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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…
Irish Sailing Want To Hear From You
We hope you are all staying safe and healthy. In these difficult and unprecedented times, cancellations, postponements and disruption are all taking their toll. Irish Sailing, however, are starting to look ahead at what we can plan and put in…
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…
Action from a previous edition of the Youth National Championships
Irish Sailing and Howth Yacht Club have decided that it will not be possible to hold the Youth Sailing Nationals in compliance with current advice issued from HSE over Coronavirus spread. It is not possible to run an event of…
Irish Sailing Conference Cancelled: Message from Harry Hermon, Chief Executive of Irish Sailing
Irish Sailing acknowledges that we are not in a position to give expert advice in respect of the Covid 19 threat and that as a minimum, the advice of the HSE should be followed. The current advice issued today by…
Harry Hermon, CEO of Irish Sailing, speaking at last October’s meeting in Howth
Irish Sailing confirms it is following HSE advice regarding COVID-19/coronavirus, which at present does not prohibit public gatherings and/or impose travel restrictions other than to China and northern Italy. “Until further advice is issued, we will assume that all events…
Irish Sailing Publishes Buoyant 2019 Accounts
Irish Sailing has published its Financial Statements for 2019 ahead of next month's AGM in Dun Laoghaire. Overall a surplus of €16,630 is reported for 2019 compared with a deficit in 2018 of €120,843. This is after total 2019 income…
Annalise Murphy takes Sonia O’Sullivan for a spin in her Laser Radial in the waters off Melbourne
In her latest column for The Irish Times, athletics great Sonia O’Sullivan meets the four women in contention for Ireland’s sole Laser Radial spot at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. After frustrations in her attempt to qualify in…
The Antarctic expedition yacht Ocean Tramp was one of the stars of the show at Saturday’s Irish Sailing Cruising Conference in the National Yacht Club
The annual Irish Sailing Cruising Conference attracted a capacity attendance of a hundred enthusiasts to the hospitable National Yacht Club on Saturday, with an excellent and sustaining club lunch at mid-conference to provide further energy for a very busy programme,…
Gail McAllister (right) and her fellow Blue Flag national jurors
Irish Sailing’s regional development officer Gail McAllister is among the jury for this year’s Blue Flag awards programme. The national jury met last month to consider a total of 88 sites around Ireland comprising 80 beaches and eight marinas. Their…
Coaching in the Fireball class — one of the eligible classes in receipt of the 2019 coaching grant
Irish Sailing’s Class Coaching Grant for 2020 is now open for applications. The grant allows sailing classes to apply for €400 for approved Irish Sailing coaches and €200 for non-approved coaches. Currently approved coaches are displayed on the Irish Sailing…
View from the Shipman 28 of Christine Heath, who will discuss her cruising and racing experiences around Europe
Next weekend’s Irish Sailing Cruising Conference is now fully booked, with delegates looking forward to a day of exploration and discovery. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the full programme of talks and sessions on Saturday 15 February will take in…

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