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Irish Sailing Coach Ross Killian with a fleet of 420 dinghies
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Ross Killian is Irish Sailing’s 420 Academy Coach, but this summer Killian is also developing a new Club Coaching programme. Afloat.ie finds out more about the Club Coaching programme and what he’s looking for. What’s the new Irish Sailing Club…
The serious helmsman. Jack Roy and his daughter Jill racing their Squib class Kanaloa, no 130. One of the oldest boats racing in the Dublin Bay class, they worked together to restore her from a near-derelict condition
W M Nixon
The role of President of what is now Irish Sailing is central to our activities afloat. The diverse boating community that the President both serves and represents is affected by the variable socio–economic circumstances in which our sport - in…
The Howth Yacht Club Try Racing Team – Ciara Hennessy, John McNaboe, Orla Blake, Leah-Ann McHenry, Noel Davidson and Liz McNulty
Volvo Regatta
One of the teams taking part in their very first regatta at today's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta are Howth Yacht Club's “Try Racing” team competing in the north Dublin Club's recently purchased J80 keelboats. This time last year none of…
ICRA Commodore and leading WIORA member Simon McGibney (left) with President of Irish Sailing Jack Roy at Cill Ronan in the Aran Islands today for the opening of WIORA Week 2017
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The President of Irish Sailing, Jack Roy, is on a busy schedule at the moment. Today he is in Cill Ronan in the Aran Islands for the opening ceremony and first day of racing in the West of Ireland Offshore…
Galway Hookers in the city’s harbour as part of SeaFest’s Try Sailing programme
How To Sail
#TrySailing - Galway skippers, scouts, clubs and centres volunteered their time during SeaFest 2017 to give 555 children and adults a Try Sailing experience on Galway Bay. Over 100 volunteers represented the likes of Galway Bay Tours, Galway Bay Sailing…
125 volunteers provided activities for over 220 participants at the inaugural Watersports Inclusion Games at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
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The weekend of 24 June saw the inaugural Watersports Inclusion Games taking place in Dun Laoghaire at the Royal St. George Yacht Club with 125 volunteers providing activities for over 220 participants with various abilities on the physical, sensory, intellectual…
Irish Sailing President Jack Roy on duty as Race Officer at June's ICRA National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
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This summer I’ll be wearing two hats – one as President of Irish Sailing, and the other as a Race Official at several events, and a very busy summer it is proving to be writes Jack Roy It’s been a…
So Long, ISA - Hello, Irish Sailing
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#IrishSailing - The Irish Sailing Association is now known as Irish Sailing. The branding refresh comes on the foot of member feedback to Ireland’s national governing body for sailing, powerboating and windsurfing – and is intended to underline changes within…
ISA Board Member Sarah Byrne (left) racing her RS200 dinghy with her daughter off Greystones in County Wicklow
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One of Jack Roy’s priorities for his presidency of the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is to get more women involved in sailing. As he wrote for Afloat.ie in April, the ISA wants to encourage greater female participation via a two-pronged…
Pictured at today's launch at Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club are (L-R) Johanne Murphy, ISA Inclusion Games Officer, Harry Hermon, CEO ISA, Nadine Lattimore, Oisin Putt and Mark Pollock
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Mark Pollock, Commonwealth Medal Winner in Rowing, Round Ireland Sailor, Adventurer and Cure for Paralysis activist has launched the inaugural Watersports Inclusion Games, organised by the Irish Sailing Association. The Games is a free event which will allow people of…
Volunteers Required For Watersports Inclusion Games
Dublin Bay
#Sailability - Volunteers are required for the Watersports Inclusion Games at the Royal St George YC in Dun Laoghaire on 24-25 June. The free event celebrates sailing, rowing and canoeing activities for people of all abilities from the physical, sensory,…
New Facebook Page For ISA Race Officials
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#ISA - Race officials with the Irish Sailing Association now have their own Facebook page to help connect them with events across the country this summer season. Wether you’re a mark layer, measurer, race officer, event safety co-ordinator, judge or…
Jack Roy and Pierce Purcell enjoying the ambience of the maritime section in Galway Museum, where this full-size traditionally-rigged gleoteoig is suspended from the ceiling to make for a striking centrepiece in an exhibition which celebrates Galway’s exceptionally long links with seafaring
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Jack Roy may have become the new Irish Sailing Association President for a three year term as recently as the end of March writes W M Nixon. But having spent a few weeks re-appraising the functioning of the ISA as…
Senior Instructor training at Howth Yacht Club
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#ISA - The Irish Sailing Association’s latest Senior Instructor assimilation course takes place later this month on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May at Malahide Yacht Club. The ISA Senior Instructor Assimilation Programme was introduced in 2015 in response to…
ISA Predicts Team Racing Is Set To ‘Go Viral’
Team Racing
#TeamRacing - Last weekend’s Student Yachting Worlds selection in Howth shows the health of team racing among the collegiate set, especially among those sailing for fun. But team racing as a discipline is more than just an opportunity for lapsed…
London 2012 Olympic Race Officer Jack Roy from Dun Laoghaire has succeeded David Lovegrove as ISA President
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I am very honoured to be elected as the new President of the Irish Sailing Association – a post which brings with it the need for vision and rigour as well as the potential for ongoing improvement. The first ISA…

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