National Sailing Leagues

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 2017 16 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
  • Division: 1
  • Clubs: 18 clubs
  • Events: 4 regattas
  • Dates: are fixed
  • Boat: Sunbeam 22.1
Results
  • Established in 2016
  • Division: 1
  • Clubs: 13 clubs
  • Events: 3 regattas
  • Dates: are fixed
  • Boat: six different boats of the Melges 24 class
Results
  • Established in 2014
  • Divisions: 2
  • Clubs: 36
  • Events: 8 regattas (4 per division), plus qualification
  • Dates: are fixed
  • Boat: J/70
Results - First division Results - Second division
  • Established in 2015
  • Division: 1
  • Clubs: 11
  • Events: 3 regattas
  • Dates: are fixed
  • Boat: J/70
Results
  • Established in 2016
  • Division: 1
  • Clubs: 18
  • Events: Test Event in La Rochelle
  • Dates: are fixed
  • Boat: Longtze
  • First country with a National Sailing League
  • Established in 2013
  • Divisions: 2
  • Clubs: 36
  • Events: 7 regattas, 1 qualification for 2nd division
  • Dates: are fixed
  • Boat: J/70
Results - First division Results - Secon division
  • Established in 2015
  • Clubs: 40
  • Events: 2 Regional Qualification Events, 1 Final,
    Under 19 Kick-off
  • Dates: are fixed
  • Boat: J/70
  • Established in 2015
  • Division: 1
  • Clubs: 18
  • Events: 5 regattas
  • Dates: are fixed
  • Boat: J70
Results
  • Established in 2015
  • Divisions: 2
  • Clubs: 27
  • Events: 8 regattas
  • Dates: are fixed
  • Boat: J70
Results - First division Results - Second division
  • Established in 2015
  • Division: 1
  • Clubs: 18
  • Events: 4 regattas
  • Dates: are fixed
  • Boat: two events TOM28, two events Delphia 24
Results
  • Established in 2014
  • Division: 1
  • Clubs: 15
  • Events: 8 regattas
  • Dates: are fixed
  • Boat: J/70
  • Launch in 2017
  • Division: 1
  • Clubs: tbc
  • Events: 2 qualification events,
    more can be added
  • Dates: are set
  • Boat: Fareast 28R
  • Established in 2015
  • Division: 1
  • Clubs: 18
  • Events: 4 regattas, plus qualification
  • Dates: are fixed
  • Boat: J70
Results
  • Established in 2015
  • Divisions: 2
  • Clubs: 24
  • Events: 8 regattas, plus qualification
  • Dates: are fixed
  • Boat: J70
Results 1st Division Results 2nd Division
  • Established in 2015
  • Division: 1
  • Clubs: tbd
  • Events: 4 qualification events, 1 final
  • Dates: are fixed
  • Boats: SB20, 707, J/70
  • Launch planned for 2016
  • Leagues: tbd
  • Clubs: tbd
  • Events: 8 District Qualification Event, 2 District Finals, 1 National Final
  • Dates: are fixed
  • Boat: J/70, J/88
Dates of all National Sailing Leagues 2017