Australian Sailing

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Australian Sailing
Australian Sailing logo.jpg
Sport Sailing
Jurisdiction Australia
Abbreviation AS
Founded 1956 (1956)
Affiliation ISAF
Affiliation date 1967
Regional affiliation OSAF
Headquarters St Leonards, New South Wales
President David Gotze
Chief Exec Phil Jones
Official website
Logo of the governing body under its previous name

Australian Sailing is recognised by the International Sailing Federation[1] as the governing body for the sport of sailing in Australia. The Yachting Australia training department facilitates yachting national training schemes for the industry.[2]

Australian Sailing was previously named Yachting Australia. The name change occurred along with governance reforms that concluded in July 2016.[3]


Australian Sailing sees its key responsibilities as:[4]

  • Promotion of sailing
  • Management of training
  • Development of athletes
  • Selection of teams
  • Support of sailors
  • Coordination of events
  • Governance of the sport
  • Servicing of members


Famous yacht clubs include the Cruising Club of Australia and the Royal Sydney Yacht Club.

High profile regatta[edit]

Famous sailors[edit]

See Category:Australian sailors

Olympic sailing[edit]

See Category:Olympic sailors of Australia

Offshore sailing[edit]

See Category:Australian sailors (sport)
One of the most famous sailing team of all time was that of America's Cup entry of Alan Bond and the 12 metre, Australia II who broke the longest unbeaten run in international sport by winning the event from the American challenger.

Marine industry[edit]

The marine industry is strong the most high profile builder are McConaghy Boats and Sydney Yachts / Bashford International.

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