new south wales

The NSW Sailing League is back for a second season after a massively successful first season in 2023! The NSW Sailing League is a regular club vs club, supplied boat fleet, racing that is the pathway for sailors to represent their club and for clubs to compete on a level playing field to fight it out for the title of best club in the State. The NSW Sailing League also provides the pathway for these top clubs to then qualify to compete against the best clubs from across Australia and then across Asia Pacific in the SCL:AP.

The foundation clubs of Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC) and Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) will each be hosting Legs of the 2023/24 NSW Sailing League, from which the top clubs qualify for the SAILING Champions League Asia Pacific Final in 2024.  The 2023/24 NSW Sailing League events are:

    • NSW Sailing League – Regional Qualifier: NCYC, 6/7th January 2024
    • NSW Sailing League – Metro Qualifier: RPAYC, 13th January 2024

Like the SAILING Champions League: Asia Pacific, clubs will compete with teams of 2 male and 2 female, and in both U22 and Open divisions.


LEG 1 –  Regional NCYC

The first Leg of the 2023/24 season is to be hosted by Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club. The racing will be in the club supplied Elliot 6’s for eight teams and held on the 6/7th January 2024.  Full event details can be found HERE. 



Saturday 6th January

  • 0830-0900 – Briefing (tbc)
  • 1000-1700 – Qualifying Series (tbc)

Sunday 7th January

  • 0800-0900 – Briefing (tbc)
  • 1000-1400 – Qualifying Series (tbc)
  • 1500-1700 – Final Four Series (tbc)
  • 1800-2000 – Presentation (tbc)


Leg 2 – metro RPAYC

The second Leg of the 2023/24 season is to be hosted by RPAYC on the 13th of January for the Sydney based clubs.  The racing will be in the club supplied Elliot 7s for 12+ teams.  Full event details including NOR, event schedule and entries details are be available on the events RPAYC website below.



Saturday 13th January

  • 0830-0900 – Briefing (tbc)
  • 1000-1700 – First Warning Signal
  • ASAP after racing – Presentation



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 which includes: