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Treasa Cox

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Treasa Cox is Head of Communications at Irish Sailing

Racing in Flying Fifteens at the Dun Laoghaire Harbour based 2019 All Ireland Sailing Championships
Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions and the format of the event, Irish Sailing has cancelled its Senior All Ireland Sailing Championships. Planning continues however for the Junior All Ireland Sailing Championships taking place on 26 & 27th September at…
The 2020 Irish Youth Nationals have been cancelled.The 29er dinghy class hd been invited to take part for the first time
The 2020 Irish Sailing Youth National Championships that was originally scheduled for April 2020 in Howth Yacht Club will not now be held. Irish Sailing has been working closely with stakeholders to find an alternative date for the expected 200…
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 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: 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…
Irish Sailing Awards Go Online – Join Us on Saturday
Although we’re not getting together in person for the Irish Sailing Awards on Saturday night (21 March), we want to get together on screen instead and celebrate as we announce the winners. We’re going to do this on Saturday evening,…
'All Organised Sailing Activity to Cease with Immediate Effect' - Irish Sailing
Irish Sailing continues to monitor and follow the HSE advice on Covid-19 on a daily basis. As always, the health and safety of our members and the sailing community is of paramount importance. The Government has now asked bars and…
The delivery of the Irish Sailing Fireflies
With an increased in demand for Team Racing amongst clubs and training centres, Irish Sailing are delighted to receive their brand-new fleet of six Fireflies writes Treasa Cox. The boats were partly funded by BIM FLAG (Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Fisheries…
There are a maximum of 20 entries for the World Championships
World Sailing has recently announced the criteria for selecting teams for the Offshore World Sailing Championships scheduled to be held in Malta from 10 – 22 October 2020. This is a newly established event for a double-handed mixed crew. There…
Harry Twomey and Harry Durcan competing in the 29er skiff
Irish Sailing’s annual Youth National Championships will include skiff racing for the first time when they take place next year on 16-19 April at Howth Yacht Club, Dublin. This year for the first time Irish Sailing has invited the 29er…
Chris and Olin Bateman are the 2019 All Ireland Champions
Chris Bateman (18) of Monkstown Bay Sailing Club and Royal Cork Yacht Club has won this year’s Junior Irish Sailing All Ireland Championships in Schull today with crew, younger brother Olin. Olin Bateman (age 9) was the youngest competitor at…
Enable Ireland participants Callum O'Mahony from Douglas with volunteers taking part on board the Wheelyboat at the Watersports Inclusion Games 2019
Over 250 people with physical, sensory, intellectual and learning disabilities took part each day in a “splashingly” good weekend at the third annual Watersports Inclusion Games in Kinsale writes Treasa Cox This year’s participants tried out more sports than ever…
Canoeing and sailing at the Watersports Inclusion Games
More than 250 people with physical, sensory, intellectual and learning disabilities are set for a ‘splashing’ good time this weekend when they take to the water for the third annual Watersports Inclusion Games in Kinsale this weekend. This year’s participants…
HYC 2 skippered by Jenny O'Leary representing the Howth Yacht Club competing in the SportboatsJ80 at the Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm 2019 regatta hosted by the National Yacht Club.
The first Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm finished in Dun Laoghaire today with 61 boats and well over 200 people taking part at the National Yacht Club. The “All Female Crew” prize was won by The Lady Caroline,…
College Team Racing in Dun Laoghaire Harbour in Firefly dinghies
Following funding success from the BIM FLAG initiative (Bord Iascaigh Mhara Fisheries Local Area Group Development), Irish Sailing is rolling out a Team Racing Programme which aims to reduce the attrition of sailors between the ages of 16 – 30…
The first Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm regatta takes place next week at the National Yacht Club
The first Irish Sailing Pathfinder Women at the Helm regatta takes place next week 17 & 18 August at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire writes Treasa Cox of Irish Sailing. Women have been sailing against each other for…
Irish Sailing Seek Part Time Administrator
Irish Sailing is looking to recruit a part time administrator to join our busy Support Services team. Irish Sailing Support Services Part Time Post job share - 18hrs PW The role will include but not be limited to: Manning the office…
A scene from last year's inaugural symposium
After the success of the inaugural Club Symposium last year Irish Sailing is planning a bigger and better conference focusing on how we connect with our members and create a tribal culture as we adapt to changing times. The symposium…
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Irish Sailing

The Irish Sailing Association, also known as Irish Sailing, is the national governing body for sailing, powerboating and windsurfing in Ireland.

Founded in 1945 as the Irish Dinghy Racing Association, it became the Irish Yachting Association in 1964 and the Irish Sailing Association in 1992.

Irish Sailing is a Member National Authority (MNA) of World Sailing and a member of the Olympic Federation of Ireland.

The Association is governed by a volunteer board, elected by the member clubs. Policy Groups provide the link with members and stakeholders while advising the Board on specialist areas. There is a professional administration and performance staff, based at the headquarters in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Core functions include the regulation of sailing education, administering racing and selection of Irish sailors for international competition. It is the body recognised by the Olympic Federation of Ireland for nominating Irish qualified sailors to be considered for selection to represent Ireland at the Olympic Games. Irish sailors have medalled twice at the Olympics – David Wilkins and Jamie Wikinson at the 1980 games, and Annalise Murphy at the 2016 games.

The Association, through its network of clubs and centres, offers curriculum-based training in the various sailing, windsurfing and powerboating disciplines. Irish Sailing qualifications are recognised by Irish and European Authorities. Most prominent of these are the Yachtmaster and the International Certificate of Competency.

It runs the annual All-Ireland Championships (formerly the Helmsman’s Championship) for senior and junior sailors.

The Association has been led by leading lights in the sailing and business communities. These include Douglas Heard, Clayton Love Junior, John Burke and Robert Dix.

Close to 100 sailors have represented Ireland at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Membership of Irish Sailing is either by direct application or through membership of an affiliated organisation. The annual membership fee ranges from €75 for families, down to €20 for Seniors and Juniors.

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