NSW Sailing League debuts its first season

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC) and Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) have entered into a partnership to launch the NSW Sailing League (NSW-SL) for the 2022 / 23 Season. The NSW-SL is a part of the wider pathway of State Sailing League events being created to enable clubs from across Australia to compete on a level playing field in identical 4-5 person yachts in short, sharp 10-12 minute fully umpired fleet racing as a pathway to the SAILING Champions League.

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The NSW Sailing League aspires to create a regular series of Legs at different clubs where clubs can send sailors (2 male/2 female) to represent them in supplied boats (RS21, Elliott 6, Elliott 7, SB20, etc). The top teams from each Leg qualify for the NSW-SL Final from which to top clubs from NSW qualify for the SAILING Champions League: Asia Pacific – FINAL (May 2023).

For the 2022/23 season the NSW Sailing League will consist of the following events:

NSW Sailing League: Regional Qualifier – NCYC ‘Hunter & Regional Sailing League’, 14/15 Jan 2023
NSW Sailing League: Metro Qualifier – RPAYC, 21/22 Jan 2023
NSW Sailing League: FINAL – NCYC ‘SailFest’ event 15/16 April 2023

From the NSW-SL Final the top 4 teams will then directly qualify for the SCL:AP-FINAL in May 2023 (venue RPAYC), and from this SCL:AP the top Australian, top NZL/Pacific and top Asian club is qualified for the SCL: World Final in Germany July 2023).

Clubs from across NSW are invited to contact NCYC in regards to entries for NSW-SL: Regional Qualifier and details can be found at https://www.ncyc.net.au/inshore-racing/nsw-sailing-league-regional/.

Details and Notice of race for both the NSW-SL: Metro Qualifier and details can be found at https://rpayc.com.au/sailing/sailing-league-nsw-metro-championship-2023/

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