In Full Swing
Australian Sailing Calendar
Whilst we start to feel the cold in the northern hemisphere, anyone further south has a full and exciting sailing schedule ahead of them.
In Australia, the programme over the rest of December and early January is full, with numerous national and international Championships taking place.
Whilst the Rolex Sydney Hobart is renowned as the pinnacle event with which to close one year and open the next, in the small boat scene it is Sail Melbourne which is the event to watch. The opening ISAF Graded Event of 2004, Sail Melbourne draws many of the world's best Olymipc Class sailors to contest this top level event. The first ISAF Grade 1 event of the year, it brings valuable ranking points to the top sailors.
These are two of many events coming up in Australia. Courtesy of Yachting Australia, the complete calendar for the remaining events in December and opening events for January 2004 are detailed below. Click on the events to link through to further details: