The National Sailing League (NSL) was created in 2018 by Howard Elliott and Mark Turnbull to bring the Sailing Champions League to the Pacific region. The National Sailing league encompasses Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific (Oceania).
In 2019 the NSL will conduct the inaugural final to showcase the concept to the region, and, to select the team which will represent the region at the World Championships in Europe later in the year.
The 2019/2020 season will see the NSL expanded and follow a “conference” model, similar to other league sports. It is expected there will be two Australian conferences and one New Zealand & South Pacific Conference. Each conference will consist of 3-4 events which will determine the entry list to the NSL final.
The NSL will become an association of member clubs. The governance structure of NSL will reflect this membership model and allow the clubs to participate in the future direction, both locally and internationally, of the league.
In 2019/2020 season, NSL will also expand to include seperate Youth and Women’s divisions, in alignment with the international Sailing Champions League format.
National Sailing League is a trading name of NSL Management Services Pty Ltd.