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Women At The Helm Regatta Confirmed For End Of August
The National Yacht Club has confirmed that its planned hosting of the Irish Sailing Women at the Helm National Regatta will go ahead as scheduled on 29-30 August. Organisers are planning for a safe social and sailing environment and working…
Tom Higgins has received a prestigious Ad Astra Elite Sports Scholarship from UCD
Irish Sailing has congratulated its Academy athlete Tom Higgins, who has received one of the prestigious Ad Astra Elite Sports Scholarships from UCD. Nearly 400 school-leavers applied for the 15 Ad Astra Scholarship programme places. The programme looks for “exceptional,…
Further Lifting of COVID Restrictions from 29th June
This evening An Taoiseach announced plans to “accelerate the reopening of our society and economy with most things in roadmap now being moved to Phase 3 on 29 June”. Although the statement included a commitment for all sporting activities including…
Irish Sailing’s Local Race Officer Course Goes Online
Irish Sailing president — and National Race Officer — David O’Brien will present an online Local Race Officer Course starting Monday evening 8 June. The course runs on two nights, Monday 8 and Monday 15 June from 6pm to 9pm,…
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced Phase 2 plans will go ahead on Monday
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that plans to ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions are being accelerated and the country will move to 'Phase 2 Plus' on Monday 8th June. Irish Sailing, as the national governing body for the sport, has issued its…
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…

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