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Sailing Awards

The Australian Sailing Awards have been the premier off-water celebration for sailing in Australia for many decades. The State Sailing Awards recognise the outstanding performances of sailors, volunteers, officials and clubs in our states and territories, with winners of the State Sailing Awards than automatically being nominated for the annual Australian Sailing Awards.

Nominations for the 2024 State Sailing Awards are now open, click on the links below to nominate.

Nominees only need to submit one nomination for both State and National Awards.

Nominations open: Monday June 3 2024
Nominations close:
Monday August 12 2024 (5:00pm AEST)

Nomination period: 1st August 2023 – 8th August 2024

Nominations will first be judged for their relevant State Awards, with the winning nominations from the State Awards then put forward as nominees to the judging panel of the National Australian Sailing Awards. 


Prepare your nomination

In order to assist you in submitting your nomination, we have created a guide which outlines all of the information required. 

Click here to prepare your nomination


Australian Sailing Awards are presented for the following categories:

Individual Award Categories

  • Male Sailor of the Year
  • Female Sailor of the Year
  • Para Sailor of the Year
  • Youth Sailor of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Coach of the Year

Club Award Categories

  • Club of the Year - Category A
  • Club of the Year - Category B
  • Instructor of the Year
  • Official of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year

Sport Award Categories

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • SheSails Award
  • Sport Professional Award
  • Sport Promotion Award
  • Sustainability Award

Key dates

Nomination dates

Monday 3 June: Nominations open

Monday 12 August: Nominations close 

State Sailing Awards Presentations

QLD: 26th September @ Southport Yacht Club 
TAS:  7th September @ TAS Maritime Museum 
VIC:  20th September @ Sandringham Yacht Club  
SA:  20th September @ Adelaide Sailing Club 
NSW/ACT:  14th September @ Drummoyne Sailing Club 
WA:  26th September @ Mounts Bay Sailing Club 

National Sailing Awards Presentation

Friday 1 November:Australian Sailing Awards
& Hall of Fame Induction Gala Dinner


To view the State Awards archive click here