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Women taking part in a Try Sailing event during this year’s SeaFest in Galway
Irish Sailing is seeking expression of interest from Irish sailing clubs to host the inaugural Women at the Helm Regatta next summer, as well as subsequent events in 2020 and 2021. The debut regatta is set for two days in…
All Ireland winners - Peter Kennedy, the SB20 class nominee (left) from Strangford Lough Yacht Club racing with crew Stephen Kane, overall winner of the ISA All-Ireland Sailing Championship at Lough Ree Yacht Club
Peter Kennedy of Strangford Lough Yacht Club has won the 2018 Irish Sailing All Ireland Sailing Championships hosted by Lough Ree Yacht Club, Co. Westmeath today writes Treasa Cox of Irish Sailing. This prestigious competition, also known as the “Helmsman’s…
An 11-boat J109 fleet is due in Howth this weekend
Irish Times Sailing Correspondent David O'Brien reports in today's newspaper how some of the top crews in the country are in demand this weekend for the All Ireland Sailing Championships on Lough Ree and the J109 Nationals in Howth. Yesterday,…
Irish Sailing To Host Umpire Seminar Next Month
Mark the first weekend in November on your calendar for Irish Sailing’s upcoming seminar for prospective race umpires. The two-day course on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November at the Royal St George in Dun Laoghaire provides the first step…
Irish Sailing’s Cork-Based Senior Instructor Course Rescheduled
Irish Sailing’s Cork-based course for senior instructors has been rescheduled for two weekends in Oysterhaven this November. The course will now run on Friday 2 to Sunday 4 and Friday 9 to Sunday 11 November, with the Friday session each…
SB20 sportsboats, pictured here during September's staging of the European Championships on Dublin Bay, will be used in next week's All Ireland Sailing Champs on Lough Ree
There's just over one week to the Irish Sailing All Ireland Sailing Championships, taking place in Lough Ree Yacht Club in Co. Westmeath, 6-7th of October. The competitors represent sixteen of the thirty-nine Irish Sailing 'eligible' affiliated classes, but all…
Learn To Be A Competent Crew Or Day Skipper In West Cork This October Bank Holiday
#HowToSail - Looking to escape to the sea and learn the ropes of how to crew or be a day skipper offshore? This October Bank Holiday weekend, the West Cork Sailing and Powerboating Centre will host five days of clinics…
Fireflies at the Royal St George ahead of last year’s Leinster Schools Team Racing
The Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire will host the 2018 All Ireland Junior Sailing Championship over the weekend of 29-30 September. Irish Sailing has announced that this year’s youth event will be raced in the Firefly dinghy,…
Galway Welcomes Nearly 200 To Second Watersports Inclusion Games
#Sailability - Galway hosted the second Watersports Inclusion Games last weekend (25-26 August) for 198 participants with all abilities on the physical, sensory, intellectual and learning difficulty spectrums. First held in Dun Laoghaire in June 2017, the two-day event aims…
Irish Sailing expects to welcome 100 participants each day to the Watersports Inclusion Games in Galway
There are three days to go to the Watersports Inclusion Games in Galway this weekend, 25th and 26th August. The Games provide a chance for participants with various abilities on the physical, sensory, intellectual and learning difficulty spectrums to try…
An Irish Sailing "Women on the Water" event gather on Sherkin Island
An Irish Sailing "Women on the Water" event was held at Baltimore Sailing Club in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research and Marymount Hospice. There was a fantastic turnout to support these worthy charities and following registration the participants took to…
A combined start for the whole Cork Week fleet on a 1km start line was some sight during the traditional harbour race
I write this after weeks of a summer heat wave giving sunny if at times difficult wind conditions for Race Organisers and sailors alike. As we now head into August, the remainder of the season awaits. Early June saw the…
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Following the incident in Dun Laoghaire last year involving Irish Sailing’s High-Performance Optimist Squad and the subsequent investigation and report, Irish Sailing established a working group to consider the recommendations of the report, assess how best Irish Sailing could address…
Clockwise from top left: Ross Killian: Junior Performance Manager and 420 Academy Coach; Tytus Konarzewski: 49er Development Team Coach; Vasilij Zbogar, Laser Coach; Debbie Hanna, Laser 4.7s; Sean Evans: Academy Coach and Niko Resch: Olympic 49er Coach
A 'renewed strategic approach' at the start of the year means a new coaching structure in Irish Sailing, with Rory Fitzpatrick moving to become Head Coach, overseeing a team of six.  Irish Sailing Performance Director James O’Callaghan says:  “if you…
Watersports Inclusion Games Moving To Galway For 2018
#Sailabiity - This year’s Watersports Inclusion Games will take place in Galway on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August. Following the success of the inaugural Watersports Inclusion Games in Dun Laoghaire last June, the second games will be hosted in…
A new Irish Sailing 'Performance Headquarters' (areas in blue) is to be located in the Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dun Laoghaire
Irish Sailing has announced plans for a new €300k 'Performance Headquarters', funded entirely by the Irish Sailing Foundation and located on the grounds of the Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dun Laoghaire. As reported in this morning's Irish Times Sailing Column here,…

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