.more

2014 Hart Marine Australian Optimist Championships – Day 6

by Sean Bly
Light winds frustrated both competitors and officials on Day 6 of the 2014 Hart Marine Australian Optimist Championships.more

2014 Australian Youth Championship crowns National Champions Decider for 2014 Australian Sailing Yo

by Cora Zillich
The final day of racing saw the 193 crews in the six championship classes get a few more races in after a weak breeze on yesterday’s penultimate day had cancelled racing in most categories. Today lifted the total number of races in all classes to ten.more

2014 Australian Youth Championships Day 4

by Elisha Keating
Competitors were greeted with a light northerly gradient breeze on day 4 of the 2014 Australian Youth Championships at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron and Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club.more

2014 Hart Marine Australian Optimist Championships – Day 4


2014 Australian Youth Championships Day 3

by Elisha Keating

Hart Marine 2014 AIODA International Optimist Australian & Open Championships - Day 1


Women on water at Festival of Sails

by Lisa Ratcliffe

2014 Australian Youth Championships Day 2


2014 Australian Youth Championships Day 1


2014 Hart Marine Australian Optimist Championships – Day 3

by Sean Bly

Victorians doing well across Various Nationals!


Hart Marine 2014 AIODA International Optimist Australian & Open Championships - Day 1

by Sean Bly

International Cadet Australian Championships

With the Melbourne CBD as the backdrop, the 52nd International Cadet Australian Championships hosted by the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria in Williamstown kicked off in style on the 28th of December 2013 and racing continued through until the 4th of January 2014.more

Laser Champions crowned with a bit of Star Power

by Jane Moffat

Sailing Spectacular to Hit the Peninsula


Halfway mark of 9er Champs


Laser Nationals - Consistently inconsistent on Day 3

by Jane Moffat

29er, 49er and 49er FX Nationals underway at Brighton


Still looking for a Christmas Gift?


Lillydale Community Sailing Club


42 Feet of Fun at the Festival of Sails

by Lisa Ratcliffe

2014 Australian Youth Championships


Warneet Motor Yacht Club around French Island Race (WAFIR)


WGIS Club Representatives Welcomed Aboard

by Rosie Colahan

Australian sailing champions take gold on home waters at ISAF Sailing World Cup


Victoria, get set for a sizzling summer of sailing

Melbourne’s leg of the ‘Grand Slam of Olympic Sailing’, the ISAF Sailing World Cup which is currently underway in Sandringham, headlines a blockbuster line up of sailing events set for Victoria’s coastline and lakes in the coming months.more

Australian Sailing Team Embarks on Road to Rio

by Cora Zillich
The Australian Sailing Team (AST) has kicked of its Rio 2016 Campaign at an internal function at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney on Monday night, 9 December 2013, including the team’s partners, patrons, representatives of Australia’s key sporting bodies as well sponsors. Guests included the Australian Olympic Committee’s 2016 Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller, the Australian Paralympicmore

2014 Opti Nationals


Vic Sailing Team Selection Criteria

by Sean Bly

Stolen Boat Recovered Thanks to National Marine Register

Australia’s largest provider of recreational boat insurance, Club Marine, together with Police and Australia’s leading theft deterrent system, DataDot Technology Australia, is encouraged by the early success of the National Marine Register (NMR) as it achieves first results in combating boat theft across Australia.more

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