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Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Updates on the National Governing Body
Proposed ISA Constitution To Go Before Members At AGM
#ISA - Irish Sailing Association members will be asked to approve the adoption of a revised ISA Constitution at the organisation's AGM at the Green Isle Hotel on Saturday 9 April. The ISA says it has been working over the…
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#ISA - It's shaping up to be a year of big changes for trainees, tutors and coaches with the Irish Sailing Association as the organisation evolves to meet the demands of 21st–century sailing. After taking on board feedback from the…
The Irish Sailing Association has been awarded €323,000 just €100 less than 2015 in the annual payout from Sport Ireland, formerly known as the Irish Sports Council. Rowing Ireland was awarded 210,000.  Sport Ireland, the newly created agency for the…
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ISA President, David Lovegrove on the year past, and his plans for 2016 2015 began with huge momentum for change in the ISA. The re-evaluation of the organisation's strategic vision, which was led by Neil Murphy, culminated in an extensive…
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ISA President David Lovegrove on the summer past and the close of the 2015 season. Despite the poor summer weather, record numbers of sailors took to the water across the country, especially in regattas. I was delighted to see Irish…
'Irish Sailing Recovering Following Years of Stormy Seas' – ISA
#sailing –  Irish Sailing Association (ISA) President David Lovegrove on the summer ahead The sun is finally showing its face on Irish waters, and just in time as the summer sailing season is now in full swing, with boats taking…
Irish Sailing Association AGM 2015 Is Businesslike Affair
#isaagm – W M Nixon gives us some impressions of today's Annual General Meeting of the Irish Sailing Association. There have been two years of accelerating soul-searching and increasingly incisive analysis of the problems of the Irish Sailing Association. That…
Irish Sailing Association Releases Update of Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020
#sailingplan– Changes have been made to the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020 that is to be proposed for adoption at the 2015 AGM in a fortnight. The revision includes the edits made to the original draft to reflect the input…
Cork Sailors Hear About New ISA Plan For Irish Sailing
#irishsailing – The Irish Sailing Association SRG (Strategic Review Committee) penultimate meeting of the series took place last evening at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork and drew an excellent attendance with a large number of representatives from southern clubs and…
Irish Sailing Association Clarifies How New 'Foundation' Funds To Be Spent
#sailing – The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has issued a statement outlining how monies raised in its new Olympic initiative called 'The Irish Sailing Foundation' will be spent.   News of the new initiative that aims to raise €2.75m per year…
Irish Sailing Association Aims to Raise €2.75m Annually for Olympic Team
#irishsailingfoundation – A new Irish Sailing Association (ISA) organisation called the 'Irish Sailing Foundation (ISF)' expects to build 'philanthropic fund raised income to €2.75 million annually in support of the high performance mission and programmes'. The new organisation is seeking to…
Irish Sailing Association Seeks CEO For New 'Irish Sailing Foundation'
#irishsailingfoundation – The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is seeking a Chief Executive Officer for a new 'Irish Sailing Foundation' (ISF) to raise €2.75m annually in 'philantropic' sailing funding to 'improve performance at Olympic level, increase the level of competition for those…
Sailors Can Take Lead In Encouraging Growth Of Sport Says Lee
#ISA - Wicklow's Norman Lee has "very positive" feelings for the new course plotted for Irish sailing in the ISA's new strategic plan. But the dinghy sailor echoes Afloat blogger Magheramore's comments earlier today that lasting change in the sailing…
Dublin Yacht Club Commodores First to Welcome New Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Strategic Plan
#sailing.ie – Dublin Yacht Club Commodores have been the first to greenlight a new Irish Sailing Association (ISA) agenda mapped out at the Royal St. George Yacht Club yesterday. Over 60 gathered to hear former president Neil Murphy give details of…
Irish Sailing's New Strategic Plan Charts 2020 Course
#isa – Two years after a heave against the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) a new five year strategic plan has been published writes David O'Brien in this morning's Irish Times sailing column HERE. The Plan is for the period 2015 -…

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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