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Barranjoey Pin

Australian Sailing Alumni

The Australian Sailing Team Alumni Program, the Barranjoey Pin, started in 2018. It is designed to acknowledge the legacy and history of Olympic and Paralympic class sailing in Australia, and recognise those athletes who have achieved the Australian Sailing Team standard since the Team's establishment in 2006.

Every athlete who has represented Australia at either an Olympic Class World Sailing Championship, IYRU Women’s World Championship, Olympic Games or Paralympic Games prior to 2006 and achieved a Top 10 performance, as well as those athletes who qualified for the Australian Sailing Team after 2006, will receive a uniquely numbered Pin to commemorate their achievement.

The Barranjoey Pin is an embodiment of the great traditions and values of those who have competed and continue to compete at the highest level for Australia in sailing. 

The Pins will be presented at various functions throughout 2018 and 2019, including official events, regattas and other functions. 

The Barranjoey Pin media launch. L-R: AST Performance Director Iain Murray, AST sailor Joel Turner, AS President Matt Allen, Pin recipient No.1 Jock Sturrock's daughter Virginia Jamieson, AST sailor David Gilmour, Barranjoey sailor Dick Sargeant.

To date, more than 200 athletes have been deemed to have qualified to receive a Barranjoey Pin. A full list of recipients will be published once the list is completed and all recipients have been notified.


Olympic gold medallist John Cuneo received his Pin at an emotional ceremony. PHOTO Natasha Hoppner






Australian Sailing would like to connect with all athletes, or their family members, who are eligible. If you are believe you on the list, think you should be, or know of someone who you believe should be, please contact us.

To qualify for the Barranjoey Pin, Athletes must have:

Prior to 2006

  • Competed for Australia in an Olympic boat class* at a World Championship, IYRU Women’s World Championship or Paralympic World Championship and placed Top 10 at that event; Or
  • Competed for Australia at the Olympic or Paralympic Games in sailing

Since 2006

  • Achieved Australian Sailing Team (AST) status in an Olympic boat class following its inception in 2006; Or
  • Competed for Australia at the Olympic or Paralympic Games in sailing

* the boat class must have been a current Olympic boat class at the time of competing (ie Elliott 6m was only in for the 2012 Olympic Games, therefore someone who competed in this event outside the years of 2009-2012 would not be eligible)