Sailing at a competitive level is physically and mentally challenging. At the high performance level, it is not only a fiercely competitive sport but also a highly sophisticated science that requires athletes to be highly fit and agile, as well as tactically and mechanically aware.
Each sailor’s diet, equipment, problem-solving abilities and reaction time can make a huge difference to a team’s performance.
The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Sailing program focuses on all of these elements, bringing together sports science and sports medicine support, international competition programs, training facilities and world-class coaches.
About the programThe AIS and Yachting Australia (formerly Australian Yachting Federation) established the AIS Sailing program in January 2001, which is currently administered from Yachting Australia’s offices in Sydney.
The primary objective of the AIS Sailing program is to support competitors with the best possible chance of continuing to achieve a top ten overall place at their Olympic-class world championship and then preparing those competitors for Olympic Games team selection.