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.

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Nathan Lawrence
May 29, 2023
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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

Sail into streams on Kayo Sports, 7plus and YouTube.
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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 $35 per month for Kayo Basic (two 4K streams) with 7-day free trial. 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.

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Sailing at the Olympics

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.

Service
Details
Monthly price
More info
Binge LogoBinge Standard plan
4K streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
$18/mth
Apple TV+Apple TV+ plan
4K streaming
6 streams (Family Sharing)
Deal: 7-day free trial
$12.99/mth
Disney PlusDisney+ Standard plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: $139.99 for 12mths
$13.99/mth
Disney PlusDisney+ Premium plan
4K streaming
4 streams
Deal: $179.99 for 12mths
$17.99/mth
NetflixNetflix Standard + Ads
HD streaming
2 streams
$7.99/mth
StanStan Basic plan
SD streaming
1 stream
$12/mth
Kayo SportsKayo One Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$25/mth
Foxtel Now | 2022 logo | Reviews.org AustraliaFoxtel Now Essentials
HD streaming
2 streams
Access to over 30 channels
Deal: 10-day free trial
$25/mth
ShudderShudder plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$6.99/mth
Hayu | Provider logoHayu Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$6.99/mth
Paramount+Paramount+ plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
$9.99/mth

Sailing Australia frequently asked questions

SailGP events are available on either Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now or for free on 7plus.
The next America’s Cup showdown is scheduled for 2024 in Barcelona. Like the 2021 America’s Cup in Auckland, the defending club is the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
In 2022, the Seven Network held the rights to the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, so we’re anticipating 7plus will be the place to view the 2023 rendition of the famous sailing event.
Nathan Lawrence
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Nathan Lawrence
Nathan Lawrence has been banging out passionate tech and gaming words for more than 11 years. These days, you can find his work on outlets like IGN, STACK, Fandom, Red Bull and AusGamers. Nathan adores PC gaming and the proof of his first-person-shooter prowess is at the top of a Battlefield V scoreboard.

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