National Sailing Leagues
Why National Sailing Leagues?
The introduction of the SAILING Champions League is based on the successfully introduced format of National Sailing Leagues. The start was done by Germany, creating the German Sailing League in 2013. The format was an idea of the consulting and holding company “Konzeptwerft” and the leading German sailing clubs as well as the German Sailing Association.
After a very short time the initiators did get several inquiries from all around Europe and even from the USA. In 2014, Denmark was the first European country to adopt the format of a National Sailing League according to the German model. In 2016 at least 13 countries in Europe and the USA are running an own National Sailing League. The logical conclusion of this trend: one international League for the national champions and the best of the National Sailing Leagues – the SAILING Champions League.
History of the SAILING Champions League
In 2013 the consulting and holding company “Konzeptwerft” in Hamburg did revolutionize the German sailing sport: For the first time the clubs did sail in a club competition directly against each other in a National Sailing League. The old-established battle “club versus club” did result in an identification of the sailors with their club, something, that was formerly not known in Germany. This enthusiasm was not only transferred to the whole sailing community but also to the regional and nationwide media.
With a live stream as well as the race analysis by SAP Sailing Analytics, fans and people interested in sailing can follow the regattas of the National Sailing League on the internet and get the fascination of sailing delivered to their home or the club house for public viewing, all presented by sailing experts and TV presenters.
- Established in 2015
- 36 clubs
- Events: 3 Regional Qualification Events, 1 possible Replay Event, 1 Final,
- Dates: are fixed
- Boat: Protagonist 7.50, J70 and Comet 21
- Launch planned for 2016
- Established in 2015
- One divison
- Clubs: tbd
- Events: tbd
- Dates: tbd
- Boat: tbd
August 26th - 28th
St. Petersburg (Russia)
Saint Petersburg Yacht Club
September 23rd - 25th
Porto Cervo, Sardinia (Italy)
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
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THE SAILING CHAMPIONS LEAGUE!
Which one is the best international sailing club?
The most successful sailings clubs compete against each other for a whole season in several events in the SAILING Champions League. Each club sets up a team with its best sailors. To win the title and the sought-after trophy, the clubs have to show their best performance. Short races, standardized boats, a standardized course and a competition between the best and prestigious sailing clubs in the world guarantee sailing as its best!
The Idea behind the SAILING Champions League
The format that has been working for football for years, also works for sailing: An international club competition generating a lot of media attention and something clubs, sailors and fans can identify with!
The idea behind the SAILING Champions League is simple: The cup of the national champions. The most successful clubs of the countries with a National Sailing League are competing against each other in several events during the year. At the end the winning club is may call itself, the “Best Sailing Club of the Year”.
From 2016 on, the qualification system for the SAILING Champions League includes one or two qualifier events and one big final. Depending on the number of hosting clubs, one or two qualifier events can take place for the SCL final.
In the qualifier event(s) the second and third ranked clubs of all National Sailing Leagues compete against the hosting club and clubs from potential National Sailing League countries with wild cards granted by the Steering Committee.
At the final, the national champions compete against the qualified clubs of the qualifier event(s), the current champion of the SAILING Champions League and the hosting club that is automatically qualified.
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SAILING Champions League