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Capacity crowd – the gathering at last weekend’s ISA Cruising Conference in Cork, with Gail McAllister at the lectern and renowned chef Rachel Allen busy with her demonstration
Cruising
The Irish Sailing Association Cruising Conference headed south this year with the original venue set at the historic Port of Cork meeting room. But when demand went beyond the capacity of the Port HQ, the venue was moved over the…
Flying Fifteen sailing on Dublin Bay. Sailing is recovering after recession
Island Nation
Sailing is in recovery mode after six or seven years of famine. That is the opinion of the Chief Executive of the Irish Sailing Association, Harry Hermon. This week he told me frankly that the sport had struggled over the past…
At the Foynes YC celebrations on Sunday were (left to right) Tom Neville TD, Patrick Finucane Hon Treasurer FYC, Simon McGibney FYC, Harry Hermon CEO ISA, David Lovegrove President ISA, Elaine O'Mahoney FYC, James McCormack Commodore FYC, Patrick O'Donovan Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Adam Teskey Limerick County Council, Kieran Keary Limerick County Council, and Kevin Bartley Secretary FYC.
Shannon Estuary
Leading figures in sailing, national politics and regional industry and commerce joined with many members at Foynes Yacht Club on Sunday in honouring its award of the Volvo ISA Training Centre of the Year title for 2016 at the FYC…
DBSC racing for SB20s gets underway on Dublin Bay
DBSC
London 2012 Olympic Games Race Officer Jack Roy, who is DBSC Principal Race Officer and ISA Director of Racing, is organising an ISA Race Officer Level 1 Course which will be run over two evenings – Tuesday March 28th and…
How about this for the Editorial Office? The 55ft steel cutter Annabelle J is cruised extensively by incoming Irish Cruising Club Annual Honorary Editor Maire Breathnach of Dungarvan and her husband Andrew Wilkes
W M Nixon
Cruising is the side of sailing which sometimes finds it difficult to make its voice heard. Its essence is in the quiet enjoyment of seafaring and the peace of secluded anchorages. Unlike the absolute clarity of racing results, which create…
Cruising in Cork Harbour. A view of Drake's Pool near Crosshaven
Cruising
Due to demand for this weekend's ISA Cruising Conference 2017 in Cork city, there has been a change of venue. The one day conference sponsored by Union Chandlery moves from the Port of Cork offices to the Clayton Hotel City…
World Sailing Headquarters To Relocate To London
World Sailing
World Sailing's headquarters will relocate from Southampton to central London, UK in late summer 2017. The selection of London as the new home for the International Federation comes after an extensive evaluation process of possible locations undertaken since the election…
Annalise Murphy taking the stage to accept her Irish Sailor of the Year award at the RDS Concert Hall this evening
News Update
#SailorOfTheYear – Olympic hero Annalise Murphy has been named Afloat Irish Sailor of the Year for 2016. August’s Sailor of the Month for her silver medal victory at Rio 2016 was presented with her prize by Irish Sailing Association (ISA) president…
Port of Cork hosts this year's ISA Cruising Conference
Cruising
The Irish Sailing Association’s 2017 Cruising Conference takes place this year on Saturday, 18 February at the historic Port of Cork offices in Cork city. The conference is a chance for sailors to hear and discuss the latest knowledge and…
Sailing's Colm Barrington – In his experience the Olympic Council of Ireland has done nothing to support the efforts of high performance sailors
Olympic
The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has nominated Colm Barrington (70) as a candidate for 'First Vice President' in February's election of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) Executive Committee. The Irish sailing champion and former Aer Lingus Chairman says he is…
Former Topper  World Champion Liam Glynn from Ballyholme Yacht Club
Youth Sailing
Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough in Northern Ireland will host its first ISA Youth Sailing Pathway National Championships incorporating the first leg of the IODAI 2017 Optimist Trials in April. The event will be hosted from Thursday 20th to…
Annalise Murphy on the podium in Rio with her silver medal in the Laser Radial
News Update
#ISF - Rio silver medallist Annalise Murphy is now an honorary member of the Irish Sailing Foundation (ISF) following her incredible Olympic success this past summer. The announcement comes as the ISF, the new investment support structure for Ireland’s high…
The Try Sailing Team at Royal Cork Yacht Club's Volvo Cork Week in July
ISA
Looking back over the past season, two things stand out for me – the success of our Olympic sailors and the ISA’s Try Sailing initiative. Our Olympic sailors gave us marvellous inspiration this summer and showed our young sailors what…
A class still going strong. An IDRA 14 sailing in breeze in Dun Laoghaire. The Class’s 70th Anniversary Dinner is being held this Saturday night in the Royal St George YC in Dun Laoghaire
Historic Boats
The 70th Anniversary of the IDRA 14ft OD dinghy class has been marked in spectacular style throughout the 2016 season writes W M Nixon, with the latest newly-built classic clinker boat (no 166) being launched in June, a well-supported and…
Places Available For 2017 ISA Sailing Courses At Baltimore SC
How To Sail
#TrySailing - Baltimore Sailing Club is now taking bookings for places on its 2017 ISA summer sailing courses. The first course runs over three weeks from Monday 3 to Friday 21 July, while a second three-week course runs the following…
 Sailing should be fun….49er President Marcus Spillane and ISA Coach Rory Fitzpatrick showing what a 49er can do
W M Nixon
Is it a bird, is it a plane? The International 49er Skiff is twenty years old in 2016, and it has been part of the Olympics since 2000. Yet for most sailors it is still as modern and bewildering as…

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