Australian Sailing Limited

Australian Sailing Team


Australian Sailing is the National Sporting Organisation for sailing in Australia and is responsible for delivering the performance program of the sport. The Australian Sailing Team is the pinnacle of the performance program. The Australian Sailing Team project was established in 2006 to assist national team members to achieve medal winning performances at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and beyond. After collecting two gold, a silver and a bronze at the Sydney Olympic Games, the Australian Sailing Team returned home from Athens 2004 without any medals even though there were many talented athletes in the team. In response to this result, Australian Sailing commissioned a wide reaching independent review and analysis into the Australian Sailing Team's performance at the Athens Games to identify what was required to deliver multiple medals at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games. This extensive review led to the creation of the Gold Medal Plan (GMP). The GMP reflected a new focus on high performance targets for the sport. In addition to the processes for the development of athletes, coaches, administration and programs, the GMP identified two key actions that would guarantee success in the future:

  • establishment of the Australian Sailing Team, as the peak Australian national representative sailing team, and
  • gain support and adequate funding for the AST to ensure the team is able to prepare and achieve its maximum potential.

As a result the AST Project was established through the Australian Sports Foundation. The results in Beijing 2008- two gold, two silver and a bronze, in London 2012- four gold and one silver and in Rio 2016 one gold and three silver medals indicate the success of the project. Donate today and support members of the Australian Sailing Team Find out more about us on our website, Facebook or Twitter.


Australian Sailing Limited

High Performance

Assisting athletes with travel, accommodation, equipment transportation and competition entry fee expenses relating to sailing campaigns, in particula

Australian Sailing Limited

Review into Yacht Club Safety

Yachting Australia will conduct a Review to investigate and assess the safety practices of sailboat racing in Australia.

Australian Sailing Limited

Safety Management System Guide for Clubs

This project is developing education and instruction on Safety Management Systems for clubs.

Australian Sailing Limited

Sailability Australia

Supporting sail training, equipment and travel assistance to further develop the Sailability Australia program across Australia.

Australian Sailing Limited

World Sailing In Build Validation

Work towards recommendation for a process to incorporate into Special Regulations for newly constructed Category 0,1 or 2 yachts to validate ballast k

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