Sailing

The VIS Sailing program operates in partnership with Australian Sailing’s high performance program to provide key support in the performance pathway program through to the Australian Sailing Squad & Australian Sailing Team. The VIS Sailing program work closely with our program partners, state network coaches, national program coaches & staff, along with performance services staff to provide high quality support to nationally categorised athletes within the high performance pathway.

VIS athletes compete across the majority of Olympic boat classes with a focus on providing a strong domestic training base, while exposing athletes to high quality national and international training and competition opportunities. The program has been successful in increasing representation on national squads, with the ultimate aim to have our athletes competing at the 2020 Olympic Games and ISAF World Championship events

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Scotty back on the winners list

January 24th, 2022

In VIS sport, Scotty James is back on the winners list after an impressive performance in Aspen, as Dylan Alcott triumphs in a three-set battle at the Australian Open.

Returning Olympians share inspiring stories with school children across Victoria

August 24th, 2021

​Athletes returning from the Tokyo Olympic Games have dialled into virtual classrooms across Victoria these past couple of weeks, as part of the Victorian Institute of Sport’s ‘Be Fit. Be Well’ program.

The brains behind the brawn: Sylvie Withers

August 21st, 2021

VIS lead sport scientist, Sylvie Withers, whose parents were Olympic rowers, was training to qualify for the Australian Rowing Team before she realised that she wouldn’t make it to the Olympics. It was then that she decided to help others achieve their Olympics aspirations.

The VIS Family is about to expand

August 10th, 2021

Come and join our world class team

VIS results at Tokyo 2020

August 9th, 2021

See below all of our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder results from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

It's Tokyo Time: Preview

July 21st, 2021

After a year of impossible setbacks, the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games are finally here!

100 days to go

April 14th, 2021

As the clock ticks over to 100 days until the start of the Tokyo Olympics, meet some of our athletes who are gearing up for what's going to be one of the most unique Olympic Games.

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Rowing squads announced, a state champion crowned and Alessia's emotional win

March 9th, 2021

In VIS sport, 16 scholarship holders selected in squads and crews for the 2021 Australian Rowing Team, the winning streak by McCaig rolls on and Imeneo crowned state champion.

Advice to my younger self: Carrie Smith

March 3rd, 2021

Carrie Smith is a former Australian Olympic Sailor, and currently manages the Victorian Institute of Sport Sailing Program.

2XU Coach Awards Winners

November 23rd, 2020

14 Victorian Institute of Sport athletes were today named winners of the 2XU Coach Awards. The awards were announced as part of the 2020 Victorian Institute of Sport Awards.

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