Secondary Schools Team Sailing

The Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club proudly supports the South Australian Secondary Schools Team Racing program. The sheltered waters of Goolwa's South Lake and the club's excellent on and off-water facilities makes the GRYC an ideal location for hosting team racing.

In South Australia we have approximately 16 schools across metro and country regions competing in the teams racing program. These schools enter up to 24 teams in total. This provides around 190 students with the opportunity to participate in and enjoy competitive sailing.

A team will usually consist of three boats. Two teams will compete against each other in one race, lasting about ten to fifteen minutes.

Over the course of a day, all teams will race against each other in a round-robin regatta and the winner is the team with the most points. Bigger regattas may be a multi-day event and the two top teams may race up to five races plus a finals round to decide the winner.

Teams racing requires good knowledge of the rules of sailing and superb boat handling skills.

The season runs from November to April, with several trial events being held, followed by metro and regional championships, with the season culminating in all the teams coming together at a state championship.

The best performing teams at the state championship are selected to represent SA at the national competition and can go on to sail at the Interdominions, an annual regatta between Australia's and New Zealand's top team sailors.

We thank our event sponsor

Harcourts South Coast

 for their support of the

2020-21 SA Schools Team Racing

State Championship


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