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For many years current Pacific Sailing School students have participated in the NSW State and Australian International J24 Nationals.  In 2017 after twenty years of trying, we finally won the J24 Nationals.

After a year off, to allow the competition to recover, I have formulated a new plan…. Let’s compete, and be competitive, at the 2020 International J24 World Championships with a crew comprised of current and/or past students.

That’s how confident I am in the training programs we offer and the quality of our staff.  Whether you have just learnt to sail, or have been sailing for a while, in two years you could be selected* to compete at a World Championship event. Join me on an incredible sailing adventure and get an International J24 Regatta T-shirt.

Our J24 campaign starts with racing in Monday and Friday Twilight’s on Sydney Harbour, after which we start planning for the Victorian J24 State Championships.

The highlight of the PSS calendar has always been the Gosford J24 regatta over the October long weekend.  This match racing regatta is conducted on peaceful Brisbane Waters, and hosted by the Gosford Sailing Club.  With the opportunity to help deliver the yachts to Gosford and two days of  racing, this event always fills quickly and provides memories that last a lifetime.

This year, we are adding Port Stephen’s Race Week and Airlie Beach Race Week to our usual event program and continuing with our participation in the NSW State Championships and Australian National Championships, both held on Sydney Harbour.

To be considered for selection for the World Team you will need to start planning now as you will need to compete in at least three regatta’s.  Most regattas are hosted over weekends and shared accommodation is provided as part of the package.

Click on the links below to get more information on each regatta.

Four of the school boats on a tight line during the 2016 Gosford Regatta

5 steps to the World Championship

Port Stephens Regatta
Airlie Beach Race week
Gosford Classic Regatta Brisbane Waters
NSW State Championship
National Championship
World Championship
8th – 14th April 2019
Come Racing at Port Stephens! Dedicated page here
8th – 15th August 2019
Come for a fantastic week of racing in the Whitsundays! Have a look here for details
27th – 30th September 2019
6 races over two days in Brisbane Waters with the Gosford Sailing Club. Dedicated page of the event here.
2nd – 3rd November 2019
8 races over two days at the Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club – Point Piper. See the dedicated page
2nd – 5th January 2020
In 2017 we won the Nationals on Starpac with a student crew and Instructor Sean as skipper. Details Here
Next edition we train for is Pool – UK 2020
Be part of the team: let us know now that you are keen as we are now in planning mode for the UK event. Details on this page

Port Stephens Regatta
Airlie Beach Race week
Gosford Classic Regatta Brisbane Waters
NSW State Championship
National Championship
World Championship

Regattas & Championships Fees

The prices for the events are the following:

  • Gosford Regatta: $950
  • Victoria State Championship $TBA
  • Airlie Beach Race week $TBA
  • NSW State Championship: $TBA
  • National Championship: $TBA
  • World Champinships package $TBA

Plus accommodation, delivery costs if required

This includes:

  • 6 hours training
  • Instructor fees
  • The Crew T shirt
  • Racing rules evenings
  • Regatta Entry fees
  • Delivery of boat to Regatta in NSW, Marina and launch fees

At least two training sessions are required per event. .

Not included:

  • Additional training sessions if requested
  • NSW J24 Association membership $50 per year
  • Shared accommodation
  • Airfares to regattas
  • Interstate boat delivery, Instructor travel & accommodation
  • Overseas Boat Charter fee and associated costs

External links