The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has put its fleet of eight J/80 keelboats on the market.
The national governing body is seeking 'Expressions of Interest' (EOI) from parties by noon 3rd June 2016 regarding the purchase of eight J80 keelboats. A form (downloadable below) sets out how to register interest.
The fleet was founded in 2007 as an initiative of the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) which through providing a fleet of small keelboats aimed to increase participation in the sport of sailing and facilitate Clubs to host major events. Seven Founding Clubs became involved as did private Partners with part funding from the Dept of Arts, Sports and Tourism at the time.
The fleet of 8 J80 keelboats were used to 'introduce new people to sailing, underpin major events including World Championships and create a platform for Clubs to own their own boats to attract new and younger members'.
The fleet is now in its 9th year and the ISA say the time is right for SailFleet to examine renewal and other initiatives for the benefit of Irish Sailing. The association's Jack Roy, who is in charge of the sale, says 'any money realised will be reinvested in Irish sailing'.