Yachting Australia Corporate Partner
ABOUT YACHTING AUSTRALIA
A printable version of the 2012-2013 Yachting Australia cardholder brochure is available here.
WHAT DOES YACHTING AUSTRALIA DO
Develops Plans Programs and Policies
Represents sailing to the Federal Government
Represents sailing Internationally
Supports Club based competitive sailing
- Providing input to, reviewing, and adopting for Australia, the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing.
- Providing the framework for managing the Rules including the training and development of Club Race Officials, and providing the associated protest and appeals systems.
- Formulating and providing Safety Regulations in line with world’s best practice.
- Managing international ratings systems in Australia, including issuing boat rating certificates for IRC and ORC.
- Providing Clubs with safety policies, templates and training to manage safety and minimise incidents.
Help Clubs Increase Participation in Sailing
- Discover Sailing Days and Experiences to provide the initial taste of sailing.
- Courses, a series of practical Learn to Sail classes for windsurfers, dinghies, powerboats and keelboats, offered at one of the over 200 Accredited Discover Sailing Centres throughout Australia.
- Crewing, by matching people looking for crewing opportunities with boat owners.
- Tackers, a fun based junior program for 7-12 year olds.
- Sailability for including people of all abilities in sailing at Clubs.
Educates and Trains
- The RYA – YA Yacht Training Program in Australia for further developing keelboat sailors, and providing internationally and commercially recognised sailing and boating qualifications.
- Training, qualifying and developing Instructors.
- Training, qualifying and developing Club and High Performance Coaches.
- Training, qualifying and developing Race Officials including Race Officers, Judges, Umpires and Measurers.
- Providing Powerboat courses for both the public, and Club members, to increase marine safety and skill Club Safety boat drivers.
Supports clubs and their members
- A wide range of tailored insurance services for Clubs, Class Associations and individuals. For a detailed guide to Insurance see www.oamps.com.au/ya
- An IT platform providing management tools to support organisations and volunteers at all levels. This includes MyClub, MyCentre, MyClass, MySite, and MySailor for Club members.
- A structure of National and State Committees that provide input to, and implementation of major plans, policies and programs.
Provides information and advice
- www.yachting.org.au for State Associations, Club Officials and members
- www.discoversailing.org.au for people new to sailing
- www.australiansailingteam.org.au for people interested in high performance sailors
Sanction National Events
Yachting Australia sanctions a range of national events such as the annual Australian IRC Championships, Youth Championships, Youth Grand Prix and Teams and Match Racing Championships.
Provides access to Funding Opportunities
Clubs affiliated with the peak bodies can access a range of grant funding opportunities at national, state and local government levels for volunteer or program development, running events, and participation programs through to major facilities improvement. The Australian Sports Foundation enables affiliated Clubs to register appropriate projects, such as safety boat or facilities renewal, to allow financial contributions to be tax deductible. The peak bodies play a key role in influencing government on grant funding programs, promoting their availability to Clubs and assisting Clubs' successful applications.
Reinforces Clubs Status as a Not for Profit Organisation
Affiliated Clubs with not for profit status, generally are not required to pay income tax and enjoy some other tax benefits, including land tax and local rates because Clubs promote sport and community wellbeing. This status provides recognition by government and the community, often resulting in potential access to additional services.
Developing world class athletes
Through a series of state and national initiatives, talented athletes are identified, supported and nurtured, receiving expert coaching, sport science support and financial assistance. Programs include State Development Squads right up to the level of the Australia Sailing Team (Levels 7-10 on the Sailing Pathway).
MEMBERSHIP AND FUNDING CONTRIBUTIONS
ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT
DIRECT BENEFITS TO CLUB MEMBERS
- Rule 46 for skippers in all races
- Rule 55 for crew participating in more than three races
- Communication through websites, e-newsletters and printed material.
- The Yachting Australia On-line Shop that has a comprehensive range of over 140 yachting and boating publications and merchandise for sale. at www.yachting.org.au/shop
- MySailor – an on-line facility for storing all your sailing and boating information and updating your Club’s records about you.
- The free Yachting Australia Online Classifieds advertising system.
- Discounts on products and/or services from a range of Yachting Australia partners.
- Avis currently offer Cardholders special discounted rates on all domestic and international car hire through Yachting Australia’s Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number P843900. Call 136 333 or go to www.avis.com.au
- Yaffa offer Cardholders up to 60% off yearly subscriptions of leading sailing magazines including Australian Sailing+Yachting and Cruising Helmsman. Visit www.mysailing.com.au or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cardholders receive 5% off the best available rates across Toga’s Australian Hotels at over 52 strategically located apartments and hotels in Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Please quote your Yachting Australia card number upon booking via phone at 13 TOGA
- Sunsail is the world’s largest yacht charter operator with over 30 bases in 20 destinations catering for the novice through to the most experienced of sailors. Whether it’s a bareboat, skippered or flotilla charter we can assist. Call 1800 803 988 or email email@example.com or visit www.sunsail.com.au to receive your 5% discount quoting YACHT.