Launch of ILCA Oceania Solidarity program

Building female sailing in Oceania via Ilca4 pathway.

ILCA Oceania (formerly Oceania Laser Class Association) Announce ‘Solidarity’ a program to assist young women into competive sailing.

Building on the successful launch of the Australian model in 2023, ILCA Oceania are expanding the program to cover NZ & the Pacific Island nations. Ten young women from the region will have the opportunity to be coached & compete at a world class championship.

Young female sailors, three from Pacific Island nations, one from NZ & one from each of the six Australian states will be selected to compete in the 2024 Oceania & Australian championships in Adelaide.

The sailors, selected by their local ILCA district, will be given free entry to this 6-day event. They will have the use of a free charter boat & a qualified ILCA coach will assist them for the duration of the regatta. Team clothing & merchandise will be supplied by the sponsor. This free offer is valued at more than AUD 2500. Selection criteria & entry details can be found on the following websites ILCA Oceania ( &

Please note that applications for this program need submitted by October 1st.

ILCA sailing is an Olympic sport for young women. It opens the opportunity for travel & friendships. Sailors who choose the ILCA class can access support from their local ILCA district & compete in championships around the world. For more information check the ILCA web site here ILCA Home – International Laser Class Association (

To contact ILCA Oceania email

John d’Helin

(m) +61 408 031 275


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