SAILING champions league:

asia pacific

Short races, one-design boats, a standardised course and a competition between the most prestigious sailing clubs in the world – all these ingredients combine to guarantee sailing at its best.

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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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2022/23

SCL:AP

The 2022/23 SAILING Champions League: Asia Pacific (SCL:AP) is now in its 4th year having started in 2019.  The 2022/23 season will culminate on the SAILING Champions League: Asia Pacific – FINAL whihc will be held in May 2023.  Upto 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 2022/23 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 2022/23) will be the direct feeder to the 2022/23 SCL:AP-Final.  However for clubs from areas outside of these States (QLD / TAS / NT / NZL / Pacific Islands and Asia), Expressions of Interest will be sought before inviting the top clubs to compete in the 2022/23 SCL:AP-Final.

The provisional schedule of SAILING Champions League: Asia Pacific events is as follows:

SA Sailing League

  • FINAL – Fri/Sat/Sun 9/10/11 December 2022 – RSAYS 

RPYC (WA) Sailing League

    • Q1 – Thur 3rd Nov 2022 RPYC
    • Q2 – Thur 10th Nov 2022 RPYC
    • FINAL – Thur 17th Nov 2022 RPYC

WA Sailing League

    • Q1 – Thur 1st Dec 2022 RPYC
    • Q2 – Thur 8th Dec 2022 RPYC
    • FINAL – Thur 15th Dec 2022 RPYC

VIC Sailing League

    • FINAL – Thur 26th / Fri 27th January 2023 – RGYC (Festival of Sails)

NSW Sailing League

    • Q1 (Regional) – 14/15th Jan 2023 NCYC
    • Q2 (Metro) – 18/19th Mar RPAYC
    • FINAL – 15/16 April 2023 NCYC (SailFest)

SAILING Champions League: Asia Pacific

    • FINAL – May (TBC) 2023 

2022/23

Qualified Teams

The following teams (clubs) have currently qualified for the 2022/23 SAILING Champions League: Asia Pacific – FINAL:

  1. Mornington Yacht Club (2021/22 SCL:AP Open Champions)
  2. Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (2021/22 SCL:AP – U22 Champions)
  3.  Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club (SA-Sailing League -1st)
  4.  Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia (SA-Sailing League – 2nd)
  5. Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club (SA-Sailing League -3rd)
  6. Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia (SA-Sailing League – 4th)
  7. Vanuatu Cruising Yacht Club (Pacific Islands team)
  8. Derwent Sailing Squadron (TAS team)
  9. Royal Brighton Yacht Club (VIC-Sailing League – 1st)
  10. Royal Geelong Yacht Club (VIC-Sailing League – 2nd)
  11. Sandringham Yacht Club (VIC-Sailing League – 3rd)
  12. Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (VIC-Sailing League – 4th)
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The final SA qualification spot for the SAILING Champions League - Asia Pacific Final goes to Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia! Helm Carter Baker said “we are excited to qualify the CYCSA in the Under 22 spot for the SAILING Champions League - Asia Pacific Final this year and we are looking forward to competing for the World Final spot in May”Carter and his crew, Sailor Cowen, Murphy Cowen and Sophie Ward, came down for the VIC Sailing League Final in Geelong over Australia Day long weekend for some extra training and took out 2nd overall and 1st Under 22 team. ... See MoreSee Less
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Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club have secured themselves the 3rd SA qualification spot for the SAILING Champions League - Asia Pacific Final! The team, skippered by Ben Hinks, have taken out the first Under 22 spot for SA after finishing 3rd in the Maughan Thiem Port Adelaide SA Sailing League Final and 1st Under 22 team. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia has secured itself the second SA qualification spot for the SAILING Champions League - Asia Pacific Final! After making it through all the knockout rounds and through to the Maughan Thiem Port Adelaide SA Sailing League Grand Final, the team, skippered by Robbie Deussen, scored themselves a second place finish and took out the last Open team qualification spot for SA. ... See MoreSee Less
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Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club qualified themselves into the SAILING Champions League - Asia Pacific Final last year after taking out the Maughan Thiem Port Adelaide SA Sailing League Final at Dockside Festival last year.Helm Sandy Higgins said “(my team) just did all the jobs and got everything done… we sailed really well and I think these guys stepped it up, didn’t make any mistakes.”Sandy’s son Alex didn’t race in the SA Sailing League this year but is a previous finalist in the Asia Pacific Final for the same club. We look forward to welcoming BSYC back! ... See MoreSee Less
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The 4th and final VIC qualification spot for the SAILING Champions League - Asia Pacific Final goes to Sandringham Yacht Club. After finishing up the event in 6th they just made it in as the final VIC team to qualify after some tough racing in the final qualification series of the event. ... See MoreSee Less
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Royal Geelong Yacht Club have claimed the 3rd VIC qualification spot for the SAILING Champions League - Asia Pacific Final at VIC Sailing League last weekend. After a consistent few days of racing the team, skippered by Mason Mahoney, finished up 5th, 3rd VIC team, scoring themselves one of the few spots left for the Final. ... 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.