Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik 2021 Black Friday LEADERBOARD

2022 Australian WASZP Nationals heading to Lake Macquarie

by Marc Ablett 24 Nov 22:04 PST 11-13 March 2022
Hugo Allison leading class President Jack Felsenthal at the 2021 WASZP Nationals © Jack Fletcher

With border restrictions causing havoc with Western Australia over the traditional Australia Day Nationals timeslot, the Australian WASZP Association has made a swift decision to move the Perth National Championships to 2023 and bring forward NSW's hosting rights to 2022.

The 2022 Australian WASZP National Championships will head to Lake Macquarie for the very first time, with South Lake Macquarie Amateur Sailing Club being the host club and venue. The dates are set for the 11th - 13th of March as a Friday to Sunday event. This is a long weekend in Victoria which should enable strong participation from the southerners. This will be the final hit-out for many sailors ahead of the 2022 International WASZP Games on Lake Garda. With the strong interest of over 30 Australian's looking to make the trip to Italy.

With over 120 WASZP's now actively sailing around Australia, the 2022 Nationals will present for the first time since the 2020 event in Port Stephens where we will have an uninterrupted event. Expectations of over 60 boats attending the nationals are very realistic and with new fleets starting in Tasmania and QLD since the Covid break.

Victoria and NSW are still the major strongholds, boasting over 40 active sailors in each state, while WA is not far behind with around 20-25 boats capable of racing. We are expecting a strong WA contingent who will be looking for a National competition for the first time in a long time. The timing of the event will also allow the WA sailors to leave their boats over east to be packed in the container for the International WASZP Games.

Lake Macquarie is just a sensational venue for foiling and ticks all the boxes of the WASZP Class, a premium level race-track, relaxed lifestyle and great hospitality. WASZP events have always been about inclusivity, with the open flow of technical information coming from the top sailors back through the fleet, going to events is the best learning accelerant you can have. If you are just starting out in the WASZP or looking to win the title, there will always be something for everyone, bring your family, bring your mates, the off-water is just as good as the action on the water and it is just a sensational community to be part of.

South Lake Macquarie Amateur Sailing Club has had a proud history in hosting major events, with the NSW Youth Championships being held over the last 3 years from this venue as well as recently the One-Design windsurfer Nationals with over 100 boards competing.

So what are you waiting for? Get into a WASZP today and enjoy everything fun, affordable, accessible, competitive foiling has to offer!

Related Articles

Entry open for 2022 WASZP European Games
To be held at Mar Menor, a large saltwater lagoon in Murcia, Spain The Mar Menor is a large saltwater lagoon in the region of Murcia in the south of Spain offers reliable wind, flat water and warm weather. Posted on 1 Nov
WASZP Americas Championships - Entry open
Set to take place at Richmond Yacht Club, USA ahead of the SailGP season 2 final Entry is open for the first-ever WASZP Americas Championship. The championship will take place at Richmond Yacht Club, USA where sailors are set to enjoy the famous waters of San Francisco Bay ahead of the SailGP season 2 final. Posted on 25 Oct
WASZP GP at Carsington
Hattie Rogers takes the win The final UK WASZP GP of the season took place at Carsington Sailing Club over the weekend. Twenty boats made the trip from as far afield as Dublin, Plymouth and the Isle of Wight and were greeted with perfect foiling breeze and a chilly seven degrees. Posted on 25 Oct
SailGP Spain - WASZP lights up Cadiz
Some of the best young talent in Spain converged on the Inspire Racing Circuit Sailors were greeted by the best conditions of the European Season, racing alongside the F50s in front of the massive estimated crowds of 11,000, this provided a genuine inside look at what life could be as a professional sailor. Posted on 12 Oct
WASZP Irish Nationals Vlog with Hattie Rogers
A behind the scenes look at the event from a competitors point of view Video diary from Hattie Rogers at the 2021 Waszp Irish National Championship held at Royal St George Yacht Club - a behind the scenes look at the event from a competitors point of view. Posted on 11 Oct
Roses, Spain to host WASZP EuroCup Final
As the European summer begins to wind down Spain to host WASZP EuroCup Final + an array of winter training dates and events! Posted on 8 Oct
WASZP X 5.8m - Junior foiling ready to take flight
This is a class the whole family can be involved with! Providing a clear pathway into senior sailing and retention through the existing WASZP 6.9m & 8.2m class. This is a class the whole family can be involved with! Posted on 6 Oct
Irish National Waspz Championships
Dublin hosts 15 foilers with a few English visitors included The WASZP nationals were held at RStGYC, Dunlaoighre, Dublin this weekend and 15 sailors participated, with three from UK travelling over to sail with us. Posted on 5 Oct
Women in WASZP – The ultimate level playing field
With an epic northern summer, the 2021 WASZP Season is still firing With an epic northern summer now transitioning to Autumn, the 2021 WASZP Season is still firing, with the Irish Nationals and USA Nationals taking place over the weekend, as well as a smaller event in Buenos Aires. Posted on 4 Oct
Sam Whaley to join the Sailingfast Riders
A very exciting partnership with a top ILCA 7 and WASZP sailor Sam Whaley Sailing and Sailingfast are delighted to announce a very exciting partnership as he becomes a Sailingfast Rider. Posted on 1 Oct
Coast Guard Foundation FOOTER 2RS Sailing 2021 - FOOTERDoyle Sails 2020 - Cruising Confidence 728x90 BOTTOM