Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Updates on the National Governing Body
ISA Defers Dinghy Sailing Meeting at National Yacht Club
#dinghy – The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has deferred its important conference on small boat sailing at the 11th hour. Scheduled for this Saturday the 'Dinghy & One Design keel-boat Convention' was due to examine problems in the sport will…
Big Task Ahead for Small Boat Forum as Data Shows 'Sport on its Knees'
#smallboatforum – In anticipation of the small boat forum to be hosted next Saturday morning in the National Yacht Club, Roger Bannon has tried to gather some information over the last 2 years on attendance at class championships for dinghies…
Cost is the 'Elephant in the Room' for Irish Small Boat Sailing
#smallboatconference – Ric Morris's excellent five point analysis goes some way to identifying the direction in which we should be taking small boat sailing in Ireland writes Roger Bannon. Perhaps one of the problems we have is that none of…
ISA Hosts Convention To Discuss Dinghy Racing's Future
#ISA - The Irish Sailing Association has issued an open invitation to dinghy sailors to discuss the future of dinghy and one design racing in Ireland at a special meeting less than two weeks away. The Dinghy & One Design…
Five Things The ISA Can Do To Rejuvenate Irish Dinghy Sailing
#isa – In the wake of today's ISA recommendations for small boat sailing, Ric Morris suggests his own and they include a rekindled dinghy racing association as one of five solutions to the decline in Irish small boat sailing: 1/…
ISA Board Publishes Recommendations from Small Boat Sailing Forum
#isa –The ISA President Niamh McCutcheon says the association's decision in 1998 to move away from utilising voluntary support has been a significant factor in the 'perceived disengagement of the membership from the operations of the ISA'. The conclusion is…
Forum to Discuss the Future of Small Boat Sailing and Youth Training in Ireland
Opening address by the ISA President, Niamh McCutcheon the president welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked Norman Lee and Byran Armstrong for raising the issues that led to the meeting being held. The President highlighted how the ISA is…
Over 120 Hear of Stormy Waters for Irish Sailing at National Yacht Club Forum
#dinghy – A packed National Yacht Club (NYC) in Dun Laoghaire heard important contributions from clubs and classes right around the country this morning at a forum to revitalise small boat sailing and youth training. It is the first step…
Chairman & Agenda Announced for Decisive Meeting on Future of Sailing & Youth Training
#isa – Two former Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Presidents are engaged in sorting out small boat sailing and youth training problems this weekend when the ISA meets at the National Yacht Club (NYC) on Saturday to address concerns first raised…
Whither Irish Sailing? – Richard Burrows
#sailing – Former Irish Olympic Sailing Chief Richard Burrows has been following the debate on the future for Irish sailing and suggests the focus should be on recruiting the next generation of sailors. Writing today (as a grandfather), the 1986…
Dinghy Sailing in Schull, West Cork is Strong & Getting Stronger – David Harte
#youth sailing – David Harte of Schull Community College Sailing Club offers his views on how one secondary school in West Cork is contributing to youth sailing and the Irish dinghy scene. I have taken on board, with interest, many…
Adult Sailing Needs a Lift - Ric Morris
#sailing – The keenest sailors are coming out of youth classes looking around and thinking that they have left the best sailing of their life behind them. Why has adult sailing failed to grasp the issue of creating a well-structured and…
Former ISA President Calls for Change in Irish Sailing Debate
#isa – Roger Bannon has a lot to say about the state of Irish sailing. The former president of the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) - and a dinghy and sportsboat champion in his own right - used his term in…
ISA Dinghy Sailing Workshop Hits Choppy Waters
#dinghydecline –Arrangements for a promised workshop to address dinghy sailing decline in Ireland is in choppy waters following a complaint the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is 'restricting attendance' at the meeting. The workshop follows a motion raised at the associaton's…
Norman Lee & Bryan Armstrong's Dinghy Sailing Presentation to the ISA AGM
#dinghy – Dinghy sailing affairs dominated Saturday's ISA agm (March 2nd 2013) with a motion seeking a change in policy to stem the decline in participation from Wicklow's Norman Lee and Sligo's Bryan Armstrong. The pair outlined problems ranging from…
ISA AGM: Clubs & Classes to Regroup in Next Step for Dinghy Racing
#dinghydecline – A meeting of clubs and classes is to be held within the month to decide on the next step for Irish dinghy sailing after yesterday's proposals were heard to stem decline in the sport at the Irish Sailing…

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

DBSC
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club

Featured Brokers

mgm sidebutton

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

corkweek sidebutton
tokyo sidebutton
roundireland sidebutton
wave regatta
sovscup sidebutton
vdlr sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating