SAILING champions league:

asia pacific

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What is the

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. Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (2022/23 SCL:AP – Champions)
      2. Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia (2023/24 SCL:AP – Host Club)
      3. Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia (SA Sailing League – Youth Team)
      4. Shenzhen Seawolf (Asia Sailing League – Champions)
      5. Shenzhen Fanhaihui Sailing Club (Asia Sailing League – 4th)
      6. Derwent Sailing Squadron (VIC Sailing League)
      7. Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (Vic Sailing League)
      8. Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (NSW Sailing League – 2nd)
      9. Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Squadron (NSW Sailing League – 3rd)
      10. Vanuatu Cruising Yacht Club (Vanuatu)
      11. Canberra Yacht Club
      12. Henley Sailing Club (SA Sailing League – 3rd)
      13. Largs Bay Sailing Club (SA Sailing League – Champions)
      14. Brighton Seacliff Yacht Club
      15. Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NSW Sailing League – 1st)

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    T-24 hours til the 2024 NSW Sailing League Final at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club! The schedule for the day is set and the forecast is looking light but nonetheless the racing will be tight. Stay tuned to find out which club comes out on top and who qualifies for the 2024 SAILING Champions League - Asia Pacific Final. AUS Sailing League#battleforyourburgee ... See MoreSee Less
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    Notice of Race for competitors is available online via the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Website or through the link below 👇🏽 sailsysprod.blob.core.windows.net/attachments/2024_NSW_SL_Regional_NOR_V0.1_012134.pdf#battleforyourburgee ... See MoreSee Less
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    Entries are closing this Monday, Jan 15 at 5pm for the VIC Sailing League. Make sure to get your club entered ASAP to secure their spot in the event. Teams can be TBC up until the day before the event. Festival of SailsRoyal Geelong Yacht Club#BattleForYourBurgee ... See MoreSee Less
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    Entries are open for the 2024 NSW Sailing League!This years event is a one day event hosted by Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, January 21, where NSW teams will be competing for a converted spot in the 2024 SAILING Champions League - Asia Pacific Final later this year. Get your club entered ASAP to lock in their entry for the event.#battleforyourburgee ... See MoreSee Less
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    Notice of Race for competitors is available online via the Festival of Sails Website or through the link below 👇🏽 festivalofsails.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/2024-Festival-of-Sails-Notice-of-Race-1.pdfFestival of SailsRoyal Geelong Yacht Club#battleforyourburgee ... See MoreSee Less
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    We are 2 weeks out from the VIC Sailing League and it’s heating up to be a big event! Sailors are travelling interstate and using the event as training for the SAILING Champions League - Asia Pacific Finals and the Victorian teams are sailing to qualify for the SCL AP Finals. Make sure to get your club entered ASAP to lock in your place before they are all gone. Royal Geelong Yacht ClubFestival of Sails#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.