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Where to watch sailing in Australia
Stay dry at home with the best places to stream some of the biggest global sailing events from around the globe.
Who knew that sailing was so popular. I didn’t before I researched this article. As it turns out, there’s a whole lot of global sailing events throughout the year and around the world. Best bit: some of the most iconic sailing events don’t require a paid subscription to one of the best sports streaming services available in Australia. Scroll on for the full sailing breakdown.
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Watch sailing online in Australia
SailGP—not to be confused with MotoGP—is a popular international sailing involving catamarans, and you can find live streams, recent replays, highlights and related shows on Kayo Sports. Alternatively, subscribe to Foxtel Now with the Sport add-on for live SailGP streams. Kayo One costs $25 a month for one HD stream, otherwise it’s $30 per month for Kayo Basic (two HD streams) or a $35 monthly fee for Kayo Premium (three HD streams). Foxtel Now with the Sport channel costs $54 for two HD streams.
If you don’t want to pay a subscription fee and are happy to tune into SailGP replays, check out the selection on 7plus. For a mix of live streams, full replays and highlights, subscribe to the World Sailing TV YouTube channel for a range of global coverage. For an idea of events, World Sailing TV has coverage for the World Cup Series, Youth Sailing World Championships, and more.
Speaking of YouTube channels, Eurosport is a popular European sports streaming channel that also has its own YouTube presence. Check in with Eurosport for live Ocean Race coverage, replays and highlights.
How else can I stream sailing in Australia?
A virtual private network (VPN) service can be a handy tool for sidestepping global streaming service geoblocks that typically can’t be viewed with an Australian IP address. Sites like Dreamsports.tv have dedicated SailGP coverage that won’t work from Australia. Connect to a US server, though, and those restrictions disappear. Here’s a list of VPNs that I’ve tested from Australia that offer fast streaming for US streaming services:
Watch sailing World Championships in Australia
As you might’ve gleaned from the channel name above, tune into the aforementioned World Sailing TV YouTube channel for World Championships coverage. It’ll be streaming between 10 and 20 August 2023, but be aware it’s in the Netherlands, so live coverage will likely be at odd hours if you’re watching from Australia.
Watch Sydney to Hobart sailing in Australia
Every Boxing Day, you’ve got a choice between two iconic sporting events: an international cricket clash at the MCG or the Sydney to Hobart race. If 2022 is any indicator, tune into live coverage for the Sydney to Hobart race on 7plus in December 2023.
Watch America’s Cup sailing in Australia
The 37th America’s Cup is slated to launch in 2024, between August and October in Barcelona. While no official broadcast partner was announced at the time of writing, the last America’s Cup was broadcast on Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now.
Sailing has been an Olympic event since the Summer Games in 1896. To check out event replays and highlights from past Summer Olympics, try 7plus or search for ‘sailing’ on the official Olympics YouTube channel. Future Olympic sailing events will be on 9Now.
Compare streaming services
Interested to see how the streaming services above stack up against the competition? Take a look at the table below for a comparison of your streaming options in Australia.
|4K streaming3 streamsDeal: 30-day free trial||$9.99/mth||Go to site|
|Binge Standard planHD streaming2 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial (starts on 3 Oct 2023)||$16/mth||Go to site|
|Apple TV+ plan4K streaming6 streams (Family Sharing)Deal: 7-day free trial||$9.99/mth||Go to site|
|Disney+ plan4K streaming3 streamsDeal: $139.99 for 12mths||$13.99/mth||Go to site|
|Netflix Standard + AdsHD streaming2 streams||$6.99/mth||Read more|
|Stan Basic planSD streaming1 stream||$10/mth||Read more|
|Kayo One PlanHD streaming 1 stream||$25/mth||Go to site|
|Foxtel Now EssentialsHD streaming2 streamsAccess to over 30 channelsDeal: 10-day free trial||$25/mth||Go to site|
|Shudder planHD streaming1 streamDeal: 7-day free trial||$6.99/mth||Read more|
|Hayu PlanHD streaming1 streamDeal: 7-day free trial||$6.99/mth||Go to site|
|Paramount+ planHD streaming3 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial||$9.99/mth||Go to site|
|Britbox planHD streaming5 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial||$8.99/mth||Go to site|
|Netflix BasicSD streaming1 stream||$10.99/mth||Read more|
|Netflix StandardHD streaming2 streams||$16.99/mth||Read more|
|Netflix Premium4K streaming4 streams||$22.99/mth||Read more|
|Binge Basic + Ads planSD streaming1 streamDeal: 14-day free trial (ends 2 Oct 2023)||$10/mth||Go to site|
|Binge Premium planHD streaming4 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial (starts on 3 Oct 2023)||$18/mth||Go to site|
|Kayo Basic PlanHD streaming 2 streams||$30/mth||Go to site|
|Kayo Premium PlanHD streaming 3 streams||$35/mth||Go to site|
|Stan Standard planHD streaming3 streams||$16/mth||Read more|
|Stan Premium plan4K streaming4 streams||$21/mth||Read more|
|Stan Sport add-onHD or 4K streaming||$15/mth add-onMin. cost $25/mth (Stan Sport + Basic)||Read more|
|Essentials + Movies planHD streaming2 streamsAccess to over 30 channels + Movies on-demandDeal: 10-day free trial||$45/mth||Go to site|
|Foxtel Now All Packs planHD streaming2 streamsAccess to over 30 channels + Movies on-demand + Live sports + Drama Extra, Kids and DocosDeal: 10-day free trial||$59/mth* *First 12mths. Then $104/mth||Go to site|