Monthly Archives: November 2022

Nationals Normal Entry Extended One Week

The normal entry for the Oceania & Australian Open & Youth Championships Here has been extended for one week to midnight on 7th December. After this time entry may be available with an additional $80 late fee.

There is a great line up of local and international sailors entered for the event which you can see by clicking through the entry link

Ranking for Entry to ILCA World Championships

A few sailors have asked about gaining entry for ILCA World Championships.

In a nutshell the ALCA Ranking Policy and hence the order of entry offers from ILCA for World Championships are based on the results of the preceding Australian Championships.

Sailors who do not compete in the ranking event or who submit a late application will be ranked in the order of their application.

For 2023 Open and Youth Worlds the ranking event is the 2023 Oceania & Australian Open & Youth Championships Georges River (1-8 January 2023). For Masters the ranking event for the 2024 Worlds Adelaide (24 January to 9 February 2024) will be the 2023 Oceania & Australian Masters Port Stephens (10-13 March 2023).

AS Sailing Awards to Mara Stransky & Evie Saunders

The 2022 Australian Sailing Awards – which recognised and celebrated distinguished members of the Australian Sailing community – took place on Friday 4th November at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Australian ILCA 6 Olympian Mara Stransky who is currently third in the ILCA 6 World Rankings won Female Sailor of the Year.

Leading up to her win Mara has had a great year winning the prestigious Kiel Week Regatta along with top-10 finishes at the World Championships, Hyeres Olympic Week and Allianz World Cup Almere regattas.

Evie Saunders was announced as Youth Sailor of the Year.

In presenting her this award, Australian Sailing said, “Evie Saunders is an up-and-coming ILCA 6 sailor with a proven track record amongst world class fleets. She set herself apart this season by securing the silver medal at the ISAF Youth World Championships at The Hague, making her the first Australian girl in 14 years to medal in the Laser class at the Youth World Championships.”