SAILING: Australia won two bronze medals on the final day of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain, bringing the overall Australian medal tally to four – including one gold (470M), one silver (Laser) and two bronze (49er, Nacra17).
SAILING: Tom Burton claimed Australia’s first medal of the ISAF Sailing World Championships – a silver – in the Laser class on Thursday. In other Australian results, defending World Champions Mat Belcher and Will Ryan took the lead in the Men’s 470 fleet in Santander, Spain, while Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen moved into third in the 49er class.
SAILING: The Laser is the first boat class Australia has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Tom Slingsby won the gold at London 2012 and also now the Australian Laser fleet is looking strong.
SAILING: The 2014 ISAF World Championships is not only the biggest regatta of the year it also is where 50 per cent of all quota places for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be determined.
TEAM: The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has accepted an invitation to send a Team to compete in the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.
SAILING: Australia has been the best performed nation at the first Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event, winning four medals in the week long sailing regatta.
SAILING: Five Australian Sailing Team crews are in medal positions in five of the six classes with Australian representation, ahead of the first day of medal races at the Rio Olympic Test event
SAILING: Selected crews of the Australian Sailing Team have arrived in Rio de Janeiro to compete at the first Olympic test event in the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
SAILING: Australia's hopes of reclaiming the coveted America's Cup trophy in 2017 are over with financial constraints forcing Team Australia's withdrawal from sailing's marquee event.
AIS: The Australian Institute of Sport continued its focus on investing in sports with the greatest potential to deliver international success at the announcement of its annual investment allocations to sports today.