2015 defending champion Anthony O’Leary will race against club mates Ewen Barry representing the National 18s, Alex Barry from the RS400s, Stefan Hyde of the SB20 class as well as RCYC's Paul Gibbons who represents ICRA Divison 3. Recently crowned 1720 champion Peter O'Leary completes the home club line–up.
There are seven Dublin sailors representing five clubs. Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy (Laser Radial) and Flying Fifteen Champion David Gorman will fly the National Yacht Club flag. Sutton Dinghy Club sends IDRA14 and GP14 reps Alan Henry and Hugh Gill respectively. Dun Laoghaire's Royal Irish Yacht Club is represented by ICRA Division 1s Colin Byrne. Jonny Swan of Howth Yacht Club represents ICRA division 2.
Wicklow GP14 world champion Shane MacCarthy from Greystones Sailing Club is also nominated along with clinker dinghy helmsmen Sam Shiels of Skerries SC from the Mermaids and Mark McCormick of Lough Ree YC representing the Shannon One Designs.
The full nominee list is below:
|ISA All Ireland Nominees 2016|
|Laser Standard||Darragh||O'Sullivan||Kinsale YC|
|ICRA Division 1||Colin||Byrne||RIYC|
|ICRA Division 2||Jonny||Swan||HYC|
|ICRA Divison 3||Paul||Gibbons||RCYC|