Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Updates on the National Governing Body
Five Things The ISA Can Do To Rejuvenate Irish Dinghy Sailing
ISA
#isa – In the wake of today's ISA recommendations for small boat sailing, Ric Morris suggests his own and they include a rekindled dinghy racing association as one of five solutions to the decline in Irish small boat sailing: 1/…
ISA Board Publishes Recommendations from Small Boat Sailing Forum
ISA
#isa –The ISA President Niamh McCutcheon says the association's decision in 1998 to move away from utilising voluntary support has been a significant factor in the 'perceived disengagement of the membership from the operations of the ISA'. The conclusion is…
Forum to Discuss the Future of Small Boat Sailing and Youth Training in Ireland
ISA
Opening address by the ISA President, Niamh McCutcheon the president welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked Norman Lee and Byran Armstrong for raising the issues that led to the meeting being held. The President highlighted how the ISA is…
Over 120 Hear of Stormy Waters for Irish Sailing at National Yacht Club Forum
ISA
#dinghy – A packed National Yacht Club (NYC) in Dun Laoghaire heard important contributions from clubs and classes right around the country this morning at a forum to revitalise small boat sailing and youth training. It is the first step…
Chairman & Agenda Announced for Decisive Meeting on Future of Sailing & Youth Training
ISA
#isa – Two former Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Presidents are engaged in sorting out small boat sailing and youth training problems this weekend when the ISA meets at the National Yacht Club (NYC) on Saturday to address concerns first raised…
Whither Irish Sailing? – Richard Burrows
ISA
#sailing – Former Irish Olympic Sailing Chief Richard Burrows has been following the debate on the future for Irish sailing and suggests the focus should be on recruiting the next generation of sailors. Writing today (as a grandfather), the 1986…
Dinghy Sailing in Schull, West Cork is Strong & Getting Stronger – David Harte
ISA
#youth sailing – David Harte of Schull Community College Sailing Club offers his views on how one secondary school in West Cork is contributing to youth sailing and the Irish dinghy scene. I have taken on board, with interest, many…
Adult Sailing Needs a Lift - Ric Morris
ISA
#sailing – The keenest sailors are coming out of youth classes looking around and thinking that they have left the best sailing of their life behind them. Why has adult sailing failed to grasp the issue of creating a well-structured and…
Former ISA President Calls for Change in Irish Sailing Debate
ISA
#isa – Roger Bannon has a lot to say about the state of Irish sailing. The former president of the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) - and a dinghy and sportsboat champion in his own right - used his term in…
ISA Dinghy Sailing Workshop Hits Choppy Waters
ISA
#dinghydecline –Arrangements for a promised workshop to address dinghy sailing decline in Ireland is in choppy waters following a complaint the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is 'restricting attendance' at the meeting. The workshop follows a motion raised at the associaton's…
Norman Lee & Bryan Armstrong's Dinghy Sailing Presentation to the ISA AGM
ISA
#dinghy – Dinghy sailing affairs dominated Saturday's ISA agm (March 2nd 2013) with a motion seeking a change in policy to stem the decline in participation from Wicklow's Norman Lee and Sligo's Bryan Armstrong. The pair outlined problems ranging from…
ISA AGM: Clubs & Classes to Regroup in Next Step for Dinghy Racing
ISA
#dinghydecline – A meeting of clubs and classes is to be held within the month to decide on the next step for Irish dinghy sailing after yesterday's proposals were heard to stem decline in the sport at the Irish Sailing…
ISA AGM: Dinghy Sailor's Proposal Gains Support
ISA
#dinghy – Dinghy sailors are blowing the bugle for change at tomorrow's Irish Sailing Association (ISA) agm with some of the country's top regatta organisers, club commodores, champions and racers joining in an online debate in advance of a motion…
Proposal Seeks 'Shake-up' of ISA Policy to Stem Dinghy Sailing Decline
ISA
#isa – A full 'shake–up' for sailing is on the agenda at Saturday's Irish Sailing Association (ISA) agm when a former dinghy champion takes aim at current policies he claims are 'damaging the sport'. GP14 and Mirror dinghy sailor Norman…
Celebrate Irish Sailing At The ISA Awards Ball
ISA
#ISA -  Supporters of Irish sailing are asked to come together for a night of celebration and pay tribute to some of the outstanding contributors to sailing across six categories including the Mitsubishi Motors Club of the Year, Volunteer of the Year,…
New Workshops For 7th ISA National Conference
ISA
#ISA - The ISA Dubarry National Conference is back for its seventh year with even more exciting and interesting seminars and workshop than ever before. Taking place on 2 March 2013 at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire, the…

Featured Clubs

DBSC
nyc sidebutton flag

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

vdlr sidebutton
tokyo sidebutton

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Chandlery

chmarine sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
Tom MacSweeney - This Island Nation
RTE Seascapes
BSB sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating