ATSA confirms cancellation of 2021 Australian Secondary Schools Teams Racing Championships (ASSTRC). - August 10th 2021

With much regret ATSA confirm the cancellation of the 2021 Nationals for school team sailing. The ASSTRC were originally set down for July to be hosted by Georges River Sailing Club. In June ATSA announced the postponement of the July regatta. The committee had been considering an alternate date in late September, again at Georges River. Unfortunately, with the current circumstances, ATSA now confirm the cancellation of this year's regatta.

This is not an easy decision to make and we are all too aware of the time and effort that teams have put into qualifying for the regatta and to compete at the National Championships with the potential to qualify to represent Australia at the annual Interdominion Championships with New Zealand.

ATSA thanks the contributions provided by committee’s involved in planning this year’s regatta and the endeavours and support of the host club, Georges River. ATSA also appreciates the ongoing interest and support from the competing school’s and the enthusiasm to engage in Team Sailing when the opportunity arises.

We look forward hopefully to a more open environment in 2022, and the potential to engage in the National Regatta again next year.



Cancellation of 2021 Interdominion Team Sailing Championships. - August 10th 2021

After consulting with the New Zealand Team Sailing Association over the last couple of weeks, it is with regret that the decision has been made to cancel the Interdominion Team Sailing Championships planned to take place this October at Algies Bay in New Zealand.

With the changing travel restrictions between NZ and Australia the organisers do don’t believe there will be a realistic chance that the teams from Australia will be able to get across its New Zealand to compete. This decision has further been influenced by the decision to cancel the 2021 Australian Secondary Schools Teams Racing Championships (ASSTRC) due to travel restrictions and Sydney lock down conditions.

Both Associations remain fully aligned with their support of commitment to international competitions between Australia and New Zealand and continue to explore opportunities for this to occur when conditions allow.


Notice of Race for 2021 Nationals Posted. - April 28th 2021

ATSA in conjunction with the Georges River 16ft Sailing Club have posted the Notice of Race for the 2021 Australian Secondary Schools Teams Racing Championship to be held 2 - 6 July, 2021. Notice of Race is available here - NOTICE OF RACE



Refined dates for the 2021 Australian Secondary Schools Teams Racing Championships - April 20th 2021

In consultation with the host club, Georges River Sailing Club, ATSA are pleased to announce the finalised dates for the upcoming National Championship Regatta.

The Regatta will run from Friday, 2nd July through to Tuesday, 6th July.
Friday the 2nd will involve registration and practice day, followed by a welcome event.

The Regatta will conclude with the Finals Series on the 6th July, followed by the annual dinner and presentation.

The Notice of Race will be published on the 26 April, 2021.



Dates announced for 2021 Australian Secondary Schools Team Sailing Championships - March 25th 2021

The Australian Team Sailing Association (ATSA) has announced the dates of the 2021 Australian Secondary Schools Team Sailing Championships to be hosted by Georges River Sailing Club 29th June - 4th July.



Statement on the 2020 Australian Secondary Schools Teams Racing Regatta. - 23rd March 2020

In consideration of current events, the ATSA Committee, in consultation with Government, Clubs and key stakeholders, met last week and confirmed that the scheduled 2020 Australian Secondary Schools Teams Racing Regatta – scheduled for 27 – 31 May, at Georges River Sailing Club and run this year by NSWTSA, has been postponed.

A deferred National Regatta some time later in 2020 remains a consideration for ATSA perhaps targeting a window between 25 September and 4 October, 2020.
Please refer ATTACHED STATEMENT Issued by the ATSA Committee.

Dates announced for 2020 Australian Secondary Schools Teams Racing Championships and 2020 Interdominion Championships - 27th November 2020

The Australian Team Sailing Association (ATSA) has announced the dates of the 2020 Australian Secondary Schools Team Sailing Championships and the 2020 Interdominion Championships.

The 2020 Australian Secondary Schools Team Racing Championships will be held 27 – 31 May 2020, held in NSW.

The 2020 Interdominion Schools Team Racing Championships will be held 4 – 6 September at Algies Bay in New Zealand. Qualification for the Interdominion Championships will again be based on the results of the 2020 ASSTRC in May and will only be available to teams finishing in the top 5 places at the regatta.





RYCT and ATSA launch the 2020 Australian 2K Championship - 9th November 2020

The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania has published and started distribution of the NOR for the 2020 Australian 2K Championship to be hosted by RYCT in Hobart on Feb 22-23, 2020.

ATSA is pleased to support the RYCT for the event with both parties keen to make the regatta a long-term feature of the Australian team racing calendar.

