WHO IS THE BEST INTERNATIONAL SAILING CLUB?
The most successful National Sailing League clubs compete against each other in three SAILING Champions League events. 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, one-design boats, a standardised course and a competition between the best and prestigious sailing clubs in the world guarantee sailing as its best!
THE IDEA BEHIND 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 SAILING Champions League is simple: 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”!
National Sailing Leagues
- Established in 2017
- Division: 1
- Clubs: tbc
WHY NATIONAL SAILING LEAGUES?
The introduction of SAILING Champions League is based on the successful format of National Sailing Leagues. The start was done by Germany, creating the German Sailing League in 2013. The format was an idea of consulting and holding company “Konzeptwerft” and leading German sailing clubs as well as 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 adapt the format of a National Sailing League according to the German model. In 2018, 17 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 – SAILING Champions League!
HISTORY OF 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 races of National Sailing Leagues 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.