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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…
Irish Sailing Issues Guidance On WhatsApp Use By Members
Irish Sailing has published guidance on the use of WhatsApp by its members following recent concerns over GDPR issues. As reported last week on Afloat.ie, privacy concerns prompted a call for Irish sports clubs to stop using WhatsApp for group…
‘All Under One Roof’ For Irish Sailing National Conference & Awards Next Month
Saturday 21 March is the date for Irish Sailing’s 2020 National Conference, AGM and Irish Sailing Awards at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire. This year the governing body is bringing all aspects of sailing here under one roof,…
Chris Lindsay - An International Technical Official (ITO) for the Tokyo Olympics
Irish Sailing National and International Judge Chris Lindsay of Carrickfergus Sailing Club on Belfast Lough has been appointed as an International Technical Official (ITO) for the Tokyo Olympics. Not only will Chris be the only Irish race official in Tokyo,…
EUROSAF race officers are gathered at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire for a Race Officials Conference hosted by Irish Sailing President  Jack Roy (pictured seated centre)
Irish Sailing President Jack Roy is hosting a European Sailing Federation (EUROSAF) conference at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin this weekend.  35 Race officers from 25 countries are planning the 2020 continental sailing season at…
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…
The first time the 29er class will be joining the Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, 420, Topper and Optimists
Entry is now open for Irish Sailing’s Annual Youth National Championships, taking place 16-19 April 2020 and hosted by Howth Yacht Club in County Dublin. As Afloat reported earlier, this year, for the first time, the 29er class will be joining…
Irish Sailing President Jack Roy and his wife Rosemary relaxing after a busy Saturday in charge of racing on Dublin Bay
This is my last blog as Irish Sailing President; where did that three years go? There have been both challenges and successes but what I have enjoyed most has been getting to visit sailing centres around the country and meeting…
Women at the Helm with Irish Sailing this past August
Irish Sailing has announced its new ‘Take the Helm’ programme for female sailors aged 16+ which is supported by Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport Programme, the campaign to increase female participation and progression in sport. Take the Helm will provide…
Irish Sailing President Jack Roy (left) raises the IS Training Centre flag at KIlrush Marina watched by Training Centre Principal and Marina Manager Simon McGibney
Irish Sailing President Jack Roy officially opened the Kilrush Marina Training Centre on the Shannon Estuary in County Clare last Sunday. “This is another great addition to the Clare region and an addition to the services provided at Kilrush Marina”,…
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…
Revenue ‘Yet To Reveal Changes For Oil Suppliers’ Ahead Of Upcoming Green Diesel Ban
With only seven weeks until the ban on the use of green diesel for private pleasure craft comes into force, the Revenue Commissioners have yet to formally declare to oil suppliers what changes are required under the new legislation, according…
Sean Waddilove (left) and Robert Dickson are headed to NZ with fellow Team Ireland 49er pair Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle
The Irish Sailing 49ers are getting ready to fly to New Zealand tomorrow, Saturday 9 November, ahead of their World Championships next month. There’s a long list of logistics to prepare for before racing starts at the 49er Worlds in…
Matt McGovern (right) with former skiff partner Ryan Seaton at the 2016 Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma
Former Irish Olympic 49er sailor Matt McGovern has rejoined the Irish Sailing team as coach in the two-handed skiff class. McGovern, who represented Ireland in the 49er at London 2012 and Rio 2016 with Ryan Seaton, retired from active competition…

 

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