2K Team Racing is two on two team racing, in keelboats without spinnakers, raced on short, match race style courses with umpires. The sport is fun, fast, social, and spectator friendly. In just four years since its development, an exciting international club competition circuit has sprung up with events in China the USA and around Europe. https://2kteamracing.com

The Global Team Racing Regatta - a separate series, was initiated by the New York Yacht Club, with the second edition held at the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, UK in 2019. The 2020 the event will move to Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Sardinia, Italy.

Registrations from NSW are asked to please ensure you keep NSWTSA posted at info@nswtsa.com of your entry.

Notice of Race attached here.







Dates announced for 2019 Australian Secondary Schools Team Sailing Championships and 2019 Interdominion Championships. - JANUARY 25th 2019

The Australian Team Sailing Association (ATSA) has announced the dates of the 2019 Australian Secondary Schools Team Sailing Championships and the 2019 InterDominion Championships with both competitions to be hosted in Tasmania, by the Sandy Bay Sailing Club with the support of The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania.

The 2019 Australian Secondary Schools Team Racing Championships will be held 6th -10th June.

The 2019 Interdominion Schools Team Sailing Championships will be held 13th -17th July.

For more information refer – Media Release





2018 ATSA AGM - NOVEMBER 27th 2018

At the 2018 Annual General Meeting the Association updated the membership of the Committee.

The 2019 ATSA Committee is now recorded on the website and reflects the current membership.

The Committee endorsed Tasmania as the host state for the 2019 Australian Secondary Schools Team Racing Championships and the 2019 Interdominion Championships.



Stakeholder Update and Correspondence – January 2018 - FEBRUARY 1st 2018

Please see attached correspondence with Stakeholders. Link to attached document



ATSA Update - 2016

At the 2016 Australian Secondary Schools Teams Sailing Regatta a revamped stakeholder group agreed to constitute ATSA and to create a platform for Team Sailing nationally that would provide a basis for future success of the sport, a platform for growth and a governance structure to properly reflect the key stakeholders and build consistency for the sport nationally. This interim committee agreed to:

- Redraft a new Constitution for the Association and initiate a governance structure nationally that would appropriately represent the sports key stakeholders
- Engage openly with key stakeholders in reconstituting the Asssociation
- Seek membership of the Association following the approval of the new ATSA Constitution and governing structure
- Commit to delivery of improved National regattas over the next 3 years
- Work toward a successful partnership with Australian Sailing for the betterment of Team Sailing

The members of the Interim Committee included:

South Australia (SA)
Simon Irving – President
Wayne Thompson

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Paddy Hodgman

Victoria (VIC)
Felicia Brown  -  Secretary 

New South Wales (NSW)
Jeremy Atkinson  -  Treasurer
Arthur Psaltis
David McCracken

Tasmania (TAS)
Oliver Burnell

Queensland (QLD)
n/a

Western Australia (WA)
n/a

Northern Territory (NT)
n/a



Welcome to the website of the Australian Team Sailing Association (ATSA). - JUNE 2015

During the twenty-odd years until 2013, team sailing in Australia was controlled and supported by Yachting Australia. The support provided by YA was limited to a small amount of direct funding for each of the two national championships (schools and open), some limited funding for teams representing Australia at international events, and administrative support for the YA team racing committee which provided advice to YA about all matters relating to team racing after its formation in 2003.

At its 2013 mid-year federal assembly, a decision was made by Yachting Australia to discontinue any direct support of team sailing after 30 June 2014. This was a disappointing outcome to those members of the Australian sailing community who understood the importance of team racing in attracting new participants to the sport and who have witnessed the growth potential within schools and universities in recent times.

For those of us passionate about our sport and excited by the success of events such as the Australian Schools Team Racing Championship, it was clear that we could not stand by and watch team sailing disappear from the Australian sailing landscape.

We are in the process of incorporating the association and making some final decisions on the structure, financing and governance of the new body. As we go through this process of re-organisation, please continue to support the already-scheduled events and take the opportunity to make suggestions on how best ATSA can grow team sailing in the future. Many of those involved in the previous YA team racing committee are involved in the convening of the new association. If you have an opinion about the direction team sailing should be taking in your state and within Australia, please feel free to contact a member of the steering group.

ATSA Committee and Key Stakeholders

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Graham Maltby  -President

Victoria (VIC)
Felicia Brown  -  Secretary 

New South Wales (NSW)
Jeremy Atkinson  -  Treasurer

Tasmania (TAS)
Murray Jones  -  President 

Queensland (QLD)
Tim O’Connor 

Western Australia (WA)
Sam Gilmour 

South Australia (SA)
Simon Irving 

Northern Territory (NT)
Conor Byrne

Yours in team sailing,

Murray Jones
President
ATSA