SAILING champions league:

asia pacific

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SCL:AP

The SAILING Champions League: Asia Pacific (SCL:AP) is the pinnacle club vs club, umpired, short course fleet racing competition for all clubs (large and small) for the Asia Pacific region.  Conducted under licence  from the International Sailing League Association (ISLA), for member clubs from all across Asia Pacific.  From the SCL:AP the top Asian, top Pacific / NZL and top Australian clubs qualify to then compete against the best clubs in the world at the annual SAILING Champions League: World Final (Europe).

Selection to compete in the SCL:AP is earnt by clubs qualifying at the own National Sailing League (NSL) or in Australia through their State Leagues, or by invitation from countries where a NSL has not been established.

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2023/24

SCL:AP

The 2023/24 SAILING Champions League: Asia Pacific (SCL:AP) is now in its 5th year having started in 2019.  The 2023/24 season will culminate on the SAILING Champions League: Asia Pacific – FINAL which will be held between March-May 2024. Up to 24 teams from clubs across Asia Pacific will be invited to compete with, the top Asian top Pacific/NZL, and top Australian teams then going on to represent their club on the world stage at the SCL: World Final (Europe).

The pathway to the 2023/24 SAILING Champions League: Asia Pacific is as follows: 

Much work has been done with partner clubs in each State over the the past 12 months to create the new State Leagues as the feeder to a future AUS-Sailing League: FINAL but it is these State Leagues (for 2023/24) will be the direct feeder to the 2023/24 SCL:AP-Final.  However for clubs from areas outside of these States (QLD / TAS / WA / NT / NZL  and Pacific Islands), expressions of interest will be sought before inviting the top clubs to compete in the 2023/24 SCL:AP-Final.

The provisional schedule of 2023/2024 SAILING Champions League: Asia Pacific season is as follows:

Asia Sailing League

  • November 15-17, 2023 – Beihai, China

SA Sailing League

  • December 8-10, 2023 – Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia

NSW Sailing League

  • January 13, 2024 – Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
  • January 21, 2024 – Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club

VIC Sailing League

  • January 26-28, 2024 – Royal Geelong Yacht Club (Festival of Sails)

WA Sailing League

  • More details to come

    SAILING Champions League: Asia Pacific Final

    2023/24

    Entered Teams

    The following teams (clubs) have currently qualified / entered the the 2023/24 SAILING Champions League: Asia Pacific – Final:

      1. Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia (2023/24 SCL:AP – Host Club)
      2. Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia (SA Sailing League – Youth Team)
      3. Derwent Sailing Squadron (VIC Sailing League)
      4. Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Squadron (NSW Sailing League – 3rd)
      5. Vanuatu Cruising Yacht Club (Vanuatu)
      6. Canberra Yacht Club
      7. Largs Bay Sailing Club (SA Sailing League – Champions)
      8. Brighton Seacliff Yacht Club

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    The 2024 SAILING Champions League - Asia Pacific Final has come to a close today and what an event it was. Battling some trying conditions over the past three days, sailors had to put their best foot forward to make the most of the racing we did achieve. Largs Bay Sailing Club ultimately came out on top after a consistant regatta putting them in top positions heading into the Finals Series and only needing one more race win to seal the deal. Congratulations to all sailors and thank you to our main sponsor Wireless Communications and to the race committee and volunteers for making the event possible. 📊 RESULTS: docs.google.com/file/d/1wz10fd38-MxE-7uaXg1AiTgTqqVBthDq/edit?usp=docslist_api&filetype=msexcel🎥 Tidal Media Australia for Down Under Sail#BattleForYourBurgee | Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia ... See MoreSee Less
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    That's a wrap on the 2024 SAILING Champions League - Asia Pacific Final! Congratulations to Luke Stephens and his team Ryan Kelly, Alex Alder and Shevaun Bruland from Largs Bay Sailing Club for taking out the title and to all the competitors for a great three days of racing. Thank you to Wireless Communications for sponsoring the event and to our volunteers and race management for all their support this weekend. 📊 RESULTS: docs.google.com/file/d/1wz10fd38-MxE-7uaXg1AiTgTqqVBthDq/edit?usp=docslist_api&filetype=msexcel📸 Tidal Media Australia for Down Under Sail#BattleForYourBurgee | Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia ... See MoreSee Less
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    Congratulations to the 2024 SAILING Champions League - Asia Pacific Champions, Largs Bay Sailing Club! Luke Stephens and his team Ryan Kelly, Alex Alder and Shevaun Bruland came into the Final 4 carrying one point from the Qualifying Series and went on to take out the championship after one race of the finals. Congratulations to all competitors on an amazing event and thank you to Wireless Communications, volunteers and race committee for making the event possible. 📊 RESULTS: docs.google.com/file/d/1wz10fd38-MxE-7uaXg1AiTgTqqVBthDq/edit?usp=docslist_api&filetype=msexcel📸 Tidal Media Australia for Down Under Sail#BattleForYourBurgee | Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia ... See MoreSee Less
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    After a day of waiting around for a seabreeze to fill in, Day 2 of the 2024 SAILING Champions League - Asia Pacific Final was called off with an earlier start tomorrow at 0900 to make up for the lost day of racing today. 🎥 Tidal Media Australia for Down Under Sail#BattleForYourBurgee | Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia ... See MoreSee Less
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    Its been a long and hot Day 2 of the 2024 SAILING Champions League - Asia Pacific Final at Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia. Despite waiting til mid afternoon for the seabreeze to fill in we couldn't find ourselves sailable conditions. The final day of the regatta tomorrow will see an earlier start so we can make up for lost time today with first warning signal at 0900. Stay tuned for racing updates tomorrow as we head into Finals Day. 📊 YESTURDAY'S RESULTS: docs.google.com/file/d/1wz10fd38-MxE-7uaXg1AiTgTqqVBthDq/edit?usp=docslist_api&filetype=msexcel📸 Tidal Media Australia for Down Under Sail#BattleForYourBurgee ... See MoreSee Less
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    It's been a waiting game at Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia today with the wind yet to settle in. With a seabreeze on the way sailors are hoping to hit the water this afternoon to tick some more races off the schedule. 📸 Tidal Media Australia for Down Under Sail#BattleForYourBurgee ... See MoreSee Less
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    Race Format

    Typical NSL events include a round-robin Qualifying Series of up to 45 races. Teams rotate through the boats in each flight so that each team competes against every other team and sails in every boat. The top 4 teams from the Qualifying Series compete in the Final Series. Both series use a short course, stadium format.