2023 SA Sailing League 8,9,10 Dec - CYCSA

2023 SA Sailing League 8,9,10 Dec

CYCSA Youth Team get invited to Victorian State League and finish 2nd overall and 1st in age division!
A great outcome for the club and for the Elliott program!

Below L-R: Murphy Cowen, Carter Baker, Maddy Salter (Coach), Sailor Cowan, Sophie Ward)

2023 Registrations are open!
Imagine if you could watch some of Australia’s most competitive sailing from inside a sports stadium?
The SA Sailing League comes to the inner harbour of Port Adelaide again for this year’s Dockside Festival, that’s pretty much what you’ll get.
Come see SA’s best sailors battle it out for ultimate bragging rights in the state’s premier club-versus-club contest.
Will the Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club go back-to-back after winning the event last year or will the well drilled CYCSA Junior team led by Chad Baker cause an upset?
2022 SA Sailing League Results 2022:
1st Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club (Team 1) Sandy Higgins  
2nd Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia (Team 1) Robbie Deussen  
3rd Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club (Team 2) Ben Hinks  
4th Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia (Team 2) Greg Allison  
5th Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia (Team 3) Carter Baker  
6th Largs Bay Sailing Club (Team 1) Ash Emery  
7th Adelaide Sailing Club (Team 2) Alex Blacker  
8th Largs Bay Sailing Club (Team 2) Stephen Eshman  
9th Wallaroo Sailing Club Ryan Kelly  
10th Grange Sailing Club Dale Geddes  
11th Port River Sailing Club Hannah Lees  
12th Christies Sailing Club Marc Read  
13th Port Lincoln Yacht Club Max Sturman  
14th Adelaide Sailing Club (Team 1) Maddy Salter  
15th Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club Craig McPhee
2022: Winner: Brighton and Seacliff Yacht Club
Above: Sandy and crew taking out the 2022 SA Sailing League Finals
2021: Winner: Largs Bay Sailing Club
Above: Luke Stevens celebrating with crew
Below: Alex Higgins and crew hiking hard during 2021 event



How do to work out which is the best sailing club in the world?  Is it the club with the largest membership, biggest marina or club house,  the biggest or the best boats?  We think it is none of these things, but it is the club with the best sailors

So how exactly do you work this out? That too should should be simple, but up until now it has not as there has been no simple, accessible, cheap way of getting sailors young and old to compete in a global club vs club competition.  The key to this is that the racing format does not favour rich or poor, large or small clubs as all clubs send their best sailors to compete on a level playing field in event organiser supplied boats.

This starts at local club level progressing to National Sailing Leagues (of which there are 23 NSL’s worldwide) and then the top clubs from each NSL compete at a regional basis (ie SAILING Champions League: Asia Pacific) to compete to be the best club in Asia Pacific and then go onto to compete against the best clubs from around the world in the SAILING Champions League: World Finals based in Europe each year. 


It’s a straightforward format that has been working well in football for years; now we have clear proof that it also works for sailing: An international club competition generating high levels of media interest and a competition that clubs, sailors and fans can all identify with.

The idea behind SAILING Champions League is simple: it’s the championship of the national champions. The most successful clubs of the National Sailing League countries are competing against each other to fight for the title: “Best Sailing Club of the Year”.


Following the exponential growth of the league format, the next obvious steps were to create special leagues for Youth and Women’s competition. So for the first time in 2018 we saw sailors competing in the Youth SAILING Champions League and Women’s SAILING Champions League. It’s all about making league sailing as accessible and attractive as possible to a wider group of sailors, as well as increasing the appeal to sponsors and commercial partners.