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Harry Hermon Irish Sailing CEO
The Government have established an ‘Expert Group’ with representatives from the Department, Sport Ireland and Sporting Bodies to help with consistency in the approach for returning to sport. Irish Sailing is now working with this group for clarity around the…
Download the 'Return to Sailing' plan below
Harry Hermon, Irish Sailing Chief Executive, has published the "Return to Sailing” Scheme today (May 12 2020). The PDF document is downloadable below. The CEO says:  The Phase 1 Guidelines from the “Return to Sailing” Scheme are designed to support…
Irish Sailing chief executive Harry Hermon
Irish Sailing says it is “seeking clarification” from the Department of Sport as it drafts a plan ahead of the first phase of coronavirus restrictions easing from 18 May. Chief executive Harry Hermon says the governing body for boating in…
Covid-19 Fundraising Scam in Name of Irish Sailing
It has come to the attention of Irish Sailing that an email is circulating, seeking funds to support Covid-19 front line workers and is purporting to be from Irish Sailing’s President. Please be advised this has NOT come from 'Irish…
Book Now For Irish Sailing’s Umpire Webinar This Saturday
Umpiring is the subject of Irish Sailing’s latest webinar via Zoom, this Saturday 2 May. Delivered by international umpires Cxema Pico and Chris Lindsay, the three-hour course from 10am is for anyone interested in team racing and becoming an umpire…
Irish Sailing Submit 'Return to Sailing' Document to Government
Since the Covid-19 shutdown commenced, Irish Sailing has been communicating on behalf of our members with various government stakeholders to present a case for our sport to be viewed as a ‘low risk’ activity, so that we will be allowed…
Irish Sailing President David O'Brien
Yesterday marked my first month as President of Irish Sailing. My election as President came about in the most surreal of circumstances, at an AGM on 21st March attended only by Jack Roy as outgoing President and Harry Hermon as…
Irish Sailing Hosts Free Racing Results Webinar This Weekend
Irish Sailing is hosting a free racing results webinar this coming Saturday 25 April from 10am. Hosted by Ian Bowring and Dara Totterdell via the video conferencing platform Zoom, the three-hour webinar is designed to help you: become fully confident…
Covid-19 Update – Irish Sailing Drawing Up Proposals for a Return to Sailing When Restrictions are Lifted
Since the Taoiseach announced full restrictions and closure of clubs and activity centres last month, with the latest update being the continuance of full restrictions until at least May 5th, Irish Sailing has been looking ahead to the process by…
Irish eSailing National Championship is Launched
Irish Sailing has teamed up with World Sailing and Virtual Regatta, the leading digital sailing platform, to launch the Irish eSailing National Championship. “Virtual Regatta Inshore” is a free-to-play game available online or as an app, and at 10 am…
Galway Bay Sailing Club
Since the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) the situation has quickly evolved, and now we are realising the global perspective of the pandemic. Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of communication and information shared within the Irish…
Irish Sailing Virtual Meetings of Clubs Discuss COVID-19 Crisis
A total of 37 Category One Irish Sailing Clubs attended a series of virtual meetings hosted by Irish Sailing. The aim was to introduce David O’Brien – Irish Sailing’s new President, to communicate further updates and clarify existing matters arising…
Irish Sailing Office Closes Following Government Covid-19 Measures
Following the Government’s “Stay At Home” for two weeks announcement, the Irish Sailing office will be closed and some of the Irish Sailing services will be unavailable. Irish Sailing staff will all continue to work remotely and are available on…
Irish Sailing: Clubs to Close, All Sporting Events Cancelled
In a press conference yesterday, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar outlined tighter restrictions to tackle the Covid-19 emergency. In his statement, Mr Varadkar said that “all sporting events are cancelled including those behind closed doors”. He also stated that from midnight tonight…
New Irish Sailing President David O'Brien
Royal Cork Yacht Club's David O'Brien has been elected President of Irish Sailing taking over from Jack Roy at an AGM held last weekend. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the AGM was attended only by outgoing Roy and Chief Executive Harry Hermon…
The Rockabill VI crew at the Fastnet Rock. (left to right) Mark Pettit, Ian O’Meara, Rees Kavanagh, Conor O’Higgins, Peter Wilson, Ian Heffernan and sailor of the year, Paul O’Higgins
Royal Irish Yacht Club skipper Paul O’Higgins has won the Irish Sailing and Afloat.ie Sailor of the Year Award for his outstanding cruiser-racer season at an online awards ceremony tonight. Dublin Bay skipper O’Higgins was the first double-winner of the…

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