QLD Sailing Team




The Queensland Sailing Team (QST) is the State Underpinning Performance Program to the State Sailing Performance Program (SSPP - QAS) and is managed by Australian Sailing (AS). It is funded by the QAS and the Queensland Government.

Objectives of the QST

  • Develop the skills of talented youth sailors to help them succeed at interstate level competition.
  • Achieve selection into the Australian Youth Sailing Team to represent Australia at the World Sailing Youth Championships.
  • Provide access to the High Performance Pathway structure.
  • Set examples and inspire junior and youth sailors.

The QSTprovides squad based coaching support for identified athletes selected from designated youth classes. Athletes are educated about the SSPP (QAS) to enable a smooth transition into that program should a sailor qualify for this support in future years.


Sailors need to be under 19 years of age at 31 December 2019 and sail one of the following classes this season:

Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, 29er and Bic Techno.


Coaching will be conducted by State Performance Coaches to ensure high quality coaching for athletes in the program, so as to develop the skills required to perform at national level and be in consideration for an SSPP (QAS) Scholarship in the future.

Under this contract the minimum contact coaching days, including regatta support, is 42 days.

The program will go into recess following the Australian Youth Championships in January 2019 until the next edition commences in April/May 2019.

Accommodation and supervision outside of the actual training and racing sessions is not provided at regattas or camps.

Selection Process

Selection to the 2018/2019 QST was via a Tryout Weekend on the 14th and 15th of April where coaches evaluated the sailors. From this process a squad was selected for the 2018/19 season.

Current members of the QST do not automatically gain selection for the new season. They are required to re-apply for the new season and tryout.

All squad members, with at least 1 parent will then be required to attend a compulsory induction session at 9am Saturday 19th May 2018. The induction session will be held in the AS Qld building adjacent to RQYS.

Preliminary dates and locations for training in 208/2019 are as follows. Dates and venues may be changed based on availability of coaches, the squad and other commitments.

19,20 May                 RQYS

16,17 June                RQYS

3,4,5 July                  RQYS

11,12 August             Southport YC Hollywell

8,9 September           RQYS

20,21 October            Southport YC Hollywell

3,4 November            RQYS

24,25 November        RQYS


Training days typically run from 9am to 4pm.

The AS National Performance Program is the responsible authority for making all decisions and determinations regarding the application of these selection criteria and for all other matters relating to this document.

Advertising a class for selection does not guarantee that a squad will be selected in that class. AS reserve the right not to select a squad. This decision will be made by management, upon advice from program coaches, and is not an opportunity for appeal. Sailors from Non-World Sailing Youth Pathway Classes are encouraged to apply, however they will be expected to commit to sailing a World Sailing Youth Pathway Class for the duration of the 2018-19 season.

Athletes must sign the QST Athlete Agreement (incl. Parent Agreement & Code of Conduct) before commencing in the program.

Coach Supported Regattas


The fees for the program will be as follows:

Bic Techno $1000 per person

All other Classes $1500 per person


Full payment is required by 31 May 2018 unless otherwise agreed by AS.

QAS and the Queensland government provide the remaining funding for this coaching/development program. Athlete related expenses for training and regatta attendance are the athlete’s sole responsibility.



Danny Fuller

AS Qld & NT Performance Pathway officer



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